School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells


The pastor of a Roman Catholic school in Tennessee has banished JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels from the school’s library shelves. The decision has come in the wake of Reverend Dan Reehill’s assessment of the spells and curses in the Harry Potter – which according to him is capable of conjuring evil spirits in realContinue reading “School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells”

AI-powered robot dog from Sony to monitor kids and elderly


With the capability to store data of maximum 10 people, the artificial intelligence powered robot dog from Sony’s stable will monitor kids and the elderly through two cameras, it makes it easier to keep an eye on your dear ones. The cameras are housed in the dog‘s nose and tail, along with numerous sensors, whichContinue reading “AI-powered robot dog from Sony to monitor kids and elderly”

AI poised to lend fillip to the digital fitness industry


The smart recommendation algorithm introduced by Amazon (as part of its larger AI strategy) was successful in giving their customers an experience of personalized shopping. This veritable technological innovation revolutionized consumerism and the rest is history.  But the billion dollar question is can artificial intelligence be a catalyst for disruption in the fitness industry? Going byContinue reading “AI poised to lend fillip to the digital fitness industry”

Two new wearable fitness devices unveiled by Jawbone: $49 Move and $179 UP3


With quite a few new fitness trackers been launched this fall, quite a lot of alternatives have hit the market. However, now is the time for Jawbone that is entering the market with its two new devices from its UP line, the $49 UP Move and $179 UP3. The Move is part of Jawbone’s attemptContinue reading “Two new wearable fitness devices unveiled by Jawbone: $49 Move and $179 UP3”

Leica makes the world’s most expensive lens at $2mn


A nature or sports photographer among other things requires a lens with higher focal length in comparison to those making their living through commercial product, food or fashion portraits. Well, if you can afford to buy it then you can order a 1600mm f/5.6 Leica Lens for $2mn. The focal length on offer with thisContinue reading “Leica makes the world’s most expensive lens at $2mn”

Highlights from #NYCPride March 2014


Well, here’s a short film (video) capturing the highlights of the recently concluded #NYCPride March. It has many vox populi from the people with everyone sharing their reason to attending the whole event. The whole energy of the crowd is captivating and one of the people crowned NYC to be one of the best placesContinue reading “Highlights from #NYCPride March 2014”

Street Photography : Kid on a bicycle


Well this kid (Aman) is a rockstar, he sat there patiently on his bicycle while I was clicking him from all nooks and corners. Following the shoot he was really enthused about checking the results on my cam and told me about some of the shots he liked most. Here’s one of them for youContinue reading “Street Photography : Kid on a bicycle”

Tennis ace Serena Williams crashes wedding in leopard swimsuit


Ace tennis star Serena Williams alongwith fellow tennis mate Caroline Wozniacki crashed a wedding in Miami, Florida according to USA Today. Incidentally when both Williams and Wozniacki were hanging out together they came across a beachside wedding to which Williams couldn’t resist the urge to gate crash. However Williams was dressed slightly awkward in aContinue reading “Tennis ace Serena Williams crashes wedding in leopard swimsuit”

Be prepared to take on life with a warm water bath, everyday


Imagine the kind of frustration you can put your friends, family and colleagues through whenever you foul smell in a close encounter with them. Without realising it, you end up killing the joy of meeting them owing to that disgusting smell emerging from you. Your friends or distant family relatives may not be able toContinue reading “Be prepared to take on life with a warm water bath, everyday”

Sabad – A World Poetry Festival brings global poets to Delhi


The Sahitya Akademi in association with Ministry of Culture, Government of India has organized the Sabad – A World Poetry Festival (21-24 March 2014) to mark the celebrations of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and 100th year of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s receiving of  the Nobel Prize. “Verses which will be recited here celebrate theContinue reading “Sabad – A World Poetry Festival brings global poets to Delhi”