The Big Guns of Image Comics

The Big Guns of Image Comics

When it comes to comic book superheroes, DC and Marvel hog the limelight. We ignore the third big player in the game – Image Comics. Formed in 1992 by 7 of the comics industry’s best selling artists in North America, it’s a platform where comics creators could publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created, as creator-owned properties. Let’s get to know some of the most popular Image Comics characters, some…

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Why do we love sales so much?

Why do we love sales so much?

There was a midnight sale at Quest mall in Park Circus a few days ago – a recently established annual event which throws the traffic within one kilometre of its locus off rails. The sea of vehicles converging to the shopping centre came to a near standstill for Hours since late evening, and traffic policemen stationed every few metres tried to make sense of the mad rush people were in to suddenly dispense their money…

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Kandid with Kaneez

Kandid with Kaneez

If I ever choose to become a comedian, it’s probably only because I wish to participate in Kaneez Surka’s “The General Fun Gameshow”someday! I mean, it’s probably the only platform where a contestant can goof up to their heart’s content (an involuntary action in me someone please help) and actually be appreciated for it. I caught up with Kaneez – a prominent face among the new crop of women comedians, and definitely the most watched…

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Why ICC can do away with Champions Trophy

Why ICC can do away with Champions Trophy

The whole point of Champions Trophy, is to crown the champion among the champions. But cricket is a funny game – how can a sport grow globally if the reigning champion of the T-20 format is not even there because of some crazy cut-off rule? How will you spread to unconquered areas, when the so-called minnows are not given a shot with the big guns. Apart from that, the scheduling of this Champions Trophy couldn’t have been worse,…

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An Italian couple’s heartbreaking phone call to their parents before dying in the Grenfell Tower Fire

An Italian couple’s heartbreaking phone call to their parents before dying in the Grenfell Tower Fire

For many, London is the city of their dreams – if they get there (and into one of the several renowned colleges/corporate houses), they kind of reach a benchmark in their career. That could have been the case with Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi of Venice, an engaged couple who had been in London for only three months living on the 23rd floor of the Grenfell tower – the building that was infamously destroyed in…

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5 must know Wonder Woman facts

5 must know Wonder Woman facts

Wonder Woman has taken over the box office, and we can’t have enough of her. The more of this superhero we get, the merrier! And because the actual source of her storyline lies in the comic books (which don’t come cheap, if you are looking to build a collection), we bring to you some super facts about the super heroine which (let’s hope) will make it to the big screen some day – 1.Wonder Woman…

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Indian jugaad, Water-fuelled car

Indian jugaad, Water-fuelled car

If ISRO exemplified Indian jugaad with Mangalyaan, here is another stalwart you can add to the wall of fame. Mohammad Raees Markani – a car mechanic from Madhya Pradesh – has perhaps found a way to rescue the Indian public from the woes of ever rising fuel price by designing a working motor vehicle that runs on water. Markani, 44, had been modifying an 800 cc engine for five years to reach what he believes is…

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An abduction of 2 women by their stalkers we were okay with

An abduction of 2 women by their stalkers we were okay with

Tensed, two girls (presumably college students) scurried toward a bus stop, trying to outrun two young men at their heels. To their relief, a bus came their way and they promptly hopped into it, visibly glad that they escaped the unwanted attention of the stalkers. The two girls smile at one another, and lost in the excitement of their victory they commit a blunder – as the bus began to roll away, they cockily waved…

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Bittu Sahgal – 36 years of saving more than just Tigers

Bittu Sahgal – 36 years of saving more than just Tigers

I remember being captivated by an image of a majestic feline on a magazine cover in my school’s library. I was too young to know which species it belonged to, and it took me several more years to learn that the issue was not of a foreign publication. Sanctuary Asia – India’s pioneering nature magazine is proof that when Indians put their heart into the subject of conservation, we can be top of the notch….

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Smartphone about to die? Head for the urinal! 

Smartphone about to die? Head for the urinal! 

That’s some serious resource being flushed down the toilet, and I’m not even talking about Bear Gryll’s crazy survival strategy in a waterless desert. This is a survival strategy for a more dire situation. Because while we just might survive dehydration, we cannot possibly survive without a dead mobile phone. Therefore, it’s no surprise that scientists have devoted their time and effort to finding new sources of energy to bring your phone back to life when it…

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