Anand

  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra voted the best director of 2013 21-04-2014 12:06 PM

    There may not have been too many Bollywood blockbusters last year, but there were enough filmmakers that proved that the art of filmmaking continues to be as impressive and impactful as ever. Being a director is never easy. For it calls for consistent efforts, clarity of thought and most importantly,...
  • Reports of investments flowing into Gujarat false: Anand Sharma 19-04-2014 03:33 PM

    Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Saturday hit out Narendra Modi saying that the reports of investments flowing into Gujarat is false. ...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Has the jury selected the deserving films? 17-04-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: When the winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, I was quite sure that there will be quite a few rants on my Twitter timeline for the jury had ignored some extremely deserving work last year. Knowing the nature of most armchair critics (we all...
  • Viswanathan Anand looks forward to re-match against Magnus Carlsen 16-04-2014 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: The World Championship loss in Chennai had "knocked the stuffing out" of Viswanathan Anand but the five-time winner on Wednesday said that clinching the Candidates title has boosted his confidence and he would try to avenge his loss to Magnus Carlsen later this year. Three losses over 10...
  • 61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid' 16-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Director Anand Gandhi's powerful film about a photographer, a Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments won Best Feature Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. 'Ship of Theseus', depicting issues of intuitive brilliance, metaphysical belief and intricate morality in a world full of...
  • LS polls: EC raids Sriramulu's aides house, recovers Rs 45 crore 13-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Bellary: The Election Commission officials are conducting raids across Bellary district. They have already recovered cash, cheques and saving certificates worth Rs 45 crore from a local trader called Babulal alias Chor Babulal. The EC officials are now raiding the house of a relative of Hospet BJP MLA Anand Singh....
  • BJP must disclose whose money it is using for campaign blitz: Anand Sharma 11-04-2014 09:36 PM

    Union minister Anand Sharma, on Friday, criticised BJP for supporting a new concept of individualism and dictatorship by projecting a single face in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, and alleged that about Rs 10,000 crore was being spent on Narendra Modi's campaign. Sharma alleged Modi has been spending Rs 10,000...
  • BJP promoting personality cult through Modi, alleges Anand Sharma 10-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Bangalore: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday accused BJP of promoting the "dangerous" practice of personality cult through Narendra Modi and alleged that RSS was pushing for authoritarian system through him. "Narendra Modi, through his thinking and practice is not known to be democratic. He is intolerant,...
  • Parties battling for ad space, Cong accuses BJP of using black money 09-04-2014 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: In this election season, money is running high with the parties battling for the ad space. This has led to the war of words between the parties, with the Congress accusing the BJP for using black money for their campaign. "According to our sources, the BJP has spent...
  • BJP spending Rs 10,000 crore on Modi's poll campaign: Anand Sharma 09-04-2014 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha elections on, there is no end to the war of words between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Congress has now accused the BJP of spending crores of black money on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's poll campaign. "According to our...
  • Congress likely to announce candidate for Varanasi today 08-04-2014 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: The eagerly awaited decision on the Congress's candidate from Varanasi to contest against Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal is likely to come on Tuesday. Three leaders in the Congress - Rashid Alvi, Digvijaya Singh and Anand Sharma -...
  • Election manifesto: BJP stole Congress's ideas, says Anand Sharma 07-04-2014 04:37 PM

    After much anticipation, the Bharatiya Janata Paryt on Monday released its election manifesto. Leaders across the Congress are lashing out at the BJP. Congress leader Anand Sharma accused the BJP of stealing Congress's ideas. ...
  • Anand Sharma hits out at Modi, calls him 'arrogant' 05-04-2014 06:06 PM

    Union Minister Anand Sharma on Saturday launched a scathing attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, alleging he is arrogant and intolerant and his only aim is to grab power. The "Gujarat model of development is also a disaster", he told reporters in Chandigarh. "Modi is arrogant and intolerant....
  • Gulbarg fund case: Gujarat HC stays Teesta's arrest till April 23 04-04-2014 03:11 PM

