Author archives: Sowmya

Say No to Crackers!

Diwali is the festival of lights, energy, and joy. On the other hand, it is the festival of getting hazy under the influence of air and noise pollution. Those flashy crackers and zestful rockets are the reason why children and adults alike enjoy the festival to its fullest but what about the environment and surroundings that we are living in? Is it pollution free? The answer is NO. Firecrackers make […]


Tumhari Sulu trailer: Vidya Balan's upcoming film is a look-good, feel-good entertainer

When was the last time you watched a trailer and kept beaming for the next hour-and-a-half? If you haven’t, then rest assured; the trailer of Vidya Balan’s upcoming film Tumhari Sulu is an absolute delight. The visuals, the texture, the performers, the soundtrack, and the situations make for a wholesome entertainer which reminds you of an old Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Basu Chatterjee film that revolved around real, ordinary middle-class people […]

11 Interesting Facts About Businesses Around The World

Walmart, Google, Starbucks, Apple – these are some of the world’s most successful businesses. But behind all the success are certain fun facts that not even their most die-hard fans would know. Here are some fun facts that will pique your interest. 1. Starbucks Starbucks doesn’t want us to feel lonely while sipping on our cuppa. The roundtables at their outlets have a purpose to fulfill – to make us […]

Review: Memoirs of My Body by Shreya Sen-Handley

Sharp, hilarious, and relatable are three words that best describe Shreya Sen-Handley’s book Memoirs of My Body. It opens with a treatise on masturbation — a seven-year-old Sen having wet dreams about a boy who’s “literally from the wrong side of the tracks.” There could be no better opening for this novel: a journey of Sen’s self-discovery with which any woman would identify. Sen’s book chronicles her life through childhood […]

'I quit Google and launched a business with my mum'

Munaf Kapadia runs a successful “pop up” restaurant at his family’s home in Mumbai. His mother also works as head chef. While watching TV one Sunday afternoon back in 2014, Munaf Kapadia had an argument with his mother that would change his life. The then 25-year-old Google employee wanted to watch US cartoon the Simpsons, but as usual, his mother Nafisa preferred to see her favourite Indian soap opera and […]


Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana trailer: Rajkummar Rao wants revenge after failing in love

Rajkummar Rao, whose next big screen outing is Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, says he is not in a hurry to get married as he still feels like a child. He said, “I am not getting married in real life, so that’s why I am getting married in films. But there are times in films also where I don’t end up getting married. There is still so much time left for […]

October 15 beginning of end of world, Earth to witness seven years of natural calamities, claim conspiracy theorists

Conspiracy theorists across the world believe that October 15, 2017, will be the beginning of the end of the world. They further suggest that the recent natural disasters are proof that a supposed Biblical prophecy is coming to pass. David Meade predicts nuclear attacks and hurricanes will destroy the planet – triggered by a mysterious Planet X. According to the conspiracy theorist the world is in for a horrific “seven […]

Cashless villages in Telangana return to cash

As many as 250 out of the 380 villages in Telangana state which were declared as ‘cashless transaction’ villages post-domonetisation have returned to cash transactions. The initial enthusiasm for cashless transactions has faded within 10 months due to poor internet connectivity in semi-urban and rural areas. The easy availability of cash in banks and ATMs has also prompted the people to return to cash transactions. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao […]


Watch Qarib Qarib Singlle trailer: Irrfan Khan is exceptional in this quirky rom-com

Starring Irrfan Khan and Parvathy, ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is a quirky love story where the two characters embark on an unusual journey that soon turns into an adventurous one. From the trailer, it looks like that Irrfan Khan is acing the comic timing and Parvathy matches him at every beat. The film is shot in various cities on the banks of the river Ganga. The two characters start their journey […]


Tu Hai Mera Sunday movie review: Barun Sobti’s sweet, little film makes us think

What do you do on a Sunday? It’s a day when the world around us seems relatively slower. The alarm bell rings late than usual and you want visitors to come mostly late in the evening. You won’t find the same kind of solace without going through another six days. Similar is the thought process of some Mumbai youngsters, but they don’t want to spend their Sunday just idling away. […]