Aseem Chhabra's recommendations for the Mumbai film festival. Writer Suketu Mehta loves to narrate a joke Shah Rukh Khan shared with him about the late filmmaker Mani Kaul. During the making of Idiot (Ahamaq, 1991), the Bollywood star, then a newcomer, was shooting a scene on a beach looking at the sunset. Before the shot, he asked Kaul how he should act. According to Mehta, Kaul asked Khan not to look at the first wave approaching him. He then told the actor not to look at the second wave ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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COLORS’ marquee reality show Bigg Boss has had the entire nation waiting in anticipation ever since the announcement that its gates have been opened to the 'aam aadmi' to participate as contestants. As the show launches this weekend to create history, ...DNA, 1 week ago Meet the Bigg Boss 10 contestants Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Pooja Bhatt’s irrepressible cuteness, Rekha’s amusing cartoon, Asha Bhosle’s super songstress power, Akshay Kumar’s sparkling white sneakers and shaved chest find a mention in Sukanya Verma's weekly column. Monday My family loves to do both -- show off and test my movie knowledge from time to time. So I am not entirely taken aback on receiving an SMS from the husband inquiring, ‘Which Aamir Khan movie had the mention of Raman Raghav in it?’ Dil Hai ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
It’s good for diversifying portfolio and saving for long-term goals With gold prices touching Rs 3,134 per gramme, investors who had put money in the first tranche of the sovereign gold bond (SGB) issue have gained 18 per cent in 10 months. If you add the 2.75 per cent interest that the government pays on the initial amount, the first year’s returns are around 21 per cent. With every tranche, the investment mobilised has been increasing. The fourth series saw the highest investment ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
United States Department State said on Tuesday that about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on the country’s compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of emails recovered during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recently closed investigation into Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server. US District Court Judge Amit P Mehta was told by government lawyers that a few of 30 newly recovered emails were not included in the 55,000 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘The players themselves know it was a disappointing show’ IMAGE: Manika Batra of India. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters. Conceding that the performance of the Indian team in the Rio Olympics table tennis competition was not up to his expectations, former National coach Kamlesh Mehta, on Thursday, said it does not mean they should not have taken the flight to Brazil. "Yes, the players themselves know it was a disappointing show. We expected at least two of them (four in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The suspected security breach happened through a malware in the systems of Hitachi Payments Services, which serves ATM network of Yes Bank Hit by an unprecedented ATM security breach, several public and private sector banks have recalled or blocked over 32 lakh debit cards to safeguard their customers from any financial fraud, while the government has sought from them details of all necessary safety measures. Bankers said the recalled cards include those that have been replaced as a ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
On Thursday, a group of young men travelling in a car ran over three girls, killing one and seriously injuring two others. It was around 5 PM, when three girls were on their way to coaching classes on cycle. The girls were cycling on National Highway 41 near ...DNA, 4 days ago
Two persons were killed after a major fire broke out in a residential building in a posh south Mumbai on Tuesday, with firefighters rescuing 11 residents trapped in the blaze. IMAGE: A firefighter tries to douse the flames at Maker Tower in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI/Twitter As per preliminary information, the 20th floor flat, in which the fire broke out, belongs to the family of Bajaj Electricals chairman Shekar Bajaj, Chief Fire Officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade, P S Rahangdale said. The fire ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Pakistani troops on Saturday violated the ceasefire by firing on a forward post along the Line of Control in Poonch district, leaving an army jawan injured. “There was firing on forward area in Krishnagati-Mendhar sector along the LoC by Pakistani troops in which an army man was injured this morning,” Inspector General of Police (Rajouri-Poonch range) Johny Williams said. However, Defence PRO Col Manish Mehta said there was no ceasefire violation. The ceasefire violation took place ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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