Turkey protests continue unabated


Once again Clashes resumed between police and protesters on Saturday morning at central Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Demonstrations had begun going on in Turkey for four days now. The protests began spreading to a dozen other Turkish cities in no time. This includes the capital city of Ankara, and Izmir, where stones and bottles were thrownContinue reading “Turkey protests continue unabated”

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”

Excerpts from the diary of a Photographer on an expedition to Mount Everest


As I was looking for something of interest to read through on the net, I stumbled upon this personal account of a photographer going on an expedition to Himalayas, I found it particularly worth sharing and so here are some experiences shared by the photographer from his journey. About 60 years have passed since TenzingContinue reading “Excerpts from the diary of a Photographer on an expedition to Mount Everest”

‘Bea Arthur Naked’ Painting auctioned at $1.9 Million failing to meet expectations


After generating a great deal of interest online, the controversial portrait drawn by John Currin’s hasn’t earned as much during a record-selling auction at Christie’s as was expected from it. Currin’s controversial topless portrait of Bea Arthur has fetched about $1.9 million and made a record Christie’s auction by being part of a bulk 70Continue reading “‘Bea Arthur Naked’ Painting auctioned at $1.9 Million failing to meet expectations”

Google Nexus 4 launches in India; Pre-order bookings start on e-commerce sites


The LG Google Nexus 4’s pre-order has opened in India. The key features of the includes a 4.7-inch WXGA (1280 x 768) True HD IPS Plus Display. There is a Photo Sphere Camera with 2100 mAh Sio+ Battery. In terms of processors it boasts of a Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor (AdrenoContinue reading “Google Nexus 4 launches in India; Pre-order bookings start on e-commerce sites”

Nokia Lumia 925 launched in London; First look of Nokia Lumia 925


Nokia has launched its latest smartphone Lumia 925 at an event in London today. In terms of the technical specs it appears a lot like the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 928. However the biggest changes made by Nokia in this smartphone is in terms of size and design of the device. The Lumia 925Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 925 launched in London; First look of Nokia Lumia 925”

Google increases free storage space three times; Drive update makes saving web documents directly possible


Google has increased the files storage capacity by as much as thrice of what it used to be. The company said on Monday that file storage utility is set to increase from 5GB to 15GB across all its services namely Google+, Drive, and Gmail. Google has made the announcement right before the Google I/O developers conference isContinue reading “Google increases free storage space three times; Drive update makes saving web documents directly possible”

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”

Bulls’ appalling defeat from Heat is “not the end of the world” according to Joakim Noah


For Joakim Noah, it’s all part of the game. “We didn’t play well, but it’s not the end of the world,” Noah said late Wednesday. “It’s 1-1 and it’s going to be a big Game 3 in Chicago.” The Bulls are now going to practice back home at the Berto Center on Thursday afternoon, andContinue reading “Bulls’ appalling defeat from Heat is “not the end of the world” according to Joakim Noah”

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”