Author archives: prems


Hip-Hop song on the story of ‘Kachrapur’ by children

This video to remind adults of the waste management crisis.  Beautiful landscapes have turned into despicable sights with heaps of garbage dump lying around, and the unaware dwellers and residents are to blame for it. There is a lot that both citizens and civic authorities can do to tackle the garbage problem, which is already gargantuan in its proportion. It’s a shame that children have to speak up – or, as […]

Vastal Mehta, man behind Facebook's successful ad business

Facebook owes Indian-origin engineer Vastal Mehta a lot for its success in generating billions of dollars in ad revenues every year as he steers the team that works with advertisers to build the technology and infrastructure needed to run more effective campaigns on the platform. When he started out on this in 2010, Mehta was the lone engineer in the team and now serves as Facebook`s Director of Solutions Engineering […]

SBI Clarifies On Rs. 1,771 Crore Earnings From Minimum Balance Fines: 10 points

The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), collected Rs. 1,771 crore between April-November 2017 as charges from customers for failing to maintain monthly average balance in their accounts. This is more than Rs. 1,581.55 crore that it earned as net profit in September quarter. The bank on Tuesday clarified on its charges for non-maintenance of minimum balance on savings accounts. “SBI’s metro branches earn Rs. 6 per month […]

Poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Gita into Urdu, dies of stroke at 70

Famous poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Bhagwat Gita and Gitanjali into Urdu, died in Lucknow on January 2 at the trauma centre of King George’s Medical University. His son, Shahkar, said the 70-year-old, who had suffered a stroke on December 28, passed away at 9.15 am. “On December 28, my father went for a bath but didn’t come out for long. When we broke open the door, we found him […]

Dawood threatens builder in property row

A builder from the western suburbs, who has taken up a project on a disputed plot in Mira Road, has been shaken after he received a phone call, allegedly from the dreaded fugitive don, Dawood Ibrahim two weeks ago. “Jayeshbhai,main Dawoodbhai bol rahan hoon. Yeh Mira Road ka property ka mamla mera hai samajh ke, Iqbal jaisa bolta hai vaise settle kar le. Samajh gaya na (Jayeshbhai, this is Dawoodbhai. […]


Google Doodle Celebrating Mohamad Rafi 93rd Birth Anniversary

Mohammed Rafi (December 24, 1924) the most popular and successful singer of the Hindi film industry. His songs ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans. He was known for his ability to mould his voice to the persona of the actor, lip-syncing the song on screen in the movie. He received six Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award. […]

Saman khan's Tiger Zinda Hai Movie Review

Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar returns to the silver screen after Sultan and it only gets bigger and better with ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. The film is a sequel to 2012 blockbuster hit Ek Tha Tiger which was helmed by Kabir Khan. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise their roles of Tiger and Zoya respectively in the film and this time their family has a new member—a cute looking son, called Junior. […]

RBI Holding Back Rs. 2,000 Notes? Here's What SBI Report Says

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may either be holding back Rs. 2,000 notes or could have stopped printing high denomination currency, says a SBI Research report. Juxtaposing the data presented in the Lok Sabha recently with the one provided by RBI in its Annual Report earlier, the SBI Ecoflash report said today, “we observe” that the value of small denomination currency in circulation up to March 2017 was Rs. […]

Japan looks to protect itself from North Korea Missile threat. Invests in US missile defence system

Japan has decided to invest in US Missile Defence system in order to counter the threat that comes all the way from North Korea and their ballistic missiles. The Japanese officials have also invested in the deployment of interceptors of ground-based missiles, which they have bought from the US. The Ministry of Defence is ready to buy two Aegis Ashore Land based systems and are looking forward to ass it […]

Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh election results out today

It’s counting day in the Gujarat assembly election, the biggest poll of the year. People in Himachal Pradesh, too, will be glued to their television and mobile phone screens: it may not have been apparent from the news that dominated the airwaves in the last few days, but the Himachal Pradesh election result will be out today, too. It will all become clear in a few hours. Gujarat Chief Minister […]