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The test series (2-1) victory against Sri Lanka was truly impressive. It didn’t begin on a promising note though.
By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Nidhi Verma
Nitin Gadkari is the man Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assigned to launch a China-style infrastructure boom. Modi drafted in the 58-year-old former president of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party as transport, highways and shipping minister after winning last year’s general election, betting on his reputation for getting the job done.
For all its single-minded focus on lowering inflation, India's central bank may be forced to acknowledge slowing growth in Asia's third largest economy by cutting interest rates -- probably faster than it expected.
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan did not have a good year in 2014. Three of his films, “Humshakals”, “Bullet Raja” and “Happy Ending”, crashed at the box office. More than 10 months after “Happy Ending” came out, Khan is back with “Phantom”, a thriller based on a fictional plot to bring back the mastermind of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
Katrina Kaif routinely finds a place in lists ranking India’s most Googled celebrities. She says her looks got all the attention in her first few Bollywood films.
The 2012 Delhi bus rape case and an ever-longer list of rapes and murders in India have prompted politicians and public figures in India to cite plenty of implausible reasons why rape happens and why men brutalise women or portray women in ways that suggest they had it coming. Many people, when speaking out, tend to minimise the crime or rationalise it in ways that sound ludicrous to many. We created this list of such comments more than a year ago, but it seems like it’s time to add some new entries.