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When literary figures came alive in Parliament

When Shashi Tharoor invoked eminent Malayalam poet Vallathol Narayana Menon while making a speech in Parliament on Tuesday, the embattled ex-minister was following the footsteps of many leaders who......

Cartoonist R K Laxman cremated with state honours

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who passed into the ages on Monday evening, was cremated in Pune with state honours on Tuesday.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of State......

State funeral for cartoonist RK Laxman

A state funeral will be accorded to eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, officials said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the......

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman passes away

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who immortalised the hapless 'Common Man' with his devastating swipes at politicians but without malice, died here today at a private hospital at the age of 94 after......

RIP RK Laxman: Common Man just lost its first citizen

  Capturing the entire gamut of idiosyncrasies of Indian politicians in an innocuous newspaper box with his cartoons, R K Laxman immortalised the passive, hapless common man with an uncanny......

India's inflated GDP numbers contradict the real story

The gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed wider than today, notes Rahul Jacob.  Image: Gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed......

Half of US' top 50 venture-funded firms started by immigrants

Nearly half of America's top 50 venture-funded companies were started by immigrants and the most common country of origin for these founders was India, reveals a study by US National Foundation for......

Is gold a good mortgage asset?

Recent spurt in gold prices has spruced up the value of the yellow metal further. Not only is it providing golden returns but is also helping get good mortgage value. In a high interest rate......

2G spectrum scam: CBI arrests DB group's Balwa

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday night arrested Dynamix Balwas group managing director Shahid Usman Balwa in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Highly placed sources in......

A cheaper Mercedes on the cards?

Many covet to have the three pointed star on the bonnet of their cars. A few actually get it and the rest watch in envy. The three-pointed-star on the Mercedes bonnet can now be in your garage......

Review: Salman gets it right in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

'Even in its unmistakably masala tone, Bajrangi Bhaijaan firmly believes the desire for peace is universal and recommends being a hero.  Or just human,' says Sukanya Verma. Children are......

Guide, Waqt, Jaanwar: Bollywood classics turning 50 this year!

How many of these have aged well? Fifty years ago, while India was engaged in war with Pakistan, Hindi cinema flourished in effervescent, excited Eastman colours. 1965 is significant in more ways......

Kickstart V-Day with B'wood's hottest kiss

Aseem Chhabra recommends viewing Band Baaja Baraat, which boasts one of the best kissing scenes in Indian cinema, this V-Day. In the middle of director Maneesh Sharma's debut film Band Baajaa......

Five sparkling movies to lighten up a dull weekend

The recent spate of supposed blockbusters at box office is turning out to be a disappointing affair. So what does one do when one's in the mood for the good old movie watching experience, the......

Lisa Ray, Shriya wow Toronto

Days after blogging about her cancer, Lisa Ray was spotted at the gala presentation of her English-language film Cooking With Stella during the 34th Toronto International Film Festival in......

Images: Exhausted Watson goes aerial for record

Fatigue in hot and humid conditions persuaded Shane Watson to take the aerial route and hit as many balls over the boundary rope as he could during his world record breaking one-day innings of 185......

Video: Strauss critical of his bowlers' performance

England captain Andrew Strauss was critical of his bowlers' performance after the six-wicket win over the Netherlands in Tuesday's World Cup match in Nagpur. - Scorecard......

Lively Danny delivers for Portugal, Spain thrash Poland

Portugal winger Danny took full advantage of the opportunity presented by an injury to Nani on Tuesday with a goal and an assist in his team's 3-0 win over Mozambique in their final friendly before......

Now, Bollywood enters the ice-skating rink

Meryl Davis and Charlie White have been ice-skating together since they were nine. The 2009 US National Champions in figure skating are now eyeing the February Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Last......
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