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‘I didn’t expect Anurag to be such a good actor’

A R Murgadoss, the south-based director behind hit films like Ghajini and Holiday: A Solider Is Never Off Duty, returns with his third Hindi outing. Once again, it is an action flick. This time, however, it stars a female protagonist. Titled Akira, the film is a remake of the Tamil sleeper hit, Mouna Guru, and stars Sonakshi Sinha and Anurag Kashyap. Read More

Modi in Reliance Jio ad. Here’s how Twitterati reacted

On Friday morning, readers of several news dailies woke up to a full front page advertisement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dressed in a blue jacket, staring at them from under the words “Jio: Digital Life”. On Thursday, Reliance launched its 4G plan — Reliance Jio — and dedicated it to prime minister’s Digital India Campaign. “Our Prime Minister Narendra Read More

Your data can be kidnapped, too!

The employees of an ayurveda company in Amritsar recently came to office to find themselves locked out of their computers. Try as they might, they were unable to log in. Their usernames and passwords had been rendered null and void. When the company’s IT team investigated, it found that the main server had been hacked and locked. Through a cryptic Read More

Dark Chocolate Review: Neither engaging nor thought-provoking

Director Agnidev Chatterjee’s Dark Chocolate — the first film inspired from the high-profile Sheena Bora murder case — is hardly an eye-opener. There is nothing in the film that you don’t know already. Recently, Meghna Gulzar dealt with the subject of the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case in her film Talvar so sensitively and meticulously that it compelled me to rethink about the case. It fed me Read More

US Open: Paes-Begemann bow out in first round of doubles

Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann were knocked out in the first round of men’s doubles at the US Open after losing to the Stephane Robert-Dudi Sela 6-2 5-7 4-6 on Saturday. Despite starting on a positive note after taking the first set 6-2, Paes and Begemann lost the next set by a narrow margin (5-7). In the Read More

Low price raises concern on Jio’s break-even

While the announcements made by Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani at the annual general meeting (AGM) about the Jio project would be a game-changer for the telecom industry and consumers, it also means the break-even date would get pushed further ahead, believe analysts. For the telecom sector, the announcement has led to India Ratings revising its sector outlook to Read More

I don’t think my silver will be upgraded to gold: Yogeshwar

London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt has reacted sharply to reports that he could be the beneficiary of positive dope tests returned by the wrestlers who won gold and silver in the 60kg category at the 2012 Games, saying Coleman Scott of the United States, who also ended up with a bronze, should get the gold medal because he lost Read More

Here’s a weapon better than pellet guns

Imagine a sonic weapon that could make everyone within a 100-metre radius involuntarily evacuate their bowels. Now imagine the impact that would have on a frenzied mob storming an embassy or a police station; or a crowd of stone-throwers in Kashmir. It has been variously described as a ‘crap cannon’ or ‘brown note’. It has also been debunked as an Read More

After 2 days of peace, Kashmir under curfew once again

Curfew was on Friday reimposed in many parts of Kashmir including Srinagar as a precautionary measure ahead of Friday prayer congregations even as normal life remained paralysed in the Valley for the 56th day. “Curfew has been imposed in entire Srinagar district and some other towns of the Valley as a precautionary measure,” a police official said. He said other Read More

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‘Why was Rahul running away from this case?’

Rajesh Kunte had been hearing since childhood that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was allegedly involved in the killing of Mahatma Gandhi. The claim hurt him, as he had been a member of the Hindu right-wing outfit since he was five years old. He always wanted to prove this theory wrong, but never got an opportunity to do so. Then, in Read More