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7 slain 'smugglers' picked up from bus!

A shocking revelation threatens to blow a hole into the Andhra Pradesh police version on the Chittoor 'encounter' that claimed 20 lives. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. A shocking revelation......

Cheers, Terry Pratchett, who christened me a dragon

'Pratchett's work mocked the very idea of literary limitations, going from police procedural in one book to Christmas adventure in the next, from vampires to football, from the birth of motion......

Hinduphobia: Intolerance, racial and religious

'I do hope the Patel family sues the hell out of the state of Alabama, and I hope the Hindu American Foundation and other community organisations are helping with legal aid and monetary support.'......

Pravasi Special: 'India has stayed in my blood'

‘My own Indianness has kept me evolving and changing -- and that’s something that nobody and nothing can take from me,’ says Roopa Unnikrishnan, who left the Indian shores a......

For the love of Ruskin Bond

Archana Masih/Rediff.com talks to India’s most loved writer. Ruskin Bond shows the first pages of the autobiography he is working on. Photo: Seema Pant. Ruskin Bond laughs a lot and talks as......

The man who ranks the world's best whiskies

The first Whisky Bible was published in 2004, and in the current edition over 4,000 whiskies have been tasted and evaluated. “ Image: Jim Murray says whisky tasting is a tough job.......

Beware of get-rich-quick tips

You might be bombarded with SMS advice, WhatsApp messages and online fast-money schemes. Here’s why one should avoid them.  “Have you ever traded in the stock market, sir?”......

A daily wage labourer who turned multimillionaire

The 39-year-old, the fifth child of an illiterate labourer couple and only the second of their eight to be educated, now helms various ventures that bring in a turnover of between Rs 75 crore and......

Turban, beard make me stand out in a room: Mastercard CEO

India-born Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga has said that his turban and beard make him stand out in a crowd and has undergone random searches at US airports even though he runs a global company,......

How Chanda Kochchar changed the fortunes of ICICI Bank

As she begins her second term as MD & CEO, Chanda Kochhar wants the bank to grow more than the industry not by taking on more risk but by building a strong base of customers and shunning the......

Vin Diesel honoured at Hollywood Boulevard

A lowdown on what's happening in Hollywood. Image: Vin Diesel poses for photographers during his handprint and footprint ceremony. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters Action star Vin Diesel......

Review: NH10 is a compelling thriller

Anushka Sharma is at her most impressive in the chilling NH10 but the climax is a bit of a letdown, notes Sukanya Verma.Night seems to transform Gurgaon’s claustrophobic traffic into a......

The Indian film that made waves at Sundance

Filmmaker Prashant Nair's Umrika won the audience award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the recently-concluded Sundance Film Festival 2015. We re-publish an interview with the......

'Alone has some really hot sequences. I hope my mother doesn't see them!'

'When I sign a film, I know exactly what I am supposed to do. No one tells me I have 10 kissing scenes and five lovemaking scenes. Alone is the boldest film I have ever done.' Bipasha......

Review: Kill Dil is a disaster!

Kill Dil has random songs, birdbrained logic and a romance that’s about as exciting as toothpaste, says Sukanya Verma. Before I rant, which I absolutely must, let me quickly congratulate Kill......

World Cup Blog: Forty-two games to find out the bleeding obvious

A selection of musings from around the cricket World Cup An Ireland fan poses with the replica of the World Cup. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Four weeks. Forty-two matches. And what have......

Tendulkar's farewell Test: Relive the maestro's exit!

Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the applause from the crowd after his final Test at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai in November 2013. Photograph: BCCI 'It's tough to find words to describe what the......

FIFA World Cup: 12 Tattoo Tales

Some of the best-known footballers are known for the tattoos they sport. They ink their arms, legs or torso with names of their loved ones, motivational quotes or random motifs. Their style......

'No private parties for Pak players during India tour'

The Pakistan Cricket Board has laid some strict guidelines for its players for the upcoming tour of India which includes restrictions on attending private dinner parties and not entertaining any......

Raina 'calls' Pakistan shameless on Twitter

Suresh Raina created a furore on a social-networking site when he called Pakistan "shameless" before deleting the offending tweet and clarifying that it was a prank by his nephew. "Ek do din late......
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Smile, you are with John

But in the case of John Abraham, the story reads refreshingly different. This incident happened when a passenger, a geophysicist, was travelling to... ...

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Here's how to get your fitness fundamentals right

Leena Mogre fitness expert Q. After so many years in the industry, how did you narrow down on which aspect of fitness would be the driving theme... ...

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15 problems only hopeless romantics understand

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'Liquid biopsy' using blood test is latest weapon against cancer

In the usual cancer biopsy, a surgeon cuts out a piece of the patient's tumor, but . They call it the liquid biopsy, and it is a blood test that... ...

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All in a night's work

All in a night's work Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during a film shoot at Kala Ghoda Flying doctor EVERYONE from Sachin Tendulkar to Aishwarya Rai... ...

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