Monthly archives: January 2016


Zayn Malik releases first song from debut solo album

Former One Direction band member Zayn Malik has released the first song from his debut solo album ‘Mind of Mine’. Malik released the video of his song titled ‘Pillowtalk’ from the album, reports mirror.co.uk.”‘Pillowtalk’ is so pure, so dirty and raw,” Sunday Times Culture magazine quoted Malik as saying. “I think I’m pretty black and white about what it’s about. Everybody has sex, and it’s something people want to hear […]


Watch: This powerful documentary featuring Kalki Koechlin is all about the evils of human trafficking

While we were busy watching the parade on Republic Day a few days ago, a small documentary film uploaded on YouTube, starring Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Kalki Koechlin, Tiss director PM Nair and many others, was questioning the idea of freedom. The film, aptly titled Freedom Matters, questioned one of the biggest evils humanity faces today: Human trafficking. The 30-odd-minute-long film starts off by debunking myths about trafficking, such […]

15 Jaggery Benefits: Ever Wondered Why Our Elders End a Meal with Gur?

My earliest memory of winter in Delhi, and perhaps my favourite, dates back to when I was maybe four years old. My mom had asked me to call my brother to the dinner table where laid a plate of Makki ki Roti, gur and a generous dollop of ghee. I remember thinking I would take just one small bite. Needless to say, I never made it to my brother’s room… […]

What Pranab Mukherjee says about Rajiv Gandhi, Bofors, and opening of Ramjanmabhomi site

If President Pranab Mukherjee’s remarks during the launch of his memoirs are anything to go by, the man is the keeper of many secrets, including those which must never be told. However, developments in the Bofors scandal and the Ramjanmabhoomi site in connection with prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s do not appear to fall in this category. “The opening of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple site on 1 February 1986 was perhaps […]

Know why grapes are good for health!

Who doesn’t like to eat this tiny juicy fruit? Grapes are a fruit which is loved by all and are also good for health. The fruit contains rich amount of nutrients, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins which are necessary for maintaing overall health Here are some health benefits of the juicy fruit: Lowers cholesterol levels Grapes help lower cholesterol levels as it contains a compound named pterostilbene in it. Bone health […]


Shakira's 'Waka Waka' hits one billion views—Watch it here!

Colombian superstar Shakira’s hit song “Waka Waka” has passed the one billion views milestone on YouTube. The official 2010 FIFA World Cup theme has helped Shakira become only the third Latin artist to achieve the impressive feat, following in the footsteps of Bruno Mars and his “Uptown Funk” collaboration with Mark Ronson, and Enrique Iglesias and his 2014 single “Bailando”. “Wow! Waka Waka now has more than a BILLION views! […]

20 Great Movies That Revolutionized Film Editing

Editing is one of the most important steps in any film making process, and yet, if it is done well, it will often be ignored. Hollywood taught us that a good montage was “invisible,” impossible to notice. These 20 examples defied the idea of montage as a passive construction and instead developed techniques to make this aspect not only visible, but emotionally impactful. From mastering old techniques to bringing “mistakes” […]

Indian carpenter with world record 28 fingers and toes constantly fears he will slice off one of his extra digits at work

Devendra Suthar, from Gujarat, India has world record 28 fingers and toes The 43-year-old carpenter suffers from rare condition called Polydactylism Suthar has seven fingers on each of his hands and seven toes on each foot Worries he will lose a finger while using hammers and saws at work place An Indian carpenter who has 28 fingers and toes says he has to be extra careful not to slice off […]

Temple sexism: Whether Sabarimala or Shani Shingnapur, we wake up only when politically convenient

To create an elemental shift in human consciousness, the feminist movement — not unlike other ideological movements — relies on sharing a common goal to define, establish and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights for women. Since the occurrence of the modern feminist movement in two major waves in the US from the late 19th Century till its fanning out into radical, socialist, cultural or liberal wings, […]

End is nearer: Doomsday clock set at 3 minutes to midnight

Nuclear threats and climate change pose strong threats to the planet and a symbolic “doomsday” clock will stay at three minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said on Tuesday. The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet, and was most recently moved closer to midnight in 2015. “It remains the closest it has been over the past 20 years,” said […]