The US of A had its National Trivia day on 4th of January. That inspired us to get back to enlighten our readers (Hey! Are you still here?) What better than to start on a cliché 15 for 2015 type everybody is doing. 1. What THE 2. Mental Math 3. #MetaList 4. Patriotica 5. The Hipster’s decision […]
King James is going back to Cleveland. But he is not the first sportsperson to go back to his original team. Here are some other stars who went back for sentimental reasons or otherwise.
Veteran bollywood actress Zohra Sehgal passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 102. Here are a few other Indians who reached the 3-figure mark.
Last month Vivek Menon’s book Indian Mammals: A Field Guide was launched. The book isn’t quite the revised edition of his 2003 must have for subcontinental wildlife enthusiasts, A Field Guide to the Indian Mammals, but a new book altogether. If the current rate of poaching and unsustainable development continues, some of these animals may […]
As the newly formed government presents its first budget, which will most likely be a lengthy speech (unpopular with most and criticized by many) filled with data, statistics and numbers , many news websites are trying to present it as it happens. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. However, we’re in no hurry and take it easy […]
Apart from issuing fatwas (not legal now) against Indians writers who hurt Indians’ sentiments we have to also argue with foreign writers who describe India using obsolete information (Hey Google, give us our right to be forgotten) or stereotypes (land of snakecharmers, seriously?!) or even lifestyle of a small community of India. Yes, pick a […]
The OPECs, OECDs and the IBRDs of the world always come up with linear indicators of countries’ economic health (with equally boring names). No fun in those. So we dug up various platforms to identify certain economic indicators with positive correlation but not causation. Heavy Metal Music Heavy Metal sprouted originally from working-class kids in […]
They don’t talk. They don’t react. Your wish is their command. But still, sometimes inanimate objects steal the show in a film. Talking about his critically acclaimed performance in Cast Away, this is what Wilson had to say- “…….”. Yes, we weren’t expecting anything else from you Wilson. But hey, great show. Lunchbox Lunchbox was the […]
Several times a year, the film industry puts on a huge show of celebrating actors’ achievements with a string of awards ceremonies. The paparazzi snap, and the recipients cry (genuine and fake), give over-the-top speeches and get all the credit. But what about the mute, expressionless, uncelebrated objects that really made some of our favorite […]
Crazy. Yes, that’s the word.
He is 33. Hasn’t won a grand slam in two years. And perhaps, is finally coming to the realization that his chances of winning another grand slam are diminishing all the time. However, that’s not what Roger Federer told reporters at SW19 yesterday. Some people are already calling it that yesterday’s final was his last, […]
Yes, you read it right. India has a Gross Enrollment Ratio in Higher Education Institutes around ~20%, says Deloitte. And these animals whether enrolled or not, have a bachelors, masters and in some cases Ph. D. degrees too – all offered by homo sapiens. Wonder how, wonder why? Read on. Colby Nolan Colby Nolan is […]
This extreme machine from Canadian manufacturer Denis Cimaf swallows a tree in 15 seconds. As their website says- DENIS CIMAF Inc. specializes in developing high-performance industrial brushcutter-mulchers, land clearing equipments for excavators, backhoes, skid steers, forestry tractors and graders. In applications such as land clearing, forest fire prevention, roadside maintenance or power, oil or gas […]
The Battle of Gettysburg started by accident on July 1, 1863, when General Robert Lee and General George Meade’s army literally bumped into each other. The war ended two days later, exactly 151 years ago, with over 45000 casualties. This video will explain the hows and the whys in 5 minutes.