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  • Naseeruddin Shah might write a handbook for training young actors November 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: Naseeruddin Shah, one of India's finest actors, says he might write a handbook for training young actors. The 'Finding Fanny' star, who was here to attend an event organised to celebrate the success of his book 'And Then One Day - A Memoir', said training given to amateur actors in...
  • My life's struggle should not be included in school books: PM Modi May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that lessons from his life struggle should not be included in the school curriculum. The remarks came after the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madhya Pradesh unit was considering including lessons from Modi's life in the curriculum. Modi said, "My life's struggle should not...
  • Acting is expressing what you don't understand: Shah Rukh Khan tweets acting lessons May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to share some lessons in acting with his fans and followers on Friday. He posted: "Acting Gyaan 1. Acting is expressing what you don't understand, not what you know. If you know it, then it's a fact. That's facting not acting! "2. Acting...
  • Sachin Tendulkar chapter to be part of school curriculum November 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai: School students in Maharashtra will get to learn about Sachin Tendulkar, as part of their curriculum activities, from as early as next academic year. "The government is considering adding Tendulkar in school syllabus so that children are inspired by his life and achievements," school education minister Rajendra Darda...
  • 'Lessons In Forgetting' review: It's a tale of redemption April 20, 2013

    Cast: Adil Hussain, Amey Wagh, Bhanu Prakash, Veena Sajnani, Uttara Baokar, Roshni Achreja Director: Unni Vijayan Rating: 3 out of 5 "Never run away from things that terrify you," was a lesson that JA Krishnamurthy had instilled in his daughter Smriti when she was young, and he probably regrets doing so, for...
  • I have always been a bit of a lecher: Khushwant Singh March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: At 98, Khushwant Singh counts himself lucky that he still enjoys his evening drink and relishes tasty food, but feels sad that he has always been a bit of a lecher and looked at women as objects of lust. In " Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life", the country's...
  • The 11 Indian Indies to look forward to in 2013 December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: 2012 was widely considered as the year of the revival of the India Independent Film Industry. In the year 2013, we will have to make sure that the Indian Independent cinema movement is taken forward with the same zeal with which it was started. But how do we...
  • I had no role in Taylor's removal, says McCullum December 8, 2012

    Hobart: Newlyappointed New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum bristled at suggestions he had a hand in removing predecessor Ross Taylor and dismissed talk of a rift as "media hype" on Saturday. Taylor rejected an offer to keep the reins of the test team after his removal as limited over...
  • English Vinglish star Hussain wins best actor October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Adil Hussain, who has films like 'Ishqiya', 'Life of Pi' and the recent 'English Vinglish' to his credit, has bagged the best actor award at a US festival for his role in Unni Vijayan's 'Lessons in Forgetting'. Directed by Vijayan, the film is an adaptation of Anita Nair's...
  • Kate Middleton gives cooking lessons to Harry August 27, 2012

    London: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton shares a close bond with her brotherinlaw Prince Harry and has been giving him cooking lessons in her free time. Kate's husband Prince William is away and busy with his work as an RAF searchandrescue pilot, so she has been using her free time...
  • Five lessons in gatecrashing from Indians July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The impunity with which a woman gatecrashed India's parade at the Olympic opening ceremony would have surprised only the most reclusive Indian. It has been established that the "over excited" Madhura Honey was a member of the cast from the extravaganza and not a security threat. But her...
  • School textbooks to impart lessons on tax compliance June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The government will sensitise children about the importance of taxes in nation building through text books. "In line with the government's emphasis on promoting voluntary compliance of tax laws and recognising the role of that today's children will play in tomorrow's society, we need to educate them on...
  • BJP's morality lessons for Karnataka MLAs February 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Faced with its ministers and lawmakers getting involved in various scandals in Karnataka, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to give them lessons in morality and discipline later this month. "We will hold 'chintanmanthan' (brain storming session) in Bangalore on Feb 24 and 25," state BJP chief K.S....
  • 5 lessons we learnt at the movies in 2011 December 30, 2011

    Each year the movies teach us different lessons. Last year we learnt that greed is good, and that Akshay Kumar isn't funny anymore. This year we have new lessons. Pay close attention and you'll be wiser going forward. Here's presenting the 5 Lessons We Learnt at the Movies in 2011. ...
  • Blood, bullets and beyond: bitter 26/11 lessons November 26, 2011

    Three years have passed since the horrific events of 26/11 held us hostage for 62 hours, from the night of November 26 to the morning of November 29, 2008. A significant element in those attacks was the visible engagement of Pakistan based LashkareTaiba (LeT) terrorists in a frontal gun battle...
  • Indian Cricket team's pointers for businesses September 27, 2011

