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  • Google doodles 'Malgudi Days' on RK Narayan's 108th birth anniversary October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: "Who's the man behind the book on our doodle in India? It's Malgudi's native son, famed Indian writer RK Narayan. Narayan is a well known pioneer of early Indian literature and set most of his stories in the fictional town of Malgudi. Happy 108th birthday to RK Narayan!,"...
  • Speaker specs simplified: The 7 things you should check before you buy a speaker September 2, 2014

    Indisputably, the best way to test a speaker before you buy one is to listen to the sound it produces. But then this is not always possible, particularly in this age of online shopping and even if you plan to buy one from a brick and mortar retailer many...
  • India to develop man portable antitank guided missile August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: India is working on developing a manportable antitank guided missile capable of being fired from shoulders, a top defence official said on Monday. "We are going to have surfacetoair missile which will be on the move, tracking...We are also working (on) missiles...stop and launch within a few seconds. We are...
  • 'The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing' is a story of a dysfunctional family that cannot be forgotten July 3, 2014

    The past is beautiful and also has the power to be vicious. For it to rear its ugly head and not let go, till the demons have been put to rest. As a reader, I see this theme occurring again and again in books. I think that one cannot ignore...
  • North Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile June 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea announced on Friday the successful test of a new highprecision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cuttingedge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim JongUn, according...
  • Myth about India's withdrawal from football World Cup 1950 June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The popular belief that India withdrew from the 1950 World Cup because they preferred to play barefoot, as opposed to FIFA's rule of wearing shoes, is a "misconception", a football expert wrote in his recentlyreleased book. Novy Kapadia's latest offering, 'The Football Fanatic's Essential Guide', takes the reader on...
  • Waheeda Rehman: My private life should remain private April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Satyajit Ray had first thought of adapting R K Narayan's "Guide" into a film with Waheeda Rehman in the lead but destiny had other ideas as Vijay Anand went on to make the movie, considered to be among the classics, says a new book on the veteran actress....
  • Jodhpur: Fake tourist guides sent to jail for molesting French women February 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Two men have been arrested after allegedly molesting two French women tourists in Jodhpur. They have been sent to 14 days of judicial custody. Jeshan Khilji from Jodhpur and Mubarak from Bihar, both in their twenties, posed as tourist guides and took two French tourists to Mandore on the...
  • There is a lot to learn from Hadfield's journey to become an astronaut February 3, 2014

    If you are on twitter and don't know who Chris Hadfield is, then you are doing twitter wrong. He took the social networking site by storm when he started tweeting breathtaking pictures from the space through his personal account @Cmdr_Hadfield . He is one of the most seasoned and accomplished...
  • Car safety: Musthave essentials for your car January 14, 2014

    Keeping a flashlight in the glove box can really come in handy. Drivers can use the flashlight to illuminate nighttime tire changes or engine checks. Learn about other car safety essentials by taking a look at the infographic below: ...
  • Ready to welcome 2014 in style? Here is your party guide December 26, 2013

    2013 will soon be history. burrp! suggests a few snazzy ways to bid it a grand farewell and bring in 2014. With another New Year's Eve upon us, the glitziest parties and the flashiest bashes are outdoing each other in their attempt to throw the most happening farewell of 2013....
  • Waheeda Rehman to receive first Centenary Film Award at IFFI November 17, 2013

    Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will receive the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year, a special honour to commemorate the 100 years of Indian cinema. The 77yearold actress will receive the honour at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), starting in...
  • 10 films that made Dev Anand Bollywood's evergreen star September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Dev Anand will always remain in hearts of millions die to his films and it is time to revisit some of his best movies like 'Hum Dono', 'Tere Mere Sapne' and 'Guide'. Here is a list of the 10 best films of Bollywood's evergreen star, who died in 2011 aged...
  • Playlist: Remembering Dev Anand with his evergreen songs September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: There was a reason that Dev Anand (1923 2011) was called an evergreen hero. The songs of his films were filled with the tenderness of love and thus they are going to remain with his fans forever. Some of Bollywood's best music and playback singing came from Anand's...
  • Karisma Kapoor is not ready for another film September 23, 2013

    Mumbai: After an unsuccessful comeback with 'Dangerous Ishq' in 2012, Karisma Kapoor is not ready for another film, but doesn't deny the possibility of signing a project in future. "I have not decided anything yet. I have just released my book, and I enjoy doing different things. I like doing new...
  • Karisma Kapoor: Motherhood means the world to me September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Karisma Kapoor says she never lets her celebrity status come in the way of her concentration on the upbringing of her two children. "There is a little bit of pressure and stress being in the public eye. But that all aside, I think being a mom, family values and...
  • Arunachal Pradesh education dept launches new scheme 'Guide' August 20, 2013

