Monthly archives: July 2018


Google Doodle honours Meena Kumari on her 85th birth anniversary

The beautiful face and expressive eyes of Meena Kumari have been captured in a Google doodle devoted to the late legendary actress Meena Kumari for her 85th birth anniversary on Wednesday. “As shown in the doodle, Meena Kumari captivated audiences with her beautiful, expressive eyes,” according to the official Google Doodle page. She portrayed strong yet vulnerable women who made their own way through life, although they were often devastated […]

‘An expel Bengalis campaign’: Opposing NRC in Assam, Mamata makes her strongest identity pitch yet

In Assam, the final draft of the National Registrar of Citizens was published on Monday, putting in doubt the citizenship status of more than 4 million people. While the exercise will obviously have a significant effect in Assam itself, the politics of the NRC has also spilled over into neighbouring West Bengal where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took it up as an issue of Bengali identity. The move will help […]


Watch: New ‘Venom’ Trailer

Sony Pictures has released a new Venom trailer for the upcoming spinoff. Ruben Fleischer directs anti-hero take starring Tom Hardy in the title role. Written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel and Will Beal and also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. The film opens October 5th . Watch the new Venom trailer Here. Please follow and like us:

5 countries where Indian rupee is stronger and travel is cheaper

Travel may often seem an expensive proposition, right from the booking of tickets and hotels to a negative currency conversion rate that makes you feel guilty to even buy a bottle of water. But it need not be so. There are several places around the world where the Indian rupee trumps the local currency, ensuring that you are richer and can enjoy more experiences without spending outrageously. Here are 5 […]

15-Year-Old Indian-American Boy Graduates as Engineer, Starts PhD in US

A 15-year-old Indian-American child prodigy has reached a milestone in his academic journey and is all set to start his doctorate after completing his graduation in biomedical engineering, according to a media report. Tanishq Abraham graduated from the University of California, Davis with the highest honours of summa cum laude. “Of course I feel very happy, very excited, and I’m very proud of my accomplishments,” Tanishq was quoted as saying […]

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11

Imran Khan on Monday said that he will take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11, according to a media report. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections, but it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own. His party had announced that it is trying to […]

Best places to visit in Munnar to witness blooming Neelakurinji

Every year during the season of the bloom, travel agencies see a huge growth in the holiday bookings to the hill station Munnar, as travellers gather to witness the magnetism of the rare blooming of ‘Neelakurinji’ flowers. Starting late July, the Anamalai hills near Munnar in Kerala will be clad in purplish blue neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) which bursts into flower once in 12 years. Thousands of visitors flock to Munnar […]

The RTI Act is under siege

With almost 6 million RTI applications filed every year, India’s Right to Information Act is the world’s most extensively used transparency legislation. However, the government’s proposed amendments to the RTI Act threaten the very foundations of this empowering law. In April 2017 the government put out a set of Draft Rules proposing amendments to the RTI Act. They include permitting the withdrawal of appeals based on a written communication by […]

25 Quotes From Buddha That Will Change Your Life!

Words are a powerful thing. The lessons from Buddha can inspire you to understand and tackle all of life’s problems. If you are feeling stressed, low in life, or maybe lost, these quotes from Buddha can help you. It can also help those trying to overcome anger problems or just looking to connect with their spirituality. Gautama Buddha is the enlightened being known as the founder of Buddhism. He has […]

TRAI chief’s Aadhaar challenge goes down the hill, Tweeple share his personal details

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman RS Sharma faced an embarrassment on micro-blogging site Twitter after his challenged went down the hill. The TRAI chairman on Saturday had disclosed his Aadhaar number and challenged people to show how mere knowledge of the unique number could leak other details. A few minutes after RS Sharma got trolled when some Tweets disclosed his personal details like PAN card number, bank […]