Monthly archives: July 2017

Happy Birthday, Premchand: A beginner’s guide to his novels

Munshi Premchand is considered to be among the greatest writers of Hindi-Urdu fiction in the early twentieth century. Born Dhanpat Rai Srivastava (on July 31, 1880) in Varanasi, UP, he began writing novels and short stories under the pseudonym Nawab Rai. In 1909, he changed his pen name from Nawab Rai to Premchand after he was censured by the British government for the “seditious” content of his short story collection […]


Uddham Sharanam teaser: Naga Chaitanya's upcoming thriller looks intense and action-packed

The teaser of Telugu superstar Naga Chaitanya’s upcoming blockbuster Yuddham Sharanam has been unveiled, and it has already got us excited. Earlier this month, on 2 July, the first look of Yuddham Sharanam was revealed. The teaser starts with Chaitanya’s character shown enjoying with his family — mother (Revathy), father (Rao Ramesh) and Lavanya Tripathi, who plays either his girlfriend or wife. It’s evident that his family is supposed to […]


Total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017: Learn how you can participate in nation-wide science experiment

US space agency NASA is opening up an opportunity where eclipse viewers around the country can participate in a nation-wide science experiment by collecting cloud and temperature data from their phones. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE, Program is a NASA-supported research and education program that encourages students and citizen scientists to collect and analyze environmental observations. GLOBE Observer is a free, easy-to-use app that […]

6 Surprising Potato Juice Benefits and Uses for Skin and Health

For those who believe in the power of natural ingredients, the local grocery store comes as a boon. Indigenous fruits and vegetables can not only add zing to our everyday meals but also create effective, easy remedies for the most common health and beauty woes. Take potatoes, for example – these chunky tubers are probably one of the most popular ingredients in the world. From the all-time International favourite, French […]

Peelamedu: Building India's next 'Silicon Valley'

Coimbatore’s real estate market provides a plethora of options for home buyers and investors to choose from, with various localities developing as catchment areas for housing and commercial real estate. One of these is Peelamedu, which is among the fastest-growing locations and a very favourable destination for property buyers. Located in Coimbatore, which is being seen as the ‘next Silicon Valley’ in South India, Peelamedu has been growing significantly due […]

Neuroticism may be linked with long life: Study

Individuals with higher levels of neuroticism — a personality trait associated with negative emotions — are likely to have longer lifespan and lower risk of mortality, regardless of their health conditions, a study has claimed. Persons with high levels of neuroticism are more likely to experience negative emotions — including irritability, frustration, nervousness, worry, and guilt — compared with those who have lower levels of neuroticism. “Our findings are important […]


Suburbicon trailer: George Clooney's directorial stars Matt Damon as a vengeful family guy

After helming the grave 2014 war film The Monuments Men, George Clooney will return to direction this year with the crime comedy Suburbicon. Since this film from a rather unique genre, traces of levity can be seen in the trailer. The trailer transports the viewers to the USA of the 1950s and revolves around a family which is at the receiving end of a brutal house invasion. Garndner Lodge, the […]

3 Powerful Questions Which Will Increase Your Chances of Success

Many people think that if they work hard, be the first person in the office and the last one to leave at night that they will be successful. Entrepreneurs put in 50 to 60 hours a week chasing success as they slowly burn out. The reality is that success is often closer than you realize and it depends on how you think about it and what questions you ask yourself. […]

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be interim Pakistan PM

Senior PML-N leader and former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will run the PML-N government as interim prime minister of Pakistan until Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz is elected as member of parliament, according to Pakistan media reports. The Supreme Court yesterday disqualified 67-year-old Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing the embattled leader out of office. […]