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Giving A New Bite To The Apple: Tim Cook Turns 57

Not just an industrial engineer, not merely a developer, rather a business executive in the top echelons of the great American dream, Tim Cook turns 57 today. But one wonders whether November 1, 2017 would be an off day for…

Can Hamilton Masakadza, Fresh From Scoring 147, Make It Count?

He has often cheaply surrendered his wicket albeit having all the power and skill in his craft to hold on for longer periods on the middle. But he has also struck 5 promising Test match hundreds, combining class and flair…

Decoding The Keanu Reeves Enigma

Clean talking, slightly withdrawn if not aloof, simplistic and utterly uncomplicated. There is really a barrage of salutations one can construct about Keanu Reeves, rather, about his usually calm disposition in life. He doesn’t party, at least, not that much, is…

Verstappen Triumphs As Mexico Crowns Lewis World Champion

It was a race that was perhaps expected to be a belter of a contest between Vettel and Hamilton. It was a contest where one had expected Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to dominate from the very start, having set a blistering…

Recollecting 7 Classic Kimi Raikkonen Moments

These are interesting times in Formula 1. The FIA have unleashed a new wave of technical shifts in a game powered by high-speed action and nerve-wrecking excitement. Bernie is gone. American ownership is here to stay. No more does one…

Why Anurag Sinha Is An Actor You Don’t Meet Everyday But Wished You Did?

It’s the breezy Juhu Novotel on a bright sunny morning. Mumbai is buzzing as always. I wait with great interest to interview an actor, who’s time- I think has come. I’m certain, it isn’t my assessment alone, rather also of…

Why Is Kallis The ‘Jack’ Of All Trades?

More runs than Lara or Sachin, more hundreds than Ponting or Sangakkara, more achievements than Inzamam, Mark Waugh or Andrew Flintoff- just how big is Jacques Kallis as a cricketer? As the South African legend turns 42, ever so coyly…

Love, Hope, Fun & Zest: Germany Has It All In Oktoberfest

You can take a beer mug out of Germany but not Germany out of a beer mug. Implicit in the culture of Deutschland is a penchant for beer: often regarded as the world’s favourite beverage. Not that Beer was invented…

Meet The Fastest Man Between The Wickets: MS Dhoni

You have seen him smash monster sixes. You have seen him shackle the stumps even before the batsman could have an idea of having missed the ball by some margin. You have also seen him living it up with opponents,…

Pakistan Scores a Self-Goal. In a Shocker, FIFA has Banned Pakistan

Pakistan. Does the name bring some incitement to the mind, or does it work up some excitement? We’re no one to decide; best that you take a call. But whether Pakistan suffers from a polarisation or not- a thing can…

The Prince of Trinidad is Back: Brian Lara Hits a Big One in UAE

In a world where there’s hardly been a dearth of kingly nicknames- The Master Blaster, The Wall, Punter and, The Rawalpindi Express, there was but one Prince; the famous Prince of Trinidad and Tobago. A thorough entertainer, a world-class batsman…

Smart City Projects Of Africa That Are Driving Change, Turning Heads

In the modern 21st century, a term rather an expression of growth that one is likely to run into on more occasions than running into a crocodile in a swampy area is Smart City. There’s a Smart City everywhere, nearly…

5 Famous F1 Drivers Who Began Their Own Racing Teams

If you thought F1 drivers only raced for established racing outfits or marquees, then think again. While speed, agility and, that drive to counter challenges to reach the top of the podium keep drivers on the tenterhooks, nothing could be…

Controversial, Curiously Engaging, Enticing: What’s It About Sexy Durga that’s Creating Buzz?

If you want to understand this world, try unlocking the heart of a woman. But don’t stop there; try unlocking the deepest emotions that lie buried in this chaotic anatomy of our being. Philosophical? Very Sylvia Plath or Jean Paul…

More Than Bond, Not Just 007: 5 Classic Daniel Craig Movies

For some he is a rescuer of the James Bond franchise, for others, he spelt doomsday for inarguably the most famous spy that’s ever-lived on screen. Often misunderstood, often admired, but, always a thrill- whether cozying up to beauties to…

Why 2017’s Dodge Viper Is Your Fire And Ice On 4-Wheels?

It’s not just any sports car. It’s a handcrafted Dodge Viper, for heaven’s sake. That might sound like a rebuke but is just a faint way to separate an amateur racecar from a proper sports car- something you would lean…

Singapore Says Yes To Nokia, As The Iconic 3310 Reaches The Merlion

It has been a giant of Finland and, undoubtedly an enigma in the realm of telecommunications and mobile phone industry. Once, it seemed, the only person who wasn’t using a phone made by this maker was only that person who…

Not Just Kangaroos! 5 Surprising Inventions Of Australia That’ll Thrill You

Australia. What comes to your mind when you hear this country’s name? Cool beaches? It’s energetic vibe? Fox Sports broadcasts? That warm, accepting culture? An Easy-going, beer guzzling, sport loving country; Australia is all this and more. To its critics,…

5 Drivers That Became Talking Point At Suzuka, The Japanese Grand Prix Of 2017

From conceding no race-retirements in the past two grands prix of 2016 and 2015 to having not one but three cars retiring by lap 9, Suzuka unfurled an unpredictable and topsy- turvy race on Sunday, 8 October, typical of its thrilling DNA. ​ In winning…

Jackie Chan, Your Favourite Action-Comic Superstar Confirms Big News

You have seen him kick butt, jump from buildings, break bones of baddies like tiny pieces of cucumber and, make silly, laughable passes at women in entertaining you endlessly. If Rush Hour made you laugh as much as thrilling you…

Is Morne Morkel South Africa’s Most Under-Appreciated Modern Cricketer?

For a team dubbed, perhaps unfavourably as ‘chokers’, his imposing frame is enough to choke his opposition’s scoring rate. He has been playing for over a decade in a side that relies on his physicality to terrorise batsmen-pushing them to…

A New Wave Of Chaos Strikes New York Businesses: Swastika-Marked Hate Letters

In life, we often encounter things that we would rather keep a distance from. A safe distance rather, truth be told.  Among these could be objectionable phrases, dirty limericks, outrageous outfits, expletives, culturally objectionable symbols and lamentation of one’s religion. The…

Rosberg Returns, Lewis Doesn’t Care: Suzuka To See Nico Back In Action

He’s charming, young and, successful. Girls love him; guys want to be like him. He speaks myriad languages, parties around the world and, balances multiple relationships- that of being a certain Keke Rosberg’s son, Vivian’s husband and recently, a dad…

This American Tale Of Courage And Selflessness From Vegas Will Make Your Day

October might not always be remembered as the nicest time in America’s history. Particularly when would speak of what transpired at Las Vegas in the recent days. Dull, hopeless and full of grim- the city of lights and grandeur has…

Munnabhai’s Comeback: Sanjay Dutt and Rajkumar Hirani Confirm News About 3rd Munnabhai Film

Who would’ve thought that a harmless comedy in 2003- a time where cheesy romantic flicks were flooding Bollywood and fans- would sweep fans off their feet? But then, not every movie was or can be like Munnabhai M.B.B.S.? Right? Not…