Monthly archives: July 2016

Of Rasam, Rice and Rashtrapati Bhavan: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Humble Lifestyle

Former President, Bharat Ratna recipient and the father of India’s nuclear programme, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was all of this and much more. His was a life of selfless, humble living that exhibited an undying love for children and a never ending quest for knowledge and its dissemination. On his first death anniversary, we remember this great icon who inspired millions. Dr. Kalam once said that he began his tenure […]

Hillary Clinton As Potential US President, What It Could Mean For India?

In the past week I read quite a few write ups across publications that lauded Hillary Clinton’s choice of Virginia Senator, Tim Kaine as her White House running mate.  Some news headlines, especially India centric ones hailing him as great choice to support India’s cause made me really curious. While Hillary Clinton and her Spanish-speaking former Virginia governor could be a great choice for taking forward the US interest and […]


Watch: Trailer for Danny Boyle's Trainspotting 2 is all about a 'Lust for Life'

It’s been 20 years since the first Trainspotting movie debuted onscreen with it’s fast paced opening scene that made it so memorable. The introduction of the four protagonists was set to Iggy Pop’s drug anthem ‘Lust For Life’. The teaser trailer for the sequel, Trainspotting 2, returns with the same song playing in the background and seems to be director Danny Boyle’s way of trying to get loyalists to return […]

Flight 370: The World Swallowed A Giant Airplane - And We Don't Know How

For two years and more, it has been a lost ship, a metal container carrying 239 souls that simply disappeared one late Asian night never to be seen again. And now, the search for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 likely will become a thing of memory, too. With Friday’s announcement that the meticulous ocean search for the missing jetliner will be suspended – in effect, called off – […]

Irom Sharmila to end 16-year-old fast, will contest elections from Manipur

Irom sharmila, the iconic activist who has been on a fast for the past 16 years demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), today announced that she will break her fast and contest elections in Manipur. Reports said she could break her fast on August 9. “I will break my fast as the government has failed to give any positive response,” Irom told agencies, adding that she […]

Celebrating The Spirit Of South Asia: Home Away From Home

The three things you think when one mentions India or South Asia. Samosa, Taj Mahal and Bollywood. Not necessarily in any given order, but these were the favorites that once again stole the show at  the Festival of South Asia, held at Gerrard Bazaar, Toronto.  Held on  July 16th and 17th, most of Torontonians and visitors from across the globe once again went to their favorite Indian street. Apart from […]

Kashmir unrest: Pellet war hits Kohli, Shah Rukh, Amitabh, Zuckerberg

After reports emerged that the use of pellet guns on protesters in Jammu and Kashmir injured many people, a website called ‘Never Forget Pakistan’ has posted some hard-hitting images of celebrities on Facebook, which have been photoshopped to show what they would look like if their faces had been injured by pellet guns. Some of the celebrities whose faces have been used in the pictures posted by the website on […]


Sherlock season 4 trailer: Our favourite sociopath is not doing OK

The first trailer for the upcoming and highly anticipated fourth season of hit TV series, Sherlock was revealed on Sunday at the San Diego Comic Con. Let us tell you, it is intense. Watch it here: The trailer shows Sherlock grappling with the truth and the tricks his mind’s playing on him. He is haunted by the ghost of Moriarty and his return, something he thought would happen ever since […]



Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced as guilty in the 2002 Hit & Run Case. The case has been going on for the past 13 years and finally the sentence was passed as guilty. There was outrage from all over on hearing that the Khan has been given a jail term of five years. Recently a blogger Soumyadipta Banerjee, had penned down the details of Salman Khan’s “Hit and […]

Salman Khan Acquitted In Blackbuck, Chinkara Poaching Case, Is This A Mockery Of Judiciary?

The Rajasthan High Court has come out with its verdict and acquitted Salman Khan of all charges on the 1998 Blackbuck, Chinkara poaching case. According to Salman Khan’s lawyer, the two cases were “absolutely false”. The esteemed High Court, it seems,  found the evidence to be insufficient and gave the actor benefit of doubt in the both the cases. This is after Salman Khan challenged the 1-5 years jail imprisonment […]