Author archives: Sowmya

6000 year old Lord Rama and Hanuman carvings in Silemania, Iraq

One of the major triumphs of modern archaeology was the hair-raising discoveries of Sir Leonard Woolley at Ur. Amidst the ruins of Ur, he unearthed a Ram-chapel but totally missed its relevance in world history. This crucial finding not only bridges the wide gaps between Indian tradition and archaeology but also unfolds the historic bonds that once united ancient India, Iran and Sumer. Ram-Sin of (Larsa) to whose memory this […]

With Her Scholarship, She Built a Toilet. And a Village Was Changed

MADHYA PRADESH: In Madhya Pradesh’s Guradiya Varma village, about 120 kilometres from Bhopal, 21-year-old Anita Kaleshriya is an inspiration for many. Enthused by a workshop on cleanliness organised by a local group, she built a toilet in her house in May last year with money from her government scholarship fund. “During the workshop I made up my mind that we have to have a toilet at home now. I asked […]

Former Wipro employee sues company for £1 million compensation

A former employee of India’s third largest IT services firm Wipro, has sued the company for a compensation of around £1 million, in a case of sexual discrimination, unequal pay and unfair dismissal. Shreya Ukil, 39, who worked in the Bengaluru-based company’s London office alleged that she was subjected to a “deeply predatory, misogynistic culture.” She also accused Wipro of sex discrimination, unequal pay, harassment and unfair dismissal. “The culture […]

Actor Hrithik Roshan to teach ‘World’s Largest Lesson

  “Bang Bang!” star Hrithik Roshan has been announced as India ambassador for Unicef and the Global Goals campaign’s World’s Largest Lesson. The actor has joined other celebrities to invite young students to use their superpower to help protect our planet and achieve the global goals’ mission to end poverty and inequality. The World’s Largest Lesson aims to teach children in over 100 countries about the new Sustainable Development Goals […]


This Breathtaking Aerial View Of The Himalayas From 20,000 Feet Will Leave You Speechless!

“There’s a world out there, and you’ve got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime,” said Bill Janklow. And today we show you how the Himalayas look from 20,000-feet. This aerial view was released by the cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research. The first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system […]


A Panchayat Meeting in an MP Village Was Concentrating Only on Men. Till These Women Walked In.

Women from a Self Help Group in Gopipur Village of Madhya Pradesh know the right way in which their voices will be heard. With their questions, and confident stand, the village is slowly moving towards development and change. Watch as they fight for their rights. In the small village of Gopipur, located at a distance of 6km from Kamlapur (Tehsil Bagli), in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh, the Gram Sabha […]

Ridley Scott and Google team up with Anurag Kashyap for film project 'India in a day'

The Martian director Ridley Scott is collaborating with top Indian film directors like Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, R Balki and Shekhar Kapur and Canadian movie helmer Richie Mehta for a film project titled India in a Day that aims to capture the essence of the country in 24 hours. The multinational technology giant Google has partnered with the filmmakers for the documentary that asks everyone across India to grab a […]


Watch: The official 'Titli' trailer!

Different genres are getting acceptance in Bollywood. We have films such as ‘Masaan’ and ‘Manjhi’ which have broken the set pattern and given us a new visual treat. One such similar film, which has taken everyone by surprise is ‘Titli’. Kanu Behl’s directorial debut was  screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and is scheduled to ht the screens in India on October 30, […]

Indian Billionaire Behind UK Shareholder Rebellion: Report

London: A Dubai-based Indian billionaire is reportedly behind a shareholder rebellion at one of Britain’s major fashion retailers, a media report said on Sunday. Mukesh “Micky” Jagtiani, an Indian-born former London taxi driver who now runs a sprawling retail empire from the Middle East, and two other investors are pushing for a board shake-up at UK-based Debenhams, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported. Milestone Resources, the holding company for Mr Jagtiani, has […]

Was Lal Bahadur Shastri poisoned in Russia? Son urges declassification of files

New Delhi: As the country debates on death mystery of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s son Anil Shastri, Saturday, urged the central government to declassify the files related to his father’s death. While urging the NDA government to order a probe into Shastri’s death, Anil Shastri, a member of Congress, told news agency ANI that many people think his father’s death was not natural as […]