Rare 20th Century funeral car “Descanso” from LA on display in California museum


In the early decades of 20th century, if anybody died in a city, one way to travel them towards their final resting place was through public transit. “In L.A. in the early years, the cemeteries were right next to the churches,” says curator of the Pacific Railroad Society, David Housh. “Then those got too crowded,Continue reading “Rare 20th Century funeral car “Descanso” from LA on display in California museum”

John McAfee comes out in the open and claims he’s innocent in Caribbean neighbor killing row


Anti-Virus software baron John McAfee accused by the authorities in Belize in a murder case. A Press Trust of India report says that he was under suspicion for his neighbor’s murder and after weeks on the run he was finally captured. McAfee’s official blog, whoismcafee.com states that “We have received an unconfirmed report that JohnContinue reading “John McAfee comes out in the open and claims he’s innocent in Caribbean neighbor killing row”

Maharatra Politics suffers blow as Bal Thackeray passes away


The recent demise of Bal Thackeray at age 86 in his home in Matoshri has left a vacuum in Indian Politics. Words alone cannot circumscribe his role in Maharashtra Politics. Milestones in Bal Thackeray’s life: Born on 23rd January, 1923 Begin his career from working as a cartoonist for an English newspaper (The Free Press Journal), StartedContinue reading “Maharatra Politics suffers blow as Bal Thackeray passes away”

CPJ pressing upon Mexican Government to seriously look into death threats given to Journalist


Journalism watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is asking the Mexican government to take serious the death threats given to Lydia Cacho, a Mexican investigative reporter and author. Lydia Cacho has told CPJ that death threat has been given to her through the security system installed in her abode. The threat given to Lydia warnedContinue reading “CPJ pressing upon Mexican Government to seriously look into death threats given to Journalist”

Dog on death-row after losing his owner in Hurricane Sandy storm: Interested adopters please step forward


Natural catastrophes come and take everything away from mankind. One small story from the recently concluded Hurricane Sandy was read by me also and I couldn’t contain myself from sharing this with my readers. The story is about Lucas (Read: Pet Dog) who is left alone stranded after his owner died in the Hurricane SandyContinue reading “Dog on death-row after losing his owner in Hurricane Sandy storm: Interested adopters please step forward”

Yash Chopra: The “real” king of Romance passes away


One of the most famous romantic directors of Bollywood of all time, Mr. Yash Chopra is no more. He was admitted to Lilavati hospital on 13th October due to dengue infection according to news airing on TV. Contrary to what made Yash Chopra popular, he had also made action dramas that also did well onContinue reading “Yash Chopra: The “real” king of Romance passes away”