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Anil Dharker passes into the ages

Columnist and editor Anil Dharker passed away in Mumbai on Friday. Photograph: Kind courtesy @anildharker/Twitter   Dharker, 74, was the founder and director of the Mumbai International......

Videos of 'locusts' in Mumbai go viral, officials debunk claim

Videos of 'locust swarms' in Mumbai went viral on social media on Thursday, prompting authorities to clarify that no such activity took place in the city.   IMAGE: Locust swarms......

'Slumdog Millionaire opens doors for me as a diplomat'

'If I get posted to a place, if people engage with me just as an Indian diplomat, I have X amount of leverage.''But when they look at me as the high commissioner of India and the author of Slumdog......

Curfew in hostels needed to protect youngsters from 'hormonal outbursts': Maneka

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday advocated hostel curfews for school and college students to protect them from their "own hormonal outbursts", adding that the restrictions should apply......

MP cop trolled by Shobhaa De feels 'hurt'

A 58-year-old policeman from Madhya Pradesh has expressed displeasure over columnist Shobhaa De tweeting about his obese physical condition, which he said is because of a hormonal disorder. "I am......

The Ambani who got sucked in

Vipul Ambani, a runner who participated in city marathons, never wore his last name on his sleeve, was easy-going, mild-mannered and always smiling. Yet, why did he join a luxury jewellery company,......

Dr Patel, be a fox to Dr Rajan's lion and an Owl at all times

'It will be interesting to see how Dr Patel handles gadflies with the maturity of egregiously petulant three year olds.''That Dr Patel does not, in so far as we can tell, cause society matrons to......

What led BJP towards this harakiri?

'You want a steady, confident, self-assured and highly skilful hand at the till.''It is a pity that the BJP has decided to deprive itself of such a hand at this politically sensitive time.''It is......

At 50, witty 'Amul' girl captured in book

Over the past four decades she provided a running commentary on the state of affairs of India and on her 50th anniversary, the cheeky, impish 'Amul' girl, has got a birthday present! The likes of......

Lockdown Blues? Let Lillete Tell A Story

'The lockdown underlined a lot of things, especially feelings of loneliness.' IMAGE: Lillete Dubey flanked by actors Ira Dubey, right, and Joy Sengupta during the rehearsals of Lockdown Liaisons.......

'I don't want to do aunty roles again'

'When Zubeida came, everybody loved me and I got a slew of offers of the same kind.''People started saying,"Aap nayi Aruna Irani ban jayegi".' Photograph: Kind courtesy Lillete Dubey/Instagram......

Thoovanathumbikal: The masterpiece that got away from its maker

Cinema entertains, exhilarates and enlightens. Its ability to relate and inform the viewer through universal, timeless emotions are what contributes to its legacy, now available more easily than......

Bad Boy Billionaires Review

The Bad Boy Billionaires series has a lot in common: The three billionaires' hefty ambition, dangerous arrogance and untrammeled power, observes Dhruv Munjal. Perhaps it was only fitting that a......

PIX: Alia-Ranbir party with the Ambanis

Guests trouped out of Arpita Khan's party and into Mukesh Ambani's, on the other side of Mumbai. The Ambanis invited film folk to celebrate the Ganpati festival with them with a grand party.......

'Did Sachin T pay for the BMWs he 'gave away' to Rio athletes?'

IMAGE: India's star Olympians PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, and Sakshi Malik with Sachin Tendulkar and India's badminton coach P Gopichand at a function on Sunday, where they were gifted BMWs.......

Population size has nothing to do with sporting excellence

IMAGE: Olympic silver medalist P V Sindhu with her incredible Coach P Gopichand. Photograph: PTI 'No country can go from zero to hero at the Olympics.''A hundred Indians now feature in the world's......

Why Silver medal has turned Sindhu into hot property

IMAGE: India’s P V Sindhu celebrates a point against Carolina Marin of Spain during the women's singles gold medal match at the Rio Olympics on Friday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty......

'Sakshi is a reminder of what can happen if you don't kill a girl child'

IMAGE: Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik of India during the medal ceremony of the women's freestyle 58 kg wrestling on Day 12 of the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images.   The......

Why India can still hope for medals in Rio

There's still hope and plenty to play for, says Rediff.com's Aruneel Sadadekar. IMAGE: Saina Nehwal. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images It is Day 4 at the Rio Olympics and India still......
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