Singapore haze elevates to worst levels till now, Indonesia sends planes to Sumatra


Air pollution in Singapore has reached record heights on the third consecutive day. Indonesia sends off planes and helicopters on Friday to extinguish the intense fires that are responsible for hazardous levels of smoky haze in three countries. The fire in peat swamp forests on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island sent a huge smog cloud across theContinue reading “Singapore haze elevates to worst levels till now, Indonesia sends planes to Sumatra”

Film Review – Three quick facts about Raanjhanaa to help you decide


With the release of Anand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa, many of us would be trying to figure out whether to consider watching the film or give it a miss..to make the decision easier here are the three quick facts that almost sum-up everything related to the movie. Acting- Dhanush (Kundan) pulls it off very well inContinue reading “Film Review – Three quick facts about Raanjhanaa to help you decide”

French footballers Ribery and Benzema under trial on charges of soliciting underage prostitute


Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and married Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery are to face trial on charges of paying Zahia Dehar, an underage prostitute at that time about 16-17 years old for sex on April 7, 2010. None of the footballers and Dehar has showed up in court on Tuesday and the trial hasContinue reading “French footballers Ribery and Benzema under trial on charges of soliciting underage prostitute”

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says, NYU forcing him out


The Chinese dissident legal advocate Chen Guangcheng said he was being asked to leave New York University forcefully due to the possible damage that his activism was causing in the NYUs relationship with China. Chen Guangcheng came in news after his break away from house arrest in the American Embassy in Beijing last year  andContinue reading “Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says, NYU forcing him out”

Millions of people come out in Brazil to protest against government


            (In Pic: People protesting against the spending undertaken by government on building World Cup stadiums instead of allocating it efficiently to areas where it was required more like Health, Education, Housing etc.) Thousands of demonstrators have gathered together in a square in Brazil’s economic hub, Sao Paulo, on Tuesday.Continue reading “Millions of people come out in Brazil to protest against government”

Know “Man of Steel” Henry Cavill, and his journey in becoming the American superhero


Even though Henry Cavill’s bagged the role of Clark Kent which demanded physical features like a chiselled jaw, brunette hair, and wide, muscular shoulders as depicted in the original DC comics book but Cavill hasn’t always been this fit. In the movie “Man of Steel” he plays the superhero who resurrects the American dream, fightsContinue reading “Know “Man of Steel” Henry Cavill, and his journey in becoming the American superhero”

US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons


After Barack Obama has announced White House’s plans to arm Syrian rebels due to receiving evidence regarding Syrian government making use of chemical weapons against rebels, there are growing expectations of this being the next big news for some days now. Here are the latest updates on the issue as Assad forces launch Aleppo assault.Continue reading “US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons”

China responds to Snowden claims of US hacking Chinese computer systems


The China Daily which happens to be the English-language mouthpiece of the Chinese government couldn’t have got a better story. Edward Snowden the former contractor for the National Security Agency on June 13 after exposing the American electronic surveillance program has told the South China Morning Post before fleeing to Hong Kong that the U.S.Continue reading “China responds to Snowden claims of US hacking Chinese computer systems”

Feminine power reigned at Tony’s 2013 with Lauper, Paulus and MacKinnon win


Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for direction for her movie based on Iraq war drama, “The Hurt Locker”, in 2009. However this year’s Tony Awards took it further by handing out its best directing awards to two women namely Pam MacKinnon for Edward Albee’s play “Who’s Afraid of VirginiaContinue reading “Feminine power reigned at Tony’s 2013 with Lauper, Paulus and MacKinnon win”

Low-budget horror flick “The Purge” shocks everyone with its $36.4Mn run at the Box-Office


Hollywood suspense thriller flick “The Purge” has topped this weekend box office collections with an astounding $36.4 million.  The development lead to Industry expectations being doubled from the movie, according to studio estimates Sunday. As the audiences really starved for a horror film, Universal studios gave them just that with its micro-budget film starring EthanContinue reading “Low-budget horror flick “The Purge” shocks everyone with its $36.4Mn run at the Box-Office”