Category archives: Entertainment

WoW. In the Surf

We humans are drawn to the shoreline, to live and to play. Some of us have even found a home in the waves, riding on gentle swells or braving roaring mountains of seawater. Surfing has been a part of human lives for centuries and is enjoyed around the world today. The stormy summer we’ve had this year provided some spectacular (if dangerous) conditions for surfers, many of them captured in […]


The truth Johnny Depp wants to hide about the real-life Tontos: How Comanche Indians butchered babies, roasted enemies alive and would ride 1,000 miles to wipe out one family

    Comanche Indians were responsible for one of the most brutal slaughters in the history of the Wild West     However, Johnny Depp wants to play Tonto in a more sympathetic light The 16-year-old girl’s once-beautiful face was grotesque. She had been disfigured beyond all recognition in the 18 months she had been held captive by the Comanche Indians. Now, she was being offered back to the Texan authorities by […]

Going to extremes: Breathtaking images of thrill-seeking action sports enthusiasts by photographers vying to win Red Bull contest

The Red Bull Illume Image Quest is a specialist contest showcasing and celebrating the very best in photography of extreme sports from around the globe At the end of the month the top 50 finalists will be invited to attend a grand ceremony in Hong Kong where the winners will be unveiled The world of action and adventure sports certainly isn’t for the fainthearted but if this stunning collections of […]

Human bloodshed marks festival finale

Five people were treated for injuries at Navarra Hospital on Sunday, after the final ritual running of the bulls at the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. The most serious of Sunday’s injuries was sustained by a 23-year-old Australian woman, who was gored in the chest. According to an official report, the woman suffered fractured rubs and damage to her right lung. Her condition was described as “grave” by […]

Elton John cancels European tour with appendicitis

British pop king Elton John has cancelled the rest of his European tour after he was struck down with appendicitis, his spokesman said on Tuesday. The flamboyant 66-year-old was due to headline at the British Summer Time festival on Friday night, but his doctors have advised him to cancel all shows in his current tour, which includes dates in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. “Elton is currently undergoing a course […]

Aboriginal cricket: The first Australian tour of England, 1868

No expense will have been spared preparing Australia’s and England’s cricketers for the first Ashes Test on Wednesday – from training and physiotherapy, to a good dinner and a luxurious bed. It was very different for the first Australian team to visit the UK. As Michael Clarke and his Australian side finalise their preparations for the Ashes, Cricket Australia will leave no stone unturned in its quest to regain the […]

India bans captive dolphin shows, says dolphins should be seen as ‘non-human persons’

Dolphins have long been one of our favorite ocean-going animal counterparts, blurring the line that separates human intelligence and emotion from the wildness of nature. Sadly, though, this attraction has resulted in dolphins around the world being exploited for our entertainment, subjected to a life in captivity. But now, in a bold move to protect the well-being of dolphins, India has moved to ban dolphin shows — a push that […]

Steven Spielberg to produce 'Kashmir film'

Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg says he is planning to produce a film, a part of which will be set on the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir.   Spielberg said the script had been “finalised”, but he was still to decide on the director and the cast.   In his 40-year career, Spielberg has been behind more than 50 films.   His most recent, Lincoln, received 12 […]

Budget is the economy’s face, Bollywood is a mirror that reflects it

If you saw Guru Dutt sulk in Pyaasa (The Thirsty, 1957) on the arrogance of the rich, you can blame it on the Nehruvian economic model that focused on industrialization with the Second Five-Year Plan that began in 1956. In the same year, we had a more optimistic  Naya Daur (New Age),in which Dilip Kumar plays a tongawalla who takes on the threats posed by the arrival of the bus. The […]

When Ram Gopal Varma made L K Advani cry

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma arranged a special screening of his latest film The Attacks of 26/11 for BJP leader L K Advani and other top politicians. The film is based on the 2008 Mumbai attacks. ‘Just finished a screening of 26/11 with some top notch politicians in delhi including L k Advaniji nd I am overwhelmed with the response,’ he tweeted with a picture of them together (above).  The film apparently left Advani in tears. ‘Advaniji had […]