Roles

  • Watch: What if men had to live in a world ruled by women? Short French film holds a mirror to society 10-02-2014 02:52 PM

    On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women. The 10 minute-film French film Oppressed Majority (Majorit Opprime) by Eleonore Pourriat and starring Pierre Benezit, Marie-Lorna Vaconsin, Marie Favasuli and Cline Menville is an eye-opener....
  • No combat role for woman officers in near future: Army Chief 13-01-2014 11:28 PM

    Citing the "vagaries" of battlefield, Army Chief Bikram Singh on Monday ruled out women officers getting into combat zones in the near future but said they will be given command-roles in the support arms. Addressing the annual Army day press conference, the General said there were "deviation" from standard operating...
  • Lokpal Bill: Congress hails Rahul Gandhi's 'key role', promises more 18-12-2013 07:40 PM

    Congress hailed party Vice- President Rahul Gandhi's "key role" in the passage of the historic Lokpal Bill, which was cleared by Parliament on Wednesday, while asserting that it was committed to bringing in an anti- corruption code in the country. "Rahul played a key role in the passage of the...
  • Rajasthan is role model for development, not Gujarat: Gehlot 17-11-2013 06:35 PM

    Taking a dig at the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday claimed that his State was a role model for development, not Gujarat " where development works were concentrated in Ahmedabad and Baroda. Development in Gujarat is not a new phenomenon....
  • Delhi gangrape: More investigation required in juvenile's role, says Mamta Sharma 14-09-2013 11:36 PM

    Chairperson of National Commission for Women Mamta Sharma has said there is a need to take a hard look at the role of the juvenile who was given 3 years. "The juvenile can not get a lighter sentence just because of a certificate. I think more investigation is required, I...
  • Egyptian Islamist groups deny role in bomb attack 06-09-2013 01:25 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's main Islamist groups have denied responsibility for the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim as several liberal groups accused the Muslim Brotherhood of involvement. Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt Thursday when a car bomb blew up next to his convoy, prompting him to warn that "a wave...
  • Azharuddin offered to coach Jammu and Kashmir cricket team 16-08-2013 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been offered the job of coaching Jammu and Kashmir cricket team and he was considering whether to take it up or not, a report said. According to the report, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association President Farooq Abdullah offered Azharuddin the position that...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Salman Khan to play double role in the promo 21-07-2013 11:55 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan will reportedly play a double role for the upcoming promo of his reality TV show Bigg Boss. The 47-year-old actor will shoot a special promo for the seventh season of Bigg Boss, where he will be seen in a double role similar to his 1997 hit...
  • Majid Khan among three candidates for PCB chairman role 19-06-2013 06:33 PM

    Islamabad: A Pakistan government lawyer says former captain Majid Khan is among three candidates for the post of acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Lawyer Irfanullah informed Islamabad High Court judge Shaukat Aziz Siddique that commentator Chishtie Mujahid and former chief of the Federal Board of Revenue Mumtaz Haider...
  • Ishrat Jahan fake encounter: CBI clarifies its move to probe IB Director 13-06-2013 02:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday clarified why it is probing Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajendra Kumar's role in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The agency publicly claimed that it has evidence which shows a senior IB officer colluded in the 2004 fake encounter by Gujarat...
  • 'Cheerful women not associated with leadership qualities' 05-06-2013 01:15 PM

    Berlin: Too happy? Ladies, you may be harming your career by looking cheerful! Women who give a cheerful impression are judged to be less willing to undertake leadership roles than men who display similar emotions, a new study has found. Economic researchers at Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) in Germany found...
  • You don't have to be mad to be a wicketkeeper, but it helps

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Wicketkeeper's fingers are not as celebrated as boxer's ears, but they bear testimony in a similar sense to the physical demands of sport. Fingertips pointed...

  • Rushdie row: fought on TV, by the mullahs

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    For the last few days, Salman Rushdie is in the news. Some are speaking in his favour and some against. A controversy is on. His...

  • The Pakistani revenge

    Strategic Eye |  CN Anand
    After Musharraf shot himself in the foot by messing with the Chief Justice, and got ousted, Pakistan lurched back to democracy. Benazir Bhutto returned in...

  • Scarlett Johansson wants more challenging roles 16-12-2011 01:24 PM

    London: Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson says she she no longer wants to take on parts of naive women but wants more challenging parts. The 27-year-old actress says she is now more interested in roles where women have experienced life rather than those who have not really lived, reported Femalefirst online....
  • I was not privy to the US OBL operation

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Ever since the Memo scandal broke, our media mongers, whose previous almost daily predictions over the past four years about the demise of the democratic...

  • Gender bender

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    A few months back, my husband shocked me when he said that I should continue with my career while he would stay at home to...

  • Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals 07-10-2011 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal by approving their offset proposals here. After the bids are opened, the Defence Ministry will be able to determine the lowest bidder in the deal...
  • Justin Bieber in 'Les Miserables' 07-10-2011 03:02 PM

    London: 'Les Miserables' producer Cameron Mackintosh has offered teen pop star Justin Bieber a role in the musical when it comes to Canada. The musical is heading to Toronto and Mackintosh said he wants the 'Baby' singer who was born in Canada to appear in his new all-Canadian production, reported...
  • Vyjayanthimala is my role model: Hema Malini 19-09-2011 11:52 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Hema Malini said Vyjayanthimala has always been a "role model" and like an "elder sister" to her. The legendary actress who turned 75 Aug 13 was felicitated at a programme held Sunday night. "I am grateful to get an opportunity to felicitate Vyjayanthimalaji. She was one of the...
  • Women's role in Hollywood reduced: Study 25-08-2011 12:01 PM

    Washington: The number of women, both in front of and behind the cameras, in Hollywood has dramatically fallen during the 2010-11 television season, indicating that their roles have been reduced, says a new report. Writers took the heaviest toll, as only 15 percent of writing jobs for prime-time shows on...
  • Bollywood hails unsung sidekicks, finally! 18-05-2011 06:29 PM

    Mumbai: In the slick, fantasy world of Indian cinema, a man with a pock-marked face and a shaggy beard started out with the odds stacked against him, with little chance of breaking into an exclusive club of star kids and established actors dominating the industry for years. Actor Deepak Dobriyal...
  • India can play creative role in Afghanistan: US 14-05-2011 12:34 PM

    Washington: The US has said India can play a constructive role Afghanistan and it will welcome New Delhi's involvement in the war-torn nation. "India can play a constructive role in Afghanistan and in the region, and we would certainly welcome their involvement," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at...