Monthly archives: September 2018


BURNING trailer

It’s been eight years since South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong directed the highly acclaimed Poetry, and now he’s finally back with Burning. The first trailer gives little insight into the mystery drama, but that’s to be expected. With that being said, there’s definitely something strange going on between the three main characters, played by Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo. The movie is based off of Haruki Murakami’s short […]

The value of emptiness

I am sitting here with a hot cup of tea in my left hand. I cannot drink it. It is hot, so I have to wait. Before me is a loaf of banana bread with a knife and a spoon on it. We are waiting for friends to come, so it is not cut. On my right side is a wicker basket beautifully made by some Chinese people. It is […]

Facebook Unearths Security Flaw Affecting 50 Million Users

Facebook Inc has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over the accounts, the social networking company said on Friday. Facebook has since fixed the vulnerability and informed law enforcement, it said. Attackers stole Facebook access tokens through its “view as” feature, which they could then use to take over people’s accounts. “View as” is a feature that allows users […]

Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala temple today

The Supreme Court will pronounce an historical verdict on Friday on entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. At present women in the age group of 10 to 50 are denied entry on the ground of menstruation. A five-judge Constitution bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra’s verdict will determine whether the religious […]

Indian-origin teen wins social progress ‘Oscar’

Her #FreePeriods campaign that brought her granddad and 2,000 other protestors on Downing Street in the UK in December 2017 to demand free sanitary products for poor girls in school won 18-year-old Amika George one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress. The other awards at the ceremony in New York on Tuesday night went to Nadia Murad, 24, a Yazidi survivor […]

Trump, Abe agree two-way trade talks, Japan dodges US auto tariffs

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Wednesday to start trade talks in an arrangement that, for now, protects Japanese automakers from further tariffs, seen as a major threat to the export-dependent economy. In a joint statement, the two countries said the talks “will respect positions of the other government,” drawing lines on autos and Japan’s agriculture sector. Trump has made clear he is unhappy […]


It's An Aamir Khan Vs Amitabh Bachchan Blockbuster:Thugs Of Hindostan Trailer out

The wait is finally over– the first official trailer of the most anticipated film of the year, Thugs of Hindostan, is here. After teasing fans with film’s motion posters, the makers of the Thugs of Hindostan have finally treated fans with a full trailer for the film, and it is epic. The trailer release date also marks the birth anniversary of Yash Raj Films’ founder, Yash Chopra. Despite the seemingly […]

Now, you don’t need Aadhaar for these services. Here’s the full list

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld constitutional validity of Aadhaar and struck down Section 57 permitting private entities to avail the data. However, it ruled that Aadhar is not needed for school admissions and mobile phone connections. Also, individuals can approach courts to file cases under the Aadhaar Act. Earlier, only the UIDAI and its officials could file cases. “Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than […]

Tackle this national shame

The nation’s capital has got rude shocks right through this month as newspapers reported the deaths of young men who descend into dark pits to clean sewers and septic tanks — 11 at last count, including the premises of posh hotels. But this pales into insignificance when it’s appreciated that across the country, one sewage cleaner — euphemistically called “safai karmachari”, or “cleanliness worker” — has died every five days […]

SC to deliver Aadhaar verdict today, to decide on validity, mandatory linking

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court will decide on Wednesday the constitutionality of Aadhaar, the controversial biometric identity card project that the government claims plugged leaks in welfare schemes but which critics dub as intrusive and violating privacy. The Constitution Bench, comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, reserved its verdict on May 10 after hearing the […]