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The story of that Indian-origin barrister, George Edalji, has now been dug up in detail and brought to life in a new book by London-based historian-author Shrabani Basu(Amazon)

New book uncovers Indian mystery probed by Sherlock Holmes author

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Arthur Conan Doyle was drawn to investigate just one real-life crime during his lifetime and it involved a British Indian man wrongly accused of a series of mysterious crimes in an English village in the early 20th century.
Robert Downey Jr says that he believes in “aesthetic distance” and that he is not Tony Stark in real life(Photo:Shutterstock)
Robert Downey Jr says that he believes in “aesthetic distance” and that he is not Tony Stark in real life(Photo:Shutterstock)

Playing Iron Man was hard and I dug deep: Robert Downey Jr

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 05:14 PM IST
The actor says his 10-year long run as Iron Man has been creatively satisfying but he has to move on now
Footfairy movie review: Gulshan Devaiah in a still from the film.
Footfairy movie review: Gulshan Devaiah in a still from the film.

Footfairy movie review: Gulshan Devaiah-starrer murder mystery aims big, achieves little

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Footfairy movie review: The Gulshan Devaiah film aims to be a captivating thriller about a psychotic murderer who takes away the feet of his victims as mementos.
Enola Holmes movie review: Henry Cavill, Millie Bobby Brown and Sam Claflin in a still from the new Netflix film.(ROBERT VIGLASKI /LEGENDARY ©2020)
Enola Holmes movie review: Henry Cavill, Millie Bobby Brown and Sam Claflin in a still from the new Netflix film.(ROBERT VIGLASKI /LEGENDARY ©2020)

Enola Holmes movie review: Forget Superman, Henry Cavill is Sher-locked into a new Netflix franchise now

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Enola Holmes movie review: Millie Bobby Brown’s first film as producer, also starring Henry Cavill, is an energetic and empowering update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.
Adapting a 500-page novel is no easy task as some scenes or instances which work so well in the books, just don’t translate to the screen sometimes.(Unsplash)
Adapting a 500-page novel is no easy task as some scenes or instances which work so well in the books, just don’t translate to the screen sometimes.(Unsplash)

Books to screen: 2020’s films and TV shows inspired by popular books

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Screen adaptations of some books have become so popular that it might be forgotten that these stories were originally books. Adapting a 500-page novel, however, is no easy task as some scenes or instances which work so well in the books, just don’t translate to the screen.
Children use the Holmes Method to observe things around them. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Children use the Holmes Method to observe things around them. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Life Hacks: Be like Holmes, and Watson

Hindustan Times | By Charles Assisi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:59 AM IST
As kids, we are a lot like the detective’s assistant - emotional and instinctive. As adults, we mustn’t lose all that to cold logic.
Millie Bobby Brown stars as Sherlock Holmes’ sister in Netflix’s Enola Holmes.
Millie Bobby Brown stars as Sherlock Holmes’ sister in Netflix’s Enola Holmes.

Enola Holmes first look: Henry Cavill, Millie Bobby Brown star in Netflix’s reinvention of Sherlock Holmes

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin and Helena Bonham Carter star in Netflix’s Enola Holmes. Here’s your first look.
Arjun Kapoor looks menacing as Sherlock Holmes.
Arjun Kapoor looks menacing as Sherlock Holmes.

Arjun Kapoor transforms into Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes in a ‘pretty special’ artwork

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 08:17 AM IST
Arjun Kapoor shared a cool artwork on his Instagram that showed him as Robert Downey Jr’s version of Sherlock Holmes.
Mysskin and Vishal successfully worked in Thupparivaalan.
Mysskin and Vishal successfully worked in Thupparivaalan.

Mysskin exits Thupparivaalan 2 over budget constraints, Vishal takes over directorial duties

Hindustan Tiumes, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Mysskin has quit Thupparivaalan 2 over budget constraints. Actor Vishal will direct the reminder portion of the film.
Pankaj Tripathi with wife Mridula and their daughter.
Pankaj Tripathi with wife Mridula and their daughter.

