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With a barrage of upcoming big-ticket releases, Bollywood's attempt at reviving theatrical business is evident
Entertainment

With a barrage of upcoming big-ticket releases, Bollywood's attempt at reviving theatrical business is evident

Decoding what the bunch of theatrical releases for mainstream Bollywood films means for the future of an enthusiastic film industry that is only too keen to get back on its feet.

Netflix's Love, Death and Robots highlights the luxury of ambition that animated shows enjoy
Entertainment

Netflix's Love, Death and Robots highlights the luxury of ambition that animated shows enjoy

Netflix's Love, Death and Robots may be the latest high-profile advertisement for the things that animation can achieve.

Market carnage: Don't blame IL&FS alone for the blood bath; a disaster was already in the making
Business

Market carnage: Don't blame IL&FS alone for the blood bath; a disaster was already in the making

If IL&FS had not happened, the markets had enough triggers to decline nevertheless –- rich valuations, rising oil, plunging rupee, Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) sales, emerging markets selloff, China

Sikkim border dispute: Indian Army deploys 2,500 more soldiers to site while China hints at Kashmir unrest
India

Sikkim border dispute: Indian Army deploys 2,500 more soldiers to site while China hints at Kashmir unrest

The Sikkim border dispute between India and China is showing no signs of letting up.

GST explainer Part-III: Will it be win-win for all or will some states, businesses lose out?
Business

GST explainer Part-III: Will it be win-win for all or will some states, businesses lose out?

The transition to a new tax regime will involve some disruption and this will be more keenly felt by small businesses which have only just started recovering from demonetisation

Donald Trump’s 'terrible, horrible' dog days have made him unstoppable
World

Donald Trump’s 'terrible, horrible' dog days have made him unstoppable

Donald Trump is no ordinary man. He is a master negotiator. The 70-year-old businessman can be ruthless with rivals and plays hardball: these traits were forged during the businessman’s ‘terrible, horrible’ stretch of personal and financial troubles more than two decades ago and have now propelled him to the Republican nomination.

Budget 2016: Elections cometh to UP, politics maketh Arun Jaitley
Politics

Budget 2016: Elections cometh to UP, politics maketh Arun Jaitley

If one goes by Arun Jaitley's budget speech utterances, it can safely be assumed that “politics makes the finance minister”.

By using 'azadi' slogans to target the left, the govt has mistakenly boosted 'azadi' sentiment in Kashmir
Politics

By using 'azadi' slogans to target the left, the govt has mistakenly boosted 'azadi' sentiment in Kashmir

The government’s inept handling of the situation in JNU has given a fillip to secessionists in Kashmir.

Seven signs that Congress is on the verge of a nervous breakdown
Politics

Seven signs that Congress is on the verge of a nervous breakdown

Here are seven tell-tale signs just from last week of a party that appears to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

John was hallucinating when he wanted to release Madras Cafe in Chennai
Entertainment

John was hallucinating when he wanted to release Madras Cafe in Chennai

There is no point in arguing who is right and who is wrong. The Tamil groups and parties are justified in their outrage — the Sri Lankan Tamil issue is a genuine political issue in the state.

Why India needs to tread cautiously while strengthening ties with US
World

Why India needs to tread cautiously while strengthening ties with US

India and the United States will have their fourth strategic dialogue in New Delhi on 24 June. John Kerry will be on his maiden India visit since being appointed US Secretary of State to meet his Salman Khurshid.

Compared to 2G, farm loan waiver isn't even a scam
Economy

Compared to 2G, farm loan waiver isn't even a scam

By 2G and Coalgate standards, the farm loan waiver scheme's blemishes, as outlined by CAG, are not quite a scam. But they raise more intriguing questions.

Gen Singh prepares for an after-life with big-bang exit
India

Gen Singh prepares for an after-life with big-bang exit

Even as Army Chief Gen VK Singh raises more controversies preparatory to his retirement, he is clearly signalling a robust role for himself for the future

Theory M: Modi, Mamata, Mulayam, Meira, Mukherjee, Mid-term polls
Politics

Theory M: Modi, Mamata, Mulayam, Meira, Mukherjee, Mid-term polls

Nothing makes sense without a conspiracy theory to connect all the M's doing the rounds: Mamata, Mulayam, Meira Kumar, Mukherjee, Modi - and Mid-Term polls.

LIC money: Is it for investors' benefit, or Rahul's election?
Politics

LIC money: Is it for investors' benefit, or Rahul's election?

LIC is being used by the government as its private piggy-bank to fund high subsidies that are ultimately intended to serve the political purpose of Rahul Gandhi.

Firm linked to RTI activist's murder has Pawar shareholding
Business

Firm linked to RTI activist's murder has Pawar shareholding

Previous investments by Pawar and his family in Lavasa Corporation, Panchshil Realty Group and City Corporation have proved controversial

Sonia's official income could be between Rs 50-75 lakh
Breaking Views

Sonia's official income could be between Rs 50-75 lakh

The public's curiosity about Sonia Gandhi's tax returns is unlikely to be satiated. However, we have our own estimate of how much she could be earning officially.

Subbarao to play Santa 2 weeks late; CRR cut in early Jan?
Economy

Subbarao to play Santa 2 weeks late; CRR cut in early Jan?

Given extremely tight liquidity conditions and soaring short-term rates, the RBI has no option by to ease liquidity by cutting the cash reserve ratio.

What's Pranab smoking? Will Sonia okay his budget cuts?
Economy

What's Pranab smoking? Will Sonia okay his budget cuts?

The finance ministry wants to cut the fiscal deficit to 4.1 percent next year. It is impossible at a time of economic slowdown and Sonia Gandhi surely will not allow it.

Nitish steals Modi's growth thunder, but Guj still miles ahead
Economy

Nitish steals Modi's growth thunder, but Guj still miles ahead

Nitish Kumar is stealing Gujarat's growth rate thunder, but Bihar is so small in terms of size, that its impact on the India story largely relates to labour costs.