Rhinestone Cowboy: this was a life!

Rhinestone Cowboy: this was a life!

Singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, the “Rhinestone Cowboy” who went on a farewell tour to play hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind” before Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of talents, died earlier this week (8 August) at the age of 81. Campbell died in Nashville at an Alzheimer’s facility surrounded by his family, his […]

Russia Convicts Man For Reposting Jesus Cartoons

Russia Convicts Man For Reposting  Jesus Cartoons

From denial of Religion to  intolerance in the name of Religion: Russia, formerly communist swings towards being more orthodox by the day! Russia has already convicted a blogger for videos mocking religion, including one showing him playing Pokemon Go in an Orthodox church. Now it’s convicted another Internet user for reposting satirical cartoons about Jesus […]

Do women get a poor deal in the film industry?

Do women get a poor deal in the film industry?

Two ‘women of substance’ expressed similar opinions about the glass ceiling that women face in the world of entertainment. In India, filmmaker Kiran Rao said it is sad that women have been suppressed through generations and it is “shameful” that they have to fight for equal pay even today. The director said women have always […]

Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

NAIROBI : Kenya said on Saturday it had granted formal recognition to citizens of Indo-Pakistani origin, with President Uhuru Kenyatta making them a 44th tribe. “I do hereby recognize, proclaim and order, 1.that Kenyans of Asian Heritage constitute a Community that is one of the Tribes of Kenya; 2. that from now henceforth the Community […]

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington hangs himself

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington hangs himself

Following Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell’s suicide, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington  aged 41, has followed, LA County Coroner says. The coroner said Bennington apparently hanged himself. His body was found at a private home in the county at 09:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Thursday. Bennington was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist […]

When the Sheeran became a Lannister

When the Sheeran became a Lannister

Did you spot British singer Ed Sheeran in GOT?  After the positive review that Ed Sheeren has got in the Game of Thrones season 7, he is all set to appear in an episode in The Simpson. He will play the role of Brendan as Lisa’s love interest, the dailymail report said. The actor shared […]

‘Every time they shot a Christian, they yelled God is great’

‘Every time they shot a Christian, they yelled God is great’

Egypt: A 10-year-old Egyptian schoolboy who witnessed the brutal murder of his father by Islamic State militants in Minya, where 29 Christians were slaughtered in May 2017, says the jihadists cried out “God is great” every time they shot a Christian. Mina Habib told Reuters in a piece published Tuesday that his father, one of […]

Today is World Music Day

Today is World Music Day

World Music Day 2017 or Fete de la Musique (not to be confused with International Music Day) will be celebrated on June 21, the day of summer solstice. Unlike other music festivals, the World Music Day allows any and every one to showcase their musical prowess. On this day, musicians from all genres and of […]

Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

London: Actor Sam Beazley, who played Professor Everard in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, has passed away. He was 101. Beazley died in his sleep on June 12, reported The Times. “Actor and artist, died in his sleep 12th June 2017, aged 101. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Funeral on 21st […]

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said. Like the Pharisees who spoke to Jesus with soothing words of adulation, Christians who engage in hypocrisy speak gently yet “brutally judge a person,” the pope said June 6 at his […]

India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

London: Raja Harischandra was spotted in the British capital!A rare screening of what is regarded as the first ‘fully Indian’  full-length feature film: Dadasaheb Phalke’s “Raja Harishchandra”, was organised at London’s British Film Institute (BFI), in Southbank. A S Rajan, Minister Co-ordination, Indian High Commission, who was the chief guest at the event, said that […]

Swedish firm implants Data microchips in workers

Swedish firm implants Data microchips in workers

A company has been implanting microchips into its employees since 2015! It’s a Swedish startup called Epicentre. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand. The […]