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True grit Tejas: he beat pain to win 'India's Strongest Man' title

After an accident left him with 42 fractures and three shattered vertebrae, doctors said Tejas Jaishankar would barely be able to walk. Two years since, he has won a title called India's Strongest Man which involves weightlifting and exercises. Here's his story.

Movie review: skip 2 States, read the novel instead

So you liked Chetan Bhagat's novel 2 States or simply love Alia/Arjun and want to watch their chemistry on-screen? But is this Abhishek Varman's directorial debut worth your time and money? Not really.

Inside a BJP war room: A day in the life of a candidate

Uday Singh is fatigued. It is 3.30 in the afternoon and the BJP two-term MP from the constituency cannot even keep his eyes open. He has had less than three hours of sleep and addressed over three dozen corner meetings the previous day.

Movie review: Johnny Depp disappoints in Transcendence

Transcendence is ambitious and begins with a rich, if preposterous, storyline. However, soon clichés kick in and intelligence goes right out of this film on artificial intelligence. A listless Depp doesn't help either, write critics.

Hema Malini's three-minute speech that ended with 'stage gir raha hai'

She turned up two hours late, and had to finish her speech mid-way as the stage on which BJP candidate and Bollywood actor Hema Malini was standing on collapsed partially.

Disco Dancer to campaign against Disco King Lahiri

In 1982, they collaborated for the first time. But 32 years later, in 2014, Mithun Chakraborty, the hero of Disco Dancer, and Bappi Lahiri, its music composer, are on the opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth

The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists.

Iran mother spares life of son's killer after campaign

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

Let’s see what difference National Award makes to my career: Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar Rao won the National Award for Best Actor. "I cannot express my feelings in words," he says, adding that he "never anticipated" this. In this interview, he tells us what acting means to him, and why he doesn’t want to be in the public eye all the time.

Second Earth? NASA finds planet in habitable zone that could have liquid water

The exoplanet, located some 500 light years from Earth, orbits in what is seen as the sweet spot around its star: not too close and not too far, so it could have liquid water, considered a crucial component to possibly hosting life.

Tipplers' day: Dry Gujarat high on liquor this election

The state governed by BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has recorded third-highest seizure of liquor among all states and union territories, the Election Commission disclosed on Thursday.

Amitabh Bachchan deserves Dadasaheb Phalke: Lata Mangeshkar

She was prompt in expressing her elation at Gulzar being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The legendary singer, however, says, "Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) deserves it. Unko milna hi chahiye (He should get it)."

Ranbir Kapoor may star in Hirani's biopic on Sanjay Dutt

Director Rajkumar Hirani plans to make a biopic on Sanjay Dutt. Reports suggest that Dutt's wife Manyata will co-produce the biopic with Hirani and Ranbir is likely to play the lead.
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