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  • Yearender 2014: How the year witnessed a role reversal of fashion, films 15 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Films and fashion go hand in hand and their relationship went a step forward in the year gone by,with designers going behind the camera to make movies and film stars taking to scissors and measuring tapes to showcase their expertise in designing. If Vikram Phadnis crossed over to direct...
  • Yearender: Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt shine in good year for Indian wrestling Yesterday

    New Delhi: A long sabbatical and a rejig in weight categories notwithstanding, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt reaffirmed their dominance at the world stage, which included ending a 28-year gold drought at the Asian Games, even as youngsters showed the quality of Indian wrestling's talent reservoir in a...
  • 2014: A year like never before for e-commerce in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: It's still a small component of India's Rs 38 trillion ($600 billion) overall retail trade industry. Yet, the e-commerce format with sales of Rs 1 trillion ($16 billion) managed to create a buzz in 2014 like never before - not just with mega promotions but also with mergers,...
  • Riteish Deshmukh, Kay Kay Menon, Juhi Chawla: The villains who outshined the heroes in 2014 2 days ago

    In Hindi cinema, a villain makes a hero. He is complete anti-thesis of the lead. Often, the actors who play negative characters outshine the lead actor making their characters memorable. The notion of a typical hero and a villain has changed in Bollywood over the years. Yet, in 2014, there have...
  • Yearender: A year of development for Indian hockey 2 days ago

    Indian men's hockey took giant strides towards reclaiming its long-lost numero uno position with an Asian Games gold, after a 16-year drought, and several memorable victories, but the momentum was marred by an untimely and poorly handled resignation of chief coach Terry Walsh. There was a gloomy start to the year...
  • Yearender: Anand losses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess 2 days ago

    In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at the 41st Olympiad. After losing his World Championship crown in Chennai in 2013, this...
  • Yearender 2014: Lahiri, Rashid rise as Indian veterans struggle in Golf 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Success eluded them on the European and the PGA Tour but Indian golfers enjoyed a decent run in Asia with rising talents Rashid Khan and Anirban Lahiri sharing four titles between them even as some seasoned veterans struggled in a mixed year for the sport. In a season during...
  • Yearender: Jitu Rai rises in all directions as shooters continue to impress 2 days ago

    New Delhi: On and off, here and there, Indian shooters called the shots in 2014, but it was 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai who truly lived upto the sobriquet with a stunning display, leaving the other big guns gazing at the dizzy heights he touched in his annus mirabilis. It was indeed...
  • Yearender: What a difference a year makes for Rory McIlroy 2 days ago

    Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great. The tousle-haired Northern Irishman also ruled the roost two...
  • Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian squash never had it better than 2014 as a bagful of firsts, highlighted by a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, marked a highly successful year for the racquet sport. While the big three -- Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal -- were always...
  • Yearender: Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza grabbed her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title and wrapped up her dream season with the year-end finale trophy even as India's established male tennis players found the going tough in 2014. 28-year-old Sania, who has many firsts to her name, grew further in stature as she...
  • India's football dreams get a boost, Brazil's shattered at home - football in 2014 4 days ago

    Passionate little Brazilian boys cried their last during the semi-final of the 2014 Football World Cup, while little Baichungs in India witnessed the dawn of a brand new footballing era in their nation. For a 10-year-old, his emotions are threatened by the virtue of his birth, by the wavering national...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year 4 days ago

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • These 3 smartphones may outperform your stand-alone cameras 4 days ago

    New York: Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore. Of course, a phone is never going to replace a full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, otherwise known as an SLR. There's just no way to squeeze a powerful, SLR-type lens into the small...
  • Yearender 2014: Cricket on and off the field 5 days ago

    While the year 2014 in cricket will be remembered for many reasons the one incident that made the biggest impact and left every cricket lover in grief was the shocking and unfortunate death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, had scored three Test hundreds for Australia and his untimely...
  • Auto in 2014: After a topsy-turvy year, automakers eye smoother 2015 ride 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Back on its road to recovery after a prolonged downhill journey for most part of 2014, the Indian auto industry is looking ahead for a smoother ride in the new year while building upon an estimated $5-billion investments announced in the year passing-by. Even as the year was drawing...
  • Selfie, the new-age autograph 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Clicking selfies became an urban cultural phenomenon in India during 2014 leaving autographs outdated. Whether it was about flaunting a new hairstyle, telling the world about a brush with a celebrity, a party with friends or visit to a landmark place, clicking selfies was the choice of millions. When superstar Shah...
  • James Rodriguez most searched athlete on Google in 2014 6 days ago

    Madrid: Colombia's football star James Rodriguez was the most searched athlete on Google during 2014. Rodriguez, who had an outstanding Brazil 2014 World Cup and was then signed by Spanish giants Real Madrid in a big money move, was the most searched athlete on Google, said Colombia's local press cited by...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing 6 days ago

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Islamic State link, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance dominate headlines in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Four Kalyan youths joining the ISIS in Iraq, a low-intensity blast in Pune, enhanced underworld threat to Bollywood personalities and the crisis hit NSEL promoter's arrest in an alleged Rs 5600-crore scam were some crime cases that hogged headlines in Maharashtra during 2014. Terror menace resurfaced in the state on...
  • Irom Sharmila's fight agaInst AFSPA, Mary Kom's gold keep Manipur in news in 2014 6 days ago

    Imphal: Terrorist activities including blasts on Republic Day, Irom Sharmila's fast entering the 15th year and boxer MC Mary Kom winning an Asiad gold kept Manipur in news in 2014. Though there was some decline in terrorist activities, nevertheless 13 civilians including five non-Manipuris were either killed by unidentified gunmen or...
  • Yearender: Naxal strikes, sterilisation tragedy overshadowed 2014 for Chhattisgarh 1 week ago

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur. The Raman Singh government remained busy warding off Opposition...
  • Manohar Parrikar's high jump, mining ban, bikini issue kept Goa busy 1 week ago

    Panaji: While Goa remained busy during the entire year for some reason or the other, the unexpected elevation of its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the post of Defence Minister surprised many. Amid the discussion of ban on bikinis on the beaches, Goa's Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar hogged limelight, after he...