Monthly archives: July 2015

Here's proof that poor get gallows, rich mostly escape

NEW DELHI: The fact that our legal system is skewed against the poor and marginalized is well-known. And to that extent, it’s only expected that they get harsher punishment than the rich. But here are figures that tell the full story. A first of its kind study, which has analyzed data from interviews with 373 death row convicts over a 15-year period, has found three-fourths of those given the death […]

8-year-old boy receives first double hand transplant in US

New York: An eight-year-old American has become the world`s youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children`s Hospital of Philadelphia announced on Tuesday. Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey. He previously had both his hands and feet amputated and had a kidney transplant following a major infection. The smiling, precocious youngster had learned to eat, write and even […]

Should Capital Punishment Be Abolished In India?

Even as Yakub Memon’s body has been allowed to be claimed by his family for conducting the last rites in Mumbai, the debate on whether capital punishment should be abolished continues in India. While the humane angle of this is undeniable, a blanket rule for all crime is unfair. Let’s face the reality, we do not live in a utopian land free of crime but rather a land that has […]


Watch trailer: 13 Hours is Michael Bay's Black Hawk Down

After directing the last four Transformers films, Michael Bay is attempting a blood-and-grit story next. The director — known for heroes with swagger, kinetic action, CGI wizardry and multiple product placements — is out with the first trailer of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The film is based on Michtell Zuckoff’s book which tells the story of the six members of a security team that fought to save […]

9 Benefits Of Drinking Milk With Turmeric

  Instead of putting a bunch of unhealthy ingredients like chocolate powder, sugar and cream in your milk, start drinking haldi doodh instead. An age-old remedy, it is a powerful combination that has several health benefits. All you have to do is boil milk with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder or a 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric for 10-15 minutes, and voila! 1. Treats colds and coughs Turmeric is […]

The Amazing ‘Bearded Dame’ who is Redefining Beauty Around the World

Love yourself, ‘you’ are the only ‘you’ that ‘you’ have,” says Harnaam Kaur, the bearded dame who is changing the perception of beauty around the world. You may have heard of Harnaam Kaur, the 24-year-old woman from UK who refers to herself as the ‘Bearded Dame’. Beautiful, courageous and confident, Harnaam is a true inspiration to many in this world struggling with unrealistic and fabricated standards of beauty. TBI had […]

From a village in UP to Bollywood's finest, this is Nawazuddin Siddiqui's story

The ‘invisible’ man was in the audience. On stage, a woman grappled with the choices she’d made. “Yeh kaisi uljhan?” she asks. The audience watched as the dilemmas unfolded and he, the invisible man, was among them, submerged in darkness, wondering if this was the world for which he was destined. Vijaydan Detha’s play Uljhan is about a woman who falls in love with a feral man and leaves her […]

Stop this one bad habit and increase your productivity 40 Percent

The lie of multitasking and why you need to stop If you think that multi-tasking is an indicator of efficiency and smartness, then this is the article for you!! Actually, multitasking is a bad idea; rather, frequent multitasking shrinks your brain and lowers your IQ. And wait, there is more….well, far from saving you time, multitasking cuts your productivity by a whopping 40 percent! That’s because as you switch from […]

Weekend fix for the soul: The importance of taking responsibility

When we talk of responsibility, it essentially means being accountable for our OWN actions in alignment with our core values and beliefs. It is about our words, our actions, our thoughts, not anyone else’s. What others say, do or think is none of our business. For most people, the word “responsibility” denotes “blame”, as in “who is responsible for this?” When things turn out well, it is easy to accept […]

Jawaharlal Nehru refused US offer of permanent seat in UN in the 50s. He said China first!

“It is India’s right to have a permanent seat in UN Security Council”, thundered PM Narendra Modi recently, addressing the Indian Diaspora in Paris. Modi has now visited over 20 countries in an official capacity, unprecedented for any Indian prime minister in such a short span of time. We have almost reached the qualifying mark, but we are still struggling for a rightful place in the Permanent Security Council! The […]