Monthly archives: March 2015

How deadly is your butter chicken?

The next time you bite into a juicy drumstick, you might need to worry about whether it’s making you resistant to antibiotics. A new study by American researchers predicts that by 2030 Indians will be consuming 4,743 tonnes of chicken reared on strong doses of antibiotics. Published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study states that the consumption stood at 2,066 tonnes in 2010. The […]

Officer involved in 2013 Boston bomber shootout was shot in the face

A Boston police officer involved in a shootout between law enforcement and the Boston bombers in 2013 was shot in the face on Friday. The officer, John Moynihan, helped save a transit officer in a gun battle between police and Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, days after the brothers set off two pressure-cooker bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, The Boston Globe reported. Tamerlan was killed in […]


James Bond Film 'Spectre' Releases Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for “Spectre,” the next installment in the James Bond series, picks up right where the last film left off. The trailer opens with the famed 007, played for the fourth time by Daniel Craig, learning some “personal effects” recovered from his ruined family estate and childhood home of Skyfall contain a dark secret of his. The trailer features some familiar faces – like Naomie Harris, who played […]

Saina makes history, becomes world no.1

Saina Nehwal on Saturday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number one spot in world rankings, reaffirming her status as the country’s most consistent performer in the international circuit. The 25-year-old zoomed to the top after her closest challenger for the position, Spain’s Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal here. Though the official rankings will be out only on Thursday […]

Applying for a Home Loan? Few Charges You Should Know

  All set to take up a home loan after due diligence and caparison of multiple quotes on interest rates and EMIs? Have you thought of comparing the miscellaneous and other lesser-known charges while comparing various home loan offers available to you? Many home loan borrowers often end up skipping these details. Prospective loan seekers many a time just use interest rate as the basic yardstick to compare various home […]

Earth Hour 2015: World ready to switch off lights for climate change

New Delhi: In order to show their growing concern over climate change, people across the globe are ready to observe the ninth edition of Earth Hour today by switching off their lights.   Electrical appliances will be switched off for one hour between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm in order to raise awareness for the need of sustainable energy. Earth Hour is an annual campaign started by the WWF (World […]

Italy Clears Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of Meredith Kercher Murder

  ROME: Italy’s top court on Friday cleared Amanda Knox of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama. Judges at the Court of Cassation also cleared Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito after ten hours of deliberations in Rome. “I have spoken to Amanda and just told her about the verdict of definitive acquital. Obviously she is very happy,” said Knox’s […]


6 Valuable Life Lessons Shared By A 17 Year Old Boy

It’s never too early to start. That’s what I learned from Bilaal Rajan a 17-year-old who has helped raised money for many different causes. At the age of 4 Bilaal started out selling fruit door-to-door in his neighborhood to raise funds for the victims of the earthquakes in a province of India. He is a globally recognized motivational speaker, published author, tireless fundraiser, and UNICEF Canada Ambassador. Last October, he […]

'You can be from a village but if your idea is good, it will take off'

Start-ups in the information technology domain are quite common these days. But three young entrepreneurs have ventured into a comparatively lesser known area of food: snacks. Arul Murugan, co-founder, Chloroplast Foods, tells how he is bootstrapping his start-up. Two of them studied at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore and shared a hostel room. “There were only two choices before us: join the civil service or become entrepreneurs. Becoming […]


Piku trailer: Deepika's pretty Bengali girl, Big B's grumpy old man act promise a good comedy

  What’s a girl to do when she’s got work, home and an aged dad with angsty digestion? Go on a road trip, obviously. In Shoojit Sircar’s comedy drama Piku, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan are seen channelling their inner Bengalis and the trailer is guaranteed to make you grin. After having rumbled and roared as a drunken actor in his twilight years in Shamitabh, Bachchan returns with […]