Category archives: Celebrity


Internet’s latest sensation Priya Prakash Varrier?

On Sunday, the timelines of social media users got flooded with a viral clip from a forthcoming Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love. The clip featured a girl winking at a classmate. The widely shared video left everybody asking for the name of the actor. Priya, who is a model and singer, went to Vimala College in Thrissur. Intrestingly, this isn’t the only viral video she has featured in. Earlier, a […]

Tripura CM Manik Sarkar Poorest CM Of India Has Rs. 2,410 In Bank Account

Marxist leader Manik Sarkar, who has been guiding the destiny of Tripura for 20 long years, remains arguably India’s poorest chief minister, with a paltry Rs 1,520 cash in hand and Rs 2,410 in a bank account. According to the affidavit submitted by him, Manik has Rs 1,520 cash in hand and Rs 2,410 deposits in his account in a nationalised bank. He does not have any other bank deposits […]

Mahatma Gandhi's 70th death anniversary: Does the idea of non-violence work in today's world?

Seventy years after Mohandas Gandhi died, people have come to recognise his assassination (or the argued causes behind it) as a fault-line between competing ideas of modern India. Gandhi’s assassination still has a bearing, not only on Hindu-Muslim relations and the “Secularism vs Hindutva” debate, but also on the very nature of what it means to be a Hindu in the 21st Century. However, bitter disputes on all these issues […]

Meet the Padma awardee from Karnataka who helped deliver babies for 70 years, free of cost

It was the year 1940. Narasamma was only 20 years old when she helped bring the first baby into the world. This child was her aunt’s. And even as an overwhelmed Narasamma took on the role of a midwife for the very first time, little did she know that what she would one day win a national honour for it. ‘Sulagatti’ Narasamma has been delivering babies for 70 years in […]

First flight, first radio, first sight of Gandhi: 100 year old Bangalore man remembers "those days"

From a time when Bengaluru was ruled by kings to the burgeoning metropolis it has become today, Gubbi Narasimaiah Lakshmipathi has seen many a seasons in his lifetime and has lived to tell the tale. Age, he proves, is just a number. Earlier this month, the father of four, grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 16, clocked in his 100th birth anniversary. He has witnessed two defining events in the […]

"Squad Motivator" BSF Jawan Dara Singh To March At Rajpath For 18th Time

For 47-year-old BSF jawan Dara Singh marching on the Rajpath for a record 18th time today, it is just a small tribute to his namesake and the iconic wrestler. Singh, who first put his foot on the historic road in the national capital on January 26, 1996, is addressed as “Chacha” and “Sir” by the greenhorn troopers of various marching contingents from the paramilitary and defence forces. The head constable […]

Indian-American Manisha Singh Sworn in as assistant secretary of state

Manisha Singh, an Indian American lawyer, was sworn in as assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs on Friday, returning to head a department where she had once served in a junior position. Ms Singh, 45, born in Uttar Pradesh, is the first woman appointed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. She was sworn in by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She previously […]

Cyber guru Vijay Mukhi passes away: His passion for knowledge was as huge as his appetite for food

Gurus always depart their human body, but their teachings don’t. I knew of Vijay Mukhi as an author of C Odyssey. In the 90s, I had a career in programming in CMC Ltd. I wanted to learn C programing and found that though there were many books available written by foreign authors. They were difficult to understand. But then I bought this book written by Mukhi on the subject. All […]

Poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Gita into Urdu, dies of stroke at 70

Famous poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Bhagwat Gita and Gitanjali into Urdu, died in Lucknow on January 2 at the trauma centre of King George’s Medical University. His son, Shahkar, said the 70-year-old, who had suffered a stroke on December 28, passed away at 9.15 am. “On December 28, my father went for a bath but didn’t come out for long. When we broke open the door, we found him […]

Know about Srinivasa Ramanujan The Mathematics Genius

Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birth anniversary on December 22 is celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year. Srinivasa Ramanujan, mathematical prodigy, hastily scribbled formulas after formulas on loose sheets of papers. He told his wife, Janaki Ammal, his work would bring laurels and perhaps bring them out of poverty and want on day. The illness did not permit him to write, yet he wrote first on a slate and then copied final […]