Monthly archives: July 2016

Brexit will threaten humanity: Stephen Hawking

Hawkings warning the human race is in the midst of “perilous times”. Stephen Hawking, in an essay for The Guardian, outlined how the Brexit referendum was influenced by attitudes towards wealth and the way our society prioritises money and the accumulation of possessions. “We need to understand why British people made the choice that they did. I believe that wealth, the way we understand it and the way we share […]

Reassessing India's 'forgotten prime minister'

He won eight consecutive elections and spent more than 50 years in his Congress party before becoming the prime minister of India. A father of eight children, he spoke 10 languages, and was a proficient translator. He first travelled abroad when he was 53, mastered two computer languages and wrote computer code in his 60s. That’s not all. Before becoming 10th prime minister of a fractious democracy, PV Narasimha Rao […]

Hillary Clinton puts 'biggest crack in glass ceiling': World media reacts to her big night

Media headlines from Tuesday would be quoted and referred to for a long time in the future as Hillary Clinton “put the biggest crack in the glass ceiling yet”, as a CNN report put it. Clinton created history by becoming the first woman ever in the United States to be nominated for the US Presidential elections by a major political party. And on Thursday when she delivered her first speech […]


18 years later: Watch Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan reunite in Ithaca trailer

You’ve Got Mail stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks have reunited onscreen for Ithaca, which marks the actress’ directorial debut. Hanks is doing a cameo in the movie, which is adapted from William Saroyan’s 1943 novel The Human Comedy. The story revolves around a teenage boy, Homer (Alex Neustaedter), who comes of age working as a telegraph messenger in the hopes of supporting his recently widowed mother (Ryan) after her […]

Here's why you should eat 10 dates everyday!

The benefit of having dates Dates, also known as Khajoor are one of the most nutritious dry fruits. However, do you know that for overall health, you should have no less than 10 dates per day? Here’s why. Low in fat Dates are free from cholesterol and are low in fat — being sweet in taste also gives them an added advantage of doubling up as a tasty dessert! Proteins […]

India author and activist Mahasweta Devi dies aged 90

Influential Indian writer and activist Mahasweta Devi has died aged 90, in the eastern city of Kolkata, her family has said. Devi, who was hospitalised earlier this month, died of cardiac arrest and multiple organ failure on Thursday. She wrote extensively about the oppression faced by lower caste and tribes people in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among several leaders who paid tribute to the writer. “Mahasweta Devi” has […]

Festival of South Asia Hits it out of the BIA Park

    Toronto, July 28, 2016: The longest running outdoor South Asian festival in North America, the 14th Annual TD Festival of South Asia, took place at the Gerrard India Bazaar on Gerrard Street in Toronto on July 16 and 17th, 2016 from noon until 11pm, with free admission for all with over 200,000 in attendance. Clamorworld chief  correspondent Samuel Yerraguntla in conversation with Tushar Unadkat, the producer and director of FSA. […]


A Death in the Gunj: Here's the riveting trailer for Konkona Sen Sharma's directorial debut

Labels certainly matter, and Shakespeare’s adage (What’s in a name?) is about to be proven wrong. Allow me to explain. With names like Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Gulshan Devaiah, Tillotame Shome, Tanuja, Om Puri as the cast, and with direction by Konkona Sen Sharma, I dare you to not be curious about the film A Death in the Gunj. Konkona Sen Sharma has largely been known as a (stellar) actor […]

World Hepatitis Day, 2016: Ten facts you should know!

July 28, 2016 marks the onset of World Hepatitis Day (WHD), observed in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO), to raise awareness about the disease. Hepatitis is, in layman terms, known as an inflammation of the liver and is a viral disease. This year’s WHD is pivotal for viral hepatitis, since the World Health Assembly adopted the first-ever elimination strategy for the disease in May, thereby vowing to eradicate […]

T.M. Krishna and Bezwada Wilson win Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation on Wednesday announced its awardees and Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna and Bezwada Wilson, the national convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolan, both have found a place in the list. Mr. Krishna will receive the award for “social inclusiveness in culture,” while Bezwada Wilson was named as an awardee for “asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity.” “Fifty years old, Bezwada Wilson has […]