Monthly archives: April 2017

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne disease that is transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Despite huge progress, malaria claims 429,000 lives each year, with most of them children, and causes 212 million new cases globally. Thus, malaria remains one of the world’s most stubborn health challenges. Although malaria is deadly, it is preventable and curable. Vector control is the main way to prevent and reduce […]


WATCH: Nawazuddin Siddiqui REVEALS his TRUE religion!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has time and again proved his mettle as an actor. While there’s so much of hatred in the world around us on matters of the religious faith and beliefs of people, Nawazuddin has come out with a video that explains what his true religion is. In the video, the actor can be seen holding various placards that have a message for all. The message reads that he got […]

India is fifth largest military spender with outlay of $55.9 bn: SIPRI

India was at fifth place on the list of the world’s highest spenders on defence in 2016 as global military expenditure rose for a second consecutive year to $1,686 billion, according to a new report. New Delhi’s military expenditure grew by 8.5% last year to $55.9 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s annual report on defence spending. The United States remained at the top of the list, […]


Magalir Mattum trailer: Jyothika plays a spunky docu filmmaker reminiscent of her earlier roles

The trailer for Jyothika’s new film Magalir Mattum is interesting and something different. Jyothika, who is referred to as Jo endearingly, has been a one time top actress in Kollywood. She married actor Suriya and took a break for 9 years before making a successful comeback in a matured role with 36 Vayadhinile (2015). After going through many scripts, she chose Magalir Mattum, which is written and directed by Bramma, who […]

Know your olive oil – Which one is best for Indian cooking?

Olive oil has emerged as the catchword for today’s health-conscious Indians – from ruling the kitchens to taking over the cosmetic world. Olive oil, pressed from fresh olives, probably, is the most widely-used oil in cooking. With exposure to international cuisines, olive oil has made a special entry in the Indian household. Lauded for its health benefits, one blindly turns to it for all things related to food, ignoring crucial […]

ATMs run dry: With cash withdrawals at pre-demonetisation levels, is Modi's digitisation drive facing hurdle?

Withdrawing money from bank ATMs is becoming increasingly difficult for scores of people across the country in recent times, according to reports. This, even after total curbs were removed by the government in March post the demonstisation exercise. Several ATMs continue to dispense little or no cash. The propensity is to display ‘no cash’ signs more frequently on ATM monitors. So, what is the reason for this cash crunch in […]

10 Brave Civil Servants Who Remained Honest Even In The Middle Of A Corrupt System

Being honest is tough in today’s world. It gets tougher if you are in the civil services. Because everything around you is corrupted – the system, the babus, the politicians – everything. That’s why there are so many civil service officers who made it big by just giving in to the corruption. They accepted bribes in the tune of crores of rupees and until ACB or CBI showed up at […]

Ten ways to observe World Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! April 22 is celebrated across the world to remember the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Over time, it has become one of the many green days, on which we are besieged with pleas to save the planet and sharing breathtakingly beautiful photos of flora and fauna and talking about how there’s only one planet, yada yada yada. In keeping with the spirit of […]

Raghuram Rajan Warns Of 'Policy Uncertainty' For World Economy

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday warned of “policy uncertainty” for the world economy due to there being a “bunch of new leaders” who need to prove they are strong, even as he exuded confidence about all large economies doing well. Without specifically mentioning India, Dr Rajan, who is among the few to have predicted the 2008 global financial crisis, said, “This is the first time in a long […]

Ravi Shankar Prasad stirs controversy, says Muslims don't vote for BJP, but govt gave them sanctity

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said Muslims do not vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party, but the government has given them “proper sanctity”. While speaking at the Mindmine Summit here, Prasad said: “We have got 13 chief ministers of our own. We are ruling the country. Have we victimised any Muslim gentleman working in the industry or service? Have we dismissed them? We don’t get Muslim votes. I […]