Author archives: Sowmya


Vikram plays a cop in Saamy Square trailer

The first full theatrical trailer of actor Vikram’s upcoming Saamy Square was released on Sunday. The upcoming film is said to be the continuation of Saamy. At the end of the first film, Aarusaamy (Vikram), made Perumal Pichai (Kota Srinivasa Rao), vanish from the face of the earth. The film stars Keerthy Suresh as the female lead and also has Prabhu, Soori among others in pivotal roles.Bobby Simha plays the […]

No forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year, says Maneka Gandhi

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said there was no forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year as the country’s laboratories lacked the capacity. “We have found that the weakest part of crime detection is forensic,” she said while announcing a plan to strengthen the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Chandigarh. Her ministry and the Home Ministry are starting with the CFSL in Chandigarh […]

Former Google Techie behind Patanjali's Desi Whatsapp -- "KIMBHO"

US-based software engineer and former Google techie Aditi Kamal is the brain behind Baba Ramdev-promoted swadeshi messaging app Kimbho. The 32-year-old, who was a team leader at Google Hangouts, has also worked at Yahoo Mail and Oracle. “After working in the US for over a decade, I wanted to design an application for my country,” said Kamal, an MSc in computer science from the University of Southern California. “I decided […]


Rajinikanth "Kaala" Trailer

The theatrical trailer of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer gangster drama Kaala was unveiled on Monday. The 90-second clip introduces viewers to Rajinikanth as a saviour of the masses of Mumbai’s largest slum, Dharavi.  After Kabali, once again Thalaivar dons his gangster avatar with ease as he makes a blockbuster entry. The trailer, which has already gone viral on the internet. It has already garnered 2.1 million views on YouTube and is expected […]

The Shape of Water book review: If you liked the film, you’ll love the novel

Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy drama, The Shape of Water, was the belle of the awards season this year. Among other big awards, the 2017 movie — starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spenser — was nominated for 13 Oscars and won four, including best picture and best director. Fine performances, stunning visuals, an award-winning background score, and a captivating and unusual love story – the movie has […]

Banks did not implement demonetisation properly: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alleged on Saturday that banks did not implement demonetisation in a proper manner, and said people could not receive benefits to the desired extent owing to it. Addressing a quarterly review meeting of state-level bankers’ committee in Patna, Kumar also made an indirect reference to the PNB fraud, stating that big defaulters were able to obtain huge loans and escape from the country, while the […]


Watch trailer: Kunal Kapoor " Noblemen"

Sensitive issues are rarely addressed in our films and that makes Kunal Kapoor’s new film, Noblemen, quite rare. Less than a minute long, the teaser uses a rehashed version of the classic number from Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa – Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai – penned by Sahir Ludhianvi.The song adds to the tragic tone of the trailer. Produced by Yoodlee Films, Nobleman is directed by Vandana […]

CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exam results to be available on Microsoft SMS Organiser app even in offline mode

It is that time of the year when students from across the country keep refreshing their web browsers to check for their broad exam results. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to release the results of Class X and Class XII in the last week of May. And while there are many ways for the students to check their results online, all of them require internet connectivity. […]

The human price of climate change

What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India? Can they be solved?  Environment crusader Sunita Narain believes it is possible.  A must read excerpt from her latest book, Conflicts Of Interest. Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio visited us for a sit-down interview on climate change for his film Before The Flood. We took him to Nuh in the Mewat district of Haryana. We wanted Leonardo to see the impact of unseasonal […]

Brilliant Kannur Youngster Puts Google to Good Use, Becomes Millionaire at 21!

It was a computer gifted to TNM Jawad which overturned his fortune and changed his life for the better. The 21-year-old from Kannur, Kerala, is a millionaire today and owns a company that rakes in an annual income of ₹2 crore. He also owns a house and a BMW car—and all this is thanks to Google! This is the inspiring story of an enterprising youngster who entered uncharted territory at […]