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Once penniless in Mumbai, now a crorepati!

1 At age 17, Prem Ganapathy left his native place Nagalapuram in Tuticorin without informing his parents in the pursuit of making money, after a person promised him a job in Mumbai. Destiny, however, willed otherwise. There was no job as the man promised. Instead he was abandoned in Bandra, a Mumbai... [Read More]

Megan Fox got a bit nudie for Armani

megan-fox-armarni Phew! Looks like Megan Fox has finally popped out of her boring box and hopped back on the sexy bus for this new Armani campaign. Thank God. We were getting a little bit worried about her. Especially when we saw pictures of her taking her stepson (yawn) Kash out for organic breakfast. This... [Read More]

Review: Despite refreshing performances, Dhobi Ghat is a letdown

dhobi-ghat With Dhobi Ghat, Kiran Rao finally gives Mumbai a film that represents its true hues and tints. With its subtlety and style, one would be mislead by the title to assume that the film is about the washer folk of Mumbai, but it’s not! The Dhobi- Munna (Babbar) is only a part of the huge canvas... [Read More]

A Field Study of the Chinese Tiger Mom

Tiger-Mom-baby Imagine an elementary school-aged girl sitting on a piano bench. Her toes barely scrape the floor beneath her, yet she obediently bangs away at the keys through tears, somehow forcing her little hands to span octaves. Behind her looms a livid woman screaming about how lazy and unmotivated... [Read More]

Steven Tyler gets ‘Idol’ off to a fun start

steven-tyler-enters-rehab Contrary to many expectations, “American Idol” might not be worse off with the judges’ panel for season 10. If nothing else, it’s definitely different. Oh, don’t worry — most of the story lines are the same. The sob stories, the annoying teenagers, the surprising... [Read More]

The names of 2,000 secret account holders in Swiss banks, including individuals and corporates from the UK, Asia and the US, were on Monday handed over by a former banker to WikiLeaks.

rudolf-elmer The names of 2,000 secret account holders in Swiss banks, including individuals and corporates from the UK, Asia and the US, were on Monday handed over by a former banker to WikiLeaks. Rudolf Elmer, a former employee of Switzerland-based Bank Julius Baer, said these rich account holders... [Read More]

‘Harry’s Law’: Kathy Bates, On Television, With a Gun

harry's low David E. Kelley’s learned a couple of things in three decades of pumping out television shows: lawyers are weird, funny people; American viewing audiences will often accept quirk as a substitute for character development; and a sense of justice is more important than the fine points... [Read More]

Owen Wilson is a dad!

owen-wilson Owen Wilson has become a father. The Little Fockers star’s girlfriend Jade Duell gave birth to a healthy baby boy who they have named Ford Linton Wilson on Friday in Hawaii. The baby, who weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, was reportedly born naturally via a water birth at their oceanfront home... [Read More]

The Social Network, a drama about the founding of Facebook, won the Golden Globe for the year’s best drama

the-social-network-men The Social Network, a drama about the founding of Facebook, won the Golden Globe for the year’s best drama, ensuring it heads into the home stretch of the Hollywood awards season as the hot Oscar favourite. It also won the best original score, beating Indian music maestro... [Read More]

Zodiac update wasn’t meant to create such a stir

zodiac Feeling dissatisfied with your horoscope lately? Like it doesn’t quite fit? Like it’s not the real you? Maybe your sun sign has changed. At least that’s the theory proposed by Minnesota astronomer Parke Kunkle that went viral on the Internet earlier this week. Kunkle’s... [Read More]

A recent study has revealed that seven out of 10 couples are simply too exhausted for sex.

sunset couple A recent study has revealed that seven out of 10 couples are simply too exhausted for sex. Feeling too tired to enjoy those intimate moments with your better half? Well, if you’re living in Britain you are not alone. A recent study has revealed that seven out of 10 couples are simply... [Read More]

People wade through a water in flood-stricken street in Sao Paulo, Brazil:Brazil flood death toll hits 250

brazil-fllod Flooding and mudslides triggered by days of flooding in southeastern Brazil has killed as many as 250 people, most of them in a mountainous region near Rio de Janeiro. Heavy tropical rain sent hillsides sweeping into towns and rivers broke their banks in the Serrana mountain region, north... [Read More]

Inspiring story of a blind Indian man who completed his mba

17-ashish-goyal-1 Years ago as an NMIMS Mumbai student, during placements a corporate house told Ashish Goyal to find himself a job in the government sector, since it has a quota system for the physically challenged. Having turned blind in his teens because of an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa,... [Read More]

A list of Auctioned Players in IPL india series

10pic1 The 2011 Indian Premier League Players’ Auction proved to be a blessing in disguise for the top cricket stars around the world.A total of 127 players were sold in the two-day auction at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore, while 12 players were originally retained by the franchises ahead... [Read More]

WordPress challenges users to post a daily blog – could you do it?

blog Blogging platform WordPress has issued a challenge to its users for 2011: “to write more, write more”. It is launching the Post a Day and Post a Week ‘campaigns’ to get users into the habit of writing. WordPress is encouraging users to tag their posts with either “postaday2011” or “postaweek2011”... [Read More]

Deena makes a splash on Jersey Shore as she ‘accidentally’ strips and starts a fight with Sammi

jersey-shore-new-crew She had only been in the Jersey Shore house a few hours, but new girl Deena Cortese was quick to make a splash in tonight’s third season premiere. The 23-year-old best friend of series star Snooki stripped off in front of The Situation, put the moves on Vinny in the hot tub... [Read More]

Why is it that a bad boy is so appealing to a girl?

Why is it that a bad boy is so appealing to a girl? Narcissistic, thrill-seeking and deceitful men are the kinds that sweep women off their feet because they associate these traits with masculinity, according to a new study. Adrian Farnham, a professor of psychology at University College London, argued... [Read More]

A quick roundup of smartphones that were released in 2010, smartphones that are due for launch in the New Year

29sld-htc-mozart-desire-hd A quick roundup of smartphones that were released in 2010, smartphones that are due for launch in the New Year and pathbreaking technologies that promise to produce clean energy inexpensively and transfer high-speed data on photon networks instead of fibre optics.HTC to launch... [Read More]