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Monthly archives: September 2018

International Peace Day: Why United Nations Observes This Day

The global community is celebrating the International Day of Peace today. The day is observed on 21 September every year. The International Day of Peace was first celebrated in 1982. It is recognized by United Nations. It has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” A resolution for the declaration of The […]

 
 
 

Nani and Nagarjuna's fun-filled entertainer "Devadas" trailer

Starring Nani and Akkineni Nagarjuna, the trailer of DevaDas is finally out and the audience is in for a treat. With Nagarjuna as a gangster and Nani as a doctor. People say Nagarjuna is ageing in reverse, he is looking younger and younger by day. In the latest stills of ‘Devadas’, his first multi-starrer with Nani, he’s looking as young as 30-plus Nani. Devadas is produced by Ashwini Dutt under […]

Muharram 2018: All you need to know about the day of Ashura

Ashura refers to the tenth day of the sacred month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. The day marks the death of Husayn Ibn Ali, who was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Husayn Ibn Ali died in the battle of Karbala. Both Sunni and Shia Muslims observe the day of Muharram worldwide. Shia Muslims mourn the battle of Karbala while Sunni Muslims observe a fast as a mark of gratitude […]

Lynching in name of cow unacceptable: Mohan Bhagwat

On the last day of the three-day lecture series, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said lynching in the name of the cow is unacceptable. Bhagwat, while answering queries from several in the audience, spoke of several issues, ranging from section 377 to Article 370, from casteism to Hindutva. “Violence is completely unacceptable and strict action should be taken. Gau raksha should be done in a Constitutional way, but gau rakshaks should […]

 
 
 

Biopic of Laurel and Hardy: Watch "Stan and Ollie" trailer:

Laurel and Hardy defined the early years of Hollywood comedy with their slapstick routine. Their perfect comic timing made them stars and their lives on screen left a legacy that is unmatched. Jon S. Baird’s upcoming biographical film Stan & Ollie takes the viewers behind the scenes and introduces us to Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly). Stan and Ollie is written by Jeff Pope. Stan […]

 
 
 

Watch: India’s wildlife anthem Mere Desh Ki Zameen, a tribute to India’s wildlife

Senior Journalist Shekhar Gupta took it to Twitter and shared national biodiversity anthem #MereDeshKiZameen. Sharing the song, Shekhar Gupta said that so many talented people have created #MereDeshKiZameen, the new generation’s ‘mile sur mera tumhara …’ India’s wildlife anthem Mere Desh Ki Zameen is a tribute to India’s wildlife, flora and fauna. Melodiously developed, Mere Desh Ki Zameen takes you to a beautiful compilation of India’s wildlife, the landscapes, the […]

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday. The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the researchers reported in medical journal BMJ Open. Worldwide, about seven percent of people over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia, a percentage that rises to 40 percent above […]

The Hire And Fire Principle

I believe that we need to walk the talk that we always preach about. If we want someone to imbibe our values, we ourselves must have embodied those values. As a Take Charge expert and an empowerment coach, I have come across many people who have stunning ideas, tools, and systems which they spent a lot of time to bring to perfection. But these geniuses don’t succeed in a larger […]

Jahanara Begum: The Mughal princess who designed Chandni Chowk

The narrow lanes of the famous Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets of Old Delhi (earlier known as Shahjahanabad), receive thousands of shoppers and tourists every day. Just eight kilometres away, at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, rests its architect, unknown and hardly visited by anybody, in a tiny open grave — Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Born […]

 
 
 

Brie Larson’s "Captain Marvel" trailer

Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel trailer introduces the most powerful superhero in the MCU (according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige) through the perspective of Nick Fury. Captain Marvel’s trailer is out! Brie Larson’s superhero has descended on earth after a long, long wait. While the trailer is pretty short, it gives an idea as to what fans can expect from the film. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel […]