Monthly archives: July 2017


Ready Player One trailer: Steven Spielberg's next is set in a dystopian future where virtual reality rules

The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming sci-fi movie Ready Player One was launched at San Diego Comic Con and it seems like this highly anticipated movie is set to be a crowd favourite. Ready Player One is based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling science fiction novel of the same name. The plot is set in a dystopian future in 2045 and revolves around a teenager named Wade Watts who lives in […]

Can alcohol improve your memory?

Alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began, a new study from University of Exeter in Britain has claimed. The researchers are, however, keen to stress that this limited positive effect should be considered alongside the well-established negative effects of excessive alcohol on memory and mental and physical health. Although the cause of this effect is not yet known, the researchers explained that alcohol blocks the […]


VIP 2 Lalkar Hindi trailer: Kajol is a fiery corporate woman. Will Dhanush give in to her demands? Watch video

Bollywood fans of Kajol, who were dying to know more about her upcoming Tamil film VIP 2, can now rejoice. The makers of the much-awaited movie have just released the Hindi dubbed trailer of Velai Illa Pattadhari 2 aka VIP 2. This is Bollywood actor Kajol’s Tamil comeback after a hiatus of 20 years. Starring Dhanush in the lead, the film has been directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth. The Tamil trailer […]

Sudha Murty of Infosys was called ‘cattle class’ at London airport. Here’s what she did

“Go and stand in the economy class queue. This line is for business class travellers,” a well-heeled lady told Sudha Murty at the International Heathrow airport in London. The chairperson of Infosys Foundation was at the airport wearing a salwar kameez, which perhaps made her a misfit in the queue in question. But, what eventually got Murty’s goat was when she was called a “cattle-class person”. That was when the […]

Nifty Hits 10,000: Historical Moment For Indian Markets

It is a bull run on Dalal Street and historical moment for India’s most extensively traded exchange. The Nifty has hit the psychologically important 10,000 mark in intra-day trade. Market experts are calling this a symbolic moment and true manifestation of the deep structural changes that are being undertaken by the Government. There is a sense of elation across the investment community and even the common man can feel a sense […]

The defiance of an 'untouchable' New York subway worker

The memoir of an Indian woman who was born a so-called untouchable and now works as a conductor on the New York City Subway has been hailed by critics for its unflinching account of caste and family in India. Journalist Sudha G Tilak spoke to Sujatha Gidla about her life story and how it became Ants Among Elephants. In Sanskrit, the main language used by scholars in ancient India and […]


Poster Boys trailer out: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade all set to take you on a laughter riot

After showing their brotherly chemistry in Yamla Pagla Deewana, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol have once again united to showcase their hilarious side in Shreyas Talpade’s directorial Poster Boys. With Poster Boys Shreyas, who has acted in series of Bollywood films, will be making his first directorial debut. Sunny and Bobby starrer Poster Boys is a remake of Marathi film Poshter Boyz, which was produced by Shreyas himself. The trailer […]

Planning to apply for a passport? Here are some changes in rules that you need to know

The government has made a number of changes in passport rules over the past year with the objective of making registration of passports easier. The Ministry of External Affair, which handles the issuing of passports in India, released new passport rules in December 2016. Few changes have followed afterwards as well. We look at all the significant changes enforced in recent months. 1. Birth certificate requirement waived off: Prior to […]

Pokhara in Nepal is all about a lake, forests and mountains – A visual delight!

Standing by a lake, with forested hills on one side and snow-capped Himalayan peaks on the other, was an unforgettable moment for me in Pokhara, the picturesque Nepalese city that is arguably its tourism capital. Pokhara was a discovery in several ways.It has a laidback charm that contrasts with the rush and pollution of capital Kathmandu. The translucent Phewa lake provided some breath- taking vistas and the experience of observing […]

In farewell speech, President Pranab Mukherjee warns against misuse of ordinances

At his farewell speech in Parliament on Sunday on the completion of his five-year term, President Pranab Mukherjee emphasised the value of debate, discussion and dissent. Noting that he had first become a member of the national legislature in 1969, aged just 34, he spoke of Indira Gandhi had been his mentor, and of the lessons she had learned from the Emergency, when she clamped down on dissent. He recalled […]