Javed Anand


A slice of daily life & pragmatic affairs

His art unleashes an interesting colour scheme. From the jugglery of monochromatic black and whites to a mixed palette of bright, vivid hues, talented young artist Nandan Purakayastha has ambled in abundance to conceive an assorted array of evocative paintings and drawings.

Rani is on a weight loss spree for Mardani

Rani Mukerjee has been asked to shed those few extra pounds for her upcoming film Mardani. Apparently, she has been assigned a trainer to make her fit for the action scenes in the films.

Battle for Bangladesh

Through a majority verdict on August 1, a three-judge bench of the Dhaka high court cancelled the registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh.

Delhi Smashers rope in 5 juniors

With the idea of providing exposure to talented youngsters from the national capital, Krrish Delhi Smashers have included five junior players from the city in their team for the inaugural Indian Badminton League, to be played across six cities from August 14 to 31.

Man dubbed 'Godfather of Heroin' dies in Myanmar

Yangon (Myanmar): A man dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government and slapped with financial sanctions for allegedly helping prop up Myanmar's brutal former military junta through illeg

Rambo to Mogambo

The Bharatiya Janata Party is desperate and under pressure its slip is showing. In response to the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Ishrat Jahan case — which contains shocking quotes and details, including the fact that five cops of the Ahmedabad Crime Branch fired 70 rounds from automatic and semi-automatic weapons at 19-year-old Ishrat and three others — the BJP has chosen to show scant regard for judicial procedure.

Breath of new life

Our body is a giant storage mechanism for emotions, traumas, memories and knowledge.

Book on King Arthur written in lost chapel

A medieval book which popularised the story of King Arthur may have been penned in a lost Oxford chapel, experts believe.

Another closure report, another cover-up?

On April 10, a Delhi court rejected, for the second time, the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2009, claiming it could not find any credible evidence to chargesheet Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for his role in the massacre of innocent Sikhs in the nation’s capital in 1984. The CBI has been ordered to reinvestigate yet again.

A new dawn after dark travails

In his book Rights from Wrongs, noted American lawyer, jurist and political commentator Alan Dershowitz rejects the idea that basic rights and freedoms are an “inalienable gift” to us from our creator, or something “inherent” in our nature.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.