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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep on Sunday.

My parents criticise my work: Alia Bhatt

"Both, my mother Soni Razdan and father Mahesh Bhatt, are critical of my work. They have a certain opinion, but they never praise me. They will never be the first members of my fan club," the 2 States actor said.

What if your phone's battery never let you down

If you thought NoMo (No Mobile) was world's biggest phobia, think again. The new neurosis is BAD (Battery Almost Dead). Thankfully, the good news is that the nightmare of a dead phone battery is soon going to be over, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Dutch student sells his 'data soul' for £288 at auction

A Dutch student has auctioned his 'data soul' - all his personal information, including medical records, emails and social media chats - for a total of £288 - as a comment on privacy and the value of personal data.

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.

Lewis Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Of Amar-Prem and Crime master Gogo: 20 years of Andaz Apna Apna

You know you grew up in the Nineties if Amar-Prem brings back images of the characters portrayed by Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna. It’s been 20 years since the movie's release and we still can't get enough of it. Here’s why we still love Andaz Apna Apna.

Fatal Facebook love: deluded young man kills self and mother of three

A youngster shot a woman dead after befriending her on social networking website Facebook without knowing that she was married and was also a mother of three children.

Why not to get married around election time

When the Kabilans and Prasads started planning Harish and Archa’s wedding seven months ago for April 18, they factored in a thousand little things but forgot all about the biggest hurdle of all — the 2014 general elections.

Love and life in urban ghettoes: Delhi IAS villages

Rajinder Nagar, Mukherjee Nagar... these urban ghettos are where thousands of starry-eyed IAS aspirants from all over India land feet first. Here, they spend most of their 20s pursuing the civil services dream. Meet some of Delhi's diehard IAS-wallahs.

A fresh palette: Japanese comic art form Manga finds a devoted following in India

Manga, the Japanese comic art form, is finding a devoted following in India, amid a growing number of dedicated clubs, libraries and cosplay or comic costume events.

Lights, camera, Andheri: the springboard of Bollywood strugglers

If you're a Bollywood hopeful, here's where to take the mahurat shot. Welcome to Andheri, the Mumbai suburb that is every struggler's springboard to Bollywood. After that, how you direct your life's film is up to you.

Elections make addicts overstay at Punjab rehabilitation centres

Fearing free distribution of drugs and liquor during elections, the families of drug addicts are prolonging their stay at various deaddiction, counselling and rehabilitation centres across the state by 30-35 days.

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.

An ‘accident’ that gave him the post, not the power

The critical question that hasn’t been addressed in Baru's book is: Has the book uncovered the dark hidden secrets of the Manmohan Singh prime ministership or simply acknowledged a reality that was staring us in the face, writes Karan Thapar. PMO ups the defence ante, says Singh is King
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