Author archives: vinayak

Expat Tushar Unadkat dedicates his time to altruistic endeavors in Gujarat.

Winter time is popular for NRIs hibernating to India for family-reunions, weddings, and shopping. However, there are few who come here with a mission to make a grassroots difference to the community and amongst them, one is Tushar Unadkat from Toronto, Canada. “Talking about Charities in Gujarat, there are many but a few that are close to my heart include the Lion Blind Girls Welfare Centre Trust (LBGWCT), Voluntary Youth […]

Canada man chooses death with dignified party – music, whiskey and cigars included

Dan Laramie of Keremeos died with medical help on March 2 after amazing ‘farewell to this life’ party After years of serious health struggles related to diabetes, Dan Laramie left this world on his own terms, to the sound of cheers and applause celebrating a wonderful life. The 68-year-old well-known local musician (K-Town/Corner Turtles/Lulu and The Lazy Boys) passed away Saturday night at home, in Keremeos, at about 9:30 p.m. […]

Meet Canada's youngest billionaire on 2019 Forbes ranking

Forty-five Canadians have made Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires, with the youngest Canuck being 37-year-old e-commerce founder Peter Szulczewski. With a net worth of US$1.4 billion, the Polish-Canadian entrepreneur came in at number 1,605 on the global list, but ranked 34th out of the 45 Canadians. Shopify founder Tobi Lutke was the second-youngest Canadian on the list at 38 years old, followed by StumbleUpon’s 40-year-old Garrett Camps. Szulczewski is […]

One Card One Nation: PM Narendra Modi launches common mobility card, here are its benefits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) to enable seamless travel by different metros and other transport systems across the country. The customers may use this single card for payments across all segments including metro, bus, suburban railways, toll, parking, smart city and, retail. The stored value on card supports offline transaction across all travel needs with minimal financial risk to involved stakeholders. Based on One […]

Century Of Service Between Them, IAF Says Its MiG-21 Just Scored World’s 1st F-16 Kill

In a Cold War wet dream that has at once stunned and captured the imagination of international security watchers across the world, the Indian Air Force today declared that a MiG-21 Bison fighter managed to shoot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16D on Wednesday morning over the restive Line of Control that separates Jammu & Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The MiG-21, from the Indian Air Force’s 51 Squadron ‘Sword Arms’ […]

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 […]