Ariana’s Sweetner : God is a Woman

Ariana’s Sweetner : God is a Woman

Just hours after she released “God Is a Woman,” a sultry, subtly reggae-infused slow jam from her forthcoming album Sweetener, Ariana Grande has put out an engaging music video for the single. The clip finds the singer hula-hooping with the Milky Way, fingering the eye of a hurricane, and deflecting misogynist epithets, a visual embodiment […]

World Cup unfolds in Russia, hosts trounce Saudis!

World Cup unfolds in Russia, hosts trounce Saudis!

The Beautiful Game is in focus as the world eyeballs the FIFA World Cup, this time in Russia. The opening ceremony was brief, and surprising in more ways than one. The FIFA World Cup 2018 was kicked off in Moscow with a dazzling opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium, before the first match between host […]

Proud Democrat Politician flaunts kiss in Trump’s face

Proud Democrat Politician flaunts kiss in Trump’s face

Maryland (USA) : A candidate in the running for the post of Maryland governor has staged what appears to be the first same-sex kiss by any candidate in a campaign ad – and aired it on one of President Donald Trump’s favourite stations. “I’m running for governor to deliver progressive results and to stand up to […]

13 Reasons Why men being raped mustn’t be censored

13 Reasons Why men being raped mustn’t be censored

Los Angeles: Actor Devin Druid has defended the controversial and some would say graphic sexual assault scene from the second season of the teen drama  “13 Reasons Why”. The season of the controversial Netflix show saw Druid’s character, Tyler Down, brutally assaulted as Montgomery de la Cruz (played by Timothy Granaderos) sodomises him with a […]

Rock singer Dan Reynolds rallies for LGBT Mormons

Rock singer Dan Reynolds rallies for LGBT Mormons

Dan Reynolds of “Imagine Dragons’ recalled how a college experience helped him identify with the struggles of LGBTQ youth in an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week. Rocker Dan Reynolds turned on his Mormon roots when he was kicked out of college for having sex with his girlfriend of four years. The Imagine […]

Ed Sheeran and Shape of You most listened to across UK

Ed Sheeran and Shape of You most listened to  across UK

Music licensing company PPL has unveiled its annual most played charts revealing the most popular artist and track played on radio, TV and in public places by businesses and organisations across the UK in 2017. The year belonged to Ed Sheeran, with the Suffolk-raised singer-songwriter having the most played track with ‘Shape of You’, and […]

Police bust Bihar’s budding Booze ‘home delivery’ services

Police bust Bihar’s budding Booze ‘home delivery’ services

Patna: Bootlegging is alive and well in spite of the Nithish Kumar Government’s sanctimonious claims that Biharis have meekly accepted teetotaler status. Patna police recently  ‘busted’ two liquor smuggling gangs that used to home-deliver liquor in swish sedans marked with “government” and “police” plates. Now, there are bound to be a few ‘well-heeled’ customers shaking […]

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

One of the good things happening in Meghalaya is that the local people are joining hands to address environmental issues. The growing numbers of community-led River Protection and Conservation movements in Meghalaya are rays of hope for the state, known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and for those living near the rivers. Sfter all, water […]

Mysore’s ‘Body Miyan’ puts corpses to rest!

Mysore’s ‘Body Miyan’ puts corpses to rest!

Looking for a true Indian patriot, a real ‘desh-bhakt’? Meet Ayub Ahmed, from Mysore (Mysuru) in Karnataka.  He is  also known as ‘Body Miyan’, and has been voluntarily burying unidentified and unclaimed corpses for the past 19 years. Shifting unidentified and unclaimed bodies is certainly no enviable work, but to do this as an act […]

Architect of Malayalam Blockbusters is no more

Architect of Malayalam Blockbusters is no more

Noted Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 69. It was to become an art director that he boarded a train to Chennai in 1968. Seven years later, he made his debut as a director with Ulsavam. In a career that spanned over four decades, he directed blockbuster movies […]

Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

Let me tell the unwary visitor one thing, Jamshedpur stinks! All this noise about  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan being taken forward with much zeal across the country!  Well,  two important stretches under Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in the steel city and Adityapur Municipal Council (AMC) in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district stick out like sore thumbs. […]

It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

Demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs 1000  and Rs 500 on 8 November 2016 shook India, disrupting normal behaviour in Indian politics, economy and society. The ‘ruling coalition’ tom-tomed about this  ‘big-bang step to unearth black money’, impair terrorism funding and weed out ‘fake currency’ from the system. The opposition on the other […]

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