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Kashmir’s most wanted: The top 6 terrorists in the Valley

There were two major developments in Jammu and Kashmir in the past couple of days. The Ramazan ceasefire was not extended and two days after that, the BJP pulled out from the PDP led government. The state is currently under Governor’s rule and President of India approved of the same. With the rule of the Governor in place, the Army is expected to be tougher in a bid to flush […]

 
 
 

Director Anil Sharma launches his son Utkarsh Sharma as "Genius": Watch the trailer

The first trailer for Genius, starring Utkarsh Sharma and Ishitha Chauhan, and directed by Utkarsh’s father and Gadar director Anil Sharma, was released online on Wednesday. The trailer itself doesn’t delve too much into the specifics, but concentrates on reminding the audiences that their favourite child actor is back. Genius has music composed by Himesh Reshammiya and is produced by Deepak Mukut. The movie is slated to release on August […]

 
 
 

Tharun Bhascker returns with a trippy film: Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi trailer

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi is Tharun Bhascker ‘s second film as a director after his successful debut, Pellichoopulu. Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi has him narrating the story of four best friends who are trying to make a film together. The trailer suggests that the film will be a story revolving around a group of four friends, each with their own ambitions, who decide to collaborate and make a short film. The film […]

World Day Against Child Labour: 152 million children are forced to work for a living

Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, while we adults sit in our air-conditioned offices and crib about our paychecks, some 152 million children between the ages of five and 17 are being forced into labour under unspeakable conditions. There are more horrifying statistics where that comes from, with International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO, which launched World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to grab global attention to the […]

The Unsung Hero from Jharkhand Who Saved Agartala from Falling to Pakistan

From a nation which is sometimes afraid to embrace the multiplicity of identities, comes a story of an Adivasi Christian soldier who embraced India at the cost of his own life. Future history books must tell the tale of Lance Naik Albert Ekka and his heroics in Gangasagar in modern-day Bangladesh during the 1971 war (Bangladesh Liberation War) against Pakistan. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chaka, India’s highest […]

Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani keeps salary unchanged at Rs 15 crore for 10th year in a row

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh D. Ambani, who keeps his standing as the richest Indian, has kept his annual compensation unchanged at Rs 15 crore for the 10th consecutive year. According to the company’s annual report released on Thursday, Ambani’s decision reflects “his desire to continue to set a personal example for moderation in managerial compensation levels”. “Compensation of Shri Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, has been set at […]

Rudraksh – What is it?

Rudraksh is the seed of a particular tree species which usually grows at a certain altitude in the mountains – mainly in the Himalayan region. Rudraksh has a very unique vibration. You might have noticed that when you go to a new place, in some places you can fall asleep easily whereas in certain other places you cannot fall asleep even if you are physically tired. This is because if […]

 
 
 

Watch: Karthi’s Kadaikutty Singam trailer

The trailer for actor Karthi’s Kadaikutty Singam directed by Pandiraj was released on June 3. This film is Karthi’s first time collaboration with his brother Suriya’s 2D Entertainment. The trailer also has a good number of punch dialogues – “One who creates alone isn’t god. One who sows seeds is also god”, “Each person gets intoxicated by something. My addiction is only my family”, and the very well translated “Shall […]

PC Sorcar: India's 'maharajah of magic' who terrified the UK

At 9.15pm on 9 April 1956, the BBC’s switchboard suddenly lit up with calls from hundreds of viewers convinced they had just witnessed a gruesome murder live on their television screens. A mysterious-looking oriental magician had put a 17-year-old girl in a trance, laid her on a table and sliced her body in half with a massive buzz saw as if she were a slab of meat on a butcher’s […]