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  • Bollywood roundtable: In conversation with directors who made a mark in 2013 January 4, 2014

    CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to the directors who made a mark in the film industry in the year 2013. Ayan Mukherjee, Rohit Shetty, Mohit Suri, Vikramaditya Motwani and Abhiskek Kapoor in conversation on what makes a film a success. ...
  • Facebook in 2013: The dud of the year December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Choosing the winner in a year that has just gone past isn't as difficult as identifying the loser. While the winner for me was a clear choice, the battle of the laggards has a few contenders. To begin Samsung was leading in the race in my mind, but then...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year December 31, 2013

    New York: As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and services deserve a second look. It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than ever,...
  • 2013 in images: The bravery of rescue teams during Uttarakhand floods December 31, 2013

    Before stepping into the new year, here is a look at the the defining moments of 2013. The one image that will always resonate is that of rescue teams reaching out the the victims of the Uttarakhand tragedy. ...
  • Yearender: Youngsters confirm ascendancy of Indian wrestling December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Youngsters Amit Kumar, Bajrang and Sandeep Yadav scripted India's best ever show in the World Championship in the absence of Olympic stars in an eventful year, during which the ancient sport successfully fought off its Olympic exclusion. Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt preferred to stay on the...
  • Yearender: Record galore for Sebastian Vettel in 2013 December 26, 2013

    Sebastian Vettel was on such a record roll in 2013 that by the time Formula One rocks up for next year's seasonopener in Australia it will be almost eight months since anyone else won a grand prix. Even allowing for an August shutdown and three month winter break, that single statistic...
  • Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013 December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The continuing administrative logjam worsened into a fullfledged factional tugofwar while Indian boxing's poster boy, Vijender Singh, found himself at the center of a devastating drug scandal in what was a thoroughly tumultuous year for the country's pugilists. Suspended internationally last year, the Indian Boxing Federation remained a pariah...
  • Cricket 2013: Unpredictable Pak, emotional Wankhede, recharged Aus December 25, 2013

    From Mike Hussey's retirement to Pakistan's first ever bilateral series win over South Africa, from impressive individual performances to a great team effort by Australia, from Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell to Graeme Swann's shock exit, a lot has happened in the year that has gone by. Here, we look at...
  • Apple has a lot to look forward to in 2014, says CEO Tim Cook December 24, 2013

    New York: Apple enthusiasts across the globe are in for a treat as the iconic creator of iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet has "big plans" lined up for the next year. "We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that...
  • Anand dethroned in rollercoaster year for Indian chess December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: It started with a great deal of excitement and anticipation but year 2013 turned out to be a disappointing one for Indian chess as the legendary Viswanathan Anand got outplayed in his own backyard to surrender the World Championship crown. It was a story of missed opportunities, expected draws...
  • Yearender 2013: Saina falters but Sindhu, IBL lift Indian badminton December 19, 2013

    This year saw Indian badminton take a big leap with the emergence of Indian Badminton League (IBL); however, Saina Nehwal endured a frustrating season without any titles as PV Sindhu made an impression at the international circuit. Unlike last year, where Saina became the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic...
  • Political influence impinges on every sporting event December 19, 2013

    Berlin: The year 2013 may prove to be a watershed for sports politics with every major event and decision during the last 12 months impacted by lawmakers. Whether it was the presence of prime ministers and royalty at the International Olympic Committee vote for the 2020 summer Games or FIFA blaming...
  • Top 10 sporting quotes of 2013 December 19, 2013

    From Andy Murray to Bobby Charlton and Oscar Pistorius to Lance Armstrong here are some of the famous sporting quotes of year 2013. Lance Armstrong "Yes" American cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to taking performingenhancing drugs to win his seven Tour de France titles in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I am...
  • IBNLive Rewind 2013: The most viewed stories, videos, photogalleries, blog posts December 18, 2013

    With only a few days left in the year, we at IBNLive pause for a while and rewind back to the beginning of the year to review what you, our readers, viewed the most on IBNLive.com in 2013. The list below includes the top 100 (25 from each type of content)...
  • The top 10 sporting breakthroughs in 2013 December 18, 2013

