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When an ordinary person gets trapped in an elevator, he/she presses the red button if there’s one, or calls someone he/she knows to arrange for rescue. Then he/she waits patiently, perhaps with a hint of anxiety, until the rescue team arrives and gets him/her out. Now how might our celebrities respond if they happen to get trapped [...]

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Pakistani Bollywood siren Veena Malik has joined Hafiz Saeed’s so called charitable organization, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), in a desperate move to avoid arrest in a blasphemy case in which a Gilgit-Baltistan based anti-terrorism court convicted her for airing “blasphemous content” during a TV programme. Malik’s lawyers said this was the only option left after the anti-terrorism court [...]

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It seems Shiv Sena might join the BJP government in Maharashtra after all. The complex equations of love and animosity between the four principal parties in Maharashtra – BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP – reminds one of another complex love quadrangle between Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Rekha in the 1981 classic [...]

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When an ordinary person gets trapped in an elevator, he/she presses the red button if there’s one, or calls someone he/she knows to arrange for rescue. Then he/she waits patiently, perhaps with a hint of anxiety, until the rescue team arrives and gets him/her out. Now how might our celebrities respond if they happen to [...]

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After a prolonged period off the limelight, Tehelka founder and rape accused Tarun Tejpal made his way back into the public eye when his name sneaked into one of the schedule of TOI’s upcoming LitFest. Since you can do practically nothing quietly these days, the news quickly went viral, and Twitter erupted in outrage, forcing [...]

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Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, on a visit to Rajasthan, sought expert counsel on her life and career from an astrologer. Later, Smriti walked out of the astrologer’s office, delighted, after he predicted that she’ll become India’s President in 5 years. Needless to say, reactions to this news poured in on Facebook and Twitter. Mark [...]

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Now that he is one of the most powerful leaders in Indian politics, questions are being asked by curious observers around the world. What is it exactly that Amit Shah does? So here we go, Amit Shah doing things: Amit Shah after accidentally clashing foreheads with Usha Uthup   Amit Shah when Ashutosh asked him [...]

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An English scholar from Bihar has claimed that banker-turned-author Chetan Bhagat lifted the plot of his latest novel, Half Girlfriend, from his bilingual play, Englishia Boli. While it is yet to be seen how this might affect Bhagat’s reputation, how did Jha’s claim affect his own standing in literary circles?       (Image thumbnail [...]

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Asaram Bapu’s champion Twitter troll army has demanded that the TOI group invite their revered leader Asaram Bapu for its upcoming LitFest, and in the process get him out of jail. The demand was made after news broke on Twitter, about Tarun Tejpal’s participation in a panel discussion in the TOI LitFest on the topic [...]

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Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a loyal congress spokesperson and a leading Supreme Court lawyer, who is famous for his oratory skills and defending the indefensible (read as Rahul Gandhi), recently found himself in the midst of yet another controversy. As a senior and arguably one of India’s highest paid Supreme Court lawyer, he has successfully defended [...]

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