Pankaj Tripathi shares romantic post for wife on Valentine’s Day: ‘I gifted her a hair band 26 years ago and it worked’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 08:18 PM IST
Pankaj Tripathi shared a special post for his wife and their daughter on Valentine’s Day. Check it out.
Steven Moffat (left) and Mark Gatiss met at a party in the late 1990s and quickly became friends. They have worked together on Doctor Who, Sherlock and now Dracula, which is currently streaming on Netflix.(Getty Images)
Steven Moffat (left) and Mark Gatiss met at a party in the late 1990s and quickly became friends. They have worked together on Doctor Who, Sherlock and now Dracula, which is currently streaming on Netflix.(Getty Images)

The power of two: Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 06:24 PM IST
The screenwriting duo have made it their business to give modern makeovers to iconic fictional characters from the past. After Sherlock Holmes, it’s time for an upgraded Count Dracula.
Vishal in a still from Thupparivaalan 2.
Vishal in a still from Thupparivaalan 2.

Vishal’s Thupparivaalan 2 to be entirely shot in London

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Thupparivaalan 2 will see Vishal return as detective Kaniyan Poogundran, modelled after Sherlock Holmes.
Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans, on the set of Avengers: Endgame.
Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans, on the set of Avengers: Endgame.

Robert Downey Jr on why he, Chris Evans left MCU: ‘We had to get off, we opted to’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr has said that he doesn’t like talking about his legacy, especially when compared to Marvel co-stars Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.
Mysskin poses outside the Sherlock Holmed Museum.
Mysskin poses outside the Sherlock Holmed Museum.

Mysskin begins scouting locations for Vishal’s Thupparivaalan 2. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 07:50 PM IST
The location scouting for Vishal’s Thupparivaalan 2 has begun. Director Mysskin is in London to check out possible locations for the film’s shoot.
Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes 3 finds director in Rocketman’s Dexter Fletcher

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Dexter Fletcher, who most recently directed Rocketman and stepped in as Bryan Singer’s replacement on Bohemian Rhapsody, will direct Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes 3.
Henry Cavill in a still from The Man from UNCLE.
Henry Cavill in a still from The Man from UNCLE.

Man of Steel star Henry Cavill to play Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes film with Millie Bobby Brown

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 05:55 PM IST
Superman star Henry Cavill will play Sherlock Holmes in an upcoming adaptation of the Enola Holmes books, about Sherlock’s younger sister.
Pankaj Tripathi is set to fly to Scotland with wife Mridula and daughter.(Facebook)
Pankaj Tripathi is set to fly to Scotland with wife Mridula and daughter.(Facebook)

Pankaj Tripathi to holiday with wife, daughter in Scotland before beginning 83 shoot in London

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:23 PM IST
Before Pankaj Tripathi’s begins shooting for Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83 in London next month, the actor is taking a break with his family in Scotland.
Vishal and Shraddha Srinath will be the lead pair in Irumbuthirai sequel.(Instagram)
Vishal and Shraddha Srinath will be the lead pair in Irumbuthirai sequel.(Instagram)

Vishal ropes in Shraddha Srinath for Irumbuthirai sequel

Hindustan Times | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 04:24 PM IST
The sequel of Vishal’s blockbuster Urumbuthirai will feature Shraddha Srinath and him as its leading pair.
Vishal and Mysskin will soon work in Thupparivaalan 2. Seen here, the two with director Sundar C.
Vishal and Mysskin will soon work in Thupparivaalan 2. Seen here, the two with director Sundar C.

Vishal and Mysskin meet in Turkey to discuss about Thupparivaalan 2, see pic

Hindustan Times | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 02:02 PM IST
Filmmaker Mysskin and actor Vishal will soon work in Thupparivaalan 2. See their picture from Turkey where they met and later discussed the project.
Young voters of Lucknow on Tuesday said they will step into the shoes of iconic fictional detective Sherlock Holmes when indelible ink is applied on their index finger during the general election.(Dheeraj Dhwan/HT Photo)
Young voters of Lucknow on Tuesday said they will step into the shoes of iconic fictional detective Sherlock Holmes when indelible ink is applied on their index finger during the general election.(Dheeraj Dhwan/HT Photo)

Lucknow: Young Sherlocks to home in on right choice

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 01:07 PM IST
Elementary strategy: Students say they will vet candidate’s credentials, look into criminal records and promises kept before making the final decision
John Travolta as the mobster John Gotti in a still from Gotti.
John Travolta as the mobster John Gotti in a still from Gotti.

