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Siddaramaiah dares Modi, Yeddyurappa for an open debate in newspaper ad

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday upped the ante against rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former CM BS Yeddyurappa in the run up to the state Assembly elections, where polling is scheduled to be held on May 12. In a newspaper ad in Bengaluru dailies, the Congress leader has challenged PM Modi and BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa for an open debate, accusing them of […]

World Cartoonist’s Day: Mickey Mouse to Tintin - Celebrating our favourite cartoons

Reading our favourite comic strip in the newspapers or magazines is something of a habit with most of us. But how often do we sit and think about their origins or the impact they have had on pop culture. It was on May 5, 1895, that the first colour cartoon The Yellow Kid, created by Richard F Outcault was published. On World Cartoonist’s Day today, let’s pay a homage to […]

Amitabh and Rishi Kapoor's "102 Not out" movie review

Like his last film, Oh My God, director Umesh Shukla has again found his inspiration in a play. Based on Saumya Joshi’s Gujarati play, 102 Not Out is a lesson on life skills and how to rise above the bitter memories and cherish the sweet ones. 102-year-old Dattatray Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan) and his 75-year-old son Babulal (Rishi Kapoor) don’t have much in common. While the father’s zeal for a fulfilling […]

'Finally it's over, happy to be proven innocent,' says journalist Jigna Vora after verdict ----In J Dey murder case

Seven years after the sensational murder of senior crime journalist Jyotirmay Dey, the MCOCA court today convicted underworld don Chhota Rajan in the case. The court convicted journalists Jigna Vora and Paulson Joseph in the case. The court found Rajan guilty of ordering the murder of J Dey.        It’s over, finally – those were the words of Jigna Vora after she was acquitted in journalist Jyotirmay Dey murder case […]

Google Doodle celebrates International Workers' Day 2018

Continuing with its tradition to celebrate specific days and events, search engine giant Google on Tuesday celebrated the International Labour Day with a very interesting doodle on its homepage to mark the victory of workers` movement. Similar to its earlier theme, Google’s this year’s Labour Day doodle too features some parts of tools such as pair of gloves, rolls of insulating tape, a wrench, a bucket, a shovel, pencil, screws, […]

Dadasaheb Phalke 148th birth anniversary: 10 amazing facts about the father of Indian cinema

Dadasaheb Phalke is the man who introduced the people of India to the beauty of cinematic experience and pioneered the beginning of one of the largest entertainment industry in the world. In a career spanning over two decades, he made 121 movies, including 26 short films. Today, on his 148th birth anniversary, we present to you some of the amazing facts about the father of Indian cinema. 1. Popularly known […]

Anudeep Durishetty, UPSC topper in 5th attempt, is a Google, BITS alumnus from Telangana

It was the fifth and the final attempt for 28-year old Anudeep Durishetty when he took the All India Civil Services Examinations 2017 held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). An Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, the Telangana man topped the exam with elan. “It is thrilling and exciting. The fact that I am the topper is yet to sink in,” said Anudeep, when contacted over phone. The son […]


Phamous trailer

The trailer for director Karan Lalit Bhutani’s Phamous has been released, and the first thing we notice is the stellar cast. The film features the likes of Kay Kay Menon, Jimmy Shergill and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles, and revolves around a power-struggle in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh. Phamous is directed by Karan Lalit Bhutani, and it has a terrific star-cast. Scheduled to release on June 1, 2018, […]

Viral FB Post Helps 76-YO Homeless Oxford Graduate Get a Home in Delhi!

The power of the internet never fails to amaze us. If true, then thanks to a Facebook post by Delhi resident Avinash Singh, netizens have helped successfully rehabilitate a 76-year-old named Raja Singh Phull. What seems to have particularly drawn most people’s attention is Phull’s claim to be an Oxford graduate, who is now fending for himself on the streets of the national capital. Narrating the story of the senior […]

Hong Kong: There’s so much more to this vibrant city than Disneyland

Vibrant, urbane, extraordinary – Hong Kong is all of this and more. Combining eastern and western influences, Hong Kong has a rich history that blends seamlessly with its modernistic city scapes and lifestyle. When people think of holidaying in Hong Kong, the first things that come to mind are usually Disneyland and Ocean Park. But there is so much more that this bustling city has to offer beyond theme parks […]