Month: November 2018

#90sMoviesIn2018: Chamatkar and Shah Rukh Khan Show That Miracles Can Truly Happen

Editor’s note: Since cinema is not only a form of entertainment but also an important cultural tool that has the power to shape opinions, we are reviewing classics and trying to see them through the lens of the current socio-political climate. The aim is to call out biases, misrepresentation and everything else that is problematic […]

Latest News: Earthquake Hit Alaska in US, Tsunami Alert Canceled

(3) NEW UPDATES 8:01 PM, 30 Nov Tsunami Warning For Alaska Canceled Officials have canceled a tsunami warning for southern Alaska that was issued following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Earlier, the officials issued tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after earthquake. (Source: AP) 5:54 PM, 30 Nov Earthquake Rocks Anchorage A 6.7 magnitude earthquake […]

‘No regrets regarding press conference of 12 January,’ says Justice Kurian Joseph day after retirement from SC

A day after his retirement as a Supreme Court judge, Justice Kurian Joseph once again questioned the delay by the government over new norms for appointing judges. At a press conference, CNN-News18 quoted the retired judge as saying: “I wonder why the government says Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) is still not final. The collegium is working […]

Thai Beach, Popularised in Leonardo DiCaprio Movie, Bitten by Shark Fever

Maya Bay in Thailand, circled by dramatic limestone cliffs on Ko Phi Phi Ley island, was made famous by the 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. A boy plays with water while holidaying with family at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters) Thai conservationists have welcomed footage of reef sharks gliding through the azure waters of Maya Bay […]

‘PM Modi Only Favours Industrialists’: Rahul Gandhi at Kisan March

Launching a scathing attack on the central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the agrarian crisis, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who joined the farmers’ protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday, 30 November, targeted the government for “favouring industrialists”. “They (the Modi government) have just waived loans for the rich – […]

MJ Akbar and the law of himpathy: Why men are hired, rehired and rehabilitated where no one needs them

By Nisha Susan Perhaps you’ve studied Chaucer in college. I didn’t. I knew he was a poet from medieval England and called the Father of English Literature and really that was about it.  This week I read for the first time that Chaucer scholars everywhere now have to take in the implications of a legal […]

Starbucks Bans Porn in its Outlets, YouPorn Responds by Banning Starbucks in Office

In a case of sweet revenge, popular adult website YouPorn has responded to Starbucks’ porn ban by banning its coffee inside their office premises. After facing flak for years, the American coffeehouse chain is finally blocking customers from searching and viewing adult content within their establishments, Business Insider reports. “While it rarely occurs, the use […]

Well Done, Indian Cricket – We Have Failed Our Women

Can you imagine the Indian men’s team embroiled in an ungainly mudslinging match between a coach and a player in the immediate aftermath of a big-ticket tournament? Can you picture the Men in Blue reduced to a ‘he-said-she-said’ battle between major cogs of the wheel? Or washing their dirty linen in public over a captain’s […]

BJP accuses Congress of copying manifesto for Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha polls, says Opposition won’t fulfil promise to waive farm loans

Jaipur/Jodhpur: The BJP accused the Congress Thursday of copying its manifesto for the Rajasthan Assembly polls scheduled to be held on 7 December. While talking to reporters, Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said most of the public welfare issues in the Congress’s manifesto were already raised by the BJP. Representational image. Reuters The Congress in […]

Guess Who Bunty From ‘Sacred Games’ is Hanging Out With These Days?

Bunty has taken his character literally and we couldn’t have asked for more. Sacred Games, the critically successful show based on Vikram Chandra’s book of the same name, has been all over our social media timelines for the past few months. Featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, and Radhika Apte in the lead, it is […]