Monthly archives: June 2017


Foreigner trailer: Jackie Chan is an avenging dad, who takes on Pierce Brosnan

Jackie Chan is back, and how. Apart from a disappointing Kung Fu Yoga and lending his voice to the character of Monkey in the Kung Fu Panda series, Chan has not starred in an international film for a long time. The legendary Hong Kong martial artist, fresh off a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oscars this year, makes his return to the spotlight with Foreigner. The film is based on […]

Midnight joint parliamentary session for GST launch: Here is all you need to know about the unprecedented event

What began in March 1986 as an effort to reform indirect taxation is all set to finally reach its fruition on July 1 in the form of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Initiated by the UPA Finance Ministry in 2009, GST is touted to be the biggest change in tax regime since Independence and purportedly one of the biggest successes of the current NDA government. The GST is an […]

US decision to designate Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist 'unjustified,' says Pakistan

Taken aback by the United States’ step to declare Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a “global terrorist”, Pakistan on Tuesday slammed the action saying “designation of individuals supporting the Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists is completely unjustified.” “Pakistan shall continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support for the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for the realisation of the right to self-determination and the peaceful resolution of […]

‘It’s WannaCry all over again’: Ransomware cyberattack sweeps globe, exploits known code flaws

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms. Cyber security experts said those behind the attack appeared to have exploited the same type of hacking tool used in the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers in May before a British researcher […]

Why Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meeting is a disappointment for Indian H-1B visa users, businesses

  High profile meetings of world leaders are normally characterised with photo ops, exchange of antiques and mundane statements that are more generic in nature and less specific on the issues at the moment. Major bilateral decisions — economic or diplomatic — are rarely announced on such occasions. Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meet was not very different. Both patted each other on the back like ‘true friends’ and said goodbye in […]


Lipstick Under My Burkha unveils second trailer ahead of July 21 release. Watch here

A second trailer for Lipstick Under My Burkha was revealed on Tuesday, less than a month before its July 21 release. The new trailer for the film, starring Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkana Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur, delves deeper into the secret lives of four women being told to suppress their sexuality. The film ran into a massive roadblock a few months ago with the Central Board of […]


Toronto selected as one of only two cities in North America to present Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, with special guest Heiward Mak in attendance. The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian), in partnership with Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society with support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto (HKETO), presented Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, a […]

Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar is Femina Miss India World 2017

The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar. The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday night. Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. In […]


VIDEO: What if Lord Ram came to testify in a court? His arguments will put religious fanatics to shame

The very essence that defines India is ‘unity in diversity’. With the many languages, varied communities, scores of religious groups and faiths, how we all reside together, with a common identity of being Indians was something that defined us. However, the recent spate of shameful incidents of bloodshed and rifts spread across the country on the lines of religion, caste and language have raised many concerns. So, what if God […]

Is India descending into mob rule?

On Thursday a 15-year-old Muslim boy, returning home from Eid shopping with his three brothers, was killed in a brutal assault by a mob of about 20 men on a train in the north Indian state of Haryana. Police say that the reason for Junaid Khan’s murder – in which his three siblings were also injured by the knife-wielding mob – was mainly because of a row over seat space […]