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Will quit, happy if a Shiv Sainik becomes CM, Uddhav says in webcast

An emotional Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday offered to quit as Maharashtra Chief Minister and extended an olive branch to rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde, saying he will be happy if a Shiv......

Aww! Look at these beautiful penguin babies

Shailajanand Mishra lists The Top Videos of the Week! Take a look. IMAGE: The newest babies in Mumbai's Byculla Zoo. Photograph: ANI Photo   Every week is full of newsworthy events. And we......

The unlikely heroines of Sawda Ghevra

'With this success (of access to water) the women are convinced that their rights go beyond law books -- and the law is indeed powerful.''The women are now not afraid to file a police complaint or......

India's terrorism narrative needs a rethink

'The crux of the matter is that our narrative lacks credibility with world capitals,' argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. Several hypotheses are afloat why China and Russia cold-shouldered India's......

Goa Carnival 2016 celebrations begin with a colorful procession

The five-day festival of Carnival began on Saturday in Goa and Panaji wore a festive look with decorations and illuminations spread across the main roads. The Goa Carnival festival was introduced......

Bhopal tragedy: Toxic waste continues to contaminate water

Oliver Twist would feel for the 350 million tonnes of toxic chemicals still sitting inside the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. In 1984, an accident at the chemical company's plant......

What has become of the Royal Challenge whiskey?

Ranibai Rajaram Chhabria, the mother of the late Manohar Rajaram 'Manu' Chhabria, has challenged in court the merger of Shaw Wallace with Vijay Mallya's United Spirits, the Press Trust of India......

Greenpeace to intensify drive against Dhamra port

Despite the allegations from various quarters that it has twisted facts and forged reports about the presence of rare Olive Ridley turtles near Dhamra coast in Orissa -- the site where Tatas with......

The fantastic 2007 range of Skodas

The statue of Christian X looked magnificent but why have they written "Kong" under that? Why is the beautiful eating place called a "Restaurang" of all things? Why is Nyhavn not spelt New Heaven?......

Drive the Porsche Cayman @ 274 kph

I am not much of a biking guy. So when my bike-mad colleagues get into a frenzy discussing their cornering antics on their motorcycles, I smile indulgently and go my way.I understand their......

Ileana, Aishwarya, Kangana: Who's the Best Dressed?

Make sure to take this fun poll! Bollywood's ladies need to look good every time they step out. So what have they been wearing recently? Have a look at the best dressed actresses of the week. Pick......

Review: Bombay Velvet is an epic misfire

Bombay Velvet is an obviously shallow film, an all-out retro masala-movie with homage on the rocks and cocktail-shakers brimming with cliche, says Raja Sen. There are some filmmakers who scoff......

Why Wolf Of Wall Street is an irresponsible film

Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street could set a bad precedent, feels Aseem Chhabra. Last weekend I watched Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 Oscar-winning masterpiece The Godfather at the Museum of......

Telluride Film Festival: The Mecca for lovers of cinema

Aseem Chhabra celebrates 40 years of the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. On Wednesday, I'll be going home -- for the 20th time.  Since 1994, I have been taking an annual pilgrimage......

Have you watched these great DVDs?

The biggest DVD and Blu-ray attraction this week is True Grit, the remake of the John Wayne classic that became a big hit for brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The gritty, sparse but emotionally......

PIX: Arsenal cruise; Felix 'tricks' Benfica to victory

IMAGE: Aaron Ramsey, centre, celebrates after scoring a goal against Napoli. Photograph: Ian Walton/Reuters An Aaron Ramsey strike and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory over......

Klinsmann takes charge of Germany

Juergen Klinsmann set winning the 2006 World Cup on home soil as his goal after officially taking charge of Germany's national team on Thursday."This is a great honour and an emotional moment for......

UK audiences await new cricket film

British film audiences are about to be mesmerised by the first post-'Lagaan' film, in which cricket plays a central role.'Wondrous Oblivion' is the story of a cricket-loving white Jewish boy who is......

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