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Sachin can't stay away from the field, bowls at Mumbai Indians nets in Dubai

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was seen bowling at the Mumbai Indians nets alongside son Arjun at the International Cricket Council (ICC) academy in Dubai. The master blaster will be seen wearing his No. 10 jersey in the team's dugout.

US teen asks Miss America Nina Davuluri to be his date, suspended from school

Patrick Farves asked Davuluri to the annual end of the year dance and gave her a plastic flower when she was speaking to students at the school's auditorium. Davuluri replied "maybe later".

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: 2 States' story is its weakest link

In 2 States, the story is the weakest link. The film is bolstered by talented actors, gorgeous songs by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, nice styling, sumptuous production design and a few sparkling moments. And yet it is a slog.

Movie review: Tenaliraman is meant for Vadivelu fans

Comedian Vadivelu returns after a two-year hiatus with a double bonanza in Tenaliraman (Tamil), based on a popular folklore. However, director Yuvaraj Dhayalan juxtaposes history (atmosphere, costumes, bigamy) with the modern (issues, scams, poverty). 

From Kissa Kursi Ka to Nayak: top 10 gripping political dramas

As politics evolved in India, so did films based on political realities. While Emergency inspired satire and rebellion, today is more about aam aadmi and his DIY spirit. This election season, we bring you the 10 most politically inspired films which came out of Bollywood.

Technology controls our lives: interview with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman

Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman don’t give many interviews. One of the rare occasions was when  HT’s film critic, Anupama Chopra, spoke to the two for their upcoming film, Transcendence.

Former Apple chief plans low-priced mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market.

Kangana Ranaut stopped at Delhi airport over undeclared, expensive bags

Kangana Ranaut loves high-end fashion labels, and that landed her in trouble recently. We’ve learnt that the actor was stopped by custom officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport for “not paying ­custom duty on some expensive goods”.

No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it's called snow volleyball.

Movie review: Dekh Tamasha Dekh is an honest take on Hindu-Muslim relations

This is not a film about niceties. The narrative chews industriously on the political issues. Stark, ironical and gripping, Dekh Tamasha Dekh is the film Govind Nihalani would have made if only he had the freedom to call a spade a spade.

If not P.K. or Bombay Velvet, which film will now release on Christmas?

Till a few days back, Christmas weekend was set to see three big films — Aamir Khan’s P.K., Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet and John Abraham’s Welcome Back. Now, all three have been moved to different dates, leaving the coveted Christmas weekend open.

Movie review: Damaal Dumeel is a reasonably good dark comedy

Close in the footsteps of dark comedies such as Soodhu Kavvum and Moodar Koodam, comes Damaal Dumeel, which unlike its contemporaries, may not be exceptional but still has what it takes to be applauded for the effort.

Easter pain, revival not just symbolic to crisis-hit Greeks

In churches around the country, religious symbolism takes on a very practical relevance for those still struggling from four years of austerity, ever since the country nearly went bankrupt in 2010.

Golden lie: man tells doc he swallowed bottle cap, gold bars found instead

In a bizarre case, doctors of a city hospital found 12 gold biscuits each weighing 33g inside the abdomen of a 63-year-old businessman. The businessman had come to the hospital for surgery, stating that he had swallowed a water bottle cap.

SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA.

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