Tweets

  • Fake tweets trigger police raid, lawsuit; stir debate about parody 3 days ago

    Chicago: Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol. Daniel never intended for the fake account to be seen...
  • 'Khoobsurat' tweet review: The film is a typical Disney fare; light and watchable 3 days ago

    New Delhi: What happens when a boisterous young physiotherapist goes to live among the royalty of Rajasthan? This premise forms the key theme of Shashanka Ghosh's latest film 'Khoobsurat'. Produced by Disney, the Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan-starrer is a modern remake of Hrishikesh Mukerjee's film which starred Rekha, Rakesh Roshan,...
  • 'Creature 3D' tweet review: This one is strictly for Bipasha Basu's fans September 12, 2014

    Directed by Vikram Bhatt, Creature 3D is touted to be India's first 3D monster thriller sciencefiction film. The movie has a lot of VFX which is supposedly the USP. Bipasha Basu has again shown her neverending love for horror flicks and played the main lead...
  • Live from Motorola's new Moto G, Moto X, Moto 360 India launch event September 5, 2014

    Read: Motorola launches the new Moto G, new Moto X smartphones and Moto 360 smartwatch in India Motorola has barely left anything for us to guess. It's almost clear what the company has up its sleeves for its event today in New Delhi and Chicago. Motorola has already teased the sequels...
  • 'Mary Kom' tweet review: Priyanka Chopra surprises with her performance September 5, 2014

    Boxing and cinema have enjoyed a great relationship. That's why the viewers have been awaiting the release of 'Mary Kom'. And since 'Barfi!' star Priyanka Chopra plays Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, the excitement is expected to be intense. Priyanka Chopra may not have tried to look like the boxer...
  • Ram Gopal Varma opens up about the controversial tweets: It's my nature to express exactly what I feel September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was embroiled in controversy for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh recently, believes in freedom of expression. He says expressing what he feels in a manner he likes, is the way he enjoys being. Varma was Sunday booked under four sections of the Indian Penal...
  • Social activists file case against Ram Gopal Varma following his objectionable tweets on Hindu god Ganesh August 31, 2014

    Pune: Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh, officials said. Sumit Khambekar, chief of the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and social activist Shahzaad Poonawala filed separate complaints against Varma in police stations...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Ram Gopal Verma sparks off controversy with tweets on Ganesha Chaturthi August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Film director Ram Gopal Verma sparked off a controversy on Friday with a string of tweets questioning the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or did it develop in the recovery time of the elephant head operation?" "Can...
  • 'Step Up All In' tweet review: Even with amazingly choreographed dance sequences, the film is a let down August 30, 2014

    The 'Step Up' series is one of those uncommon franchise that has shown success and growth with each installment. Just like the way in which dance numbers are now more about spunk, energy and how flashy they are, their stories have emerged fantastic. Directed by dancer and choreographer Trish Sie, ...
  • PM Narendra Modi tweets to Shinzo Abe in Japanese August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday put out a series of tweets in Japanese, one of them addressed to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and said that as his friends from Japan had asked him to talk to the people of Japan directly, so he did so. "Friends from...
  • Twitter cheat sheet: Here's what to keep in mind while posting image, video tweets August 27, 2014

    Did you know that the length of your tweet is restricted to 117 characters if you add an "https" link to it? Check out the infographic below to know even miniscule details about your Twitter profile and the tweets you send out. ...
  • 'No alcohol in Kerala? Will the capital now be called Trivand'? Outraged tipplers take to Twitter to protest prohibition in 'God's Own Country' August 23, 2014

    India's wettest state is planning to dry out, drop by drop. Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, is moving to become alcoholfree within 10 years. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the state government was in favour of "total prohibition". From next April, only 5star hotels...
  • 'Katiyabaaz' tweet review: The story of Kanpur's Robin Hood August 22, 2014

    The awardwinning documentary by Deepti Kakkar and Mustafa is the story of an electricity thief in Kanpur, who provides Robin Hood style services to the poor people in a city that faces 15 hours power cut every day. The main leads in this documentary are Loha Singh...
  • 'Mardaani' Tweet Review: Rani Mukerji delivers one of her finest performances as a tough but sensitive police officer August 22, 2014

    She kicks, punches and doesn't take any nonsense. Shivani Shivaji Roy, a fearless cop with the Mumbai police is as tough as she looks. Starring Rani Mukerji, the latest YRF film 'Mardaani' has been directed by noted filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar. Known for films like 'Laaga Chunri Mein Daag' and 'Lafange Parinde',...
  • Like it or not, Twitter will push tweets from people you don't follow to your timeline August 20, 2014

