Monthly archives: April 2016

The investor who took a $1.1billion bet on Modi

The IIT-Madras alumnus, Prem Watsa, who moved to Canada for an MBA programme and settled there, is not new to investing in India. The first annual report of Fairfax India Holding Corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, published this month, could be easily mistaken for a report card on the Narendra Modi-led government. Prem Watsa, the chairman of the Canadian investment firm, counts as many as 30 achievements of […]

Murder in UP: Is the NIA officer's killing the first link in a terrible chain?

You don’t fire 21 bullets at someone until you truly mean to kill them and leave nothing to chance. The killing of NIA Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammed Tanzil in his home town of Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh just a few days after the departure of the Pakistan JIT from Pathankot must be seen as suspicious. Why was he so dramatically eliminated, and what did he know that frightened some […]

Fasting helps boost immunity, curb intestinal inflammation: Study

The next time your mother wants to fast, don’t stop her. A new study says the age-old practice of fasting could help boost immunity and control intestinal inflammation. The research is on a subject termed as Caloric Restriction (CR). “CR in the form of fasting has been used in traditional medicinal practices such as homoeopathy, naturopathy, Ayurveda for treating various ailments. However, complete understanding about how CR benefits our health […]

Tourist mauled to death by crocodile while scuba diving off a paradise island

Sergey Lykhvar, 37, was exploring the idyllic waters on the Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia, when he was attacked by a saltwater crocodile and savaged to death. A tourist was mauled to death by a crocodile while scuba diving off a paradise island. Sergey Lykhvar, 37, was exploring the idyllic waters on the Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia, when he was attacked by a saltwater crocodile and savaged to death. The Russian […]

HOPE! The story of a Nigerian 'witch boy' and his rescuer that will move you to tears

This is a story that is bound to move you to tears. In January this year, a picture of Danish philanthropist Anja Ringgren Lovén offering water and biscuits to a highly malnourished child on the streets of Nigeria was widely shared on social media. Lovén had found the child, named Hope (two-year-old), in January and he was, as pictures confirm, was on the brink of starvation. The child had been […]

Terrorism will not stop by lighting candles

At the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit the nail on the head when he said that terrorism has become “globally networked but “we still act only nationally to counter this threat”. He added: “The reach and supply chains of terrorism are global; but genuine cooperation between nation states is not”. The PM’s statement came a day after […]


Emraan Hashmi impresses as controversial Mohammad Azharuddin in 'Azhar' trailer!– Watch

The official trailer of one of the most awaited sports biopics in 2016 is here. Emraan Hashmi’s titular portrayal of controversial and popular Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin looks rather promising in the new trailer! Watch the gripping, rise-and-fall account of one of the greatest cricketers in Indian history here: ‘Azhar’ also stars Gautam Gulati, Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta. The flick is slated to release on May 13, […]