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  • e lounge Rewind: Bollywood stories of 2014 January 1, 2015

    In a special edition of e lounge watch the Bollywood in year 2014. ...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' to 'Children of War': 10 films of 2014 that deserved better January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: These films of 2014 deserved better and should have got a larger audience. 1. Ugly: A beautiful portrait of the darkest areas of the human heart, where greed, guilt and gluttony scamper freely for space. Anurag Kashyap's film was swamped by the "PK" wave that hit the theatres at year-end....
  • 2014 unforgettable year for fight against graft in China: Xi Jinping December 31, 2014

    Beijing: Describing 2014 as an "unforgettable" year for China for its anti-graft campaign targeting hundreds of officials, President Xi Jinping on Wednesday promised to implement new judicial reforms to provide justice to common people, saying "there is no turning back". Xi, in his New Year speech telecast nationwide, underscored the...
  • Football in 2014: Winners and Losers December 31, 2014

    The 2014 chapter of the beautiful game is at a close leaving us, as always, with some amazing memories on and off the field. Being a World Cup year, 2014 was four times over special and provided plenty of footballing brilliance throughout the calendar. Coupled alongside were stories of extraordinary...
  • Affordability, user experience to rule smartphone market in 2015 December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to a big market forcing a crash in the priceline, India showed its might in the smartphones arena during 2014 with companies launching a plethora of affordable devices, but it also embraced the pricey new models of iconic iPhone with equal enthusiasm. In the new year,...
  • Sporting highs of 2014: Celebrating India's Champions December 31, 2014

    As the year 2014 ends, CNN-IBN celebrates the triumphs of Indian athletes at the world stage. ...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • 2014: The year of Narendra Modi, Mars Mission and Kashmir floods December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's journey to New Delhi is the biggest story of the year 2014. Like an ambitious general, he came, he saw and he conquered the throne of Delhi in May 2014. He not only won the race to the post of Prime Minister, he also...
  • Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl: The 6 master filmmakers of 2014 December 30, 2014

    As the saying commonly goes, 'the Director is the captain of the ship'. And as the captain, the director has to steer the ship (in this case, the film) in the right direction so the audience understands and gets entertained by his vision. Many a times, a director makes or breaks...
  • Yearender 2014: The most striking events in the world of sports December 30, 2014

    From Brazil's tearful ouster from the football World Cup 2014 to Indian hockey's glory at the Asian Games, the year 2014 was a nothing short of a roller-coaster journey for world sports. Here's a recap of some of the most striking events in 2014 from the world of sports: Germany Football World...
  • Kangana Ranaut, Rani Mukerji, Priyanka Chopra: Actresses who stole the show in 2014 December 30, 2014

    It is the manner in which they infuse life into scripted characters that makes actors truly great. The year 2014 saw many heroines imitating characters and emotions, but only a few left an impact by bringing dialogues alive, by playing characters in the real way, and not ending up being...
  • India's champions: Sporting highs of 2014 December 29, 2014

    India won 57 medals at the Asian Games while Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won four world titles this year. ...
  • Yearender 2014: How the year witnessed a role reversal of fashion, films December 28, 2014

    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 December 27, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 25, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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...