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Why large amounts of money are better understood in suitcases and trunks than in banks or numbers
Opinion

Why large amounts of money are better understood in suitcases and trunks than in banks or numbers

Most brains find it hard to process large numbers, so the news that the ED brought in 20 trunks to seize the money found, revealed the actual volume of cash stashed in the house of the confidante of the now-arrested senior West Bengal minister

'Brands still want to encash the Harshad Mehta character': Pratik Gandhi
Entertainment

'Brands still want to encash the Harshad Mehta character': Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi discusses Bollywood debut Bhavai, why he misses theatre, and struggling to escape the shadows of Scam 1992.

Bombay HC stays police probe against Sony Pictures on allegation of criminal defamation in Scam 1992
Entertainment

Bombay HC stays police probe against Sony Pictures on allegation of criminal defamation in Scam 1992

Karad Urban Co-operative Bank, in a complaint, that alleged that in one of the episodes of Scam 1992, a logo similar to that of the complainant bank was displayed in the background and this has caused serious damage to the bank's reputation.

The Big Bull movie review: A 'Harshad Mehta' biopic that ties itself in knots to seem balanced
Entertainment

The Big Bull movie review: A 'Harshad Mehta' biopic that ties itself in knots to seem balanced

The Big Bull's questionable production values – including glaring use of CGI – stare off the screen from pretty early in the narrative.

The Big Bull teaser: After Scam 1992, Harshad Mehta's world is the subject of this Abhishek Bachchan film
Entertainment

The Big Bull teaser: After Scam 1992, Harshad Mehta's world is the subject of this Abhishek Bachchan film

The Big Bull comes roughly a year after Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, a 10-part series, directed by Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta on feeling 'empowered' after Scam 1992, and telling stories that do not pander to a mainstream audience
Entertainment

Hansal Mehta on feeling 'empowered' after Scam 1992, and telling stories that do not pander to a mainstream audience

For Hansal Mehta, while the story of Harshad Mehta's aspirations was an extension to his upbringing in a middle class Gujarati family, Chhalaang was a project he undertook to have fun, and not overthink.

Scam 1992 actor Pratik Gandhi on playing Harshad Mehta and transitioning from regional to national fame
Entertainment

Scam 1992 actor Pratik Gandhi on playing Harshad Mehta and transitioning from regional to national fame

"When you play a character like Harshad Mehta, who is my first big character that has reached so many viewers, the audience thinks that is who I am. So my real challenge starts now. I want to create and consistently deliver characters filled with complex human emotions."

Hansal Mehta on adapting real-life story for Scam 1992: I could relate to Harshad Mehta's aspirations
Entertainment

Hansal Mehta on adapting real-life story for Scam 1992: I could relate to Harshad Mehta's aspirations

Hansal Mehta, who made his digital debut with SonyLIV series Scam 1992, says he treats "human nature in a holistic manner with empathy" while adapting real-life stories for screen.

Scam 1992 review: SonyLIV show on Harshad Mehta mistakes jargon for complexity
Entertainment

Scam 1992 review: SonyLIV show on Harshad Mehta mistakes jargon for complexity

In spite of all the research, Hansal Mehta's show never quite transports us into Harshad Mehta's mind.

Eminent Supreme Court lawyer, ex-law minister Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95; last rites to be performed this evening
Politics

Eminent Supreme Court lawyer, ex-law minister Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95; last rites to be performed this evening

Veteran Supreme Court lawyer and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday morning at his residence in New Delhi. Jethmalani was 95. He is survived by his son Mahesh Jethmalani, a noted lawyer, and a daughter. His other child, Rani Jethmalani, had passed away in 2011

'Exceptional lawyer, iconic public figure': Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Rajnath condole Ram Jethmalani's death, pay tributes to ex-law minister
India

'Exceptional lawyer, iconic public figure': Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Rajnath condole Ram Jethmalani's death, pay tributes to ex-law minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express condolences to his family, friends and admirers

Coffee Day Enterprises ropes in ex-CBI official to scrutinise books of accounts; harassment charges to be probed
Business

Coffee Day Enterprises ropes in ex-CBI official to scrutinise books of accounts; harassment charges to be probed

Earlier, Coffee Day Enterprises had appointed global accounting firm EY to scrutinise the books of accounts of the company and its subsidiaries.

Hansal Mehta to make directorial debut on digital platform with an adaptation of book The Scam
Entertainment

Hansal Mehta to make directorial debut on digital platform with an adaptation of book The Scam

Hansal Mehta is set to make his directorial debut on digital platform with The Scam, based on India's biggest securities scams of 1992.

Harshad Mehta to Vijay Mallya to Nirav Modi: Lessons NOT learnt by India’s incompetent public sector banks
Business

Harshad Mehta to Vijay Mallya to Nirav Modi: Lessons NOT learnt by India’s incompetent public sector banks

In a hurry to garner business, PSUs conveniently forgot the golden rules of the game and looked at the celebrity status of borrowers like Mallya and Modi rather than at their assets against the loan.

PNB MD can't be taken at face value: Here's why Sunil Mehta can't merely blame junior staffers for Nirav Modi row
Business

PNB MD can't be taken at face value: Here's why Sunil Mehta can't merely blame junior staffers for Nirav Modi row

PNB MD Sunil Mehta needs to clarify whether “clean, responsible and responsive banking” needs the establishment of a system of checks and balances.

Kunal Kemmu says making a biopic on Ram Jethmalani's life is a 'huge responsibility'
Entertainment

Kunal Kemmu says making a biopic on Ram Jethmalani's life is a 'huge responsibility'

Kemmu says they were initially unsure about bringing Jethmalani's story to life but they firmly believed that it deserves a cinematic adaptation.

Ram Jethmalani retires: From smuggler's lawyer to anti-corruption activist, the maverick's legal career
India

Ram Jethmalani retires: From smuggler's lawyer to anti-corruption activist, the maverick's legal career

On Saturday, noted jurist Ram Jethmalani announced that he was retiring as an advocate. This piece looks at some of the highlights of his legal career.

Budget 2017: Will Arun Jaitley's decision to reduce cash funding to political parties make an impact?
Business

Budget 2017: Will Arun Jaitley's decision to reduce cash funding to political parties make an impact?

Unless the source of the Rs 2,000 contribution is known, the ceiling does not matter

CBI likely to set up cybercrime branch in Mumbai
News & Analysis

CBI likely to set up cybercrime branch in Mumbai

In view of increasing cybercrime cases, CBI is mulling setting up a special branch in Mumbai to probe such offences, its director Anil Sinha said on Monday.

Sensex crashes 1,624 points: The biggest ever market fall explained in seven graphics
Business

Sensex crashes 1,624 points: The biggest ever market fall explained in seven graphics

The top Sensex loser by points was ICICI Bank, followed by Reliance Industries, Infosys and HDFC.