Journey

  • Om Puri: If I don't get work, I will retire 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri says filmmakers here do not write roles for older actors which leaves them with no choice but to retire. "There are not many roles written for older actors and it gets difficult to get exciting roles today unlike the west. In western countries, there are roles...
  • 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' trailer: It is Om Puri vs Helen Mirren in a battle of cuisines July 10, 2014

    What happens when a happy-go-lucky Indian family crosses path with one of France's most celebrated chefs? The latest Lasse Hallstrom film 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' features Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla and Helen Mirren in this warm tale of cross-cultural cuisines. The film is based on a novel by the...
  • Filomena's Journeys: A portrait of marriage, a family and culture May 1, 2014

    Maria Aurora Couto is not a new name in the literary circles. Prior to Filomena's Journeys, she wrote Goa: A Daughter's Story as well as Graham Greene: on The Frontier. Born and brought up in Goa, she moved to Delhi for her higher education and also taught literature at Lady...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal's train journey from Delhi to Varanasi March 30, 2014

    Varanasi: On March 24 when Arvind Kejriwal boarded the Shivganga Express from New Delhi to Varanasi, he set the stage for the battle that has fired the imagination and interest of the 'aam aadmi' and political commentators across the country- Arvind Kejriwal Vs Narendra Modi. Is it a no contest,...
  • 'Rearview, My Roadies Journey' is all things about Raghu and Roadies February 22, 2014

    Love him or hate him but if you are a TV addict, you certainly can't ignore him. Well, as cliched as it may sound but that's the truth. This man redefined the Indian television for youth by making a cult show that almost everyone knows about. Yes, I am talking...
  • 16 books to pre-order in 2014 January 16, 2014

    Heads-up for autumn/winter 2016, when Aleph will publish the much-anticipated novel A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth. Less than 24 months to give A Suitable Boy another go, people! 1. The Bone Clocks David Mitchell Hachette A new David Mitchell book is an event, at par with a Christopher Nolan release. Not much...
  • The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug Tweet Review: 1st day, 1st show December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from the previous film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', the sequel to the film will see the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage) continue their journey to reclaim Lonely mountain from Smaug the dragon. 'The Hobbit: The...
  • What makes 'The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug' a smart film December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sleeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a story. So it's hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber. What IS news: the franchise wakes up, too. Die-hard fans might...
  • Lindsay Lohan's father wants to read ex-wife's memoir? December 1, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Lindsay Lohan's father Michael is reportedly demanding to read the upcoming memoir of his ex-wife Dina. Michael, 53, who got divorced from Dina in 2007, is demanding to see every line that has been written about him in her memoir, 'Dina Lohan: My Journey', reported TMZ. The...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Krrish3 was first offered to me, says Kangana Ranaut October 14, 2013

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, actress Kangana Ranaut said that she was the first to be offered the role in Krrish 3. The actress also talked about her journey in Bollywood. ...
  • 3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore's underprivileged kids October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Three friends from Australia are hoping to bring education to Bangalore's underprivileged children. For that they have embarked on a ride of a lifetime. Matt, Janis and Greg from Australia have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime going 3,500 km across India in an autorickshaw. The two-week journey,...
  • 600 people sign up for Virgin's 'Galatic' flight to space September 30, 2013

    More than 600 people have signed to Virgin 'Galatic' flight to spend up to a quarter million dollars for just minutes in space. Passengers will get three days of training and health checks, then a few hours in flight with about three minutes weightless in space. ...
  • Failed in my dream of becoming a pilot: Abdul Kalam in new book August 18, 2013

    For former President A P J Abdul Kalam, becoming a fighter pilot was a "dearest dream" but he failed to realise it by a whisker as he bagged the ninth position when only eight slots were available in the IAF. In his new book "My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions", published...
  • Bollywood remembers legendary actor Pran July 13, 2013

    Legendary Bollywood actor Pran passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. ...
  • Amitabh, Gulzar, Karan Johar pay their last respects to Pran July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood actor Pran passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The 93-year-old veteran actor had recently received the Dadasaheb Phalke award. In a career spanning over six decades, Pran acted in over 400 films and played a vast range of roles, from a hero to a villain...
  • Tata Nano car drives into Guinness World Records June 26, 2013

