Monthly archives: April 2017

Kodhini: A Kerala village with 400 pairs of twins that continues to be a mystery to researchers

Kodinhi, a remote and sleepy village in Kerala’s Malappuram district, continues to be a mystery to researchers. This village has the largest number of twins in the country. According to estimates, there are at least 400 pairs of twins in the village that has a population of 2000 families. While official estimates in 2008 pegged the number of twins in the village to 280 pairs, the number has only increased […]

Vinod Khanna (1946-2017): 9 lesser known facts about him

Born in a Punjabi family to Kamla and Kishanchand Khanna, a textiles, dyes and chemicals businessman in Peshawar, Vinod Khanna’s family moved to Bombay when India was partitioned. A villain, a star, a sanyasi and a politician, Vinod Khanna, also known as “the monk who sold his Mercedes” and Swami Vinod Bharti, today succumbed to cancer at the age of 70. Born in a Punjabi family to Kamla and Kishanchand […]

Misconceptions and facts about meat consumption

Muslims are assumed to be the largest consumers of meat while the fact is that Christians and Jews are the highest meat consumer communities. The world’s largest beef meat exporter country is Brazil followed by India,Australia, USA and UK. When we see this matter in an Indian perspective we would be surprised to know that out of six largest meat exporters of India three are Hindu owned. In several cases […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Targetting Academic Institutions For Political Gains

The newsflow in the past few days is indicating an alarming trend. It is increasingly showing education institutions in India are no longer sacrosanct. Increasingly they are becoming the targets of vote hungry politicians keen about scoring brownie points in their constituency. Let’s see the most recent development. PTI reports flooded Twitter about how the Union Minister claimed that the Govt will upgrade 1 lakh Madrassas across the country. They […]


Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer teases Colin Firth's return - Watch the video here

The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service finally has a full trailer. This time, the spy parody is gong to play host to a line-up of A-list American stars like Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal who, as members of the stateside version of the Kingsman (called the Statesman) square up against the heroes of 2014’s British blockbuster. Returning from Kingsman is […]

US missile defence equipment reaches South Korea site amid heightened tensions over North's nuclear ambitions

US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North`s nuclear ambitions. Washington is urging Beijing — Pyongyang`s sole major ally — to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant has reacted with fury to the planned installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The US and ally […]

Is India losing Kashmir?

As India’s most restive region stares down the abyss of what a commentator calls another “hot summer of violence”, the doom-laden headline has returned with a vengeance: Is India losing Kashmir? Last summer was one of the bloodiest in the Muslim-dominated valley in recent years. Following the killing of influential militant Burhan Wani by Indian forces last July, more than 100 civilians lost their lives in clashes during a four-month-long […]

7 Reasons Why ‘Baahubali 2’ Will Be The Best Of Both Worlds- Arts And Technology!

The only thing the nation wanted to know after the release of ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ was, ‘Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyun mara?’ After two long years, ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ aka ‘Baahubali 2’ is going to hit the theatres and the frenzy amongst fans knows no bounds (yours truly included). I’m sure the ‘Baahubali’ franchise thought they were making movies, great ones at that, but little did they know they were/are […]

Sukma attack: Mysterious woman ‘tipped off’ Maoists

A day after 25 CRPF jawans were killed by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh, it has emerged that a “mysterious” woman in a red sari tipped off the outlaws about the soldiers’ movement. In fact, Manoj Kumar, who serves as a medical staff in the Burkapal CRPF camp, barely two km from the site where the jawans were massacred in south Bastar district of Sukma said on Tuesday that he spotted […]

Osmania radiates in festive aura

Telangana Eliot describes April as the cruelest month in his poem Wasteland. Perhaps it is true with the sun beating down 44 degrees and accuweather predicting a dangerous heat wave. But, it is eventful and momentous as Osmania University, was founded in this month 100 years ago. Befitting the occasion, the university premises have undergone a sea change like never before. The main thoroughfare has been illuminated as also the […]