John Travolta, Donald Trump score Razzie nominations, ahead of Oscars 2019

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 09:18 AM IST
The nominees for the 2019 Razzies, held as a tongue-in-cheek precursor to the Oscars, included John Travolta, Will Ferrell and Donald Trump.
Who has played the iconic characters the best in the TV shows and movies?(Pinterest)
Who has played the iconic characters the best in the TV shows and movies?(Pinterest)

The Taste With Vir Sanghvi: Batman, Superman, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and the best actors who’ve played them

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 01:01 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi writes about the iconic characters like Hercule Poirot, Batman, Superman, Sherlock Holmes, Wonder Woman and James Bond, in movies and TV shows and the best actors who have played the roles.
Former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of killing more than 100 patients in his care, arrives with his lawyer Ulrike Baumann, in the courtroom, on October 2018 in Oldenburg, Germany.(AFP Photo)
Former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of killing more than 100 patients in his care, arrives with his lawyer Ulrike Baumann, in the courtroom, on October 2018 in Oldenburg, Germany.(AFP Photo)

German nurse admits to killing 100 patients out of ‘boredom’

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 05:17 PM IST
Niels Hoegel, has already spent nearly a decade in prison for other patient deaths, and is accused of intentionally administering medical overdoses to victims so he could bring them back to life at the last moment.
Priyanka Chopra shared her favourite books to have been adapted into movies on Instagram. Hint: It’s a detective novel. (AP)
Priyanka Chopra shared her favourite books to have been adapted into movies on Instagram. Hint: It’s a detective novel. (AP)

Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor reveal their favourite movies based on books

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Janhvi Kapoor and others reveal their all time favourite book-to-movie adaptations.
Tattooed hipster(shutterstock)
Tattooed hipster(shutterstock)

Excerpt: Shapeshifters; On Medicine & Human Change by Gavin Francis

Hindustan Times | By Gavin Francis
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Our minds and bodies change constantly. This excerpt from a book that charts human transformations looks at tattooing
Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes) and Lucy Liu (Joan Watson), stars of the serial, Elementary, set in New York.(Getty Images)
Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes) and Lucy Liu (Joan Watson), stars of the serial, Elementary, set in New York.(Getty Images)

Now, a female Watson

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2018 09:34 PM IST
The pros and cons of a female Watson
English actor Jeremy Brett as the violin-playing detective Sherlock Holmes.(Getty Images)
English actor Jeremy Brett as the violin-playing detective Sherlock Holmes.(Getty Images)

In between cases, he played the violin...

Hindustan Times | By Vasudev Murthy
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:47 AM IST
Music was very important to Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)

A discovery of India via Conan Doyle: What coloured Sherlock Holmes creator’s views on India

By Debkumar Mitra
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Was Sherlock holmes an unwitting mouthpiece of his creator Conan Doyle’s colonial theories?
Actress Rachel McAdams plays Irene Adler in the film, 'Sherlock Holmes.'(Getty Images)
Actress Rachel McAdams plays Irene Adler in the film, 'Sherlock Holmes.'(Getty Images)

For Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler was always ‘the woman’

Hindustan Times | By J Alfred Prufrock
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:47 AM IST
The King of Bohemia is enchanted by her. Sherlock Holmes considers is impressed by her. In the entire Holmes canon, Adler is a unique figure
Mark Strong in a still from Sherlock Holmes.
Mark Strong in a still from Sherlock Holmes.

Is Mark Strong the new James Bond villain? Trainer spills the beans

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 02:15 PM IST
Mark Strong’s personal trainer might have let the cat out of the bag and revealed that the veteran actor, who has played several onscreen villains, is joining Daniel Craig in Bond 25.
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