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outrage-smartphone

Smartphone penetration has been rising rapidly in India and so has usage of social media such as Facebook and Twitter along with message platforms like WhatsApp. But beyond just connecting India they have now emerged as major platforms for expression of public outrage and opinion. And, this in turn is driving other mediums like print and television, which pick up the public mood and then further the cause on their platforms. The resulting impact is [...]

protecting children from air pollution

Air pollution in India If you live in Delhi or any of the metro cities of India, air pollution is a term that you are likely to hear on a daily basis. In fact the national capital is one of the most polluted cities of the world (in terms of air pollution) according to the World Health Organization. Recently, an international journalist made news with his announcement to move out of India because air pollution [...]

fb start programme

As of May 2016, India became one of the largest Facebook user bases across the world with over 195 million registered users. Since its inception, this social networking site has been growing in leaps and bounds and its popularity remains unrivalled. Considering the fact that Facebook is increasingly being used by mobile internet users in the countries in which it has a major presence, the tech giant has been partnering with mobile application developers over [...]

national anthem before movie

In order to instill patriotism and nationalism in citizens, the Supreme Court has made playing of national anthem mandatory before movie screenings in cinema halls across the country. The apex court has also said that when the national anthem is played in theatres, it should be accompanied with images of the national flag on screen and people must stand up. Physically handicapped persons have been exempted from this order. Nevertheless, it reeks of judicial activism. [...]

December 2, 2016
wajah tum ho

Murder caught ‘LIVE’ on television  Movie Review Release Date: 16 December, 2016 Starring: Sana Khan, Sharman Joshi, Gurmeet Choudhary, Rajniesh Duggall, Deepan Gandhi, Maayoor Gajria, Sherlyn Chopra, Prarthana Behere, Himanshoo Malhotra, Zareen Khan Directed by: Vishal Pandya Produced by: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar (T-Series) Cinematography: Prakash Kutty Story and Screenplay: Sameer Arrora, Vishal Pandya Music: Mithoon, Abhijit Vaghani Duration: 2:16 hours Genre: Crime Thriller Censor Rating: A   About Movie Wajah Tum Ho The movie [...]

kahani-2

Starring: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Naisha Khanna, Jugal Hansraj, Tota Roy Chowdhury Directed by: Sujoy Ghosh Produced by: Sujoy Ghosh, Jayantilal Gada Production House: Boundscript Motion Pictures, Pen India Limited Story by: Sujoy Ghosh, Suresh Nair Music by: Clinton Cerejo Duration: 119 minutes Genre: Thriller/Drama Censor Rating: U/A   About Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh When you come up with a sequel or even a second installment to a highly successful and critically acclaimed film [...]

timeline-of-terror-attacks-on-Indian-Army-Camps-in-2016

On November 29, 2016, the families including wives and children of the armed forces were jolted out of their slumber to the sound of gunfire and grenades launched, as a group of terrorists attacked the army camp in Nagrota near Jammu. Two officers and five soldiers of the Indian Army were martyred in the terrorist attack on an Artillery Regiment. Two ladies and two children along with 12 soldiers were trapped in the Officer’s Mess of [...]

recycling of old currency

The old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes are gone but have you ever wondered what happens to those once they are out of the system? Don’t be surprised to learn that the piece of furniture you have been eyeing may well be made up of the same Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. While you are not going to go laughing all the way to the bank, you can be proud to have [...]

double standard for nri daughters

When a young man went overseas to study or to work, he carried with him the hopes and aspirations of not just his family but the entire community. This was especially true during the ’60s, ’70s and even in the ’80s, when the exposure to western lifestyle and standard was something one read about or vaguely heard from third parties. The people who migrated during that time and in subsequent years have been facing a [...]

gearing up for navy day 2016

The India Navy Day is celebrated every year on 4th of December. It is observed with the purpose of celebrating the magnificent achievements of the Indian Navy, as well as celebrating the immensely-important role played in maintaining peace for the country on the maritime front. The marine branch of India’s armed forces, Navy, is led by the Indian President, who plays the role of the Commander-in-Chief. Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle is regarded as the originator of Indian [...]