The Times

  • New York Times shuts Indiaspecific blog July 7, 2014

    New York: The New York Times has shut its India Ink blog, "the firstever country specific" news site after a nearly threeyear run, as it no longer wants to "direct its resources" towards blogstyle content. NYT had said in a June 30 blog post titled 'We're Moving' that 'India Ink' will...
  • New York Times drops India Ink July 7, 2014

    Washington: Citing resource constraints, the New York Times has dropped its special "India Ink" section providing indepth coverage of "The World's largest Democracy at a Crossroads" after a three year run. NYT though painted it only as a 'change of address" saying "that kind of specificity is no longer the way...
  • 'There were no guests at his kid's birthday party': The latest book by Michael Jackson's bodyguards tells a bittersweet story about the pop star's secluded life June 18, 2014

    The following article is a compilation of excerpts and observations from the latest book titled, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', written by his former security guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, with Tanner Colby. Hounded by the tabloid media, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving...
  • Two authors explain different facets of Modi in their books April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party's potential prime minister in waiting Narendra Modi is not just the subject of debate in television studios but in the literary world as well. There are two books on the man, both written by journalists that are now out. Wherever one...
  • Efficiency, determination are Modi's strengths: Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay April 5, 2013

    Author Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his book 'Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times'. Q. How did Mr Modi manage to to emerge a larger than life figure in Gujarat inspite of the fact that the BJP had senior leaders like Keshubhai Patel, Waghela? Asked by: Manish...
  • Saudi royal family intervenes in murder of 5yearold February 13, 2013

    The royal family has taken up the case of child abuse by a Saudi celebrity cleric who confessed to the beating death of his 5yearold daughter. The royal family intervened in the case after online activists called for harsher punishments after reports that the cleric received only a light sentence. The...
  • 'Js & The Times of My Life' has a witty raconteur September 19, 2011

    There are two terrible things about Jug Suraiyas cleverlynamed memoir. One is the sigh clever name, with the words js and The Times set in the typefaces of the logos of the longdeparted and still lamented JS (alias, The Junior Statesman), and the stillthriving Times of India, just...
  • Westland, Niyogi bag best publishing awards September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: A biography, "JS & The Times of My Life" by Jug Suraiya, published by Westland Limited and "Middle Time", published by Niyogi Books were awarded for "excellence in book production 2011" by the Federation of Indian Publishers at the ongoing Delhi Book Fair 2011. The runnersup prize was shared...
  • 'PM held secret talks with Pak army chief' April 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in secret talks with Pakistani army chief Ashfaq Kiyani through an unofficial envoy ahead of the cricket diplomacy at Mohali, according to 'The Times' of London. It said the back channel exercise that had been on for 10 months was aimed at ensuring...
  • Miley Cyrus to quit music for movies March 29, 2010

    Teen sensation Miley Cyrus has announced a break from music to concentrate on movies after her next album is released in June. "I've got a record coming out in June and then I'm done. I just want to work in movies. That's what I like and that's what I want to...
  • Italy denies it paid Taliban to keep Afghan area quiet October 16, 2009

    Rome: Italy and NATO on Thursday denied a newspaper report that Italian intelligence secretly paid the Taliban thousands of dollars to keep the peace in an Afghan area under Italian control. Premier Silvio Berlusconi's office called the report in the Times of London "completely groundless." The Italian defence minister denounced it...
  • Masand's movie review: The Time Traveler's Wife October 10, 2009

    Cast: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Katherine Trowell, Bart Bedford, Esther Jun. Director: Robert Schwentke. The Time Traveler's Wife starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams is one of those sappy romantic sagas, like Ghost or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which a couple must come to terms with some unnatural obstacle...
  • Details of Patrick Swayze's memoir released September 17, 2009

    Los Angeles: The first excerpts of Patrick Swayze's memoirs were released on Wednesday, two days after the Dirty Dancing star died from pancreatic cancer at age 57. Written with his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, the book is called The Time of My Life, and hits stores at the end...
  • Britain spends Rs 20 lakh a day on protecting Musharraf September 11, 2009

    London:The British government is spending around 25,000 (over Rs 20 lakh) a day to protect former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, who has made London his new home, a newspaper reported on Friday. The Times said Scotland Yard's Specialist Protection Unit, known as SO1, has assigned a roundtheclock team of at least...
  • Grammy gossip: What was buzzing backstage February 11, 2008

    Los Angeles: At age 68, Tina Turner kept those fabled legs largely covered by a silver pantsuit. But she proved she could still shake 'em and the metallic outfit didn't cover everything. Turner was given a generous threesong spotlight on Sunday's Grammy Awards, introduced by current hit maker Beyonce, who joined...
  • Nude scene makes Shakira turn down film role January 10, 2008

    Washington: Columbian singer, songwriter, actress Shakira turned down a role in a movie because it involved nudity. The new movie, Love In The Time Of Cholera, has a nude scene, which would require Shakira to strip naked. The 30yearold singer, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her soundtrack for...
  • How about Shakira in the buff...? November 19, 2007

    London: Colombian pop star Shakira has pulled out of what would have been her movie debut in an adaptation of Love in the Time of Cholera written by her friend Gabriel Garcia Marquez because she didn't want to appear nude in the film. Shakira's official explanation for leaving the film was...
  • No Indian univ among world's top 200 November 13, 2007

    London: Not a single Indian university has figured in a list of the worlds top 200, this year, while six Chinese universities have made the list. Harvard University has topped the league table of The Times Higher Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, which began three years ago. Runners up have been...
  • Dollarplay slurs race for UN top job September 30, 2006

    New Delhi: There is dollarplay at work in the race for the highest post of world's apex body, the UN. Or that is what London daily The Times has claimed. According to an investigation by the British newspaper, South Korea has pushed its candidate Ban Ki Moon, Minister of Foreign...