Author archives: prems

Karti P Chidambaram: All you need to know

Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram, is an Indian politician and businessman. For the uninitiated, Karti was arrested in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance in the INX Media case. The agency is investigating the junior Chidambaram`s role in facilitating the FIPB clearance for INX Media when his father was the Finance Minister. Karti Chidambaram is alleged […]


Dr Prakash Amte And His Family Share Their Home With Leopards And Bears

Dr Prakash Amte, son of social worker Baba Amte, along with his wife Mandakini, set up an animal rescue shelter in the courtyard of their house in Hemalkasa, Maharashtra. It is called The Amte Animal Ark and it currently houses about 90 wild animals. His effort was recognised as a rescue shelter in 1991 and the animals he houses include jackals, leopards, hyenas, porcupines, Indian python, crocodile, peacocks, sloth bears, […]

PNB-Nirav Modi bank scam: Both internal, external auditors failed to detect fraud, CA professionals must introspect, says Arun Jaitley

Reacting to the country’s biggest ever bank fraud, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the PNB scam of Rs 11,400 crore involving billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi was a result of failure of management and auditors, adding that the government will chasw down those who cheat the banking system. “When authority is given to the managements then you are expected to utilize authority effectively and in the right manner […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘unusual’ India trip raises eyebrows, panned by Canada watchdog

As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his eight-day visit to India, the fact that his schedule includes just half-a-day of official engagements in New Delhi is being described as “unusual” by veteran diplomats and criticised by a Canadian watchdog. A veteran Indian diplomat said in his long experience with bilateral visits, he had never experienced a trip of this nature, where the visiting dignitary spent so little time in […]

You must know about Chhatrapati Shivaji on his birth anniversary

Today is the birth anniversary of the greatest Maratha ruler ever-known — Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Born in the hill-fort of Shivneri, near the city of Junnar in Pune district, he carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. He was crowned as the Chhatrapati (Monarch) of his realm at Raigad in 1674 and subsequently, established a progressive civil rule […]

Review: Imperfect by Sanjay Manjrekar

Make no mistake, this is no airbrushed hagiography dressed up as a biography. During the time when he was playing, there were few better sights than the ball meeting the middle of Sanjay Manjrekar’s bat, whether it was in forward defence or for a drive through the off side. Considered one of the most technically proficient batters of his time, as he recounts his rollercoaster career as cricketer and TV […]

Review: Cut the Crap & Jargon by Shradha Sharma and TN Hari

The challenge of the hour for contemporary Indian business writers is to match promise with performance. Some reckon that a quick way to articulate promise is to use bold, even brazen, titles and subtitles just as authors Sharma and Hari have done. Competitive jostling for market space is rough enough for even true-blue conservative publishers to go with the flow. Compromises are inevitable. A ‘book’ rather than a ‘volume’ has […]

Reliance Jio launches ‘JioFootball Offer’, here are all the details

Reliance Jio has introduced a new offer for those who want to get Jio plans at discounted rates. The company is calling it as the ‘Jio Football Offer’. The offer lets users avail Rs 2,200 cash back on the recharges made on select smartphones across brands. This can be done once users activate Jio 4G in those smartphones with a recharge of Rs 198/Rs 299 Jio prepaid plan on or […]


Watch the trailer for the horror movie: "A Quiet Place"

The official trailer for A Quiet Place, a new horror film by the husband-wife-duo, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt and it teases a novel concept that is sure to excite fans of horror cinema. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world and focuses on the couple and their two children. In this world, mysterious supernatural creatures have taken over and what’s left of humanity must hide in silence because […]

Teddy Day 2018: Celebrate the occasion in a unique way with these ideas

Valentine’s week is here and each day is special in its own way. Today, February 10 is Teddy day!  Teddy bears are a symbol of love and there are a lot of ways you can celebrate this day with your beloved. If you want to do something extra special for your girlfriend, here are a few ideas! A Teddy Date Wear a teddy themed t-shirt on this teddy day before […]