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'I have never wanted to distance myself from India'

'If you go to some of their homes, you won't notice anything Indian -- nowhere a little god, or the smell of spices in the kitchen.''Nothing in their dress, no trace of an accent.''Even the names......

Snowden's asylum request to be reviewed responsibly: Ecuador

Ecuador has said that it would "responsibly" review the asylum request of former CIA operative Edward Snowden and asked the US to argue its case for his extradition. "As has been reported, Mr......

Mubarak dismisses deadline, Egypt enraged

Thousands of Egyptians converged in Cairo on Friday to stage a 'day of departure' for embattled President Hosni Mubarak, who ignored the global clamour for him to step down immediately, saying that......

Are Pakistan's youth giving up Islam?

A handful of Pakistani Muslim youths are beginning to question the existence of God and are in the process of giving up Islam to become atheists. Still a small number, the trend seems to be telling......

Lanka lifts restrictions on Tamil refugees

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday allowed nearly 1.30 lakh Tamil civilians housed in refugees camps in northern part of the island country to visit their relatives, as authorities lifted......

Nothing can kill Mallya's appetite for fun

The last few years may have been turbulent for Vijay Mallya but that didn’t stop him from having fun, says Raghu Krishnan. Image: For his 60th birthday in December, Mallya flew in Enrique......

Retirement homes? You must read this!

Developers are coming up with societies specifically designed for senior citizens. One can live there after turning 55 Retirement homes’ segment might be at a nascent stage in India but with......

Upcoming BMW cars that will be on display at Frankfurt Auto show

Come 19th September and get ready to be swoon at the Frankfurt Auto Show with the series of line-up planned by BMW. Hall 11 which has been designated to BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, will see a lot of......

Buy a retirement home five years in advance

These homes offer services that help lead a smooth retired life. They can be bought, leased or taken on a pure rental basis.   Dr Sharad Apte, in his early 80s and a Mumbai resident, decided......

Big infra push? India must facelift the PPP model

The public-private-partnership model for infrastructure may benefit from reversing the financing sequence, notes Subir Gokarn.  Image: Delhi-Noida Toll Bridge. Photograph: Courtesy:......

Another love story from 'lover boy' Jayam Ravi

Engeyum Kadhal (Love everywhere) directed by Prabhu Deva, starring 'lover boy' Jayam Ravi and Hansika, is said to be the perfect summer release. Shot beautifully by Nirav Shah in the stunning......

Tom Hanks for President?

Tom Hanks says he's got a 'bizarre body, a big ass, and fat thighs.' Fans point to the fact that he has also earned more than $200 million in the past decade. Describing the way he looks, he says......

Arresting, bittersweet, but full of loopholes

Steven Spielberg's arresting, bittersweet comedy about an alien stranded at New York's John F Kennedy airport could be a runaway hit, but the superbly acted and energetically narrated film is let......

Technophobe FIFA look ever more isolated

FIFA's refusal to use technology to help decide on close calls has left soccer isolated in major international sport, clinging to the idea that human error is somehow preferable to computer-backed......

How Strauss overcame 'Testing Times'

New Zealand was not the first-choice venue for Andrew Strauss to relaunch his England career after he was banished to the wilderness two years ago. Strauss, omitted from the side to tour Sri Lanka......

I really enjoy bowling in England: Zaheer

Zaheer Khan was more relieved than happy after his match-winning performance against Ireland in Trent Bridge on Wednesday. The left-arm fast bowler injured his shoulder during the......

'Money not worth the risk'

Shocked by the footage of horror shown on television, spin legend Shane Warne, stranded in Singapore en route to Mumbai, said no amount of money would make him tour the troubled Indian metropolis......

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