Author archives: Sowmya

How a Boy From a Mumbai Slum Became a Successful Dentist

What does it take to raise yourself out of a life of poverty and deprivation and become a successful professional? It takes grit, perseverance and a little help from friends. The rags to riches (not just in terms of money) tale of Dr Suwas Darvekar, featured on the Humans of Bombay Facebook page, is an inspiring lesson in how to live life. “My father met with an accident while we […]

Highlights of Railway Budget

India’s first rail auto hub, boost to e-catering, connectivity to North-East and no hike in passenger fares. Here’s a quick recap of all major announcements made by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. This is Mr. Prabhu’s second rail budget.  No hike in passenger fares. Action has been initiated on 139 budget announcements made last year. Eliminate all unmanned level crossings by 2020. Swacch Bharat: 17000 biotoilets and additional toilets in 475 […]

Love aaj, kal rape?

If you love her and leave her, have you raped her? In a world where a woman meets a man on equal terms, can a reciprocal sexual act be later framed as rape? British hockey player Ashpal Kaur has accused the Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh of sexual harassment and attempt to rape. In her version, he promised to marry her, had a long relationship with her, forced her into […]

3 Dangers You Need To Be Aware Of As An Entrepreneur

Starting a business is not easy. From ideas to implementation, there are struggles that cloud our minds day in and day out. You are taking a risk. A huge risk. You are laying everything on the line so you can get yourself and your family out of the rat race, once and for all. Decisions must be made at a pace that makes light speed look slow. Calls need to […]

Kanhaiya Kumar's Bail Request In High Court, Supreme Court Orders Security

Security was increased at the Delhi High Court today for a hearing on JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar’s request for bail, but it could not be taken up today for technical reasons. The Supreme Court declined to take up Mr Kumar’s petition and asked the Centre and the Delhi Police to ensure that his lawyers get protection at the high court. Here are the latest developments: Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested […]

Freedom 251: 10 things you need to know about world’s cheapest smartphone

Domestic handset maker Ringing Bells is all set to launch the world’s cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251 for a price of Rs 251, a move set to disrupt the handset market in the country. The booking of the smartphone will commence from 6am tomorrow on company’s website and will end on February 21 at 8pm, the Noida-based company said in a statement. At present, smartphones available in the market are priced […]


Kareena Kapoor Khan - Arjun Kapoor in ‘Ki and Ka’ trailer: Five highlights

The trailer of ‘Ki and Ka’ starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor was unveiled on Monday. Directed by R Balki, Ki and Ka’ has an unusual storyline and looks quite a promising film. Here’s taking a look at some of the highlights of the trailer: Arjun Kapoor plays Kabir, who wishes to be a good homemaker like his mother while Kareena Kapoor Khan essays Kia, an ambitious woman who […]

Remembering The Nightingale Of India - Sarojini Naidu - On Her 137th Birth Anniversary

Born as Sarojini Chattopadhyay, Naidu was a political writer, feminist, poet and writer. She is remembered today as one of India’s front running female freedom fighters. On the occasion of her birth anniversary, here are some lesser known facts about her life and why she is one of the greatest Indian women in history. 1. She went to university at the age of 12 A brilliant student, she was chosen […]


Priyanka Chopra packs a punch in ‘Jai Gangaajal’ trailer 2 – Watch

The second trailer of ‘Jai Gangaajal’ which features Priyanka Chopra in the leading role has hard-hitting dialogues and action sequences in abundance. The actioner, which will see the former Miss World essay the role of a cop for the first time also features director Prakash Jha in a pivotal role. Check out the second trailer of the film here: The film which is slated to release on March 4, throws […]

Siachen braveheart Hanumanthappa passes away; India mourns

A billion prayers were behind him but Siachen hero Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad lost the battle for life on Thursday. 33-year-old Hanumanthappa passed away at 11:45 am at Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in the national capital. His condition had worsened last night. The brave soldier had slipped into deeper coma and was on maximal life support since then. The shortage of oxygen to his brain and failure of […]