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Sep 01, 2014
Irrfan Khan talks about playing Sahir Ludhianvi and Jurassic WorldIrrfan, who recently returned to India after shooting for Jurassic World, is more excited about at least one of his upcoming Bollywood projects than his Hollywood venture.
May 03, 2013
Why do women have to be morally superior: Aparna SenAparna Sen says she doesn't understand why women are either item girls or put on a moral pedestal in our films. She lets it rip about why acting made her cringe, Hindi films today and why none of her films about women apply to her.
Feb 18, 2013
Why Michael Jordan wants to breathe, and why he can't"I can't help myself," Jordan says. "It's an addiction. You ask for this special power to achieve these heights, and now you got it and you want to give it back, but you can't. If I could, then I could breathe."
Feb 14, 2013
Why the IOC likes India's shooting federationIndia's Olympic Association, Boxing federation and Athletics have all fallen afoul of either the government or the Olympic family. Wrestling too is reeling from the shock of being dropped from the Games. Shooting, though, just keeps rolling on.
Feb 12, 2013
Not getting picked is nothing new, says Wasim JafferSome people might have thrown a tantrum. Others might have pleaded to the selectors. Jaffer just got with life.
Feb 04, 2013
Interview: Shiv Kapur wants to be the best in AsiaHaving won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games, essentially giving him the title of the best amateur in Asia, Kapur wants to repeat that feat as a pro.
Jan 04, 2013
Life after Olympics: Vijay Kumar on living as a championFirstpost spoke to Vijay Kumar on life after Olympics — how hard it is to live as a champion, whether India's young shooters are pushing him to the limit and whether he feels there's been a change in the way India treat their Olympians.
Dec 17, 2012
'Rahul Gandhi is completely mediocre, he should find another profession'In an interview with Vivek Kaul, leading historian and public intellectual Ramachandra Guha tackles questions on the Gandhi dynasty, Kar Sevaks and the cowardice of the Indian state.
Nov 16, 2012
Rajini said Thuppakki was brilliant: director AR MurugadossKollywood-Bollywood director AR Murugadoss is on cloud nine. His Diwali Tamil release Thuppakki with Vijay has taken a gargantuan opening and is being hailed by both the masses and the critics.
Oct 31, 2012
Rupesh Shah: From chilling in the billiards AC room to being world champTwo-time world billiards champion Rupesh Shah talks to Firstpost about how he took up the game, what superstitions he follows and how the game can go forward. And believe us, this man is downright funny.