Con

  • Why Paresh Rawal's performance in 'Raja Natwarlal' is one of the best con acts you've seen in Bollywood August 29, 2014

    "Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called 'The Pledge'. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. The second act is called 'The Turn'. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something...
  • When Hollywood celebrities dressed up as their favourite characters to stay incognito at the San Diego ComicCon July 30, 2014

    How would you feel if someone told you that the Spiderman costume wearing guy you took a picture with was actually a celebrity? This happened to a lot of fans at the recentlyconcluded ComicCon 2014, held at San Diego. A lot of fans who were roaming about, attending events and having...
  • From virtual reality to stars, five highlights from ComicCon 2014 July 28, 2014

    San Diego: Every year, around 130,000 comic book fans and entertainment enthusiasts trek to San Diego's ComicCon International, where thousands of booths and hundreds of panels are set up by industry outlets to cater to attendees. With the 2014 convention wrapping up on Sunday, here are five highlights from the packed...
  • Series creator Kurt Sutter announced 'Sons of Anarchy' book at ComicCon July 28, 2014

    San Diego: 'Sons of Anarchy' is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books. Series creator Kurt Sutter revealed the cover art to "Sons of Anarchy: Bratva" (Titan Books Ltd.) Sunday at ComicCon. The first of a series about the 'Sons' world, 'Bratva' is...
  • The darker side of ComicCon: Harassment amid the fantasy July 28, 2014

    San Diego: Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's ComicCon convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue allegations of sexual harassment at the annual popculture festival. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' take center stage at ComicCon July 28, 2014

    San Diego: The realm of Middle Earth and caped superheroes brought adventure and battle to Comic Con, as fans of Warner Bros' 'The Hobbit' and 'Batman v Superman' were treated to firstlook sneak peeks of the films on Saturday. The eager audience at the convention, most of whom had camped out...
  • Watch: The trailer for 'Horns' starring Daniel Radcliffe is deliciously weird and twisted July 26, 2014

    You may have seen Daniel Radcliffe cast spells and fight noseless ghouls, but this is beyond anything you could have imagined. The upcoming film by director Alexandre Aja, who has earlier directed films such as 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'Piranha 3D', will now show Radcliffe as the young man,...
  • 'The Book of Life,' 'Kingsman' lead Fox's eclectic Comic Con peeks July 26, 2014

    Reuters: Action, comedy, animation and dystopia made up an eclectic slate of upcoming films that 20th Century Fox presented at Comic Con on Friday, hoping to engage the convention's avid fan base. Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman lent some star power to the presentation, introducing clips from "The Book of...
  • John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch make ComicCon premieres in San Diego July 25, 2014

    San Diego: John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch each made their ComicCon debuts as themselves and as their first animated characters. The two actors were in San Diego Thursday to offer an early look at DreamWorks Animation's 'Penguins of Madagascar,' a sequel to 2012's 'Madagascar 3.' They revealed they'd only just met...
  • Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar' July 25, 2014

    San Diego: Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to ComicCon unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure. "I can tell you a lot, but I'm not going to," McConaughey said at Thursday's Paramount Pictures panel. The Oscar winner...
  • 'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare July 25, 2014

    Reuters: Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzzbuilding convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience. Without the starstudded film panels promoting November's...
  • Kannada starlet honey traps a doctor, demands Rs 1 crore, police bust racket July 4, 2014

    Bangalore: This incident has all the ingredients of a masala movie. A struggling actress and her friends with a 'criminal' background come together to extort money from the rich people after honey trapping them. The actress, who has acted in several Kannada and Tamil movies, seduces a rich doctor, they...
  • Indian business tycoon guilty of swindling nearly $20 million June 15, 2014

    London: An Indianorigin business tycoon dubbed 'King Con' has been found guilty by a British court of fleecing wealthy investors of nearly $20 million. Ketan Somaia, 52, a former Kenya resident who moved to the UK, was convicted on Friday by the Old Bailey Court of nine counts of obtaining...
  • Free Comic Book Weekend: Download comics for free on May 3 and May 4 May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Comic book enthusiasts and fans have something to look forward to this weekend: The second edition of the twoday Free Comic Book Weekend (FCBW), where enthusiasts can download a host of comic books from the Internet, will begin May 3. Online digital content provider readwhere.com has partnered with Comic...
  • Google Nexus 5 review: A worthy successor to the Nexus 4, but... December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: It's been two weeks since we posted our first impressions review of the Google Nexus 5 soon after it landed on Indian store shelves. After an extensive and exhaustive use, here's an extensive and (what I believe) exhaustive review of the phone. The thing that attracts me the most...
  • Superman's past, future takes ComicCon spotlight July 22, 2013

    San Diego: The cape, the curl, the S on the chest. Superman is among comics' most recognizable characters, and 75 years after Cleveland teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster's Kryptonian made his debut in the pages of Action Comics No. 1, his popularity remains stratospheric. At ComicCon International, Superman's presence could...
  • Delhi Police arrests con man for credit card frauds July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A con man from Maharashtra who cheated ICICI Bank customers by obtaining their credit card data has fallen into the Delhi Police net after illegal online transactions of over Rs 1 crore in the past one year, said an official on Sunday. Raju Tevar was arrested last week by...
  • Comic Con India's exclusive merchandise a big hit February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A tablelamp shaped as the sabre of Darth Vader from "Star Wars" or glasses to protect eyes of gamers from LCD screen glare, the third annual 'Comic Con India' that began here Friday promises to fulfill fantasies of comic book lovers, gamers and movie buffs alike. The threeday event...
  • US: 18 charged in $200 million global credit card fraud February 6, 2013

    Newark: Eighteen people have been charged in what may be one of the nation's largest credit card fraud rings, a sprawling international scam that duped credit rating agencies and used thousands of fake identities to steal at least $200 million, federal authorities said on Tuesday. The elaborate scheme involved improving...
  • Mumbai: Woman cons Customs by posing as poor tourist August 24, 2012

    Mumbai: The 60yearold lady, who was intercepted with two kg of cocaine at Mumbai airport on Wednesday morning, had fooled the officials at Mumbai airport during her last visit on July 1, agencies suspect. According to sources, the Vietnamese national Ly Loegsle (64), who on Wednesday was arrested with twokg...
  • Delhi celebrates its love for comics at Comic Con February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: If someone says the passion of following comics is a pass, he is not just joking but probably is daydreaming too. The scene at the annual comic conventions second edition in the capital saw a sea of comiclovers thronging the venue where an array of popular characters like...
  • It's a myth that comics are fading: Comic Con organiser February 19, 2012

    Organiser Jatin Verma while speaking to IBNLive said that the comic scene in India is still alive but the market needs more investors. ...
  • 2nd Annual Comic Convention kicks off in Delhi February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The seemingly fading world of comics is set to come alive again as Indian comic book aficionados relive their favourite comic moments at the second edition of the Annual Indian Comic Convention. The Comic Con starts on February 17 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. What's being called the biggest...
  • Comic Convention in Mumbai September 15, 2011

    Mumbai is all set to host its first Comic Convention in October. And going by the fact that 15,000 fans attended the first of these annual meets in Delhi last year, expectations are high. Although Comic Con, the main event, will always remain in Delhi, Comic Con Express will travel...
  • 8-year-olds turn up at hacking conference August 9, 2011

    Las Vegas: Fewer things seem out of place at the rough-hewn DefCon hacker convention than a swarm of kids. For 18 years, hackers - and the computer security experts who track them - have gathered at DefCon, one of the largest and longest-running conferences of its kind, to share information...