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The parachute who came to cover the biggest election in history

Two whole weeks after he landed on his feet in unfamiliar territory, Patrick Ward records what it is to be a parachute journalist in the chaos called India. Illustration: Uttam......

Death-defying daredevilry from around the world

Stunning photographs for daredevils in actions. Austrian parachuter Felix Baumgartner, who goes by the code name 'Base 502', prepares to jump from the arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop......

India's paratroopers meet their match in fog, traffic

India's elite Parachute Brigade, based in Agra, has of late practised two quick manoeuvres designed to test its readiness for quick armed intervention in India's immediate neighbourhood.......

One pilot of downed Russian jet dead, fate of other not known

Image: Turkey claims they shot the plane down as it was violating the country's airspace after the pilots ignored 'ten warnings in the space of five minutes', but Russia says the jet was in......

The daredevil fighter pilot who survived a Pakistani bullet

IMAGE: Fighter Pilot D K Parulkar receives the Vayu Medal from Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh. Flying Officer Dilip K Parulkar won a gallantry medal in the 1965 War. Five years later, he spent......

Crude slump may be boon for FMCGs

The Iran nuclear deal could have an unlikely fallout: Research and development expenditure of fast moving consumer goods companies could increase in FY16. The reason for this is falling crude oil......

Few tricks FMCG firms must learn from star performer HUL

HUL has the maximum number of Rs 2,000-crore or Rs 20 billion plus brands in the FMCG market. Others are slowly catching up. The fiscal gone by has seen Hindustan Unilever (HUL), the......

First flying car to go on sale in 2017

A two-seater flying car which can take flight from any clear road could go on sale as early as 2017, potentially changing personal transport on a global scale, its manufacturers say. The......

They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to IndiaUK-based Tetley Group, acquired in 2000 by the then Calcutta-based Tata......

Marginal increase in excise duty unlikely to push prices

A marginal 0.14 per cent increase in excise duty is unlikely to affect prices of consumer goods. The rise, if any, will be minimal, suggests Saugata Gupta, managing director of Marico, the maker of......

Is India ready for humour without punchlines?

'On Air with AIB seems to be becoming an increasingly exhausting show to sit through with each passing episode. While there are funny lines strewn all around, watching an On Air episode is like......

The real Kishore Kumar no one knew

When Pritish Nandy interviewed Kishore Kumar for The Illustrated Weekly of India, Asia's oldest and most venerable magazine, it was a stunner. Posing with a skull on the Weekly's cover, the great......

'Rahman has been an inspiration but these days I like Amit Trivedi'

Music composer Abhishek Arora on composing music for the television series Love By Chance. Abhishek Arora, of the Akshay-Abhishek duo who put the Rum-Whisky in Vicky Donor, has composed the......

Review: 24 is Fast, Fierce, Fabulous

It may not have the finish of the original but when you look at the bigger picture, Anil Kapoor’s new television show 24 is a step in a desperately needed direction, writes Sukanya Verma. The......

PIX: Bollywood gals with the MOST GORGEOUS hair

Deepika Padukone, one of the most sought after actresses for endorsement deals, has been making appearances in the newest Parachute hair oil ads. Needless to say, the hottie has the perfect body......

Dhoni completes parachute jump at Army training

Mahendra Singh Dhoni does his first parachute jump from an Indian Air Force aircraft on Wednesday. Photograph: MS Dhoni/Facebook India’s One-Day International captain, also an honorary......

The most dangerous stunt ever!

Extreme sports legend Dean Potter died attempting parachute jump in Yosemite Dean Potter attempts parachute jump with friends. Photograph: Courtesy: Rock climber Dean Potter and......

A Test of patience

Skydivers have parachutes to ensure they don't fall flat on their butts. Administrators have 'in retrospect'.'In retrospect', the ICC Test Championship, introduced in mid-2001, is a non-starter;......

The BEST role you like Dhoni in. Vote!

Over the last seven years Indian cricket has become synonymous with one name. Mahendra Singh Dhoni.  Just a little under a decade, under his leadership skills and motivation, India attained......

Lt Colonel Dhoni trains with Army's elite Para Brigade

A file image of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's visit to the border. Photograph: MS Dhoni/Instagram India's ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel four......
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Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border has said no warning was given. Capt Konstantin Murakhtin told... ...
Russia accuses Turkey of planned provocation in downing jet

Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of a "planned provocation" in downing one of its planes on the Syrian border, killing one pilot, amid fears the... ...
Russia despatches S-400 missile systems, Moskva warship as protection in Syria

Russian missile cruiser Moskva. (Reuters/Stringer) Reuters/Stringer Russia sent an advanced missile system - the S-400 - to Syria on Wednesday... ...
Syria rebels rob dead Russian pilot; Putin to honour 'hero of Russia' [PHOTOS]

1 of 4 Major Sergei Rumyantsev Syrian rebels show-off the belongings taken from 'dead Russian pilot' Twitter Rebels show-off a gold... ...
Turkish PM seeks to reduce tensions with Russia

Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is seeking to reduce tensions with Moscow, saying that Russia is Turkey's "friend and neighbor" and... ...

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