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Movie review of Mardaani: Too much drama dilutes the essence

Now, the filmmakers are concentrating more on realistic stunt scenes, but is this enough to bring mainstream Bollywood at par with foreign action films?

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.

Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea

A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday at Guhalipal village, about 110 km from Bhubaneswar.

Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay

Hyenas feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar -- one of Islam's holiest cities that is holding out against the pressures of the modern world. But change is coming, and campaigners are working hard to preserve Harar's unique history and traditions.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seriously injures firefighters in US

Local media said that two firefighters were moving the apparatus after the Ice Bucket Challenge when a power arc occurred near the power lines, striking and seriously injuring them.

Drunkest state Kerala going off booze, to be fully dry in 10 years

The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled in 4 yrs; Indian went there to die in 2011

Germans and Britons make up the bulk of the numbers opting to come to Switzerland to end their lives through assisted suicide, while the case of one Indian 'suicide tourist' has also been recorded in 2011, according to a new study.

Haider: Watch Shahid, Shraddha in Bismil

Gulzar is creating magical lyrics even at the age of 78. The latest proof of his sheer genius is the brand new song Bismil from director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider.

Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.

British stuntman hangs from crane, captures breathtaking view of Bangalore

It may seem scary, but James Kingston scaled the crane with effortless ease and continued to climb the less-than-a-foot-wide strip of metal in a video released by Epic TV as part of the adventure series 'On the Edge'.

Giant set to bring Rs. 10.6-lakh cycle to India

Top bike maker Giant is set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put a Harley Davidson to shame — Rs. 10.6 lakh.

The face of terror: What is Islamic State and what it wants

Key questions and answers about the Islamic State group that beheaded American journalist James Foley, and that US President Barack Obama described as a 'cancer'.
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