Maya

  • Poet Maya Angelou remembered for wisdom, clarity June 8, 2014

    Winston-Salem: Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou's wisdom...
  • Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86 May 28, 2014

    Winston-Salem: Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86. Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a news release Wednesday. She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography "I Know Why...
  • 'Popular: A Memoir' a book everyone love to read April 17, 2014

    I don't think I have ever been popular. I don't even know if I ever wanted to be popular in school or at college. It would have been nice to be known by everyone and probably accepted, but then looking back it was not so bad, or maybe it was...
  • Rajat Kapoor's Ankhon Dekhi: How reliable is second-hand knowledge or experience? March 20, 2014

    Picture this: An old man dressed in well-worn pajamas and a simple shirt, looking around and standing quietly in a crowded market in Purani Dilli. Nothing unusual about that -- but people are gawking at him with ill-disguised curiosity as he is carrying a large hand-written placard that says, "Sab...
  • Naroda Patiya case: SC refuses to extend Maya Kodnani's interim bail February 24, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to extend the interim bail granted to former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. A bench of justices H L Dattu and S A Bobde refused to extend the relief and said she will have to...
  • 2002 Naroda Patiya case: Maya Kodnani's bail plea to come up in SC today February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea by former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani seeking extension of interim bail for her medical treatment. The apex court had extended her interim bail on Thurday. Kodnani suffered burn injuries at her home on February 8 while she was on three...
  • SC to hear Kodnani's interim bail extension plea February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear a plea by former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani seeking extension of interim bail for her medical treatment. Kodnani suffered burn injuries at her home on February 8 while she was on three months' interim bail for the treatment of intestinal tuberculosis. The apex...
  • My biggest regret is that I never got to spend time with Farooq Sahib: Shah Rukh December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who worked with Farooq Sheikh in the 1993 film 'Maya Memsaab', is 'sorry' for not having spent enough time with the actor, who breathed his last in Dubai late Friday night. "My biggest regret (is) that I never got to spend time with you, Farooque...
  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inducts 23 ministers December 22, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday expanded his ministry with the induction of 19 cabinet ministers and four Ministers of State. Mr Chouhan took oath as the Chief Minister for the third time on December 14 following BJP's thumping victory in the assembly elections. The cabinet ministers who were...
  • Shivraj Singh's cabinet swearing-in over, 23 ministers inducted December 21, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday expanded his ministry with the induction of 19 cabinet ministers and four ministers of state. Chouhan took oath as the Chief Minister for the third time on December 14, following BJP's thumping victory in the assembly elections. The cabinet ministers who were sworn...
  • Naroda Patiya massacre convict Kodnani gets bail November 12, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in a 2002 Gujarat riots case, has been granted bail by the Gujarat High Court on medical grounds. Kodnani has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and the court granted her bail so that she could continue with her treatment. Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu...
  • Ahmedabad: Maya Kodnani moves HC for bail on health grounds October 29, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat minister and life-term convict in Naroda Patiya riot case Maya Kodnani has applied for bail before the High Court on medical grounds. The bail application is expected to come up for hearing after the Diwali vacation. Kodnani, an ex-minister in Narendra Modi cabinet, who is currently undergoing treatment in...
  • Reasons for Modi's silence over convicted leaders October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ordinance to protect convicted politicians has already been torn up and thrown out on the orders of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. But, the debate over convicted politicians refuses die down. One question, everyone is still asking: "Why is Narendra Modi silent? Why is he not saying...
  • My time is yet to come, says Maya Viswanath September 22, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: She has all the qualities to be a big screen star, but Maya Viswanath, who is currently ruling the small screen, is clueless about why she is not making it big in films. "Honestly, I do not know the answer to why I have not clicked so far in the...
  • Gujarat govt rejects SIT's appeal to seek death for Maya Kodnani September 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Saturday refused to grant permission to the SIT to seek death penalty for the former state minister Maya Kodnani. Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of jail by...
  • Shahzad is a terrorist, life term not enough: Slain officer's wife July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced alleged Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment in the 2008 Batla House encounter. He has been held guilty with the murder of the slain police officer Mohan Chand Sharma and injuring two constables. Inspector Sharma's wife Maya said life imprisonment was...
  • Naroda Patiya case: SIT to seek SC guidance on Kodnani death penalty May 18, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After a U-turn by the Gujarat government on the death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani and nine others, convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, the SIT has decided to seek Supreme Court's guidance on the issue. "Very soon, we are going to file an application before the...
  • Naroda Patiya case: Cong says no change in Modi's mindset May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday flayed Gujarat government for withholding its decision to seek death for Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya case, saying there has been no change in the mindset of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his feelings about a community. "It proves that Modi has not changed....
  • Naroda Patiya case: Modi govt does a U-turn on Kodnani May 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In a U-turn of sorts, the Gujarat state legal department has written to the chief prosecutor in the Naroda Patiya massacre case, seeking approval for enhancement of punishment for BJP leader Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi to be put on hold. The legal department wants the punishment...
  • Sharwanand, Nithya Menon to star in 'Yemito Ee Maya' May 12, 2013

