Ashima Narain: Passion for Photography and Documentary Film-making


As someone who is passionately interested in Photography, I recently came across a piece of writing on Ashima Narain, the photo editor of the National Geographic Traveller India magazine. In the interview given to The Hindu, she talked about her journey in photography and documentary filmmaking so far. In the Sewri bay of Mumbai hundredsContinue reading “Ashima Narain: Passion for Photography and Documentary Film-making”

Jobless claims hit another 5-year low in US, positive sign for the economy


Jobless claims in US have fallen to another five-year low previous week, given out a positive signal that layoffs are back to pre-recession figures. As many as 323,000 people filed for their first-week of unemployment benefits last week according to the Labor Department. It’s the lowest level in any single week since January 2008, andContinue reading “Jobless claims hit another 5-year low in US, positive sign for the economy”

Meet the young Australian actor from Leonardo DiCaprio’s teen counterpart in “The Great Gatsby”


The 18-year-old Australian actor who played the teenage part for Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in The Great Gatsby, Callan McAuliffe, is on the verge of achieving something big. The reason why we are saying this is because today the news broke (via The Hollywood Reporter) that McAuliffe had bagged the lead role in “Our Robot Overlords,”Continue reading “Meet the young Australian actor from Leonardo DiCaprio’s teen counterpart in “The Great Gatsby””

Save yourself the oversharing embarrassment on Social Networking Sites and other places


Soon after having an argument with her husband, Vasavi Kumar, became really anxious and called up her mom, her dad, her sister and some close friends. “This is it,” she told everyone. “He is never going to understand me. I am getting a divorce.” The next day Ms. Kumar and her husband patched up. TheyContinue reading “Save yourself the oversharing embarrassment on Social Networking Sites and other places”

Federal government to release hospitals charges list for common procedures to reduce health-care disparities


The federal government will release the prices that hospitals charge for the first time of 100 most common inpatient procedures making it easier. This is good news for consumers as they will finally get to know the answers to the mystery surrounding as to how much the medical care actually costs. These charges till nowContinue reading “Federal government to release hospitals charges list for common procedures to reduce health-care disparities”

Israel destroys Hezbollah-bound missiles in airstrike


An air strike has been conducted by Israel in Syria. Israel has attacked a shipment of missiles in Syria that was headed towards Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, an Israeli official said on Saturday. Israel has made it clear since long that it would not shy away from use of force to prevent advanced Syrian weaponsContinue reading “Israel destroys Hezbollah-bound missiles in airstrike”

UNESCO to ensure safety of Journalists


The UN cultural agency UNESCO has given assurance that it will take steps to extend greater protection to the world’s journalists. UNESCO is supported by numerous international press freedom organizations. The UN agency’s report stated that 121 journalists were killed worldwide in 2012. The fact that this time around the number of death’s are almostContinue reading “UNESCO to ensure safety of Journalists”

US pushes China for stopping trade secret theft


The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has criticized China for not stopping the increasing theft of American trade secrets upon which the U.S economic might relies heavily. The incident is the latest addition in the incidents making Washington frustrated with China. “Not only are repeated thefts occurring inside China, but also outside of China for theContinue reading “US pushes China for stopping trade secret theft”

US reaches out to North Korea for detained Korean-American’s release


The U.S. called on North Korea to grant amnesty and release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor under charges for committing “hostile acts” against the state. The said Korean-American is Kenneth Bae, 44, a resident of Washington state who is described by friends as a devout Christian and a tour operator. ApartContinue reading “US reaches out to North Korea for detained Korean-American’s release”

Journalists targeted by both authorities and rebels in Syria: Amnesty International


It hasn’t been easy for several journalists reporting on human rights issues from Syria. They have been working in extremely difficult circumstances under the risk of getting killed, arbitrarily arrested, detained, forced disappearances and torture. The said circumstances have been present in Syria from the last two years. The said information has been shared by Amnesty InternationalContinue reading “Journalists targeted by both authorities and rebels in Syria: Amnesty International”