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  • We know you love the word 'chutzpah' but probably you are pronouncing and using it wrong: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' gives Indians a new obsession October 7, 2014

    Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj has given Indians a new word to love. His hero Haider, playing the titular role in Bhardwaj's violent adaption of Hamlet set in Jammu and Kashmir, uses the word 'chutzpah' often and with devastating cynicism to express his disenchantment and frustration with the militancy that cost his...
  • Mira Nair is very intelligent, treats every actor with respect: Richa Chadha October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: "Gangs Of Wasseypur" actress Richa Chadha will be seen in Mira Nair's "Words with God" and says she is one of the best directors. The actress told IANS that it was a great opportunity to work with such an "experienced filmmaker". "She is very intelligent. She treats every actor with...
  • Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' out in November; first album in 20 years September 23, 2014

    New York: Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about "The Endless River," the British rock n' roll group's first new material in 20 years. The 18song double album features band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who died in 2008....
  • Watch: 'Proper patola' singer Diljit Dosanjh's new song 'This Singh is so stylish' celebrates all things Punjabi September 17, 2014

    For all those who loved Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh's 2012 cult hit 'Proper patola', are in for a treat. The singer, who enjoys a cult fan following in North India, has come out with a new song 'This Singh is so stylish', featuring Ikka. With lyrics that clearly celebrate the...
  • 100 years of World War I: Dizzying figures from the war that changed the world July 28, 2014

    Paris: Millions of dead, millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned, the dizzying figures from World War I provide a small clue to the scale and horrors of the 191418 conflict. The lack of reliable statistical tools at the time makes figures on the Great War difficult to pin down, accounting for...
  • 100 years of World War I: Timeline of The Great War July 28, 2014

    Paris: The Great War pulled in close to 70 million soldiers on five continents, leaving some 10 million dead in battle and claiming many million more lives through hunger and disease. The 191418 conflict toppled four empires, AustroHungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian, redrawing the world map and shaping the geopolitics of...
  • Any c***** can become chief minister: Yashwant Sinha on Jharkhand CM July 2, 2014

    In an apparent slip of tongue, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday used an expletive word that raised eyebrows. "Media people come and put their mike, asking who would become the chief minister. How does it matter which c**** becomes CM," said Sinha. Sinha, whose word spoken in Hindi is taken...
  • After 'donkey', Mamata calls Modi 'Mr Riots', says he'll sell the PM's chair May 9, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fired yet another salvo at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi calling him 'danga babu' (which translates to 'Mr Riot'). During a public meet in Kolkata on Friday, Mamata accused Modi of instigating riots in Gujarat. Mamata also slammed Modi for 'declaring' him as...
  • Will Richa Chaddha reschedule her August film shoots for 'Words with God' Venice premiere? April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Richa Chaddha is excited that her film 'Words with God' will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August. She says she will try to persuade the producers of her next film to reschedule the shoot dates so that she can attend the fest. The film is an...
  • New Scrabble word, geocache, is first ever chosen by gamers to be added to players' dictionary, beat popular choices bitcoin, cosplay April 11, 2014

    There's a new word in play on the Scrabble game board: geocache. The word, a verb meaning to track down items as part of a game using a Global Positioning System device, beat out 15 other nominated words in an online fan vote to select the newest addition to The...
  • The Last Word: Are Modi's speeches unethical mixture of personal attacks and grand rhetoric? March 27, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi scathing attack on Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has generated a sharp criticism. He had called Kejriwal 'AK49' at a rally in Jammu. This is not the first time when he had used such words. At his every...
  • The Last Word: Truth about Kejriwal's claims on progress under Modi? March 25, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal questioned BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's claims of development in Gujarat and challenged the latter to have a debate with him. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks a panel of experts what is the truth about Kejriwal's claims debunking development in Gujarat under Modi. ...
  • The Last Word: Is Indian government endangering national security? March 24, 2014

    Even after a month Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned, it still headless. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks the panel of experts whether the Indian government is neglecting the navy and endangering the national security. ...
  • Hiring managers rank best and worst words to use in a CV: 'go-getter', 'synergy' the worst, 'achieved', 'improved' the best March 24, 2014

