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'N-weapons could soon become a liability for Pakistan'

If the political system and the economy of Pakistan continue to go down the tubes, nuclear weapons will not be able to save it, says Retired Brigadier General Feroz Khan. Aziz Haniffa reports......

Dr Singh reaches his 'second home'

"Welcome to your second home". This is how President Hamid Karzai welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Kabul on Thursday, with the latter responding by assuring the Afghan leader that India......

'Rebellion will not disappear even if Maoism does'

Sudeep Chakravarti's Avenue of Kings is an angry book. On the surface, this sequel to his first novel Tin Fish might read like an adult's juvenile rant. But beneath the surface, the book is a rare......

How not to exit Afghanistan

At the recently concluded annual conference of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in Geneva (September 10-12, 2010), Henry Kissinger had a telling comment on the "exit......

India tests 'pilot-less planes' for anti-Naxal ops

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, used by United States' forces to track down Taliban militants, successfully flew over the dense forests of Bastar in Chhattisgarh in the first trial run for anti-Naxal......

India's new age serial entrepreneurs

What is common between Romesh Wadhwani, Gururaj Deshpande, Sabeer Bhatia and Krishnan Ganesh? They are not only successful entrepreneurs, but are also successful serial entrepreneurs.A serial......

Want quick promotions? Join the banking sector!

It is now possible for public sector bank employees to climb the career ladder faster. Keeping in mind the shortfall that is expected at the top in the coming years, banks are tweaking their......

These housewives are turning into financial experts

In the first week of August, Ratan Tata, chairman, Tata Group, met with women from the Millennium Mams club who had also attended the Indian Hotels' annual general meeting in Mumbai. With a......

Bengaluru airport's Terminal-1 expansion plan unveiled

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) on Thursday unveiled its Rs 1,000 crore (Rs 10 billion) expansion plan for Terminal One at the Bengaluru International Airport to cater to the......

Video: Indian Rupee has a symbol now!

India has finally got a symbol for the Rupee and joined a select club of countries whose currencies have a unique identity. The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the design, which......

End the year on a laugh!

This is director Suparn Verma's fun column. Warning! This column reflects the views of the writer and the writer only! He may or may not have been in his senses, so......

Shammi Kapoor: I never learnt how to dance

Shammi Kapoor describes himself as Renaissance man, retired actor and computer buff on Twitter.   The actor, who has entertained audiences over five decades, looks back at his time in front......

Picking Bollywood's Top 5 Stunners!

Sonam Kapoor has Namrata Soni to thank for her stunning look in her upcoming film, Aisha. Soni, a make up artist and hairstylist, has been working as one since her school days! She went on to......

Clijsters fights off Li challenge to clinch Aus Open

Kim Clijsters won her second straight Grand Slam title and the fourth of her career beating China's Li Na to clinch the Australian Open crown on Saturday. Clijsters struggled early before finding......

Bopanna-Qureshi peace message leaves Bryans choked

They lost their maiden Grand Slam final but the Indo-Pakistani team of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi scored an emotional winner by leaving even their opponents "choked" with their message......

Images: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

One of the best opening combinations in Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar walked in the middle, after Tendulkar won the toss and elected to bat first. Jayasuriya continued to torment bowlers......

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