Review

  • Full text: RBI's fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left all key rates unchanged citing continued risks to inflation and difficult external situation especially on the geopolitical front. Here is the full text of the report: ...
  • Reserve Bank of India keeps key rates unchanged 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India did not spring up any surprise move in its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review. The central bank has kept key rates unchanged. This is the fourth consecutive time that the RBI has kept key interest rates unchanged despite clamours from the industry to...
  • Mahindra Gusto review: The nicest scooter built by Mahindra to date Yesterday

    The Mahindra Gusto is the company's first attempt at the competitive 110cc scooter market in the country and is priced at Rs 43,000 for the DX and Rs 47,000 for the VX ex-Delhi. What I like most about the Gusto is that it is an interesting and fairly unique looking...
  • 'Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya' Review: Endless cliches, gross-out humour, weak plot; don't waste your time 2 days ago

    Cast: Mika Singh, Shaan, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Vindu Dara Singh Director: Sunil Agnihotri Running time: 2 hours 17 minutes Rating: 1/5 It takes tremendous patience and special admiration for singers Mika Singh and Shaan to watch their Bollywood debut 'Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya'. This alleged comedy features Mika and Shaan as lead...
  • And Then One Day: A powerful memoir by Naseeruddin Shah 2 days ago

    New Delhi: "Learn your lines and don't bump into the furniture", said Naseeruddin Shah when someone asked him a question about acting on stage and the entire auditorium roared with claps and laughter. I quickly noted this line down on my copy of And Then One Day and thought I...
  • 'Chaarfutiya Chhokare' review: The film doesn't entertain neither does it stir your conscience 3 days ago

    They say that content is king. That if a film's story is in place, that it is bound to work with the viewers. And when one makes a film on something as serious as child trafficking, one hopes to see a powerful film with a strong message. But director Manish...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Samsung attempts Apple's design emphasis but falls short on tech 3 days ago

    New York: Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more like an iPhone. The new iPhones measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally, up from...
  • 'Desi Kattey' review: The film is sordid and a painfully long affair 4 days ago

    Cast: Jay Bhanushali, Akhil Kapur, Ashutosh Rana, Tia Bajpai, Sasha Agha, Suniel Shetty, Murli Sharma Director: Anand Kumar Running time:: 2 hours 23 minutes Rating: 1/5 New Delhi: Director Anand Kumar's latest film 'Desi Kattey' hit the screens today. Starring television actor Jay Bhanushali and Vinod Khanna's nephew Akhil Kapur in leading roles, the...
  • 'Desi Kattey' tweet review: Weak story, bland protagonists, long duration; watch it if you want to punish yourself 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Two village kids grow up in a neighbourhood where they sell local guns and pistols. They have been doing this all their lives, and that's why their aim is immaculate. An ex-army guy, Suniel Shetty, decides that they're the perfect candidates for shooting competitions. 'Desi Kattey', a film directed...
  • New Mahindra Scorpio review: The Scorpio just received its biggest upgrade 5 days ago

    If there was a book on the most significant cars that defined the Indian automobile industry, the Mahindra Scorpio would definitely feature in it. More than a decade after launch, it still is one of the top-selling vehicles in the highly competitive SUV segment. In some states in India, it...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Samsung attempts Apple's design emphasis but falls short on tech 5 days ago

    New York: Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more like an iPhone. The new iPhones measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally, up from...
  • Navy conducts Coastal Security Review meeting 6 days ago

    Kochi: A Coastal Security Review Meeting was on Wednesday held at the Southern Naval Command to review preparedness of various agencies involved in coastal security of Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands. The meeting chaired by Captain Simon Mathai, Kerala Naval Officer-in-Charge, was attended by senior functionaries from Indian...
  • Rachel Dwyer portrays Bollywood as a guide to modern India in 'Picture Abhi Baaki Hai' 1 week ago

    It is always good to read books about Bollywood and how people perceive it. I am not a movie-buff but I have grown up watching Hindi movies and I am more inclined towards them any given day. I was pretty intrigued by the title and the cover of the Rachel...
  • Jolla's Sailfish OS review: Saves time once you get used to the gestures 1 week ago

    Sailfish is based on the Linux operating system and comes from the Finnish company Jolla (pronounced "yolla"). Former Nokia employees created Jolla after that struggling cellphone maker abandoned an in-house operating system in favour of Microsoft's Windows Phone. There's only one phone out so far, the homonymous Jolla, which was initially...
  • Bubble Wrap – A fantastic debut by Kalyani Rao 1 week ago