    Bangalore: Tata Motors' small car Nano entered the Guinness World Records for driving on a longest journey covering the entire country, the company said on Monday. "The expedition was accomplished in 10 days (March 21-30) covering 10,218 km in a Tata Nano from Kanyakumari in southern Tamil Nadu to circumnavigate the...
  • The torrid reign of N Srinivasan as BCCI chief June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The drama that started with a spot-fixing saga over two weeks ago turned into a full-fledged soap opera as more and more skeletons fell off the closet each passing day. And the man who was under intense focus during this period was 67-year-old Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who on Sunday...
  • India's first passenger train journey: Google doodle and some facts April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: With a chugging train trailing a plume of smoke in a backdrop of palm trees and what looks like a palace with domes and minarets, Google on Tuesday posted a doodle to celebrated India's first passenger train journey. On April 16, 1853, the first railway on the Indian subcontinent...
  • 'Journey' sweeps Game Developers Choice Awards March 29, 2013

    San Francisco: Journey arrived on top at the Game Developers Choice Awards. The artsy video game developed by thatgamecompany swept the 13th annual ceremony Wednesday with six wins, including game of the year and the innovation award. Journey was also honoured for best audio, game design, visual arts and as...
  • Masand reviews 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' December 15, 2012

    'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', directed by Peter Jackson, clocks in at a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes, if you don't count the roughly 15 minutes it takes for the end credits to roll. But despite its gorgeous sweeping visuals, spectacular special effects, and some terrific action sequences, this...
  • Oscars: Adele, The Black Keys lead the song race December 13, 2012

    London: Singer Adele's 2012 Bond movie theme and songs by the Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Mumford & Sons and Norah Jones have been shortlisted for a Best Song Oscar nomination. The top acts join the likes of Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Rick Ross and...
  • 'Lord of the Rings' team reunites for its prequel December 10, 2012

    The cast and crew of 'Lord of the Rings' has reunited for the movie's prequel 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. Filmmaker Peter Jackson along with the stars of the movie were spotted at the New York premier of the movie. The new movie is the long-awaited first installment in a...
  • 'The Hobbit' is a safe kind of danger: Peter Jackson December 8, 2012

    Wellington: Film maker Peter Jackson wants to scare children with his latest movie and perhaps even a few grown ups. The first of the Hobbit movie trilogy - 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' - is about to hit theatres, and Jackson says he's tried to hold true to its roots...
  • 'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat December 5, 2012

    Judging part one of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' prelude 'The Hobbit' is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Yet here goes: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is stuffed with Hollywood's latest technology - 3D, high-speed projection and Dolby's Atmos surround sound system....
  • Players must police the game to prevent fixing: Ed Hawkins December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: English journalist and betting expert Ed Hawkins' Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld ruffled feathers the moment extracts of his book were published. The book, an investigative foray into the world of betting and fixing, particularly in India, drew attention after Hawkins...
  • Superheroes, Bond, hobbits vie for effects Oscar November 30, 2012

    Los Angeles: James Bond, Snow White and a whole lot of hobbits and superheroes are in the running for the visual-effects prize at the Academy Awards. The superhero blockbusters 'The Avengers', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' are among 10 films that made the cut for visual-effects nominations for...
  • Atlantis makes final journey to retirement home November 3, 2012

    Washington: The last of NASA's retired spacecraft Atlantis slowly covered its historic last journey to its final resting place after the US space agency ended its 30-year shuttle program in 2011. The shuttle made its 15.8 kilometres journey on Friday from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, permanently to a visitor...
  • Oscars: 'Argo,' 'The Master' jockey for attention October 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood is in its usual hazy head space when it comes to the Academy Awards race. The dilemma: Handicapping the players when so many of the potential front-runners have yet to show their game face. Films such as Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'The...
  • Smart card for journey on Delhi, Howrah, Mumbai routes September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Passengers will soon be able to use smart cards for buying train tickets on the busy Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes and also in the Kolkata Metro. "A pan-India multi-purpose smart card is going to be launched by railways in two most sought after routes on a pilot basis...