Sayoni Aiyar

  • Watch: 'Namaste' to 'Senorita... Bade Bade Deshon Mein...', Barack Obama uses Hindi to woo Indians 27-01-2015 11:09 PM

    US President Barack Obama, who addressed a town hall-style meeting in Delhi on the last day of his tour to India, went the Bollywood way to connect with the university students and activists. In the first two minutes of his speech, Obama quoted popular dialogue from 'DDLJ'. "Senorita... bade bade...
  • Republic Day celebrations witnessed rush for umbrellas, animal factor and much more 27-01-2015 09:46 AM

    The Republic Day celebrations started with a rush for umbrellas and an unflappable US President Barack Obama holding his own. Leaders too were dressed for the weather as Prime Minister Narendra Modi put the rainbow in the rain with his turban and President Pranab Mukherjee picked fur. The animal factor...
  • Will Obama, Modi take a selfie? 25-01-2015 10:51 PM

    Both Barack Obama and Narendra Modi are enthusiastic users of social media. It would be interesting to see that if the two leaders cement Indo-US ties with a symbolic selfie. ...
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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 21-01-2015 11:39 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 07-01-2015 10:48 PM

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  • Gayatri Iyer's 'Life's Macchiato' brings forth the taste of young India 13-12-2014 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: A collection of short stories, 'Life's Macchiato' has all the energy, enthusiasm, and freshness of its twenty-something first-time author. She takes her readers to diverse places and diverse personalities, from a woman struggling with an abusive marriage to young college students and prodigal professionals. My favourite one is...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 09-12-2014 11:12 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 28-11-2014 11:56 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 27-11-2014 10:35 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 25-11-2014 11:37 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 24-11-2014 11:08 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 17-11-2014 10:45 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 13-11-2014 11:28 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 12-11-2014 10:47 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 11-11-2014 11:26 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 04-11-2014 10:28 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 24-10-2014 10:46 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 17-10-2014 11:10 PM

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  • As standoff continues in Ladakh, India plays down border tension with China 23-09-2014 09:03 PM

    India on Tuesday played down reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the People's Liberation Army to be prepared for a regional war, even as the standoff in Chumar and Demchok sectors on the Line of Actual Control continues. Meanwhile, PTI reported that the Chinese Army has called for...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 15-09-2014 10:17 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 10-09-2014 10:21 PM

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 03-09-2014 10:27 PM

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  • Winging It On Wit: Review of Tales From A Vending Machine 21-11-2013 01:31 PM

    This one's a bit of a mix. Our protagonist Hasina is a salesgirl at an airport beverage stall with an unsympathetic boss and a thirst for wider horizons. Home doesn't offer much opportunities. Her father's shop is not doing well and her mother, who seems innocuous to begin with, later...
  • Taut, fastpaced, violent Uninvited is not just an airport thriller 21-11-2013 01:13 PM

    The setup could be the premise for a modern sitcom: Our protagonist is Hesketh, a tall, dark, handsome social scientist with Asperger's Syndrome, who's recently parted ways with his "bi-curious" girlfriend Kaitlin after her affair with his female colleague Stephanie. The two remain closely connected by their mutual love for...
  • Bapsi Sidhwa proves love is anything but blind 07-06-2013 02:30 PM

    Bapsi Sidhwa slips into several skins in this collection of short stories. A young Gujarati wife crossing continents and cultures to her new husband in the US, an American wife in Lahore seeking companionship - and perhaps more - from a Pakistani minister, a conservative Parsee mother trying to convince...
  • The Masala Murder's got its recipe right 04-12-2012 12:57 PM

    The cover blares bright lights, big city, mysterious women and plenty of mirchi. After that movie-posterish promise though, the first few pages seem a bit dry. Bhattacharyya starts off with a hard slice of reality. Protagonist Reema Ray discusses all that's wrong with her life, the gritty and far-from-glamorous Calcutta...
  • 'Lovetorn', an Indian Cinderella in Los Angeles 23-11-2012 03:24 PM

    Bareilly to Beverly Hills is the journey sixteen-year-old Shalini Agarwal makes when her father moves to a new job in Los Angeles. And that journey, along with the changes it brings for Shalini and her family, is what Kavita Daswani's 'Lovetorn' is about. This book reads like the script of...
  • The Angel's Share is Rang De Basanti on cocaine 08-10-2012 01:31 PM

    If you've spent time in hostel, consider your college friends the best you'll ever make, and get nostalgic about the person you used to be ten years ago, this book is going to touch a chord. If you've done your share of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, it'll probably make you...
  • 'Not Dead Yet,' more than meets the eye 04-08-2012 04:30 PM

    Detective Superintendent Roy Grace returns in Not Dead Yet with marriage on his mind- he's about to become a father as well. Of course, distractions get in the way of domestic bliss in the shape of transatlantic rock stars, murder cases, court appearances, budget cuts and police rugby matches. Born-in-Bristol...