    The Arunachal Pradesh education department has launched a new scheme, 'Guide', for nurturing government schools and to improve the education scenario of the state. The new scheme is premised on the concept of mentoring, official sources said at Itanagar on Tuesday. Mentoring as a concept has been in practice in the...
  • Divorce litigation is a long winding process: Fazaa ShroffGarg July 4, 2013

    How do I file for divorce in India? How do I identify a good lawyer? What are the grounds on which I can file for divorce? What goes into deciding who gets custody of the children? How much alimony will I have to pay? How much does it cost? Divorce...
  • India developing guided bombs for fighter jets June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: By the end of 2014, Indian fighter planes could be equipped with indigenouslydeveloped 'glide bombs', which will be guided to their targets for precision attacks. The firstofitskind bomb in the country, being developed by the DRDO, will boost India's strike capabilities as targets can be hit even beyond...
  • 15 keys to happiness from the world's happiest nation May 18, 2013

    Here are 15 keys to happiness from Bhutan, a country where Gross National Happiness is considered more important than Gross Domestic Product. 1) If you search for happiness, you will not find it. If happiness searches for you, it will always find you. 2) A flea springs up from a cozy blanket,...
  • Google sells Frommer's guides back to founder within a year April 5, 2013

    San Francisco: Google Inc has sold the Frommers' line of travelguidebooks, acquired just eight months ago from John Wiley & Sons Inc to strengthen its trove of local content and reviews, to founder Arthur Frommer. Google had intended to use the popular brand to beef up its own local content, listings...
  • Indian cinema is back to adapting classics: Abhishek Kapoor March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cinema had always enjoyed linkages with literature, says Abhishek Kapoor, citing the 'Apu Trilogy' and 'Guide'. The "glorification of mediocrity" impeded this creativity, but the trend is back, says the actorturneddirector, who has adapted 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life' into the hit movie 'Kai Po Che'. "The...
  • How airlines are shaping up for high-fliers March 14, 2013

    High-fliers are picky. Bone china in business class travel is so last decade. And large carriers are working very hard to woo the first and business class traveller into ever newer, even more exclusive experiences. Millions of dollars are being spent in the effort to lure the big spenders away...
  • Google celebrates Douglas Adams' 61st birthday with a doodle March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Paying a tribute to Douglas Adams on his 61st birth anniversary, Google has posted an interactive doodle, which includes several references to his works. Adams is widely known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy...
  • Investment mantra for 2013: Accumulate, but don't get too greedy January 24, 2013

    Stock markets have years that are horrible and years that are cheerful. For example, 2007 was cheerful, while 2008 was horrible. A rarity is a year that approaches the investor with the look of the Grim Reaper but turns out to be Santa Claus; 2012 was such a year. From...
  • What fixed income investors should look for January 23, 2013

    Shobhit Mehrotra Profile: Senior fund manager and head of credit, HDFC Mutual Fund Known For: He manages the HDFC Income fund with assets worth Rs 1,200 crore. According to Morningstar India, over the last year the fund has returned 10.40 per cent against the category average of 9.73 per cent. Over the last...
  • Rein in hopes of high returns on property January 23, 2013

    Depends on whether you like Queen Elizabeth or the author Christopher Koch, 2012 was Annus Horribilis or The Year of Living Dangerously for the real estate industry. The developers were done in badly. The financiers of real estate industry saw very little returns. Don't even talk about the buyers. In...
  • Wikimedia launches online travel guide Wikivoyage January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Wikivoyage, the newest project by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), was launched on January 15, 2013, the 12th anniversary of Wikipedia. Like its sister projects, the adfree worldwide travel guide available in nine languages can be edited by anyone. All its content is available under a free (CCBYSA) license....
  • Gift guide to fullsize tablets November 24, 2012

    New York: Tablets are at the top of many wish lists this holiday season. But what to get? The choice used to be pretty limited, with the iPad dominating the latecomers. But this year, the field is more even, as tablets from Apple's competitors have matured. In addition, Google and...
  • Watch: Windows Phone 8 tutorial October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched the latest version of its smartphone operating system Windows Phone 8 at an event in San Francisco on Monday. Previously announced Windows Phone 8 smartphones such as the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X, Samsung Ativ S will go on sale globally from...