Author archives: prems

‘The Wire’ barred from writing on Jay Shah to protect his ‘right to live with dignity’

  An Ahmedabad court last week passed an order barring The Wire from publishing any further report on BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah’s business turnover “so that the right to live with dignity of the plaintiff (Jay) may be protected”. Additional Senior Civil Judge B K Dasondi of Ahmedabad rural court observed that the “injunction should be granted to applicant/plaintiff (Jay)” even though notice was not served upon […]


Tera Intezaar teaser: Sunny Leone, Arbaaz Khan pair up for the first time in this romantic thriller

Tera Intezaar teaser: The teaser of Arbaaz Khan and Sunny Leone starrer Tera Intezaar has released. A Raajeev Walia directorial, the film is touted to be a musical romantic thriller and shows Khan and Leone as star-crossed lovers. The film also stars Arya Babbar, Salil Ankola and Sudha Chandran. The lead actors began shooting for the thriller in Kutch and had shared pictures on their Twitter, too. Reports suggest that the film […]

3 Lessons I Learned From the Failure of My First Startup

You’re exhausted. You’ve put countless of hours into an idea that you believed in so much. Literally almost blood, sweat and tears were sacrificed for this vision to be accomplished. You had hoped and expected for a lot of things, and was excited to have plans for the future. A few months ago, I wrote an article here titled, “What I Learned After Opening My First Business at 21.” My […]

Five Telangana students selected for NASA's rover challenge

The five-member team of students from the SR Engineering College in Warangal will now take part in the 5th annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge to be held in April 2018 in the US. The students qualified for the final challenge after overcoming the selection criteria – to prepare a moon buggy, design, report and submit their idea that make their buggy work on the surface of moon, ensuring the […]

Did Aarushi Talwar's Parents Kill Her? Verdict Today: 10 Points

The Allahabad High Court will decide today whether dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar murdered their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008 at their home in Noida near Delhi. Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom; then Hemraj, the family’s Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They have appealed against their conviction. Here is a 10 point guide […]

Amitabh Bachchan turns 75: How the veteran superstar established a strong south Indian base

For some it was Zanjeer. For a few it, was Deewar, maybe Don. For many, it would be Sholay. For me it was Mohabbatein. No, these are not answers to ‘name your favourite Amitabh Bachchan role’ but a list of his films, which people saw for the first time in a movie hall in South India. Yes, it took me the turn of the millennium to watch Mr Bachchan on the big screen. Forgive me Big […]


Aval trailer: Forget It, Siddharth’s next is sure to scare the living daylights out of you

Siddharth’s upcoming film Aval is going to be a trilingual. The trailer of the Tamil version, also starring Andrea Jeremiah, was released Monday and the 2-minute video is intense and scary. The film is billed as a thriller-horror and is said to be inspired by true events. The sequences shown in the trailer are creepy, creative and promising. Siddharth and Andrea move into a house that stands in the backdrop […]

Richard Thaler, 2017 Economics Nobel Prize winner, praised PM Modi’s note ban move, but with a ‘rider’

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the note ban on Novemeber 8, 2016, some of the nation’s economists had raised questions on the government’s move. However, among those who had favoured the decision at that time included none other than 2017 Economics Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler. “This is a policy I have long supported. First step toward cashless and good start on reducing corruption,” Thaler had tweeted soon […]

Braid chopping in Kashmir: It is not the Army for God Sake, read the truth here

There is a great deal of panic among the people of Jammu and Kashmir following incidents of braid cutting. Earlier this week, a 70 year old man died after he was beaten with a brick on the suspicion that he was a braid chopper. There are youth out on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir keeping a vigil to foil any attempt of braid cutting. What is the truth behind […]

Chef movie review: Papa, pyaar & pyaaz

Though I don’t and never will understand why good directors and big production houses spend their time, energy and money in remaking films, actor-director Jon Favreau’s 2014 movie, Chef, is a pretty decent fit for the Indian context. I mean, give desis an estranged papa-beta, kindle some pyaar while frying pyaaz and you are home safe.  Director Raja Krishna Menon’s Chef goes in for this full-on, giving us not one […]