6 things you didn’t know were invented in India

6 things you didn’t know were invented in India

28th February is celebrated as National Science Day in India, commemorating Dr. C.V. Raman’s contribution in the field on the same date in 1928 when he discovered the famous Raman effect (change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules, duh!) (Demonstration of the Raman Rainbow) However, giving shape to innovative ideas has been around for centuries before the time of this ingenious scientist, and some of these are so common…

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10 things from the late 90’s/early2000s we want back

10 things from the late 90’s/early2000s we want back

Like every epoch defining movie gets a remake, the same honour has been given to a veteran in the cellular phone world and hurray for that! Nokia 3310 has upped its game and is back with a bang, and the fact that it brings with it the good old Snake game has us reaching out for a tissue to wipe our tear. If one were to think this wave of blast from the past could…

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What if 1 Rupee = 1 Dollar?

What if 1 Rupee = 1 Dollar?

-by Lord Gyan Guru In a race for stronger currency value in the market every Indian wishes that why can’t be a one rupee is equal to one dollar. This is the question quite similar to why can’t we just print money and pay all the debt. There are some pros and cons to the situation but let’s see what happens if all of a sudden or in very short period of time dollar equals…

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15 lesser known facts about Coldplay

15 lesser known facts about Coldplay

So Coldplay dropped their latest song in the 2017 Brit Awards to the super excitement of their fans, as well as fans of the American DJ duo – The Chainsmokers – who they collaborated with. Needless to say this has got us all on YouTube searching for “Something Just Like This”, once again swearing our allegiance to the band categorised as one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Here are a few Coldplay…

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Virat – It’s all in the name!

Virat – It’s all in the name!

Barely in his teens then, there was this one cricketer, who was playing for Delhi against Karnataka. Suddenly he received the news of his father’s death. Without battling an eye, he completed his day, and then went for his father’s funeral. He is the one who has been handed a 100 cr + deal with Puma, and will be sharing the dais with Usain Bolt. Yes, VIRAT KOHLI is an inspiration! The current Indian sensation,…

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8 times famous people got experimental with their choice of pets

8 times famous people got experimental with their choice of pets

If you believe you love your pet, then today is the day to throw it a grand party – because 20th February, if you weren’t already aware, is apparently “Love your Pet” day! And if you don’t happen to a be proud owner of an adorable (occasionally) and loyal specimen of a different species, perhaps this is an opportunity for you to adopt one. But before you decide if you are a cat person or…

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7 reasons why you must watch SRK’s Circus

7 reasons why you must watch SRK’s Circus

Most (normal) people have sworn off Indian television, desperate to escape its nightmarish shows about low-budget CGI shape-shifting snake women, and unbearable family drama pitting women against each other not on the basis of say, career goals, but purely in a competition of uncensored jealousy or something equally demeaning, good old Doordarshan has come to our rescue. Come 19th February (tomorrow), the channel will once again broadcast Shah Rukh Khan starrer  Aziz Mirza & Kundan…

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Politics of Stupidity

Politics of Stupidity

(Kodela Shiva Prasad) Much like an audacious gril-wearing oversized-clothes donning in-your-face jewellery-wearing generic rap artist, Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Shiva Prasad spoke about and cars and women in the same breath, and recently came under fire for his inane comment likening the two, becoming yet another prominent name in the government who desperately looks for ways to blame women for the sexual harassment they face. According to him, just like vehicles parked in a garage…

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V for Vedanta, Not for Valentine – An Open Letter

V for Vedanta, Not for Valentine – An Open Letter

Namaskar.  My Name is Baba Pandit Arun Joshi Maharaj Swami Bhagwan. Having noticed the moral decline in our desh, I have decided to speak out against the biggest evil facing us. No, I won’t talk about petty matters like poverty, corruption, female foeticide, etc. Our biggest problem is Valentine’s Day, or, as I call it, “Day of Slutty Sluts Slutting Sluttily”. Oh how we have fallen; from Sati to slutty! I see dented and painted…

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BAFTA ka hafta

BAFTA ka hafta

Twice a year our English speaking snobbery surfaces in the garb of a connoisseur of world cinema (this “world” by and large encompasses Hollywood and British movies which people mistake to have been made in Hollywood). No points for guessing the names of these two occasions – the obvious Oscars, and the Oscar-minus – the BAFTA. Inevitably most of us will be hunched over the double-paged spread in the tabloid of one’s choice, visually sucking every…

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5 most talked about Internet sensations

5 most talked about Internet sensations

The Indian Entertainment industry is finally showing signs of slowly but steadily wriggling out of the stranglehold of overdone reality (highly questionable) shows like Big Boss, Roadies, Indian Idol, the gag inducing nagin dramas, the OTT theatrics of clichéd K-series, and the traumatic saas-bahu serials which somehow normalise domestic abuse (the mental type, mostly). Unfortunately, alternatives to such are hard to come across on television – but that has not deterred the determination of the…

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