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Why Boston killings got more coverage than any other story(The Funny Side)

Why Boston killings got more coverage than any other story(The Funny Side)

Many people noticed that the international media was shockingly selective in its news coverage this month. This columnist knows the mindset of foreign correspondents intimately, so here’s an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on the subject that just took place in a dark corner of my imagination. Q: Hundreds of people were killed recently in tragic bombings and […]

England badminton coach all praise for Gopichand and Saina

England badminton coach all praise for Gopichand and Saina

New Delhi, April 26  England’s chief coach Jokob Hoi has hailed Pullela Gopichand for changing the Indian badminton scene and is all praise for the country’s Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal. Talking to IANS, Hoi said Indian badminton owes its success to Gopichand, an All-England Champion. The Englishman feels Indian badminton has grown rapidly in […]

‘Midnight’s Children’ – a very collaborative affair: Salman Rushdie

‘Midnight’s Children’ – a very collaborative affair: Salman Rushdie

Washington, April 21  Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel “Midnight’s Children”. He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film’s all-knowing narrator. Yet he says it’s Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta’s film. She “absolutely” took over once the script was done, Rushdie told IANS in […]

Tell me about my weaknesses through social media: Modi

Tell me about my weaknesses through social media: Modi

New Delhi, April 8  Stating that no human being was perfect, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that he too had shortcomings and invited people to point them out through social media. “No human being is perfect. Everyone has some weakness or the other. I too have shortcomings,” Modi told the women’s wing of […]

Education cannot be a business product: Kalam

Education cannot be a business product: Kalam

Kolkata, March 18  Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said here that education should not be treated as business and called for an integrated delivery of education at the primary level by involving parents, students and teachers. At an interactive session with students and teachers of National High School here as part of its centenary […]

Walking ramp is unnerving: Gul Panag

Walking ramp is unnerving: Gul Panag

New Delhi, March 14  Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Gul Panag, who Thursday walked for designer Urvashi Kaur at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) says that walking the ramp is something that she has never wanted to do. The five-day fashion extravaganza started here Wednesday. “It was bit of unnerving to […]

“Seeking to double Australia India trade’ – CRAIG EMERSON

“Seeking to double Australia India trade’ – CRAIG EMERSON

Federal Minister for Trade and Competitiveness spoke to Indian Herald Editor, Rohit Revo regarding his recent trip to India. Minister, you are a Doctorate in economics from the Australian National University. Does this make your job easier or does it make it more difficult? As a Trade Minister it’s an asset. I spent my years […]

Too many people doing too many fashion events: Tarun Tahiliani

Too many people doing too many fashion events: Tarun Tahiliani

New Delhi, Feb 19  The glamour may be intact but the multiplicity of fashion events has diluted the seriousness of the business, says veteran designer Tarun Tahiliani, who believes that too many people are putting up shows “that are very badly organised”. “I don’t think we have lost the glamour (of fashion weeks). What has […]

More to life than box office success: Vivek Oberoi

More to life than box office success: Vivek Oberoi

New Delhi, Feb 17  In a film career spanning 10 years, Vivek Oberoi has played diverse roles, witnessed ups and downs, successes and failures, but he says nothing is more gratifying than being able to aid society and work towards its betterment. Indulging in social work and supporting charitable causes helps him move away from […]

Indian cinema is still a cottage industry: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Indian cinema is still a cottage industry: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

New Delhi, Feb 13 The Indian film industry, pegged at over $3 billion, produces over 1,000 movies annually. But acclaimed filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra describes it as a “cottage industry” and believes it will really evolve when it crosses the phase of “intellectual bankruptcy”. Indian cinema completes a century of its existence this year and […]

I’m a huge fan of commercial cinema: Ayushmann Khurrana

I’m a huge fan of commercial cinema: Ayushmann Khurrana

Mumbai, Feb 5 “Vicky Donor” actor Ayushmann Khurrana says he has no specific plans in place but would love to do “realistic roles” in commercial films. “I would like to do every kind of cinema. I am a huge fan of commercial cinema as well. There is no plan, but whatever excites me, I go […]

I want to sing with Amitji: Lata

I want to sing with Amitji: Lata

By Subhash K. Jha Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has launched her music lable LM Music, which has already taken off in a big way. She says her immediate plans are to sing with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bahchcan other than releasing a ghazal album and creating a platform for children who are seen on reality shows. […]

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