Monthly archives: September 2017


Spyder movie review: Mahesh Babu, AR Murugadoss film is the smart spy thriller Telugu cinema needed

Five minutes into AR Murugadoss’ Spyder, starring Mahesh Babu and SJ Suryah, you begin to sense a feeling that it won’t be a usual action film. The hero introduces himself with a voice-over where he explains what he does for a living. He is okay with people not recognising him and his heroism because for him, saving people’s lives is more important. As a junior level officer at the Intelligence […]

Yashwant’s critique of Modi policies sends Oppn into overdrive, govt on defensive

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha’s scathing criticism of the Modi regime’s economic policies has sent the Opposition into overdrive, with everybody from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to former finance minister P Chidambaram citing his words to target the Union government. Sinha stated in an Indian Express article, titled ‘I need to speak up now’, that it was his national duty to bring the “mess the finance minister had made of […]

12 Amazing Healing Benefits of Drinking Water in a Copper Vessel

Water is the most essential element to sustain life on this planet. 70 per cent of human body is made up of water. You may have not known this but in ancient times, our ancestors and even our grandmothers followed the practice of storing water in containers made of copper. Their aim was probably to safeguard drinking water but there’s more to the story. In today’s modern world where we […]

Planning to buy the JioPhone? It may not be as affordable as you think

Reliance last week announced shipping of its smart feature phone, JioPhone, to consumers who had pre-booked the device last month. The JioPhone gained a wide attention for its smartphone-like features including 4G VoLTE compatibility and voice-based browser. In a bid to tap consumers in smaller towns and rural areas of the country, Reliance Jio priced the device at Rs 1,500. Moreover, the price could be refunded after three years of […]

World Tourism Day 2017: Best weekend getaways in India

The world is a beautiful place and every country has something special to offer when it comes to tourism. On the occasion of World Tourism Day today which happens to fall near a long weekend, here’s a list of the best weekend getaways in India! Kasauli If you love hill stations then this is a place you must visit! Apart from the other beautiful hill stations such as Nainital, Shimla, […]

19 Home Remedies for Cold, Back Pain, Nausea and Other Common Ailments

If you ever have a conversation with your grand mother, she’ll tell you that back in the day they mostly relied on natural home remedies to treat almost every ailment. A lot may have changed now, but granny’s treasure trove of home remedies is still as effective as it used to be. Time to go back to your roots and rediscover all the gems on your kitchen shelf that have […]

What ails the Indian economy?

India’s economy grew at its slowest pace for three years in the April-to-June quarter and growth has declined for six quarters in a row. Economic analyst Vivek Kaul explains why one of the world’s fastest growing economies is sputtering to a halt. On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revived India’s economic council, a body that he had abolished soon after coming into power in 2014. India has just seen its […]

Microsoft's Satya Nadella has a message for you: Keep hitting the refresh button

What is striking about Satya Nadella is the almost yogic energy, intensity and confidence he exudes as he strides into his office at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, US. Wearing a casual black T-shirt, dark blue jeans and sneakers with padded heels, Nadella, 50, looks superbly fit as he settles down for a chat with India Today. Like his wiry frame, his jawline carries no excess baggage or bulge. With […]

BHU protests: Students want Vice-Chancellor sacked on grounds of inaction

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) administration that ordered a closure of the university till October 2, has extended it till October 5, just after a day it witnessed on-campus disturbances and violence. Three additional city magistrates of Varanasi and two police officers were on Monday removed in connection with the lathicharge on students in the university and a high-level probe was ordered into the incident that has spiralled into a […]

India's 'Great Banyan', A Tree Which Has Been Growing Non-Stop For The Last 255 Years!

The oldest citizen of the city, the 255-year-old Great Banyan at the Indian Botanic Garden, Shibpur – is, well, greater than ever before. In fact, the garden’s grand old crowd-puller has increased its girth by a massive two acres in a little over 30 years, forcing its caregivers to create a larger boundary railing to hold it in. In 1985, when a fence was installed around the tree, it covered […]