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Day: October 12, 2018

Shashi Tharoor Accepts Defeat After Kids Pronounce ‘Floccinaucinihilipilification’ With Ease

Children are beating Shashi Tharoor at his tongue twisting words. (Image: Twitter) Loading… Shashi Tharoor broke the Internet on Thursday with ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’. Flo… what? Floccinaucinihilipilification. Yup. Everyone has a hard time trying to keep up with Tharoor’s ‘extensive vocabulary’. But while the young millennials are hiding their fear of big words (read: Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia) by making […]

India Wins Seat on UN Human Rights Council With Highest Votes

India was elected to the United Nations’ top human rights body on Friday, 12 October, for a period of three years beginning 1 January 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category. The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections for new members to the UN Human Rights Council. The 18 new members were elected by […]

On the front seat: India’s first transgender cabbie Meghna Sahoo paves way for community members to access regular jobs

Bhubaneswar: Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta so she is primed for her first client of the day. Heralded as India’s first transgender cab driver, Sahoo drives in the eastern coastal state of Odisha, breaking into a male-dominated […]

This Hilarious Video Is a Crash Course in Turning Boring Sentences into Clickbaity YouTube Titles

‘I had some friends over last weekend.’ How does one possibly make this statement interesting? Image credits: Jacksfilms Loading… There is enough content on YouTube to last you several lifetimes. So what, as a viewer, makes you click on a specific video while scrolling through your flooded YouTube timeline? The answer, perhaps, lies in the […]

NIA Raids J&K Businessman’s Delhi Home Over Terror Funding Case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday, 12 October, conducted raids at the Delhi residence of a businessman from Jammu and Kashmir for his link to the terror-funding module of Pakistan-based Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), a front-end organisation of proscribed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba established by Jamat-ud-Dawa. The anti-terror agency raided Hilal Ahmed Rather’s south Delhi’s Lajpat […]

TM Krishna on #MeToo in Indian classical arts: Halo around artists has given them licence to abuse

The #MeToo movement has had social media timelines in India in its grips, with allegations tumbling out of several quarters over the past couple of weeks. While many of the accusations have emerged from the media and entertainment industries (or at least these stories have received a lion’s share of the resultant attention), there seems to be […]

Tiny ‘Pee on Me’ Donald Trump Statues in New York Invite Dogs to Urinate on Them

The tiny Donald Trump statues with ‘Pee on Me’ signs were spotted in Brooklyn, New York. (Image: Twitter) Loading… People in Brooklyn, New York finally gained a leverage over their Upper East Side neighbours after tiny statues of US president Donald Trump were spotted on several sidewalks with a ‘Pee On Me’ sign. According to […]

Swine Flu Could Spread Faster in Gujarat During Navratri Revelries

The Navratri season in Gujarat this year is fraught with the risk of H1N1, or swine flu as it’s commonly called. As on 12 October, the number of cases shot up to 1,303 with 33 reported fatalities. The highest number of cases were reported in Ahmedabad at 567, with 13 fatalities. Meanwhile, Surat reported 107 […]

#MeToo list continues to grow, but significant number of accused likely to be acquitted: Here’s why

Named and shamed by India’s growing #MeToo movement, those accused of sexual harassment and misconduct may well sail to safety because of the law. Identifying journalists, television actors and more, several women have blown the lid off old cases of sexual harassment — some dating back to the early 1990s — involving scribes, actors, comedians, […]

First Teaser of the Much Awaited ‘Aladdin’ is Out and Fans are Super Excited for the Film

The much awaited teaser of Disney’s Aladdin starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott is finally out. The film is scheduled for worldwide release on 24 May, 2019. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the teaser gives us a brief glimpse of Agrabah, the fictional city in which Alladin lives, and the Cave of Wonders. Backed […]

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