    Picking up a book by a debut author always comes with some kind of skepticism to me. What if I don't like the book and end up wasting my precious reading time - this question keeps haunting me but somehow I believe one must venture into unknown territories at times...
  • Anti-Social Network - Another potboiler by Piyush Jha in Mumbaistan series 1 week ago

    Most of us have become social-networking junkies. I myself spend a better part of my day on Twitter like many others. Now, what Piyush Jha has done here in Anti-Social Network is something commendable. He took something, twisted it on its head and presented it in the form of a...
  • 'DaawateIshq' review: The film is unmistakably bland September 20, 2014

    Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra Director: Habib Faisal Texture is everything, and writerdirector Habib Faisal is in on that secret. From the carpurchasing ambition of a middleclass school teacher's family in Do Dooni Chaar, to the rapidly expanding business plans of a pair of hardworking Janakpuri entrepreneurs in Band Baaja Baaraat...
  • 'Khoobsurat' review: For those seeking comfort in the familiar, it's a pretty satisfying watch September 20, 2014

    Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan and Ratna Pathak Director: Shashanka Ghosh The Disney logo at the start of Khoobsurat is a telling sign of what to expect from the film. This isn't so much a remake of the Hrishikesh Mukherjeedirected comedy starring Rekha, as it is a squeakyclean chickflick from the Mouse...
  • 'Khoobsurat' tweet review: The film is a typical Disney fare; light and watchable September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: What happens when a boisterous young physiotherapist goes to live among the royalty of Rajasthan? This premise forms the key theme of Shashanka Ghosh's latest film 'Khoobsurat'. Produced by Disney, the Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khanstarrer is a modern remake of Hrishikesh Mukerjee's film which starred Rekha, Rakesh Roshan,...
  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus review: The new Apple iPhones eliminate screen size as a reason to avoid iPhones September 19, 2014

    New York: It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments without pulling out a card...
  • Apple iOS 8 review: Android can't compete with iOS' evolving unity September 18, 2014

    New York: The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads,...
  • Reviewers hail the Apple iPhone 6 as the 'best smartphone ever made' September 17, 2014

    Bigger is better and Apple has finally realised that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote. Most reviewers say that the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone available or "ever made", while the 5.5inch iPhone 6 Plus has been described...
  • 'Ten Kings' review: Must read, an interesting adaptation of Rig Veda September 15, 2014

    It is rare to find an interesting story from ancient Indian history. The known author Ashok K Banker in his 340 page historical fiction Ten Kings brings to you an incident from ancient vedic text of Rig Veda which is now regarded as historical fact by scholars, historians and archaeologists. Based...
  • 'The Full Moon Bride' review: Shobhan Bantwal's latest book is a pleasant read September 13, 2014

    I have said this earlier and I have no qualms in saying this again that Shobhan Bantwal is a reader's delight. You expect certain things from every Shobhan Bantwal book after reading its blurb and she delivers exactly the same. Nice, breezy and uncomplicated stories make her books absolute pageturners...
  • 'Love Kills' review: A wellwritten thriller September 13, 2014

    I had read Jacob Hills by Ismita Tandon and had quite liked the book though it had left me disgusted. It was a wellwritten book with some shocking facts as it was based on a true story. Ismita's latest offering is Love Kills and I must say her writing style...
  • '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...
  • 'Creature 3D' review: The film fails spectacularly in getting the basics right September 13, 2014

    Cast: Bipasha Basu, Imran Abbas Naqvi Director: Vikram Bhatt Steven Spielberg famously explained that his decision to reveal as little of the shark as he possibly could, until one was twothirds into Jaws, helped escalate the audience's tension. After all, what really scares you is the stuff you can't see. Director Vikram...
  • 'Finding Fanny' review: Film starts off slowly but draws you into its drama September 13, 2014

    Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Director: Homi Adajania Five restless Goans, a ratty ol' Dodge, and an unfortunate cat...that's all the ingredients director Homi Adajania employs to whip up the lighthearted souffl that is Finding Fanny. Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humor, the film makes some rather...
  • 2014 Hero Karizma ZMR review: Improves upon many but not all aspects of the previous bikes September 12, 2014

    The reactions to the reveal of the new Karizma were pretty strong. For every comment that said the new bike looked great, there was one person who claimed to have his eyes glaze over at Hero's umpteeth cosmetic update to the motorcycle. And two others who hated the way it...
  • 'Creature 3D' tweet review: This one is strictly for Bipasha Basu's fans September 12, 2014

    Directed by Vikram Bhatt, Creature 3D is touted to be India's first 3D monster thriller sciencefiction film. The movie has a lot of VFX which is supposedly the USP. Bipasha Basu has again shown her neverending love for horror flicks and played the main lead...