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Why Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman had no need for Hindu screen names

'Muslim actors like Dilip Kumar thought they had to give themselves Hindu names to be acceptable. Was their caution justified?' 'My view is that Indians, of all faiths, are tolerant. Secular is a......

Wanted: An ambassador to Russia

A course correction is urgently needed to arrest and reverse the free fall of the Indian-Russian relationship through the past decade, says MK Bhadrakumar A tripod becomes unstable if one leg......

What the change of guard in home ministry means

One hasthe impression that dictates of political accommodation rather than dictates of professional management of internal security have influenced his appointment as the home minister, says B......

IMAGES: Battle for Telangana resumes at Osmania

Groups of students supporting the demand for a separate state of Telangana clashed with police at Osmania University campus for the second day on Friday. Following the Telangana bandh call given......

Beef ban hits Indian farmers, traders

Indian farmer Nitin Tarode wants to sell his old bull to help pay for his sister's wedding after his income was hit by patchy rainfall.  But he has struggled to find a buyer who will pay a......

India's drug inspectors hard-pressed to scrutinise factories

A drugs regulator is among the first to admit that oversight of India's huge pharmaceutical industry can be patchy.   G.L. Singhal, chief regulator of Haryana, a drugs manufacturing hub,......

Govt to aim for 85% road projects as PPP

If there is one thing that makes India's growth story patchy, it is its infrastructure. Within the infrastructure deficit, the lack of roads remains the greatest challenge. Although India currently......

Households yet to reap benefits of RBI's fight against inflation

A survey by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) this week showed households expect consumer inflation to hit 10.1 per cent within three months, almost double the current 5.4 per cent and a level not......

RBI expected to keep rates unchanged but strike dovish tone

Analysts feel central bank to wait for inflationary pressures to subside, US Fed action.   The central bank policy review is expected to yield little in the way of action on Tuesday, but......

Review: Pizza is the spook-fest that delivers

There is more to this inventive Pizza than meets the eye, says Nishi TiwariThe horror genre in Hindi films has had quite the patchy past. So when I first heard that the rights of Pizza -- one of......

Review: The Dirty Picture is all about Balan and bravado

Sukanya Verma feels The Dirty Picture justdraws an outline of Silk's character instead of painting a layered portrait but Vidya Balan makes it awe-inspiring with her performance.The Dirty Picture......

The rising of Bollywood's unlikely hero

There's a rather cute story doing the rounds in the media about how Omkar Das Mainkpuri, or Natha as his character in the film Peepli [Live] is called, wanted to meet Katrina Kaif. He was dying to......

Ram Vilas Paswan's son takes the plunge... in Bollywood

Something was cooking in Madh island (a group of fishing villages and farmlands in northern Mumbai) recently, and no, it was not lovers looking for a romantic getaway. Rather it was the place......

Looking at Bollywood's nerdy heroes

We're told Uday Chopra plays a geek in his upcoming Pyaar Impossible, written by the actor and featuring the luscious Priyanka Chopra. The nerd role isn't new to Bollywood, though. Here's a look......

Patchy India go down 0-2 to Singapore

India failed to maintain their recent impressive form as they went down 0-2 to Singapore in their international football friendly match in Singapore on Tuesday. India were clearly the better side......

Davis Cup: Yuki, Sanam complete 5-0 rout of Kiwis

Sanam Singh was splendid in his victory after Yuki Bhambri huffed and puffed to a patchy win as India completed a 5-0 rout of New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I relegation play-off......

AFC Challenge Cup: India win opener

An injury time goal by Climax Lawrence saw a patchy India scrap past minnows Afghanistan in their opening Group A match of the AFC Challenge Cupin Hyderabad on Wednesday.Climax saved the day for......

India overcome Pakistan 2-1

A patchy India hung on to two first half goals tobeat Pakistan 2-1 for their second win on the trot in the SAFF Championship at the Maldives National Stadiumin Male on Thursday.In the Group A match......

Rain set to affect India's only practice match ahead of Sri Lanka Tests

IMAGE: The Indians during a practice session in Colombo. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Looking for a proper tune-up before the three-match Test series against hosts Sri Lanka gets......
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Asia shares stage patchy recovery but volatility remains high

Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-asia-shares-stage-patchy-recovery-but-volatility-remains-high-2121386
Wire wants to kill other IMs with minimalist design and privacy

IMs have more or less replaced text messaging nowadays, and since Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp, things have escalated to a whole new level.... ...

http://www.digit.in/apps/wire-wants-to-kill-other-ims-with-minimalist-design-and-privacy-27063.html
New models drive auto sales

Mumbai: Passenger vehicles sales in India rose for most auto firms in August as customers lapped up new products launched during the month,... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/5v6IXfdqUWmBcfWs4RVHbJ/New-models-drive-auto-sales.html
Phantom fails to inspire, Malayalam film pick of the week

New Delhi: Amid mediocre fare like Phantom and The Man from U.N.C.L.E , Malayalam satirical comedy Utopiayile Rajavu hits the right notes. Kabir... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Consumer/Z9fzhM7gHQ8S0OcN6EGR5J/Phantom-fails-to-inspire-Malayalam-film-pick-of-the-week.html
Kaun Kitney Paani Mein Movie Review

SPOILER'S ALERT I Am Kalam director Nila Madhab Panda's fourth outing Kaun Kitney Paani Mein makes a spirited but patchy drama built around a... ...

http://movies.ndtv.com/movie-reviews/kaun-kitney-paani-mein-movie-review-1168

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