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Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Expendables 3 is worth a watch

The muscle-bound gang of ageing action icons reunites for the third instalment of the testosterone-charged franchise. Setting out to reassert that age doesn’t matter. The Expendables 3 breaks no new ground, but is marginally more entertaining than its predecessors.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Best thing about Mardaani is the performances

Post-interval, the story derails considerably. By the time we get to the climax, we are fully in avenging angel territory. And, just like in Singham Returns last week, the solutions suggested are problematic.

Noted Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 81

The 81-year-old writer, a die-hard socialist till the end, was hospitalised 10 days ago after he developed an infection in his lungs and bloodstream. He was on dialysis over the last three years after both his kidneys deteriorated.

25,000 flats on offer in DDA’s biggest-ever housing scheme

Delhi Development Authority announced on Friday that it will launch its biggest ever housing scheme on September 1, which will have more than 25,000 flats priced between Rs. 5.40 lakh and Rs. 1.2 crore.

Washington Post editorial board no longer using word 'Redskins'

The Washington Post editorial board will generally avoid using the word 'Redskins' when referring to Washington's football team, it announced on Friday, saying the term denigrates Native Americans.

Delhi's Gymkhana Club may be shut on pollution charges

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee said the club was using bore wells without authorisation, and had failed to ensure adequate waste management, reuse of treated wastewater and rainwater harvesting.

Davids and Goliaths: A look at the US Open first round draws

With the US Open only three days to go, here is a look at some of the players hoping to cause first round upsets at the last Grand Slam of the season at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Chennai for some, Madras for some: A City for everyone

Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.

Monkey doesn't own his selfie: US regulator over Wikipedia row

A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has caused a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie.

Movie review: Life is Beautiful, but not with overdose of overacting

Apart from the lack of a strong screenplay to build the plot into a sustainable movie, Manoj Amarnani's directorial debut Life is Beautiful has a painful overdose of overacting.

How ice bucket challenge opens new door to connect with donors

Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

When Ranveer Singh danced naked

In an interview with HT, Ranveer Singh talks about his personal life, professional life and explains why he was caught dancing naked in his hotel room in Spain recently.

Phelps 4th in first final back at international meet

Michael Phelps placed fourth in his first international final since coming out of retirement, with Cameron McEvoy upstaging the most decorated swimmer of all time to take the 100-meter freestyle title at the Pan Pacific championships.

Assess value of a medal, don't make our athletes beg for awards

Isn't this rather sad? A player lives with the dream of playing for the country. Then he or she works hard to win a medal for it. But even after winning a medal for India, they have to prove they deserve to be selected for an award. Former India hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey shares his views.

Movie review: Mel Gibson steals the show in Expendables 3

Sylvester Stallone and his numerous comrades ensure that the film is packed with enough action and firepower. It is the story, screenplay, performances and dialogues which lack muscle.
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