Monthly archives: December 2018

India’s 1st Railway University Begins 2018 Admissions: Courses, Eligibility & More!

The Railway University will be based in Vadodara, and offer courses like BSc and BBA, for which 3,500 applications have already been received. The admissions for seats at the Railway University in Vadodara have begun, and approximately 3,500 applications have already reached the university, according to News18. Classes will begin in August, and if you are interested, be sure to apply before June 30th. The cut-off for the university is […]

Miss Universe 2018: Miss Philippines Catriona Gray wins the crown

Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 at a gala ceremony, where representatives from South Africa and Venezuela secured the first runner-up and second runner-up spots. India`s Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20. Gray was ecstatic as she took her first walk as Miss Universe in a dazzling red gown with a thigh-high slit. She was crowned by Miss Universe 2017 Demi Leigh […]

PV Sindhu scripts history, clinches maiden BWF Tour Finals title

Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu scripted history on Sunday as she brushed aside Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to lift her maiden BWF World Tour Finals title in Guangzhou, China. The 23-year-old Indian continued her rich vein of form to register a 21-19, 21-17 win over Okuhara in a thrilling summit showdown of the women’s singles event that lasted a little over an hour. Sindhu, who finished as […]

Navi Mumbai: Gas leak kills 31 monkeys, 14 rock pigeons

NAVI MUMBAI/ MUMBAI : At Least 31 monkeys and 14 rock pigeons were found dead after a gas leak incident from a nitric acid plant at Rasayani near Panvel. The acid leakage incident reportedly occurred on Thursday night around 10.30pm while the forest officials got to know of it on Saturday. But Officials say that the staff of the facility tried to suppress the incident by burying the dead animals and birds in a […]

ASI approves excavation at site of Mahabharata’s house of lac

MEERUT: After years of requests by archaeologists and local historians, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally approved the excavation of what locals believe is the site of the ‘Lakshagriha’, the house of lac which features in an important incident in the Mahabharata . The site is located in Barnawa area of Baghpat district. Retired ASI superintending archaeologist, (excavation) KK Sharma said, “Lakshagriha plays a significant part in the Mahabharata. The […]


Watch: The unique legacy of ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ commemorated in a documentary

The Economic Political Weekly magazine has put out a commemorative documentary to mark its 50th anniversary on its YouTube channel. The 32-minute film, titled Fifty Years of EPW and directed by Rafeeq Elias, includes brief insights into the formation of the magazine and interviews with academic luminaries on its importance and legacy. The magazine’s predecessor, The Economic Weekly, was founded by Sachin Chaudhuri in 1949. Chaudhuri’s brother, Bombay Talkies producer […]

Ten years of ‘Adopt, don’t shop’

As our Pet Pals column turns a decade old, we once again urge people to discourage animal breeding and instead, give rescues the love they deserve It was a sunlit afternoon at an adoption drive. A young boy cradled a rescued mongrel in his arms. Meanwhile, several other puppies advanced towards him like spectacularly cute zombies, their pink tongues hanging out. The child exchanged an anxious look with his father […]

This unique wedding invitation of a Kerala couple has Shashi Tharoor and Netizens impressed!

An innovative wedding invitation from Kerala is going viral for all the right reasons and has got everyone, including Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, impressed! The invite that captures the ‘chemistry’ between the couple Soorya and Vithun quite literally, was written using symbols of chemical elements and their union was described as bonding! Yes, perfect analogy, isn’t it? Calling it a “perfect chemistry”, the wedding invite represented the bride and the […]

A Japanese doctor who studied longevity - and lived to 105 - said if you must retire, do it well after age 65

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara worked into his 100s. Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached. The physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University, and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital recommended several basic guidelines for living a long, healthy life in an interview with Japan Times journalist Judit Kawaguchi. Among them: […]


Venkatesh and Varun Tej starring "F2’ teaser

In the teaser of Anil Ravipudi’s upcoming Telugu comedy F2, Venkatesh and Varun Tej play two men who are deeply troubled by their married lives. The comedy’s title , F2, stands for “fun and frustration”. The release date is yet to be announced. Please follow and like us: