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  • The four steps to attain sainthood 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: What are the 4 steps to attain sainthood? Before a person can be considered for sainthood, he/she must have been dead for at least 5 years. Step 1: 'Servant of god' A Bishop is placed in charge of the initial investigation of the person's life. Usually between 5 to 50 years after...
  • James Joseph's 'God’s Own Office' demystifies the concept of working from home November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As far as I knew, companies in India were slowly adapting themselves to the global culture of working from home. In my opinion, working from home comes with its own pros and cons. At one point, you feel this is the best thing that could have ever happened...
  • Pope Francis denounces euthanasia as 'sin against god' November 15, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion" to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it's a sin against god and creation. Francis made the comments to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors. Earlier this month, the...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from October 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna on Friday, said officials. "In view of the burgeoning crowds waiting to head home to...
  • Amazon.com removes leggings showing Hindu gods after protests October 15, 2014

    Amazon.com, world's largest online retailer headquartered in Seattle (USA), has removed the women's leggings carrying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses from its website within 24 hours after Hindus protested. Hindu cleric Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, thanked Amazon.com for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, which thought images...
  • Watch: BBC's 'God Only Knows' cover by Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and other artistes is the most beautiful thing you'll see all day October 9, 2014

    Seventeen years after the BBC released world-wide hit cover of 'Perfect day', the network now presents a lovely cover of Beach Boys' hit number 'God only knows'. "The Beach Boys' masterpiece 'God Only Knows' remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music," says...
  • Watch: Indian comedians parody Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' to make a point about noisy, unruly and rude revellers during festive season October 9, 2014

    Several well known comedians joined hands to launch a musical to make a point about revellers who ruin the Indian festive season every year with their loud cacophony and unruly behaviour in public spaces. Wrecking God is an answer to those who think shoving their religion in everyone's face is...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer: Christian Bale as Moses will change the world October 7, 2014

    20th Century Fox has released a trailer for 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'. The film has been directed by Ridley Scott and written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Steven Zaillian. With Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley in key roles, the film promises to offer an...
  • Mira Nair is very intelligent, treats every actor with respect: Richa Chadha October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: "Gangs Of Wasseypur" actress Richa Chadha will be seen in Mira Nair's "Words with God" and says she is one of the best directors. The actress told IANS that it was a great opportunity to work with such an "experienced filmmaker". "She is very intelligent. She treats every actor with...
  • 'God Is A Gamer' review: A thriller that will keep you on your toes September 13, 2014

    Before I begin with my review of God Is A Gamer, I would like to confess something here. I am a very impatient man when it comes to books that I look forward to read once they're announced and there are a couple of authors who make the cut for...
  • 'God particle' could destroy the universe: Hawking September 8, 2014

    London: The elusive 'God particle' discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. According to Hawking, 72, at very high energy levels the Higgs boson, which gives shape and size to everything that exists, could become unstable. This, he said, could...
  • From Nitish Bhardwaj as a fluteplaying villager, to Akshay Kumar as a Ray Banwearing charmer: How the portrayal of Lord Krishna has evolved on screen August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: He has a signature look. His has his favourite accessories, his favourite music instrument and he's got a way with the ladies. One of the most intriguing characters from the Indian epic 'Mahabharata', Lord Krishna's tales have enthralled bhakts for centuries. An inspiration for poetry, prose and art all...
  • E Lounge: James Franco talks about 'Child of God' August 5, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Hollywood actor James Franco talks about his movie 'Child of God'. He is the writer, actor and director of the movie. ...
  • Even gods can't prevent rape incidents: UP Governor July 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Adding to the volley of irresponsible remarks made on crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said that even gods could not prevent rape incidents. Qureshi, who took additional charge as the UP Governor recently, said, "Even god can't prevent rapes there should not be politics over...
  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 3, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • Watch: The trailer of James Franco's 'Child of God' June 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: The trailer for James Francos film adaptation of author Cormac McCarthys novel 'Child of God' has been unveiled. Franco directed and adapted the book for the big screen, with Scott Haze portraying deranged, cavedwelling killer Lester Ballard, suggest reports. Tim Blake Nelson and Franco play lawmen who try to...
  • Andhra Pradesh court issues arrest warrant against MS Dhoni June 24, 2014

    A court in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. A local court in Anantapur issued the arrest warrant as Dhoni did not appear in the court despite three summons served in the past. It...
  • Malaysia's top court rejects Christians' bid to use 'Allah' June 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's highest court today rejected a challenge to the ban on Christians using the word "Allah" to refer to God, ending the yearslong highly divisive legal case in the Muslimmajority nation. The case was brought by the Catholic Church, which was seeking to overturn a government ban on it...
  • Malaysia's top court forbids nonMuslims from using 'Allah' June 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding nonMuslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the ban failed to consider the rights of minorities in the mostly Muslim nation. In a 43 decision, the Federal...
  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yetuntitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • 'Mad Men' star John Slattery swaps Manhattan for 'God's Pocket' in directorial debut May 11, 2014

    Reuters: When "Mad Men" star John Slattery chose to direct his first film, he moved a world away from Manhattan's Madison Avenue to ponder the plight of the working class in "God's Pocket," featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles. Best known as silverhaired playboy Roger...
  • Will Richa Chaddha reschedule her August film shoots for 'Words with God' Venice premiere? April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Richa Chaddha is excited that her film 'Words with God' will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August. She says she will try to persuade the producers of her next film to reschedule the shoot dates so that she can attend the fest. The film is an...
  • Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies April 14, 2014

    Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70. Frelich, died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif., her husband, Robert Steinberg, said. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy,...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's last film to be released in May March 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: Late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's last movie as a leading man is set to release in summer this year. The movie, directed by John Slattery, has now been given a May 9 release date in the US, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Hoffman, who died on Feb 2 this year, filmed 'God's Pocket'...
  • Kerala becomes first Indian state to win top UN Award in Tourism January 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism has been conferred the top United Nations Award for its global leadership in creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism, the first time India has ever won the recognition. Kerala Tourism walked away with the top honours at the annual United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for...
  • Can India hope for a jobs upturn in 2014? January 16, 2014

    January gets its name from Greek God Janus who has two faces; one looking forward and the other looking back. Since it is that time of the year, and given that job creation is India's most important challenge, it is as good an opportunity as any to reflect on 2013...
  • Which Hindu God are you? January 5, 2014

    When it comes to Hindu deities, they all have unique characteristics. While Ganesh is the funloving and bindaas kind, Ram is slightly more uptight and righteous. It is these distinct characteristics that make them easy to relate to. Here's a list of Hindu deities and their USPs, tell us which...