Monthly archives: January 2018

7 hidden gems around the world to explore

In an age where travel has become a thing, it would seem there are very few destinations which are unexplored or unheard of in the world. However, as they say, the power of nature is incomprehensible. The world is full of hidden places which are yet to be overrun by tourists or are yet to be featured in international travel guides. These gems of hidden natural treasure are some of […]


Ram Gopal Varma unveils trailer of Mia Malkova starrer God, Sex and Truth – Watch

The video embedded below contains visuals/dialogues that are not suitable for audiences below the age of 18. Viewer discretion is advised.   Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma unveiled the trailer of his upcoming project God, Sex and Truth starring American adult film actress Mia Malkova Tuesday morning. He took to Twitter to post: “Here’s the Trailer of GOD, SEX and TRUTH featuring @MiaMalkova ..Full film will be released on Republic […]


Watch: This short film is a tribute to the legacy of, and times spent with, Old Monk rum

If you’re an urban adult in India, it’s hard not to have an Old Monk memory. After all, the rum brand marketed by Mohan Meakins, whose former managing director Kapil Mohan died on January 6, has acquired legendary status. To wash down individual memories of Old Monk, here is a short film from 2015, valorising the brand, titled Monk (above). Starring Sanjay Mishra and Jeetu Shastri, the film is a […]

Want a Farm of Your Own? Get This App to Make That Dream Come True

Have you ever played Farmville? The virtual game, which allows its users to build farms, plough, plant, and harvest? An initiative called Farmizen, started by Shameek Chakravarty, Gitanjali Rajamani, and Sudaakeran Balasubramanian is in a way bringing the virtual game to life. We at The Better India often bring you stories of people who have taken to organic farming, are practising terrace gardening, or have made sustainable long-term life choices […]

Diseases You Never Knew Your Microwave Was Causing

Microwave ovens are one of the most common kitchen appliances that are found in every Indian kitchen. The appliance causes immense convenience in terms of cooking and re-heating already cooked food and that’s why people from most economic backgrounds tend to install it in their kitchens. From boiling water and heating milk to cooking fast food items like maggie noodles, popcorn and cakes, microwave ovens are like a saviour for […]

Philippines warns of volcano eruption

The Philippines’ chief volcanologist warned on Monday of a possible hazardous eruption at Mount Mayon “within weeks or even within days”, as magma continued to pile up at the summit of the Southeast Asian country’s most active volcano. The 2,462-metre high volcano, a tourist attraction in central Albay province because of its near-perfect cone shape, spewed ash and burning mud and rocks over the past two days, forcing more than […]


Hellraiser: Judgment Trailer

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case, to hunt down a gruesome serial killer terrorising the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiralling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the judgement awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean? Writtten and directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe (Hansel & Gretel), Hellraiser Judgement features an appearance by horror […]

Will solution to Supreme Court crisis come today? Here are 10 developments so far

When will the crisis within the Supreme Court be resolved? Even though the Bar Council of India assured things will be fine soon, Chief Justice Dipak Misra is yet to reach out to the four rebel SC judges. With the Bar Council scheduled to address a press conference on Monday afternoon, here’s a quick look at the top developments in the CJI vs SC judges case: 1. A seven-member BCI […]

Six hand exercises that could help relieve arthritis symptoms

Arthritis, which means ‘inflammation of the joints’, is actually a symptom that has a number of causes. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by local structural changes in specific joints; while rheumatoid arthritis, the next most common type, is a systemic disease affecting the entire body. There’s currently no cure for arthritis, but some treatments could help to reduce some of the painful symptoms. Here […]