    Ok, ok, so you do remember it all, dont you? That Dhoni six that sealed the World Cup. Those stories that appeared soon after about team spirit and leadership. And the paeans of praise for a leader who could do no wrong. Ah, those were the days. Suddenly, it seems to...
  • Lessons from Mumbai blasts, Norway massacre August 5, 2011

    As I write, I hear some of the most tragic news stories from all over the world: Mumbai is racked by explosions yet again; a suggestion is put forth to end "Islamic terrorism" in India by disenfranchising Muslim citizens unless they admit to their Hindu ancestry; a European ultranationalist guns...
  • Hindi and Sanskrit lessons for Saif Ali Khan April 4, 2011

    Saif Ali Khan has been busy brushing up on his Hindi. The actor who plays a school teacher in director Prakash Jha's Aarakshan is required to speak in chaste Hindi and at times even Sanskrit for the movie. So Saif sat like a good student in his room for days and...
  • 5 lessons we learnt at the movies this year December 31, 2010

    Rajeev Masand points out five lessons from the performances of the movies in 2010. Akshay Kumar isn't funny anymore! The puerile humor in 'Housefull' may have been the last straw. The dismal response to 'Khatta Meetha', 'Action Replayy' and 'Tees Maar Khan' has proved that the Khiladi Kumar needs to reinvent...
  • Hindu yoga teacher at Uttar Pradesh madrassa December 24, 2010

    Karari: Shortly after reciting 'Bismillah alRahman alRahim' from the Holy Quran, hundreds of students at a madrassa here fall in line for their first lesson of the day yoga taught by a Hindu teacher. ImdadulJamiaUloom Madrassa in Karari town in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district has introduced yoga lessons for its...
  • Don't teach us democracy lessons: Krishna to Pak September 29, 2010

    New York: India struck back at Pakistan for its Foreign Minister's remarks in the UN General Assembly. A day after External Affairs minister S M Krishna said he was disappointed by S M Qureshi's speech that criticised India for the violence in Kashmir, Krishna got tougher during his address at...
  • Loan recovery agents get lessons to be polite July 1, 2008

    Pune: Debt and loan recovery agents will now have to go through a minimum of 100 hours of programme designed to train them in communication skills. This after an RBI order was passed to train recovery agents and give them lessons in politeness. It will also educate them in basics...
  • Stock trading lessons soon for Bschool students February 3, 2008

    Mumbai: If you are a Bschool student, get ready for some stock trading practical along with regular lectures. Leading Bschools are lining up stock trading as a part of their curriculum. In an era of extremely volatile markets, Bschools are taking a leap to teach students the art of trading....
  • Dalai Lama to turn management guru at IIMA December 20, 2007

    New Delhi: After Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, it's now the turn of Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to teach management and leadership qualities at the premier Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). The Tibetan Buddhist leader will take a couple of classes at IIMA in January 2008. The exact date...
  • Underappreciated in bed? Try these sex lessons September 27, 2007

    London: Women who have won equality in many aspects of life but still feel underappreciated in bed now can avail of lunchtime courses on sex tips. The aim of the hourlong sessions is to give women the confidence to finally get from their partners the sexual consideration they deserve, said sex...
  • Net steps on for those with two left feet! August 28, 2007

    New Delhi: If you have two left feet and need time trying to get off the ground, there is hope for you. Now, help has arrived online for those who keep stepping on other's toes. ...
  • Driving lessons for exFormula One champion August 1, 2007

    Sao Paulo: Threetime Formula One champion Nelson Piquet began taking a driving education course on Monday in Brazil after having his license revoked for racking up too many traffic violations, local media reported. Piquet, one of just three Brazilians to win the Formula One world championship, lost his license in June...
  • Mixed result for India in Asiad December 16, 2006

    Doha: The Asian Games are over and India have had some reasons to smile and some disappointments. With 54 medals including 10 gold, the haul was fairly rich, but the long term lessons that the team have learnt are important for Indian sport. Jaspal Rana may have missed out on the...
  • Kerala jailbirds get computersavvy November 29, 2006

    Kannur: Its a computer course with a difference, in which the nimble fingers and alert brains are of those in prison for various crimes. Prisoners in the high security Central Jail in Kannur, Kerala are taking computer lessons as a part of the rehabilitation and reform process. "Every prisoner has a...
  • Learning the steps for Garba nights September 22, 2006

    Ahmedabad: The backless choli is not going to look the same this Navratri. Body painting is the latest fad and for that arms, chests and abs are being worked on for Garba nights. I am passionate about dancing and I am already doing getting my body painted for," says a Garba...