The recent exploits of the Afghan cricket team have been some of the few pieces of good news to emerge out of the country in years. Now it appears that the world’s most powerful cricketing nation has stepped forward to help the Afghans along in their journey. The Afghanistan …Read More »
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his 3-day visit to the UK on Saturday. Mr Modi had been accorded an extraordinarily ecstatic welcome. Britain’s Diaspora Indian community greeted him like a rock star, the highlight being Friday night’s immense rally at the Wembley arena with singing and dancing and …Read More »
A deaf-mute Indian girl stranded in Pakistan for 13 years after wandering over one of the world’s most militarised borders arrived home on Monday to be reunited with the family she has identified from photographs. The story of Geeta, a Hindu woman in her early 20s, has captivated people in …Read More »
Home Secretary Theresa May has lost two court cases involving failed asylum seekers within a few days. In one case, a high court judge has ruled that Ethiopian Gadisa Ararso, 27, is entitled to compensation because he was unlawfully held in immigration detention for about seven weeks pending deportation. Another …Read More »
The government of Maharashtra has paid £3.1 million to acquire the London home of Indian independence icon Dr B R Ambedkar. State government minister Raj Kumar Badole exchanged contracts for the house on King Henry’s Road in Chalk Farm, Northwest London on Thursday. Dr Ambedkar, renowned for campaigning on behalf …Read More »
A leading Swiss politician says people fleeing conflict should only receive temporary protection in Switzerland, calling for a rethinking of the country’s approach to asylum seekers. “People displaced by war should still be taken in but only with the aim of sending them back later when the situation in their …Read More »
Akshay Kumar is well-known for his action roles, his love of fitness and adventure.
His latest film however, stretches that reputation to the absolute limit.
‘Brothers’ is the official re-make of the 2011 Hollywood classic ‘Warrior’ and is a hard-hitting action drama which tells the tale of warring brothers – played by Kumar and hot young star Sidharth Malhotra - from a broken family.
The Hollywood original was acclaimed for its hyper-realistic fight scenes between stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
‘Brothers’ director Karan Malhotra and his action star Kumar – along with the young protégé Malhotra - protégé Malhotra were determined to reproduce that authenticity.
Here’s a look at Akshay preparing for the tough training sequences in Brothers by, what else, recreating his home gym on set. And can we just say, that’s a gym and a half!Read More »
From Brett Lee to Kevin Pietersen, it’s well known that the IPL has not only created some very wealthy cricketers but lifelong lovers of India. South African legend Jonty Rhodes is the latest. The popular great has taken such a shine to India, where he is the fielding coach for …Read More »
Today is the day. Today I get up, and wake my son. I make sure he is dressed and fed. Today is the day when I hug him tight and kiss his beautiful face, not once, not twice but over and over again. Today is the day when, as I …Read More »
Scotland off spinner Majid Haq has been sent home from the Cricket World Cup in Australia after appearing to accuse his team of racism. Pakistani-origin Haq, Scotland’s all-time leading wicket-taker, was left out of Wednesday’s match against Sri Lanka which his side lost by 148 runs. Soon after the loss, …Read More »