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  • 'Conversations in the Nude' a must read without prejudice 17-04-2014 10:26 PM

    It is a strange concept if you hear of it the first time round. I did not find it strange though. To me, it felt just as normal as eating, when I thought of it. It is about being sketched in the nude. That is what this book is about...
  • John Green's 'Paper Towns' is bittersweet, yet unique 17-04-2014 10:23 PM

    At one point, I thought that John Green could not write what he did when he wrote, "The Fault in Our Stars" or at least when I read it, I felt that way. Till I picked up, "Paper Towns" (which was published way before TFIOS) and gave it a read....
  • Admiral RK Dhowan named Navy Chief superseding Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha 17-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dhowan was on Thursday appointed as the new Navy chief of India. In a press release issued by the government of India, the Defence Ministry said that Dhowan was a Navigation and Direction specialist who has "served with distinction in an array of Command,...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 13-04-2014 11:41 AM

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more...
  • CBI sets up a special unit to curb fixing in sports 12-04-2014 05:45 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has set up a Sports Frauds Investigation Unit (SFIO), to tackle corruption in sports and to stop the match-fixing plague in cricket. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the setting up of the SFIO is likely to be announced by the CBI on...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced 12-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International...
  • Why at 27 and 2014 I still use a typewriter

    Captain Hindsight |  Prajakta Hebbar
    Have you seen Woody Allen's 2011 film 'Midnight in Paris'? The story revolves around Owen Wilson's character Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is struggling with...

  • Animation films hit by budget roadblocks in India: Sonakshi Sinha 10-04-2014 10:00 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha feels that animation films are yet to take off in India primarily due to budget constraints. "I think animation films abroad have taken off on good way since 12-15 years or so. May be here nobody has taken that seriously or not got into it seriously....
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award 09-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which...
  • My writings reflect my lonely childhood: Ruskin Bond 09-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Children are the recurrent theme in Ruskin Bond's books and the author reveals that his lonely childhood has a lot to do with the theme of his stories. Ruskin was just four-year-old when his British parents, Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond separated and he was raised by his grandmother. "I...
  • Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore 08-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Mumbai: The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore. "The auction process of INS Vikrant was completed last week and a company named IB Commercial Pvt Ltd won the bid," said...
  • BJP's manifesto: Does it signal emergence of a new BJP under Modi? 07-04-2014 09:55 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity and Development for everyone). ...
  • India Inc wants BJP to reconsider stand on FDI in retail 07-04-2014 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Dismayed by the BJP's decision to say no to FDI in multi-brand retail in its election manifesto, India Inc has urged the party to reconsider its stand, saying the move may send a wrong signal to overseas investors. However, industry bodies have welcomed other promises made in the...
  • BJP manifesto: Strong growth, zero tolerance on terror, Ram Temple 07-04-2014 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Promising to usher in an era of strong economic growth, job creation, tackling the corruption menace, zero tolerance on terrorism and a strong foreign policy, the Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of...
  • Fire on board INS Matanga at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai 06-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Mumbai: Another fire has been reported on board an Indian Navy vessel from the naval dockyard in Mumbai. The Navy has confirmed that in a minor incident, smoldering and smoke was observed on board the Naval Ship INS Matanga. The ship caught fire while it was undergoing a refit at...
  • Denzel Washington wows critics on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 06-04-2014 10:52 AM

    Denzel Washington may be best known for his film roles, but the award-winning actor is dazzling theater critics in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun." "Heart-stopping," "a Broadway bulls-eye" and "nothing short of revelatory" are just a few of the accolades used...
  • SWOT Analysis: the Board of Control for Cricket in India 02-04-2014 10:03 AM

    It is tempting to do a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) running the most popular game in the country for which it receives more often brickbats than bouquets. In a country where cricket is deemed religion and for...
  • Interactive video conversation with Ajay Maken 30-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Network18 and Google in a conversation with former Minister of Sports and senior Congress leader, Ajay Maken. He speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics.. ...
  • Live: Interactive video conversation with Shivraj Singh Chouhan 29-03-2014 06:12 PM

    A live video conversation with Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan as he speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics. ...
  • D-Day for Indian cricket, SC to pass orders on CSK, RR and Srinivasan 28-03-2014 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: It is D-day for Indian cricket as the deadline for the Board of Control for Cricket in India to respond to the Supreme Court's blueprint for cleaning up cricket administration after the IPL mess ends on Friday. The apex court is set to pass an interim order on...
  • Watch: Network18 and Google in a live video conversation with Jairam Ramesh 27-03-2014 03:33 PM

    A live video conversation with Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh as he speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics.. ...
  • Watch: Network18 and Google in a live video conversation with Arun Jaitley 25-03-2014 04:35 PM

    A live conversation with Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley where he speaks about the upcoming elections and his future plans in politics. ...
  • CJ Show: What do ordinary women think about safety in Delhi? 25-03-2014 12:41 PM

    What do ordinary women think about safety in Delhi? This is a collaborative report by Citizen Journalist and Youth Ki Awaaz. ...
  • Hiring managers rank best and worst words to use in a CV: 'go-getter', 'synergy' the worst, 'achieved', 'improved' the best 24-03-2014 03:27 PM

    We've all been guilty of this from time to time. Hiring managers reportedly hate seeing phrases such as 'Best of breed', 'Go-getter' and 'Think outside of the box' in curriculum vitae, according to a recent survey. 'Trained' or 'Mentored' and 'Managed' are good words to use on a resume, the...
  • CJ Kuldeep fights for justice after in-laws set his sister on fire for dowry 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    CJ Kuldeep Yadav is appealing for strict punishment for the perpetrators of the ghastly crime carried on her sister who was set ablaze by her in-laws after she failed to fulfill their repeated demands for dowry. ...
  • Woody Allen on big screen after 8 years in John Turturro's 'Fading Gigolo' 20-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor-director Woody Allen will be seen on the big screen in a full-fledged role after eight years. Allen, who is otherwise known to make cameo appearances in his own films, will be seen in 'Fading Gigolo' with Hollywood's two appealing actresses Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara. In the...
  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? 19-03-2014 11:04 AM

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as...