Author archives: vinayak

Mental garbage: Sift carefully, choose well

The mind is an accumulation. It is society’s garbage bin. Anybody who passes by, stuffs something into your head. Let’s say you don’t like this person; can you stop taking things from him? You receive much more from people whom you don’t like than from people whom you like, isn’t it? You have no choice about what enters — everything that you’re exposed to in the world will enter you. […]


After a long period of relative calm, investors have faced more volatile markets in recent months. In Q4 last year, the S&P 500 came within 63 basis points of a technical bear market, dropping -19.37% from a high of 2,930 in September to a Christmas Eve low of 2,351. Risk assets have since recovered ground, but with volatility likely to remain higher in 2019 and global growth slowing even in […]


Amitabh Bachchan And Taapsee Pannu's "Badla" Trailer

Director Sujoy Ghosh is back in his comfort zone with the film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu. Badla is Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu’s second film together. They were earlier seen in National Award-winning film Pink, in which Mr Bachchan played Taapsee’s lawyer. Badla is produced by Gauri Khan through Red Chillies Entertainment and it will open in cinemas on March 8. The film also features Manav Kaul and […]

Anti-Modi posters in Andhra Pradesh ahead of PM's rally, CM asks people to hold 'Gandhian' protests

Anti-Modi posters emerged across Andhra Pradesh ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on Sunday. Some of the posters had slogans of ‘No More Modi’ ‘Modi Is A Mistake’, ‘Modi Never Again’, among others. It has not yet been ascertained who has put up the posters. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has called the Prime Minister’s visit a ‘dark day’ and asked party workers to hold […]

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

North isn’t quite where it used to be.  Earth’s north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists say that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation. On Monday, they released an update of where magnetic north really was, nearly a year ahead of schedule. The magnetic north pole is wandering about 34 miles (55 kilometers) a year. It crossed the international […]

Towards inner peace and outer dynamism

Some years ago, I went to Iraq to take stock of our relief and rehabilitation work there. We were asked to stay in the Green Zone, the safe zone. There were 12 vehicles and two tankers provided for our security. They said the Red Zone was quite risky and there had been bomb blasts a few days back. But I insisted on going there. They were worried but since I […]

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu explains why EVM hacking is easy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday claimed that there were 100% chances for hacking Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He also remarked that hackers should not be allowed to take control of democracy. Naidu said that it was the duty of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take steps ensuring that VVPAT receipts were issued 100 percent or else the ECI should revert to the ballot paper […]

God who walked' passes on after 111-year journey::Funeral For "Walking God" To Be Held Today

Dr. Shivakumara Swamy,One of Karnataka’s most revered and influential spiritual leader, the 111-year-old seer of Siddaganga Mutt, died on Monday at the Mutt in Tumakuru. The head pontiff of Siddaganga Mutt of the dominant Lingayat community in Karnataka, who wielded social and political influence on account of his contributions to the educational sector through creation of over 70 schools and colleges, was declared dead Monday by doctors at the Siddaganga […]

Antarctica melting away at alarming rate: Study

A new study has revealed that melting of the ice and snow from the entire continent of Antarctica has accelerated by 280 per cent in the last four decades. The study released on Monday led by Eric Rignot from the University of California at Irvine, found that the rate of that ice loss has not been consistent, with ice disappearing faster in each successive decade. Ice loss in Antarctica has […]

Two cultures, two artists, one book

When different cultures collaborate to create artwork, the result can be sheer magic. As part of the ongoing Hamburg Hyderabad Project, German artist Fabian Stoltz collaborated with Hyderabad-based graphic writer Jai Undurti to work on a graphic novel to highlight two drastically different cultures and how India and Germany came together on the battleground during WWI. “It is a very unique project for us. Both the artists have very different […]