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Story Posted on 26-11-2014

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Kushboo, Congress, DMK, Tamil Nadu

Can Kushboo save the Congress in Tamil Nadu?

Whether in films or in politics, there's no keeping this diva away from the limelight.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Beijing Diary  |  3-minute read
China, International Film Festival of India, Zhang Ziyi

Chinese mega star comes to India (and faces chaos)

After a five hour wait in Mumbai, Zhang Ziyi and her entourage travelled to Goa. Not the best planned of journeys, but her troubles were just getting started.

SPORTS

 |  Gloves Off  |  3-minute read
Cricket, Injury, Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes: In sports accidents happen

It’s strange how accidents occur. When you play outdoor sport, there is a chance of getting injured every minute.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Terrorism, Vaiko, 26/11 Mumbai attack

Was Prabhakaran any less of a terrorist than Kasab?

Our outrage is restricted to only one kind of terror. What else can explain our silence at Vaiko celebrating the LTTE chief's birthday on 26/11?

ART & CULTURE

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  4-minute read
Aditya Chopra, Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, DDLJ

How DDLJ changed Indian mentality on love and marriage

The film ended up setting many standards, which, especially Indian men, have struggled to match up to over the last two decades.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Bollywood Gossip, Sussanne Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Bollywood

Hrithik and Sussanne: Much ado about nothing

It's been a year since the couple broke up. Can we please move on now?

LIFE

 |  The Sideways Door  |  6-minute read
Rains, Season, Poetry

Letting the geosmin out of the bottle

Like the seasons, what we have is what we must live with and so to the poems themselves.

Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa

Jaya gets the memo on Tamil Nadu Assembly special session

Our cartoonist sketches the landscape of Indian politics with his wicked pen.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Book Extract, 26/11 Mumbai attack

26/11: Southern Army Commander's terror tourism during Mumbai attack

Sandeep Unnithan's book Black Tornado reveals that Lt Gen Noble Thamburaj toured the Taj Mahal Palace hotel with his wife on November 28, 2008 even as NSG commandos engaged four terrorists there.

POLITICS

 |  Desert Dunes  |  4-minute read
BJP, Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje

Why Vasundhara Raje can't shake off those rumours

Rajasthan's chief minister is the latest victim of a whispering campaign.