    Wondered on seeing tweets in your timeline from people you don't even follow? This is no technical glitch. In fact, this is a new feature which Twitter believes will make your timeline "even more relevant and interesting". In a new addition to its Support section, Twitter clarifies that why it...
  • Twitter turns favourites into retweets; new experiment annoys users August 18, 2014

    New York: Have you recently witnessed favourite tweets back in your tweet box? Some users are seeing tweets favourited by others in their timeline just like retweets. Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that have been marked as favourites by accounts they follow. Other tweets are showing from...
  • 'Vaping', 'listicle', 'livetweet' and 'bingewatch' are the latest words to be added to the Oxford Dictionary August 14, 2014

    London: Don't know what "vaping" is? How about "listicle"? Perhaps it's time to get to know them. Britain's Oxford University Press said Thursday it is adding the words along with other new entries, from "timepoor" to "Paleo diet" to its online Oxford Dictionaries to reflect new language trends. Editors for...
  • Too much twitter may drive you crazy August 7, 2014

    London: If you have a tendency to read and post tweets for several hours a day, watch out for psychiatric disorders. According to researchers, an overdose of Twitter may drive you psychotic. The study detailed the case of Mrs C a 31yearold heavy Twitter user who was admitted to...
  • Watch 'Raag Salman': If a song was made out of actor Salman Khan's oddest tweets, this is what it would sound like August 7, 2014

    It's no secret that Salman Khan's tweets are a bit odd on most days they are usually cryptic one word posts addressed to no one. And now the comedy team of All India Bakchod have done what should have been done a long time ago they've created a...
  • 'Amit Sahni Ki List' tweet review: Predictable in parts but a feel good film July 18, 2014

    We all have lists in life. And we try to put as many ticks on those lists in our lifetime. But is it okay if a person you meet in your life appeals to you but does not really match your list? Funny man Vir Das comes up with his own...
  • 'This is the only way sometimes terrorist organizations learn to behave': Chetan Bhagat's tweets on Gaza unleashes abusive trolls July 17, 2014

    Author Chetan Bhagat, whom most Indians on social media love to hate, sparked off a bitter Twitter onslaught of bile with an opinion on Israel's Gaza offensive that he later defended with a subsequent series of tweets. Bhagat is no stranger to aggressive trolling. From comments on Bollywood to the...
  • 'Did it get Messi? It wasn't even Klose!' The best photos, memes, and tweets after Germany lifted the World Cup trophy July 14, 2014

    A billion football fans had their eyes glued to the screens before the World Cup final. The fans were divided between Germany and The Netherlands in the biggest football event after 4 long years. What time zone you were in hardly mattered when it came to the finale. There were...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tweet review: Breathtaking specialeffects aside, the real star of the film is Andy Serkis as the humane ape July 11, 2014

    This is no monkey business, seriously. The second film in the rebooted series of the franchise inspired by Pierre Boulle's 1963 French novel 'Planet Of The Apes', picks up from where the 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' left us. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman,...
  • 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' tweet review: With a coherent script, Alia BhattVarun Dhawan's electric chemistry, it turns out to be a fun film July 11, 2014

    The fact that Karan Johar's 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', which releases today, has been pegged as an ode to Bollywood blockbuster 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayengey', movie buffs are obviously eager to know if Alia BhattVarun Dhawan's romance can capture the hearts of millions and turn into one of the topgrossing...
  • Justin Bieber tweets like a 5th grader, Barack Obama tweets like a 7th grader! How dumb is your tweet? You can now find out July 9, 2014

    New York: Did you ever try to figure out how smart or dumb your tweet is? Well, according to a new test method for the microblogging site, 33 percent of people tweet at a fourth grade reading level. The tweet test was carried out by Time magazine using a reading comprehension...
  • Tweets with videos get 28% more retweets: 5 interesting Twitter facts that could help you gain more followers July 6, 2014

    This infographic tells you some interesting facts about Twitter that could help you gain more followers, retweets and favourites. ...
  • 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' tweet review: This story of friends eloping is mildly cute, but not entertaining July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' marks the debut of Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth. The expectations are really high from debutant Armaan Jain, who is taking the Kapoor legacy forward in Bollywood. The movie has been directed by Arif Ali, who is Imtiaz Ali's younger brother. This movie...
  • Twitter adds a WhatsApp button to its Android app June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Twitter has added a new WhatsApp button in its new version of the Android app. The WhatsApp button that appears within in a tweet as a sharing option now lets users easily share tweets with people on WhatsApp. Earlier users would go to the share button and select the...
  • Twitter restores access to 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan June 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them last month following official complaints about "blasphemous" content, in a move hailed by free speech activists. The microblogging site said it had changed its May 18 decision to restrict access to the material from...