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Noida villagers armed and ready for land battle

Kidnapping, armed clashes and accusations fuel the feud between Noida villagers and the local policemen, finds Sahim Salim The battle lines have been drawn. On one side are the protesting......

An encounter with Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer speaks with Sudarshna Dwivedi about the first book of his five part The Clifton Chronicles series, what pushes him to keeps writing at 70, his fitness routine, cricket and India!......

How the Indian Navy rescued a ship from pirates

At about 6 am on Thursday, about 450 nautical miles off Mumbai, a merchant ship MV BBC Orinoco with a crew of 14 members, including five Ukrainians and nine Filipinos, reported to the Indian Navy......

US Secret Service checks out Taj

More than 40 Secret Service agents -- entrusted with protecting United States President Barack Obama and his family -- are in Mumbai and New Delhi, reviewing daily security arrangements at each of......

The school dropout with a PhD

V Kathiresan had to drop out of school to support his family. Years later, working for A P J Abdul Kalam as his driver, he was encouraged to restart his education. Today he has a PhD, has written......

Rs 150 coin to be out soon!

For the first time in the country's minting history, government will issue coins of Rs 150 denomination, marking the number of years of taxation in India. Pics used for representative purpose.......

Born poor, now self-made billionaires

Meet the inspiring people who struggled against all odds to make it big. They turned adversities into advantages. From being without food, to taking up all kinds of odd jobs, they have proved......

First Look: Ravi Teja and Taapsse in Daruvu

Director Siva (of Sowryam, Shankam fame) helms Daruvu with Ravi Teja and Taapsee in the lead. Daruvu is Ravi Teja's second film this year after Nippu which failed at the box office. It's......

Watch Shankam for Gopichand

Gopichand returns with yet another action movie Shankam (Telugu).Umpteen movies have been made around faction fights peculiar to the Rayalseema region, and this is one more addition to the long......

Gopichand returns with Shankam

Gopichand is emerging in the big league of Telugu heroes after delivering hits like Okkadunnadu Lakshyam and Souryam. The actor is quite a hit with the masses after his......

Akshay Kumar's Thank You premieres

Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Bobby Deol, who stars in this week's release Thank You, gets friendly with an elephant that was brought in for the film's premiere......

'Indian Idol gave me a makeover'

Twenty-year-old, Shivam Pathak from Lakhimpur (UP), judge Sunidhi Chauhan's Jerry mouse is the latest contestant to bow out of Indian Idol 5, on Tuesday. Now Bhoomi Trivedi is the only......

India's best sportspersons of 2009

It's that time of the year when we look back and take stock of what happened over the last 12 months in Indian sport. In terms of achievements, it was a topsy-turvy year, a mixed bag, so to......

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