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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

10 Most Heavily Guarded Vaults on the Planet

10 Most Heavily Guarded Vaults on the Planet

If something is precious to you, you hide it under lock and key to keep it safe. When it comes to money secret recipes and the history of our existence there are people who will try to steal or destroy it so it must be protected, here are 10 heavily guarded vaults in the world JPMorgan Bank Vault Powerhouses JP Morgan & Chase came together and created one of the most heavily guarded vaults in…

Read More

The Khiladi of Courtroom Drama

The Khiladi of Courtroom Drama

  Akshay Kumar’s transition from a routine flying kick Khiladi days (the cringeworthy “In the night no control” song with Rekha from Khiladiyon ka Khiladi was the leading reason for celibacy in 1996) to the versatile superstar that he is today is awe inspiring. However, while movie-goers correctly relate him to action entertainers as well as rib-tickling comedy (I can’t think of another mainstream actor who has better comic timing than Akshay Kumar at present) –…

Read More

Blockbuster – 3 business decisions that back-fired (Chapter #3)

Blockbuster – 3 business decisions that back-fired (Chapter #3)

Blockbuster video turned down the opportunity to buy Netflix. In the mid-nineteen eighties to late nineties when VHS was king, the problem back then was that VHS tapes would cost upwards of ninety seven dollars per movie and for this reason video rental stores like blockbuster came in to fill in that gap. They were the perfect solution and became a regular part of weekend plans for hundreds of millions around the globe; imagine the…

Read More
1 2