Monthly archives: May 2015

North Korea's cyber-hacker army 'could kill people and destroy cities', warns the defector who trained them

Thousands of military hackers in North Korea could launch cyber attacks that could “kill people and destroy cities”, a defector has warned. Professor Kim Heung-Kwang saw his brightest computing students picked for Bureau 121 to become “cyber warriors” for Kim Jong-un before he fled the country in 2004. “The size of the cyber-attack agency has increased significantly, and now has approximately 6,000 people,” he told BBC Click. “The reason North […]

Clamorworld Exclusive -Is Justice Yielding To Star Power?

                               Bollywood’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan who is out on bail in the 2002 hit and run case is now in Dubai for the Arab Indo Bollywood Awards 2015. Even as he enthrals the audiences at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse, a part of me remains in suspended dis-belief that a person who was convicted barely weeks ago, not only […]


Bill Gates just described his biggest fear — and it could kill 33 million people in less than a year

  You would think that Bill Gates, the ever-so-friendly richest man in the world, wouldn’t be afraid of much. But as he recently told Ezra Klein at Vox, he does have some major fears for humanity. “I rate the chance of a nuclear war within my lifetime as being fairly low,” says Gates. “I rate the chance of a widespread epidemic, far worse than Ebola, in my lifetime, as well […]

The lecture that changed APJ's life!

  A brief class by his teacher on the Rameswaram seashore on how birds fly and the locomotive force behind their flight gave former President A P J Abdul Kalam his aim in life and helped him in understanding physics better. This and several nuggets about Kalam’s life besides advice for young people on careers in areas like robotics, aeronautics, neurosciences, pathology, paleontology and material sciences find mention in a […]

Man leaves $2,000 tip on $93 restaurant bill

  WASHINGTON: A Washington man shocked the staff of a neighborhood restaurant earlier this week by leaving a $2,000 for a meal of beer and gumbo he shared with a friend, the proprietor said Wednesday. The man, described by Blue 44’s owner Chris Nardelli as a gumbo-loving regular who lives nearby, left the tip on a $93 bill on Monday night. “Thank you for the gumbo!” he wrote on the […]

Hyderabad’s very own Bruce Lee

Jayanth Reddy, who holds several records, believes in not only improving the state of Indian martial arts, but also says that people can live upto 150 years if only they are aware of the potential their bodies hold Watching 53-year-old Jayanth Reddy dishing out a flurry of kicks and punches during his morning training session at Jalagam Vengalrao Park can make one question if age was ever a factor for […]

India's first transgender college principal: Here's why you should look up to Manabi Banerjee

  A little over four years ago, I landed at Manabi Banerjee’s doorstep – armed with an idea of a person I was sure she was going to be. Between me and Banerjee, who has now become the first transgender college principal in India, stood a pile of stereotypes. Clinging steadfastly on to my new-found sympathy – yes, sympathy was what it was at best – for fringe sexual groups, […]


The Return of Baba Sehgal: His Chicken Fried Rice is the Spice Your Life Lacks (if You Are a Fan)

Baba Sehgal is “not telling lies,” he is a “banda very nice” and he wants “only chicken fried rice.” There was a time when Baba Sehgal’s Thanda Thanda Pani (by way of Vanilla Ice by way of Queen) was the biggest music moment in India. In good news for those nostalgic about songs like Manjula and Main Bhi Madonna, India’s original rap star returns with a signature mix of hilarious […]

Clamorworld Exclusive -Heatwave In India: Is Govt Doing Enough?

  News about heat wave related death is pouring in almost every hour. The unofficial death toll now pegs it over 1000. With the Indian Meteorological Department indicating that temperature will continue to remain this high for at least another week, the fear of more deaths looms very large.  What is essentially worrying is the huge loss in lives. Be it summers or winters, almost every year with clock-work precision […]

Diabetes mythbuster

  MYTH 1: Diabetes is not a serious disease FACT: “Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke,” informs Dr Jayshree Todkar, obesity and diabetes centre, Kohinoor Hospital MYTH 2: Diabetes is purely a hereditary disease FACT: This is untrue. “It is largely a function of how much and the quality of food […]