Monthly archives: May 2017


Wonder trailer: Jacob Tremblay shines as a child who's different from his peers

You can’t blend in when you’re born to stand out!” The first trailer for Jacob Tremblay’s new film is out, and he doesn’t fail to impress. The coming-of-age film tells a tale of a young boy, August ‘Auggie’ Pullman (played by Jacob Tremblay) struggling to overcome his facial differences. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play the protective parents of the fifth grader who is starting school for the first time. […]

Karnataka woman tops, 14 from J&K clear Civil Services

While Karnataka girl Nandini KR topped this year’s Civil Services Examination, considered to be one of the toughest in the country, there’s a piece of good news from Jammu and Kashmir too. A record 14 candidates from the terror-hit state have qualified for the elite services. Nandini KR, who belongs to the OBC category, qualified the examination with Kannada Literature as her optional subject. She has graduated with a BE […]

How Hyderabad's Taj Falaknuma is trying to recreate the royal Nizami Iftar experience

The setting is perfect for breaking the fast in the holy month of Ramadan. A regal palace located on a hill, overlooking the old city of Hyderabad yet far from its chaos. The atmosphere serene, the ambience mystic, qawwali in the background — and to top it all, sumptuous Nizami food. In this historic city, known for its rich Muslim culture and legacy, Taj Falaknuma is trying to recreate the […]


Victoria & Abdul trailer: Little known story about Queen's relationship with her closest confidant

Universal Pictures released the trailer of the film Victoria & Abdul, starring Dame Judy Dench and Ali Fazal in the lead roles, on 30 May 2017. The film is based on the book of the same name by the author Shrabani Basu. It is an account of the the extraordinary friendship between the monarch and her servant. In a piece by The Telegraph, it stated that Queen Victoria’s relationship with […]

10 things you should know about new cattle sale rules

Madras high court on Tuesday stayed the new rules banning the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter, but not before the issue generated a storm across the nation over concerns that it was a backdoor attempt to regulate food habits. But what exactly do the new rules say? Here’s a checklist. 1. The new rules, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, have been framed […]


The Fakir of Venice final trailer: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor's film may finally see light of the day

The Fakir of Venice final trailer: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor’s film may finally see light of the day Anand Surapur’s The Fakir of Venice, which was initially supposed to be filmmaker-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar’s onscreen debut, may see the light of the day years after its production. The makers have released its final trailer which hints at the possibility of an approaching release date. The trailer shows Akhtar as a free-spirited […]

Parents take note! Excessive use of smartphone impacts teenager’s sleep, mood and mental health

Parents should limit the usage of mobile phones among their children. A new study on child development has revealed that excessive use of smartphone among children and adolescents’ affects their sleep, mood and mental health. The special section of Child Development was edited by Dr Zheng Yan and Dr Lennart Hardell and adds some important information to the research in this area. According to Dr Zheng Yan, there are nearly […]

India’s ethical hackers are rewarded abroad, ignored at home

Kanishk Sajnani did not receive so much as a thank you from a major Indian airline when he contacted them with alarming news — he had hacked their website and could book flights anywhere in the world for free. It was a familiar tale for India’s army of “ethical hackers”, who earn millions protecting foreign corporations and global tech giants from cyber attacks but are largely ignored at home, their […]

International Day of UN Peacekeepers: Salute 168 Indian bravehearts who died across the world

On the occasion of International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, celebrated across the globe on Monday, India remembered 168 soldiers, who died in various corners of the world, for the cause of peace. “India is contributing around 6,900 military personnel among 115,000 peacekeepers in various missions,” Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Sarath Chand told ANI. “168 Indian peacekeepers lost their lives since UN operations began. In 2016,117 peacekeepers […]


Hrudayantar: Trailer of Hrithik Roshan's Marathi debut film will move you to tears! - Watch

The much-awaited trailer of Vikram Phadnis’ Marathi film ‘Hrudayantar’ was recently released online. Interestingly, Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan will be seen playing a pivotal role in the movie. Ever since the trailer was unveiled, celebrities have been showering it with unconditional love on Twitter. If you still haven’t watched it, leave everything aside and check out ‘Hrudayantar’ trailer here: Hrudayantar’ is an emotional drama featuring popular Marathi actors Subodh Bhave […]