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'I don't know who the real Headley is'

As Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley pleaded guilty to plotting Mumbai attacks, his maternal uncle says his nephew's involvement in the "mass murders" makes him wonder who the "real" David......

US : 'Jihad Jane' pleads not guilty to terror plot

An American woman calling herself "Jihad Jane", who was accused of recruiting online fighters for staging terror attacks in South Asia and Europe,pleaded not guiltyon Thursdayin a federal court in......

'Shantaram' returns to Leopold

Had the terrorists come five hours earlier, I wouldn't be here talking to you," says Gregory David Roberts, the Australian author of the novel Shantaram, oft-considered a foreigner's Ode to Mumbai.......

Who is the Piano Man?

His suit and tie were dripping wet and he wouldn't say a word despite his agitation. But when hospital staff showed the mysterious man a piano, he started playing -- and wouldn't stop for two......

Globalisation of ideas, not images

While multi-national companies going desi in their advertising is a trend everyone likes talking about, not much has been said about Indian marketers globalising the way they charm audiences.See......

America's most feared corporate raider

Ronald Perelman spent five years rebuilding his $6 billion fortune amid travails at Revlon and Marvel. Suddenly he's back. For much of the 1980s Ronald Perelman was one of America's most feared......

Are You Ready For Avatar 2?

The next 12 months will see many world cinema heavyweights unveiling exciting new films. IMAGE: A scene from Avatar. In 2021, ending a year-and-a-half of pandemic-induced delays and disruptions,......

Can you watch 425 films in a year?

Aseem Chhabra watched some great films and some huge disappointments in 2020. IMAGE: Danesh Razvi and Tanya Maniktala in A Suitable Boy. It was the year of staying at home and watching films......

Colour Blind Casting or Cultural Appropriation?

'Acting, by definition, is a portrayal of a character other than oneself.''If every role is to be played only by someone answering to that precise description, most professional actors -- of all......

354 films in 365 days

How many of the 354 films Aseem Chhabra watched in 2017 have you seen? IMAGE: Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. For some people, watching films is a social experience,......

Review: Pete's Dragon is a mellow, charming ride

Pete's Dragon feels like a rare breath of clean air in the cluttered, loud blockbuster universe, says Raja Sen. The first shot in Pete's Dragon is that of the back of a head, and it is an......

On this day: David Beckham was born

IMAGE: Midfielder Beckham, widely regarded as one of the sweetest strikers of a football in English soccer history, was destined for more than the sports pages. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty......

Tennis round-up: Cilic gives Nadal reality check

IMAGE: Marin Cilic serves during his match against Rafael Nadal at the Aspall Tennis Classic in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Aspall Tennis Classic/Twitter Spaniard Rafael Nadal got a quickfire......

5 jazzy hairstyles at the FIFA World Cup

You may be entranced by the foot magic, but don't miss the hair cuts! Football and fashion go hand in hand. You can see it at every World Cup game in Russia. Players are not only putting their best......

Hugs all round as Wozniacki completes return from wilderness

IMAGE: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark kisses fiance David Lee as they pose with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy in the locker-room. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images No wonder Caroline Wozniacki......

FIFA U-17 World Cup: What the tournament means for India

It would be unfair to expect India to bedazzle crowds with eye-catching football. This team is built around stability. But despite the talent, progress from a group that also includes -- apart from......

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