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Author archives: Sowmya

‘Few lines you should not cross and a few that help you cross’: Mumbai Police’s wordplay is winning hearts

Time and again, the Twitter handle of Mumbai Police comes up with creative and interactive ways to increase awareness about various issues among people. This time too, they have tactfully managed to impress tweeple with their wordplay. “There are a few lines you should not cross and a few that help you cross- both if followed, keep you safe #RoadSafety,” read the latest tweet along with a picture of a […]

GST slashed: Sanitary pads, footwear, small TVs among 100 items impacted

In a big relief for millions of consumers, the Centre on Saturday conceded to a year-long demand and slashed GST rates on a wide range of daily use appliances and products. The announcement in this regard was made by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal following a meeting of the GST Council, which decided to reduce tax rates on a wide range of daily use appliances and products. “GST Council cuts […]

DHADAK Movie Review

An attempted makeover of a tested storyline is never more than a handful of missteps away from turning into an outright mauling. The latter is exactly what Dhadak metes out to Nagraj Manjule’s 2016 Marathi sleeper hit Sairat. A muddled screenplay, bland storytelling and uneven lead performances leave this glossy Karan Johar production without a proper, palpable heartbeat. With Bittergaon’s Parshya and Archi, beleaguered lovers in whom we were deeply […]

Thanks to Indian-Origin Scientists, Plants Can Now Create Their Own Fertiliser!

Nitrogen fertilisers are a major part of crop production. Crops need nitrogen to convert sunlight into sugars effectively, and so the nitrogen fertiliser keeps the plant fresh and alive. But like most fertilisers, the nitrogen fertiliser has its disadvantages, which primarily affect the environment. A group of researchers from Washington University have come up with a new fertiliser that is produced by a special kind of bacterium. The team is […]

Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to win maiden Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Kerber played cleanly as can be, covering the court so well and picking her spots for big shots, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Williams in Saturday’s final. It is the 30-year-old Kerber’s third Grand Slam title. She also beat Williams in the Australian Open final in 2016, then won that […]

5 important lessons from Hima Das's INCREDIBLE win

The year 2018 has been one of celebration for India’s sportswomen. On Thursday, Hima Das brought home glory of a different kind. She became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the women’s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships held in Tampere, Finland. As we congratulate the young champ, here are some inspiring lessons we can learn from the 18-year-old’s successful run so far: 1. […]

PM Modi Loses Nearly 3 Lakh Followers On Twitter, Rahul Gandhi 17,000

As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers. The number of PM Modi’s followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million. According to SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a daily basis, Modi’s personal Twitter handle (@narendramodi) lost 2,84,746 followers. The official […]

 
 
 

The teaser of Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha " 96 "

The teaser of Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha Krishnan starrer 96, directed by cinematographer-turned-director C Prem Kumar was released . The teaser has no dialogues in it. There’s only instrumental music followed by vocals towards the end. The film’s music is by Govind Vasantha of 100 days of Love fame. N Shanmuga Sundaram is the cinematographer while R Govindaraj will be the editor. Produced by Nandagopal of Madras Enterprises, the film’s release date […]

 
 
 

After A Long Wait Of 66 Years, Indian Man With A World Record Will Finally Cut His Nails

Have you been shouted at by your mother for keeping your nails too long? Me too! I have no clue how to escape that bubble where my mom keeps a check on me for every tiny thing, even my nails. Anyhow, well that holds true for most of us, it doesn’t fit the case of Shridhar. Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India, will finally perform an ordinary chore that he […]

7th pay commission: Pay hike happening or not? Here's the truth

It’s been a never ending wait for around 50 lakh government employees who have been waiting for a pay hikein their salary beyond the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. While a certain section of media is stating that the pay hike announcement might come on August 15 or before the general elections in 2019. However, earlier, the Minister of State for Finance P. Radhakrishnan in Lok Sabha had said […]