Monthly archives: August 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE Toronto, August 30, 2017 4th ANNUAL OAKVILLE DIWALI GALA Diwali, The Festival of Lights & Joy, is celebrated by millions all around the world. Culturally and spiritually rooted within the South Asian community, its signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge of ignorance, and hope over despair. When: Friday, September 15, 2017 Where: Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON Doors […]

Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The theories behind the assassination

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial Thursday, nearly 10 years after the iconic political figure was gunned down in the streets of Rawalpindi. The court dismissed charges against five alleged Taliban militants accused of being involved in the killing, while two police officers were found guilty of “mishandling the crime scene”, becoming the only people to be […]

Improve eyesight naturally with these simple tips

Today, there are very few career options that do not involve using a computer screen or a personal electronic device for long hours.Add to that, there are so many day-to-day transactions, which we do online using our laptops or mobile devices. And finally, most of us wind up our days with our favorite shows on TV, Netflix or Amazon Prime.While all of this sounds very convenient and pleasurable, two vital […]

Nationalism before naashta: In this town, you must stand up for national anthem every morning

As the loudspeaker begins creaking at 7.45am, the people of Jammikunta, all 35,000 of them, get set to drop whatever they’re doing to stand still in a few minutes time. They get down from their bikes if they’re in the middle of the road, they put their spoons and coffee mugs down if they’re in the middle of breakfast, they pretty much shut down all other human activity, we presume, […]


Chef trailer: Saif Ali Khan, Raja Krishna Menon's food film looks like a lighthearted potboiler

The trailer of Raja Krishna Menon’s slice-of-life film Chef, starring Saif Ali Khan in the titular role, is out. It largely revolves around the relationship of Saif’s character with his son and how they overcome their strained relations over food. Food films are rare in India. Chef seems like one, on the lines of R Balki’s 2007 film Cheeni Kum and Ritesh Batra’s 2013 film The Lunchbox, where food serves […]

Questionable results for Modi's war on 'black money' after 99% of scrapped notes make it back into the system

Modi shocked India when Rs 500 (£6) and Rs 1,000 (£12) notes were withdrawn Panic set in across India with many people rushing to exchange their life-savings People were forced to declare, exchange or throw away their money Black money refers to funds earned on the black market, on which income and other taxes have not been paid. It was thought that black money would get burnt or caught in […]

Harvey makes 2nd landfall near Louisiana-Texas border; 30 dead

After pouring record rains on Texas, Tropical Storm Harvey made a second landfall on Wednesday to strike Louisiana, a state that still bears deep scars from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The second hit comes five days after the monster storm slammed onshore as a Category Four hurricane, pummelling the US Gulf coast with torrential rains that turned neighbourhoods into lakes in America’s fourth largest city, Houston. Harvey made its second landfall […]


Julie 2 teaser: Raai Laxmi is ‘bold, beautiful and blessed’ in her first Bollywood film. Watch video

Remember the lissome lass Neha Dhupia going topless in 2004 film Julie? The film did averagely business at the box office but Neha received appreciation for her role of a bold and beautiful sex worker. But after the actor refused to star in the sequel of the movie, south star Raai Laxmi bagged the role. And after watching the teaser of Julie 2, we are not even complaining. Raai has […]

Yoga Or Zumba? Which One Is Better For You?

Both yoga and Zumba are a great source of losing calories and toning your body. But, which one is apt for you? This entirely depends on your discretion and body type. What is it that you are aiming for? If your main aim is only to lose weight as soon as possible, Latin-based dance Zumba is your thing. But, if you plan to increase your body’s flexibility and indulge in […]

Another day of hardship for Mumbaikars after rain fury throws life out of gear

After incessant downpour threw life out of gear, disrupting road, rail and air traffic, Mumbai braced for another day of hardships even as let up in rains last night is expected to bring some relief today.  Schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut by authorities amid indications of a fresh spell of heavy showers in the megapolis.  The city and its suburbs virtually have a public holiday today […]