Aralam Wildlife Sancturay, Kannur
Aralam Wildlife Sancturay, Kannur

Kerala wants to open the tourism gateway to Malabar

Chitra Narayanan

Plans ₹325-crore project to promote the region, attract more tourists »

Will Tubelight strike it rich?

Actor Salman Khan strikes a pose during the promotion of his film 'Tubelight' in Mumbai on Friday

Meenakshi Verma Ambwani

Will Tubelight brighten the box office in keeping with the records set by its lead actor Salman Kha... »

Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight in demand before release

A poster of Salman Khan’s Tubelight

Bindu D Menon

Salman Khan’s Eid release Tubelight seems to hitting the right note even ahead of its release. The ... »

With Holo Eye app, doctors can peek into 3D eyes


Eye treatment is set to gain greater depth and better results thanks to a new device that helps doc... »

How social media fed the frenzy of ‘plastic rice’

Aishwarya Valliappan

A WhatsApp video clip showing a ball of rice, allegedly made of plastic, bouncing off a wall went v... »

How Parsis, with Persian roots, flowered in Indian soil

Historical evidence shows the migration of the original group of Parsis to Gujarat occurred around 7th Century AD

M Somasekhar

Genetics has confirmed what has been believed for long — that the ancestors of Parsis living in India and Pakistan, migrated centuries ago out of erstwhile Persia or modern-day Iran.The common geneti... »

How a mix of traditional wisdom, new-age tools created the blockbuster ‘Baahubali’

Spinning a tale (from left) Film maker Rajiv Menon, Director of Baahubali SS Rajamouli, and Producer Shobu Yarlagadda at a discussion on ‘Making of a Pan-India Blockbuster’, organised by the Chennai International Centre on Friday. - Bijoy Ghosh

Our Bureau

What went into the making of an all-time hit in the Indian cinema industry — some traditional wisdom and new age tools apparently, going by what Director SS Rajamouli, and Producer Shobu Yarlagadda sh... »

India No 2 in number of obese kids; China tops table

Press Trust of India

India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after China, according to a study, which found that 14.4 million kids in the country are over-weight. Globally, over two billion c... »

Shah Rukh, Salman, Akshay in Forbes’ highest earning celebrities list

File photo of Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan


The Forbes list of the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2017’ has been topped by American rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs »

Chinese city adopts one-dog policy

People need to register their pooch for USD 59 (400 yuan), a move aimed at prohibiting them to keep 40 big breeds like mastiffs and German shepherds.


With pet dogs emerging as a “serious social problem” in a city in eastern China, authorities today adopted a one-dog policy to control the pooch population. Qingdao city adopted the policy under w... »

His pictures tell a thousand tale of pollution in the air

Engineer-turned-photographer Zou Yi with his sky images - Photo: M Ramesh

M Ramesh

Zou Yi will never forget December 1, 2015. It was the day he got a staggering 130 million page views for his post.It was a post on the Chinese social media websites, Weibo and Wechat, not very differ... »

‘Super dad’ Tendulkar joins UN campaign on fathers

Press Trust of India

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar joins a roster of global celebrities, including David Beckham and Novak Djokovic, for a special UNICEF campaign that highlights the critical role played by fathers in child... »

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to release on July 28

A still from the movie ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’


After a long fight with Censor Board, Konkona SenSharma and Ratna Pathak Shah starrer “Lipstick Under My Burkha” has finally got a release date. The Prakash Jha production will release on July 28.Pro... »

Kamal sees the big picture in small screen

Kamal Haasan will soon be hosting the Tamil version of Bigg Boss

Swathi Moorthy

For sheer diversity and reach, television is far ahead, says the veteran actor »

Dasari Narayana Rao passes away, aged 75

Film director Dasari Narayana Rao

M Somasekhar

Former Union Minister for Coal and one of the pillars of Telugu cinema industry, Dasari Narayana Rao, passed away today at the age of 75 in Hyderabad. In a career spanning 45 years, Dasari excelled... »

Actor Kamal Haasan to be Bigg Boss host in TN

Amazon opens first brick and mortar bookstore in New York

India faces shortage of eye specialists

Former James Bond actor Roger Moore dies

Car boot sale diamond ring to fetch £350k

Retaining new hires is HR heads’ biggest headache

Don’t be disappointed if I don’t join politics: Rajinikanth

Justin Bieber arrives in India

Aadhaar may be mandatory for some services at Tirumala

G Naga Sridhar

Even as debate rages over Aadhaar and its mandatory usages, the biometric identity number is gaining prominence in the Abode of Lord Balaji.The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is toying with the ... »

Cattle slaughter rules drive Dharavi’s leather businesses to cheaper options

Leather ‘boutiques’ that line Dharavi’s main road are reeling under the impact of the cattle slaughter ban imposed in May. - VIVEK BENDRE

Urvashi Valecha,MumbaiJune 12

Dharavi, the second largest slum in Asia, is also home to as many as 20,000 small-scale units manufacturing garments, leather goodsand plastic items. As the debate on cattle slaughter rages on TV cha... »

Asha Bhosle’s wax statue to feature at Madame Tussauds Delhi

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle. File Photo


The wax figure will be built with the help of over 150 specific measurements and images. »

Jnanpith winner CiNaRe dead

Our Bureau

Jnanpith award winner and noted Telugu film lyricist C Narayana Reddy, 85, passed away here on Monday. Popularly known as CiNaRe, Narayana Reddy started his career as a lyricist with NT Rama Rao’s... »

I watched ‘Dangal’ and liked it: Chinese President Xi tells Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday.


Chinese President Xi Jinping today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched Aamir Khan— starrer sports drama Bollywood film Dangal and liked it. Dangal, which was released in China on May ... »

Losing weight is a science of sleep and diet, says Facebook’s Umang Bedi

Umang Bedi, Managing Director for India and South Asia, Facebook

Priyanka Pani

The social media company’s MD shed 26 kg with the right food »

Dylan sends Nobel lecture required for prize money


Music icon and Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan has delivered his Nobel lecture, the only requirement to claim the money that comes with the prize, the Swedish Academy stated on Monday. “The sp... »

Indian-American Ananya Vinay wins Spelling Bee title

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California celebrates after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, US.


Ananya captured the 90th championship title by correctly spelling “marocain” »

Kohli, Dhoni, Raina and Yuvraj in ESPN World Fame 100 list

Our Bureau

India cricket captain Virat Kohli, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, have found places in this year's ESPN World Fame 100 list that made its debut last year.While Kohli i... »

Swedish satire ‘The Square’ wins Palme d’Or

The Square’s director Ruben Ostlund reacts after winning the Palme d'Or award winner at 70th Cannes Film Festival.


“The Square” is an often hilarious satire exploring creative liberty, free speech and the blurred lines between the sexes »

ZooZoo ads stole the thunder this IPL

Multinational toy-makers go slow on manufacturing in India

Rajinikanth, Pa Ranjith’s next film is titled ‘Kaala Karikalan’

Everest’s steep rock ‘Hillary Step’ collapses

Kerala woman chops off man’s genital to check rape bid; CM calls it ‘brave act’

An out-of-the-box ‘kitchen garden’ idea takes root

An app to shield kids from ‘dark web’

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