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A morning with the first Indian in space

The remarkable story of Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, will be seen in a film featuring Aamir Khan.The retired cosmonaut and test pilot tells Archana Masih why he doesn't......

New Zealand hit by earthquake, 2 dead

A series of powerful earthquakes in New Zealand's South Island on Monday left at least two dead and triggered a Tsunami warning. The first event, a 7.8-magnitude quake, struck just after midnight......

Why do we honour Ashoka and not Tipu?

'Ashoka the Great did not slaughter foreigners or Muslims when he conquered Kalinga. It was Oriya-speaking Hindus whom he butchered by the tens of thousands. But Ashoka is called Great, and his......

Ad for flatmates in NZ prohibiting Indians sparks outrage

An advertisement stating "no Indians or Asians" for flatmates in New Zealand's biggest online marketplace, sparked an outrage among the Indian community which said such "explicit discrimination"......

The 10 most expensive taxi rides around the world

Mumbai auto rickshaw and taxi fares have once again been hiked after the high court rejected the plea of the Mumbai Grahak Panchayat to stall it. The 38,000 odd black and yellow taxis and 1.05 lakh......

15 Indian cities among the world's most polluted

How will big cities look like when all start wearing a gas mask to counter air pollution in a decade or so? The world's fastest growing economies have turned out to be the biggest polluters. This......

Sumant Sinha: The wind talker in pinstripes

Years ago over lunch at the steakhouse at JW Marriott Atlanta, Sumant Sinha, then Group CFO of the venerable Aditya Birla Group, and his senior colleague and boss of Hindalco Debu Bhattacharya came......

Old theatres in Chennai shut shop

Demand for marriage halls and commercial complex along with competition from mutliplexes is forcing old theatres in Chennai to down shutters. In the last 12 months, at least one theatre has shut......

Tata Group gets nod for rooftop helipad

The government on Wednesday granted operational clearance to Tata Group's private roof-top helipad, only the second such facility in the country, in south Mumbai.Director General of Civil Aviation......

Mumbai, 7th most expensive city in the world

As India witnesses a spurt in property prices, its financial capital Mumbai has been ranked as one of the world's top 10 most expensive locations, in terms of accommodation cost. Mumbai, which is......

What inspired Rangoon?

Did the human drama provoked by the Japanese invasion of Burma and the Indian exodus from Rangoon inspire director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming epic? IMAGE: Saif Ali Khan in Rangoon. The railway......

Kiwi PM bowled over by Bollywood

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who is on a five-day visit to India, took some time off from his busy schedule and visited the sets of Players in Film City, Mumbai. The film is the official......

The best of the star-studded Oprah farewell

The Oprah show, hosted by the multitalented Oprah Winfrey, is finally winding up after 25 record-breaking, incredibly successful seasons. And before Oprah's final episode -- slated to be a surprise......

Old theatres make way to grand multiplexes

It's probably a little late to be talking about the death of single-screen theatres. Multiplexes have become so ubiquitous these days that we forget that it was only a decade ago that standalone......

Soggy Napier ground stripped of South Africa one-dayer

IMAGE: Ground staff tend to the covers prior to the second One-day International between New Zealand and Australia at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand on February 2. Photograph: Hagen......

ISL: Mumbai FC regain top spot with 1-0 win over NEUFC

Mumbai City FC defeated NorthEast United FC by a 1-0 margin to go atop the table in their ISL match in Guwahati on Saturday. It was the third consecutive defeat of the home team. Mumbai City FC......

The Indore Test and more in numbers

Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the Indore Test. IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin, right, celebrates a wicket with Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed......

Stats: New Zealand spinners script history against India at Nagpur

Favourites India were humbled by New Zealand in their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20, in Nagpur, on Tuesday night. Chasing a seemingly innocuous target of 127 on a turning surface at the......

10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

In the wake of the deadly terror attack in Paris, sports events around the world paid tribute to the victims in a touching manner. In the English Premier League, Liverpool's players were quick to......
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A morning with the first Indian in space

The remarkable story of Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, will be seen in a film featuring Aamir Khan.The retired cosmonaut... ...

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