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Wildlife photographer of the year -- people's choice

A coconut octopus, a burning forest, a rare rhino's last moments and a pair of sleeping squirrels all feature in the shortlist for the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year......

'If everyone wore a face mask, this thing will be gone tomorrow!'

'The majority of the spread is by people coughing, or sneezing or talking loudly, in a very short distance, two metres from one another, and a mask will prevent that sort of transmission.'......

Lord of the trolls

'If the prime minister wants to be seen as a global statesman, then is it not embarrassing to be so closely associated with a gang of foul-mouthed bullies?' asks Vir Sanghvi.Illustration: Uttam......

How we can build 'Indianness'

The new government has to make conscious efforts to rebuild social equality and bring the people together, says Devesh Kapur.  One of the most difficult challenges facing the new government is......

Success mantra of Kejriwal and Co

Sreenivasan Jain explains how the Aam Aadmi Party excelled in the Delhi assembly polls At the Aam Aadmi Party's headquarters on counting day, someone produced a guitar. Hot bread pakoras were......

India could become the fintech hub of the world

Leveraging global capital markets to give muscle to an innate competitive advantage in rapid mass transaction systems will lead to India becoming a petri dish for global enterprises and new-age......

How the blockchain can transform the financial world

The blockchain, the public ledger that tracks every bitcoin transaction, is changing commerce as we know it, says Devangshu Datta. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images Columbus famously found a......

Your smartphone may harbour disease-causing bacteria

Long after we have swiped and tapped our smartphones, sent or received personal texts, our devices retain a biological history of our actions, researchers said. Smartphone users, beware! Your phone......

Who is the mystery backer of world's costliest burger?

The world's first lab-grown beef burger, costing a whopping 215,000 pounds, was cooked up and tasted in public in London on Monday and experts say it is "close to meat" but lacks fat and flavour.......

Govt appoints new commerce, agriculture secretary

The government on Monday appointed S R Rao as commerce secretary, in place of Rahul Khullar, who was made chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India after he retired earlier this......

'2022 will be blockbuster year for films'

'We will see footfall returning to pre-COVID levels by January.' Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo In the words of Joni Mitchell, you don't know what you've got till it's gone. Maybe a year......

Just My Luck: Fun flick

Vivacity is a wonderful gift to a personality. And Lindsay Lohan's got oodles of it. You can't escape her 'Oh my gosh' brand of enthusiasm, be it in Walt Disney's The Parent Trap or the super......

Want to know more about the Crusades?

Ridley Scott is probably wondering why he didn't opt for a sequel to Gladiator. Picking Kingdom of Heaven has, apparently, led some critics to label his work 'complete fiction', and others to......

Congeniality 2 is a drag!

You know a comedy is sagging when its big laughs come from Sandra Bullock shuffling fake boobs around her waist. Even Bullock, a smart comic star, has to struggle hard to amuse in the new Miss......

Mooseport is no landslide

Like a political candidate whose performance before the win was far more interesting, Welcome To Mooseport must have looked very promising and colourful on paper. With a cast led by such......

Can India host the 2032 Olympics?

'The Mumbai-Pune Olympics will be help shift the country's gaze to a region that denotes a new formula for sports, enterprise, and nation building,' argues Shashank Mani Tripathi. IMAGE: The......

German Boateng gets support after being targeted by anti-migrant party

Germany's main anti-immigrant party triggered outrage on Sunday when its vice-chairman said people would not want German black soccer star Jerome Boateng as their neighbour. Bayern Munich defender......

World snooker: Sethi, Advani score

Geet Sethi shrugged off a first frame deficit to thrash Kuwait's Ayyoub Alsharrah in the Masters category, while World champion Pankaj Advani continued his brilliant run in the men's event,......

Bayern move into German Cup quarters

Bayern Munich crushed hosts Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 with a superb display of attacking football on Wednesday to advance to the German Cup quarter-finals. Frankfurt, beaten 2-1 by Bayern in the......

'I rejected coaching offers of two top nations'

Since his retirement from international cricket last year, former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming has rejected two plum-coaching offers, one believed to be England. Stuff.co.nz quoted Fleming......
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