    1. Marc Marquez, MotoGP champion The 20yearold Spanish rookie became the youngest MotoGP champion when he held his nerve to finish third in the final race of the season in Valencia to pip holder Jorge Lorenzo to the title. Six race wins, nine poles and 16 podiums made him the second rookie...
  • Sporting comebacks of 2013 December 18, 2013

    1. Oracle Team USA's comeback to win the America's Cup Few challenges can have seemed as hopeless as that facing Larry Ellison's Team USA when trailing Emirates Team New Zealand 81 in the bestof17 series in San Francisco Bay in September. The Jimmy Spithillskippered Team USA kept their heads, however, and after...
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 the most searched phone on Google in 2013 December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the year comes to a close, Google has released the data as part of its 13th annual Google Zeitgeist report. According to the data published by Google, the Samsung Galaxy S4 tops the list of the mostsearched phones on Google in the year 2013, with the Nokia...
  • Google Zeitgeist 2013: Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, Nelson Mandela the most searched December 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Paul Walker, Cory Monteith and South African leader Nelson Mandela have been named the most Googled people of 2013 worldwide. The Internet search provider released the data as part of its 13th annual Google Zeitgeist report but did not detail the number of searches per person, reported...
  • Cricket Yearender: A rollercoaster ride for Team India in 2013 December 18, 2013

    From the euphoria of six series wins in a row to the gloom of IPL spotfixing scandal, from the emergence of talent like Shikhar Dhawan to tearyeyed exit of Sachin Tendulkar, India saw the best and the worst happening in the year that is going by. Here are some of...
  • Tennis Yearender: Nadal and Williams raise the bar in 2013 December 18, 2013

    A year in which a British man won Wimbledon, Roger Federer's star began to fade and doping reared its ugly head was defined by the dominance of two players Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. Between them they won half of the grand slam singles titles on offer, triumphed at 21...
  • Golf Yearender: Scott, Tiger Woods and company serve up tasty 2013 December 18, 2013

    Like an enticing chocolate box offering an exquisite array of pralines, truffles, fudge and liqueurs, global golf gave its fans just about everything they might have wanted during a riveting and unpredictable 2013. The quality and variety of golfing 'confectionary' was exceptional and, with Tiger Woods's remarkable dominance in the late...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey December 17, 2013

    A sea change at the administrative level, birth of a promising league, rise and fall of the juniors and women outplaying men the pendulum of Indian hockey kept swinging to and fro in 2013. Save for the silver lining of a world cup bronze won by junior women, 2013 was...
  • Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 December 17, 2013

    Here is the list of top ten sporting moments of 2013: 1. Lance Armstrong comes clean over doping January 17 "Yes." With one word, Lance Armstrong finally confessed to a cycling career built on performingenhancing drugs, putting himself on a par with Canadian athlete Ben Johnson as the world's most...
  • Ten sporting flops of 2013 December 17, 2013

    Following is a list of 10 sporting flops in 2013: Rory McIlroy (Golf) The Northern Irishman ended 2012 at the top of the rankings after a second major win, at the U.S. PGA Championship, and he was the leading moneyearner on both sides of the Atlantic. But the 24yearold slumped this year...
  • Curved display: Only excitement in the year smartphones became boring December 14, 2013

    San Francisco: This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although highdefinition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of geewhiz innovation has dawdled. Smartphone and software makers are working on ways to snap out of this technological lull, although it probably...
  • Bollywood's incredible acting, singing and storytelling debuts of 2013 December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: As they say in our movies, Mumbai is the city of dreams and every day hundreds of people come to the city to try their luck in showbiz. Of the hundreds who aspire to make it big in the big bad world of Bollywood, only a handful get...
  • South: Tamil and Telugu hit films of 2012 January 2, 2013

    The Tamil and Telugu films that made news in 2012. ...
  • South: Kannada and Malayalam movies of 2012 January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Kannada and Malayalam films that made news in 2012. ...
  • Hollywood 2012: Celebrity breakups and makeups January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hollywood newsmakers of 2012 and the famous breakups that made the headlines. ...