    In a relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's son Tanvir, the Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed their arrest till April 23 in connection with the Gulbarg fund embezzlement case. The High Court extended the stay after the state government...
  • How dinner with Kramnik inspired Anand to chase the world title again 03-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Viswanathan Anand may not have even played the Candidates Tournament, let alone win it and now stand at Magnus Carlsen's doorstep to challenge him for the world title the Indian wizard lost to the Norwegian around six months back. Anand has admitted that he was in two minds over his...
  • I needed this result as people need oxygen: Anand on Candidates win 02-04-2014 06:36 PM

    He has rediscovered his form in the game of 64 squares by winning the FIDE Candidates tournament and Viswanathan Anand is more than happy with the win, looking forward to beat numero uno player Magnus Carlsen in his quest to regain the World Championship later this year. Talking to CNN-IBN,...
  • Viswanathan Anand should add strategist to core team: Susan Polgar 01-04-2014 05:40 PM

    Chennai: Four-time women's World chess champion Susan Polgar of Hungary feels that India's Viswanathan Anand can perhaps add another strategist rather than making wholesome changes to his A-team - his seconds - for his World Chess Championship match against defending champion Magnus Carlsen later this year. Susan, also a winner...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality. At the leafy Indian Institute of...
  • Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US 01-04-2014 11:11 AM

    Washington: Heavy traffic, few freeways and aggressive driving style - these road conditions in India are ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, a promising research led by a team of Indian-American scientists has shown. In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more...
  • Anand roars back to threaten Carlsen's crown 31-03-2014 08:09 PM

    CNN-IBN talks to Pravin Thipsay on Anand winning the Candidates event, earning a right to challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen. ...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature 31-03-2014 11:53 AM

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Anand Sahay re-elected as Press Club of India President 31-03-2014 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: Anand Kishore Sahay was on Sunday re-elected president of the Press Club of India while Nadeem Ahmad Kazmi became the secretary-general. The election was held at the Press Club of India on Saturday and the votes were counted on Sunday. Dinesh Sharma has been elected as the Vice...
  • Viswanathan Anand seals Candidates title with effortless draw 30-03-2014 10:57 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand sealed the Candidates tournament title with an effortless draw with Peter Svidler of Russia in the 14th and final round on Sunday. Having won one of the strongest tournaments of recent times with one round to spare, Anand just didn't want anything to...
  • 'Ship of Theseus' team to launch the trailer of their independent documentary soon 30-03-2014 03:25 PM

    Chennai: Recyclewala Labs, the makers of critically acclaimed and successful independent film "Ship of Theseus", are set to unveil the trailer of their yet-untitled second independent documentary soon, says filmmaker Anand Gandhi. Gandhi, who directed the 2013 film "Ship of Theseus", heads Recyclewala Labs, an offshoot of his production house...
  • Viswanathan Anand wins Candidates, can challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen now 29-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand won the 2014 FIDE Candidates Chess tournament after settling for a draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the 13th and penultimate round on Saturday. Anand has an unassailable 1.5 point lead with one more round to play in the tournament. It was a marathon...
  • Anand to meet Karjakin in the penultimate round 28-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: As he approaches the big game against Russia's Sergey Karjakin, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand would aim to carry forward his good from into the crucial 13th and penultimate round of the Candidates Chess tournament on Saturday. The oldest competitor in the fray, Anand has thus far outlasted...
  • Anand let's Andreikin off the hook; maintains full point lead 27-03-2014 09:04 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia's Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament on Thursday. It turned out to be an exciting day for Anand who had things running for...
  • Viswanathan Anand inches closer to title after draw with Kramnik 26-03-2014 08:23 PM

    Khanty Mansiysk: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand inched closer to clinching the Candidates Chess tournament title after settling for an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 11th round here. With just three rounds to go, Anand maintained his full point lead over nearest rival Levon...
  • BJP's promotion of personality cult not good for country: Congress 25-03-2014 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting out at BJP chief Rajnath Singh over changing party slogans and centring poll campaign on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Tuesday said "personality cult and authoritarianism" is not good for the country. The comment came a day after Singh tweeted...