Monthly archives: October 2016


Manoj Bajpayee's 'Mid-Life Crises' In Short Film Has Twitter In Splits

Relationships can be tricky and may not always end in happily ever afters – that’s the premise of Neeraj Pandey’s new short film Ouch, featuring actors Manoj Bajpayee and Pooja Chopra. All of 14-minutes long, the short film revolves around a conversation between co-workers Vinay and Priya who’ve been having an extra-marital affair for three years. The two had previously decided to tell their respective spouses about their affair so […]

‘A tragedy’: 22 children killed in air raid on Syria school, says Unicef

  A damaged classroom is pictured after shelling in the rebel held town of Hass, south of Idlib province, Syria. Air strikes that hit a school in rebel-held Idlib province in northwest Syria killed 22 children and six teachers, the UN children’s agency Unicef said on Wednesday. “This is a tragedy. It is an outrage. And if deliberate, it is a war crime,” said Unicef director Anthony Lake. The Syrian […]

Tatas: The Way Forward After Mistry's Letter Bomb

Just as the market was digesting news about Cyrus Mistry’s sudden ouster as the Chairman of the Tata Group, there is yet another development to deal with. In a set of shocking revealations in his letter to the Tata Sons board, Cyrus Mistry has highlighted the legacy issues and presence of an alternate power clout severely undermining his authority and decision making. It was pretty clear that Cyrus Mistry, the […]

Avian influenza: Five best natural cures for bird flu!

Avian influenza (AI), also called bird flu, is an infectious viral disease that spreads among birds. However, it has started affecting humans since 1997, causing serious infections in people. People infected with bird flu may show the following symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, nausea, muscle aches, eye infections, etc. Some people may develop severe respiratory problems and pneumonia. Several antiviral drugs are being used to treat bird flu. However, […]

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says. The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020. The figures suggest that animals living in lakes, rivers and wetlands are suffering the biggest losses. Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change, is attributed to […]


Kahaani 2 trailer: Vidya Balan film hits you like a speeding car and you’ll remember the impact, watch video

Kahaani 2 trailer: Vidya Balan’s film is powerful and high on emotions. But mostly it is the intrigue and suspense which keeps us hooked to this Sujoy Ghosh film. Kahaani franchise has always been a riddle wrapped in an enigma — whether it was a pregnant Vidya Balan searching for her husband in the first film or now when she looks like a mother in Kahaani 2 trailer. We say […]

'Shocked' Cyrus Mistry writes to Tata Sons, terms his removal as 'unparalleled in corporate history'

Cyrus P Mistry, whose tenure as chairman of Tata Sons board abruptly ended on Monday, has expressed shock at his ouster and dubbed the board’s decision as “unparalleled in the annals of corporate history”. In an email to board members and to the Trusts, Mistry said that the decision to remove him had left him “shocked beyond words”, reported The Economic Times. Mistry alleged that he had not been allowed […]


Watch: Hrithik Roshan is back with a royal bang in Kaabil trailer

The actor will be seen portraying a blind man alongside Yami Gautam in the Sanjay Gupta directorial. The highly anticipated trailer of Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Kaabil’ is finally out and it’s absolutely worth the wait! Hrithik and Yami, who play a blind couple in the film are delightfully adorable and your heart beats for their romance. But then real life brothers Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy pitch in their most menacing […]

REAL Self-Sufficiency on 1 Acre

After seeing a rather improbable looking graphic running around on social media, promising self-sufficiency on 1 acre, I felt compelled to write a rebuttal, entitled The Myth of One Acre Self-Sufficiency. In the process of that, it occurred to me that perhaps I ought to produce a more realistic plan, based on our experiences with smaller livestock, and limited growing conditions, and based on recommendations I made in my rebuttal. […]

Top 10 European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard! Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the Economist. But rail travel in the United Kingdom and on the Continent is also about experience: gaping out the window at Alpine glaciers, savoring […]