Monthly archives: February 2016

Oscars 2016: Here’s the complete list of winners who took golden statuette home

“The Revenant” had a golden night by taking home the top honours, including a Best Actor gong for Leonardo DiCaprio and Best Director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, at the 88th Academy Awards. British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia won the golden statuette for “Amy”, India’s Reliance Entertainment-backed “Bridge Of Spies” won one award and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra took to the stage as a presenter. “Spotlight” was named the […]


Fan trailer out now: Shah Rukh Khan back with a dark, edgy role

You can never write-off Shah Rukh Khan from the numbers game. At a time when the industry’s other big Khan, Salman, has made a habit of crossing the Rs 200 crore mark, Shah Rukh is back to reclaim his superstar status with Fan, which releases on 15 April. If the trailer of the film, released late on Monday night, is anything to go by, Fan is the film SRK fans […]


VIDEO: Saluting the Spirit of Mumbai. With 3 Heartwarming Real Life Stories.

“All they know is that you’re trying to get to the city of gold, and that’s enough. Come on board, they say. We’ll adjust.” – Suketu Mehta Among the many beautiful things written and said about Mumbai, these words beautifully illustrate the ability of the city to be by your side – when you need it the most. It’s the city that never sleeps, they say. But what really happens […]

Scientists say how you react to stress is important, not its frequency

Do you get stressed easily? You should probably take it easy and let it go a little. According to a new study, how you perceive and react to stressful events is more important to your health than how frequently you encounter stress. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University in the US analysed data collected from 909 participants, including daily telephone interviews over eight consecutive days and the results […]

25,000th Syrian refugee lands in Canada, marking milestone for Liberal program

The 25,000th Syrian refugee landed in Canada Saturday night marking the end of the first phase of the Liberals’ massive resettlement program. They were part of a plane load of refugees who touched down in Montreal. In the coming days, the group will spread to eight different provinces joining those who’ve arrived in Canada since the Liberals’ launched their Syrian refugee plan in November. The Liberals had first made a […]

How to Use Social Media for Trend Research

In 1998, the founders of Google set out on a mission to do one thing: organize the world’s information. Google has come a long way since then, however, and so has digital media. Until recently, social media content was somewhat ephemeral: The more content that was created, the more possibilities got lost in the noise. But popular social networks are at last creating order from the chaos, and turning social […]

How a coolie's son set up a Rs 100 crore company

When we became a Rs 100 crore company in October, we celebrated in grand scale. We have grown from producing 10 packets a day in 2005, with just my cousin managing the kitchen, to 50,000 packets a day with 1,100 employees in 10 years.’ ‘If you have the passion to start something, do it immediately. Don’t wait for tomorrow.’ P C Musthafa’s incredibly inspiring story. This is the story of […]

Economic Survey highlights challenges to Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile, BAPU may be a solution

For some pre-1991 generations, the memory will still be stark. Everyone – even Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani – needed a ration card. While for many middle class people and the poor, queuing up for rations at the fair price shop was par for the course, many well-off people did not (the ration cards were merely compulsory identity and address proofs). They would let their servants/ drivers use their ration […]

Shrikant Jichkar was India's most "qualified man"; 20 degrees from 42 Universities and a world record too!

Shrikant Jichkar: Man with highest number of degree Ever wondered as to how a single man can simultaneously be an IAS, IPS, Doctor, Lawyer, MBA, PhD, youngest MLA, Painter, Photographer and an actor, all in one lifetime? Here is what more you need to know about late Shrikant Jichkar. Limca Book of World Record holder Born into a Marathi family on September 14, 1954, based in Aajangaon near Nagpur, Shrikant […]

Aligarh movie review: Hauntingly evocative

Director Hansal Mehta’s ‘Aligarh’ is a human rights story that reveals the plight of homosexuals in conservative Indian society. It is a tapestry of a compelling drama, enveloped between the two historical verdicts, the Delhi High Court first decriminalising and then the Supreme Court restoring criminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. It is the true story of Dr. S.R. Siras, a professor of Marathi and the head of […]