    Telugu actor Sharwanand and Nithya Menon will feature as the lead pair in a film titled 'Yemito Ee Maya'. The film will be directed by three times National award winning director, Cheran of 'Naa Autograph' fame. The shooting of the movie is complete and the film is currently in its post...
  • Former Guatemala dictator found guilty of genocide May 11, 2013

    Guatemala City: A Guatemalan court on Friday found former dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest phase of the country's 36-year civil war. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison on the genocide charge and 30 years for crimes against humanity. It was...
  • Decision to seek death for Kodnani attack on Hindus: Sena April 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Terming as "a deadly attack on Hindus" the Gujarat government's nod for seeking death penalty for former BJP minister Maya Kodnani and nine others in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, Shiv Sena on Friday said Hindus have different expectations from Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "There is a feeling that...
  • Naroda Patiya case: SIT to seek death for Kodnani, others April 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: There is trouble for former Gujarat Women and Child Development Minister Maya Kodnani as the Special Investigation Team probing the 2002 riots will move the Gujarat High Court seeking death for her in the Naroda Patiya massacre case. The approval for this was given by the legal department of...
  • Mayawati accuses SP government of indulging in political vendetta April 14, 2013

    Lucknow: Apparently peeved over removal of hoardings set up on the occasion of 122th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh of acting with political vendetta and treating her party as number one target. "Members...
  • Telugu actor Sharwanand celebrates his birthday March 6, 2013

    Telugu budding star Sharwanand has established himself as one of the leading actors of Tollywood in a short span of his acting career. The actor who began his career with doing supporting roles besides megastars like Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh has proved his acting prowess with his roles in films such as...
  • I like Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood: Edward Maya February 17, 2013

    Mumbai: International music composer and performer Edward Maya says that he follows Bollywood and likes superstar Shah Rukh Khan the most. "I do follow Bollywood. I like Shah Rukh Khan the most," he told IANS. The composer says he would love to give his music to Bollywood and even sing...
  • 'Ko Antey Koti' Review': Humour works for the film December 29, 2012

    Cast: Sharwanand, Priya Anand, Sri Hari Director: Anish Yohan Kuruvilla Rating: 2.5 out of 5 A crime thriller, unconventional and totally uncanny is what 'Ko Antey Koti' can be described as. It is definitely one of the best Telugu films of the recent past. But what makes this strikingly different film uninspiring is...
  • Maya 'end of days' dawns in Mexico, world lives on December 22, 2012

    Chichen Itza, Mexico: Thousands of mystics, hippies and tourists celebrated in the sunshine of southeastern Mexico on Friday as the Earth survived a day billed by doomsday theorists as the end of the world and a new era began for the Maya people. New Age dreamers, alternative lifestyle gurus and curious...
  • Doomsday: Maya apocalypse, Star Wars collide December 19, 2012

    Tikal: At the centre of the rebel base where Luke Skywalker took off to destroy the Death Star and save his people from the clutches of Darth Vader, Guatemala is preparing for another momentous event: the end of an age for the Maya. Deep inside the Guatemalan rainforest stand the ruins...
  • Naroda Patiya: Convict who was absconding gets 31-yr jail October 5, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A special court on Friday awarded 31 years rigorous imprisonment to a convict of the 2002 Naroda Patiya, who was produced in the court after he jumped his bail. Terming Suresh alias Shehzad Netalkar as one of the main conspirators, special judge Jyotsana Yagnik sentenced him to 21 years...