    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...
  • The Last Word: Has Rahul regained his reputation with his 2nd interview? March 18, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi on Sunday rejected the view that the Congress party was an "underdog", saying that there would be a Congress-led UPA III. In an interview to PTI, Rahul had said, "the Congress is fighting a challenging election and we will win the election." ...
  • The Last Word: Congress leaders not keen to contest polls, is party in trouble? March 13, 2014

    There is trouble brewing in the Congress as party's senior leaders are reluctant to contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party is also not able to cement successful alliances ahead of the polls. The talks between Congress and TRS over an alliance have run into trouble and the regional party...
  • The Last Word: Should Narendra Modi stand from a UP constituency? March 12, 2014

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • The Last Word: Should parties refrain from fielding tainted candidates? March 11, 2014

    Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses with panel of experts whether tainted candidates who face criminal charges but have not as yet been convicted be nominated by political parties for election or, in the wider interest of cleansing Indian politics, should this be prohibited either...
  • The Last Word: Is AAP vs BJP the real political battle this election? March 10, 2014

    The day the Election Commission announced poll dates, Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in the national capital, Lucknow and Gujarat. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks panel of experts whether the real battle for 2014 Lok Sabha elections was between AAP and BJP. ...
  • Zynga's FarmVille game coming to mobile this month; Poker, Words With Friends to get a facelift March 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Zynga Inc said on Monday it will kick off a soft launch of its "FarmVille 2: Country Escape" game and two other updated core titles before the end of March - critical first steps as it seeks to remake itself as a mobile gaming company. The games, which include...
  • The Last Word: How serious is the problem affecting the Navy's ships? February 27, 2014

    There was fire on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna at the Mumbai harbour early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the Sindhuratna mishap and several other tragedies that have taken place since the fire on INS Sindhurakshak in August 2013 that killed...
  • The Last Word: After sting operation should opinion polls be banned? February 26, 2014

    After the expose by a private news channel revealed alleged malpractices by survey agencies, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks panel of experts whether opinion polls should be banned in the country or not. ...
  • The Last Word: Has Indian government mishandled the Italian marines' case? February 25, 2014

    In a major relief for the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February 2012, India has agreed to drop the anti-piracy charges against them. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that the marines will not be tried under the...
  • The Last Word: Is Arvind Kejriwal's election campaign clever politics? February 24, 2014

    The Editors Guild of India has issued a notice to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party for the statements made against media. While launching his party's Lok Sabha campaign on Sunday, Kejriwal alleged that there was a nexus between media organisations and some industrialists. ...
  • The Last Word: Fair to criticise Lok Sabha Speaker over Telangana chaos? February 19, 2014

    The Telangana Bill was on Tuesday passed in the Lok Sabha after dramatic scenes with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands to ensure its passage. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs protested...
  • The Last Word: Is Modi's 'Chai Pe Charcha' effective marketing? February 13, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign and spoke to his supporters across the country over a cup of tea. As a part of the campaign, Modi interacted with people at tea stalls through video conferencing at 1000 different locations in the country....
  • The Last Word: Is Kejriwal's charge in gas pricing wrong? February 12, 2014

    The AntiCorruption Bureau of Delhi government has registered an FIR on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's complaint on gas pricing. No individual has been named in the FIR even as Kejriwal's complaint mentions Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Union Minister Murli Deora and Verappa Moily. The FIR has been...
  • The Last Word: Is decision to create Telangana an avoidable mistake? February 11, 2014

    As Parliament continues to get disrupted over Telangana, the Congress has now expelled six Seemandhra MPs for protesting against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. CNNIBN's Karan Thapar asks the panel whether the decision to create Telangana an avoidable mistake or not. ...
  • The Last Word: What is the true state of Indian economy? February 10, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. Growth in 201213 slipped to a decadelow of 4.5 per cent. The economy expanded 4.6 per cent in the first half (AprilSeptember)...
  • The Last Word: Is the PM guilty of packing the Lokpal with Congress loyalists? February 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party continues to oppose government's nominee, senior Supreme Court lawyer Pavani Parameswara Rao, as the chief of anticorruption body, Lokpal. BJP has said that Rao, nominated by the central government, had fought several cases for the Centre in courts as a result of which could prove to be...