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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

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Movie review: Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher impress but fail to save Khoobsurat

Shashanka Ghosh's remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Khoobsurat, starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan, hits theatres on Friday. Despite decent performances from Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Kirron Kher's Punjabi mom-act, the film is not worth your time.

Movie review: The Maze Runner doesn't find its own path

There isn't anything inherently wrong with The Maze Runner. It's just that it does so little to find its own path separate from its dystopia brethren: the teenage rebellion, the coming-of-age metaphors, the heavy sequel-baiting.

Kyoto or Santiago model: Which way Varanasi will go

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kyoto model or state government’s Santiago model, which way will Varanasi go. Varanasi- the oldest living city in the world- is hogging all limelight after it elected PM Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

What’s with gravity and Apple? Early buyer drops iPhone 6 on camera

An Australian, who became the first man in the country to buy the new Apple iPhone 6, dropped his enviable purchase while taking it out of the box on live television.

Tibetan confidence in India has increased, but will Modi give in to China?

As much as the Tibetans are dependent on India — given that the Tibetan exile government is based here, it is also a fact that Tibet remains the missing link in the India-China border dispute.

High-tech gadgets can't keep out burglars, crime-hit S Africans go for coffins

Many properties in crime-ridden South Africa are secured by electronic burglar alarms and high concrete walls topped with high-voltage electric fences, but in the quaint small diamond mining town of Cullinan, coffins are the latest security gadgets.

'So sari': Nirmala Sitharaman loses baggage on AI flight, keeps calm

Union minister of state for commerce and industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia.

Asian Games to open 'Gangnam Style'

'Gangnam Style' singer Psy will headline the Incheon Asian Games opening ceremony on Friday as one of the world's biggest sports events kicks off in a blaze of music and colour.

CBI probe of chit fund scams puts the heat on Odisha journalists

One of the reasons that inspired Saroj (name changed) to opt for a career in journalism against the stiff opposition by his family was his desire to work with big names in the industry.

Daawat-e-Ishq: Five reasons to watch it

Never mind what its box office collections eventually are or whether it will pass muster with the critics, the fact is that Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur's Daawat-e-Ishq will work. Here are five reasons why.

United Kingdom: The story of the historic Scotland referendum in pictures

Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay.

Chinese buyers deprived of launch fanfare lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut

Licensing problems in China meant the global rollout went ahead without the huge and lucrative market, in a blow to Apple which had trumpeted its inclusion in the initial wave of the last iPhone launch.

Kapil Sharma, Krushna are better hosts than me: Salman Khan

Set to host Bigg Boss 8, Salman Khan says that Krushna (Abhishek) or Kapil (Sharma) can be more fun as they use their humour to host shows, 'something they are gifted with'.

Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple

Google and Apple are among internet titans intent on firming up trust shaken by revelations of massive online spying by US officials and by the recent hacking of celebrity iCloud accounts that exposed nude photos.

SRK: The greatest businessman can walk away from a deal if it doesn’t feel right

Shah Rukh Khan, the badshah of Bollywood and the promoter of Kolkata Knight Riders, Kidzania and Red Chillies, believes that a business or a product can be complicated, but it should work simply.
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