Thanks to the film’s half-baked treatment, it is reduced to appearing like a flight of fancy of an impulsive wastrel than an ambitious dream of a strong-willed genius, writes Nishi Tiwari. Towards the end of Vibhu Puri’s directorial debut Hawaizaada, the protagonist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade (Ayushmann Khurrana) is bidding his sister-in-law farewell before he finally takes flight. “Tum ja rahe ho (You’re leaving)?” the teary-eyed bhabhi asks him. He nods yes. Rediff.com, 1 month ago
When Barack Obama lands in Delhi for the Republic Day celebrations, he will be taken along the city’s prime esplanade in a vehicle fitted with a special night-vision system, tear gas cannons, steel wheels, a blood bank holding the president’s blood type and its own oxygen supply. Obama’s Cadillac limousine, or the ‘Beast’, as the US Secret Service likes to call it, will be used to ferry him during the course of his visit to India. Obama’s, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Beaten back in their usual area of operations, Somali pirates are “shifting their location” towards India, but the country is watchful to deal with such threats, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said. “Today’s threats are not traditional. Somali pirates, after being neutralised by various countries’ navies, are shifting their locations towards India. Because their (shipping) lanes are heavily guarded, they have moved 30-40 nautical miles, although they still are ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Seeking to expand its footprint in the strategic Indian Ocean, India on Wednesday agreed to help Seychelles in mapping its hydrology reserves under four agreements signed during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who launched a coastal surveillance radar project to boost security cooperation with the island nation. Prime Minister being received by President James Michel of Seychelles. Photograph: MEA India/Facebook The PM also announced that India will give a second Dornier maritime ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. Photograph: Lautaro Salinas/Reuters One of South America’s most active volcanoes in southern Chile erupted on Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high in the sky, putting authorities on high alert. A column of ash and rock particles shot up to three km into the sky. However, the initial violent eruption was short-lived, and geologists said a major lava flow was unlikely. ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The Beast goes wherever the United States president travels. So whether or not Barack Obama follows protocol and hops into his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee’s ride to head out for the Republic Day parade, the potently-luxurious limousine will be around the corner.Here are 10 things you should know about Cadillac One, the US president’s official car:Windows: The windows on Obama's limo are reportedly 5 to 6 inches thick, bomb-proof, and can withstand armour-piercing bullets.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Today in the market you will thousands of varieties of tyres, so picking the right type of tyre for your vehicle and individual driving needs may seem daunting. Take a look at this guide to the different tyres available and the points to consider when choosing your new tyres. How to identify your vehicles’ tyre size Tyres have a code system etched into their sidewall, which allows you to understand their technical capabilities. Section Width: It’s the width of the tyre in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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