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              Who can forget the iconic smoky-eyed look of Jack Sparrow, Captain of the Black Pearl, in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’? Or Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw getting ready to meet her ex-boyfriend Aidan in Abu Dhabi in ‘Sex and the City 2’? While pop culture occasionally […]

Future of World Economy

By Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the slowdown of China’s economy. Most believe that the price of oil will recover and that China will continue its rise. They are mistaken. Instead of worrying […]

India will have same access to US tech as closest allies: Obama

Obama said that Indo-US bilateral trade—now around $100 billion—“is still just a fraction of what it could be” Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday promised to “look at” export controls to make sure Indian firms have the same access to American technologies as its “closest allies” and expressed the hope that 2016 will see […]

Oxfam report: Wealth of richest 62 people same as poorest half of world’s population

            According to Oxfam, the world’s richest 62 people now own the same as the poorest half of world’s population. The aid group also found that the majority of low-paid workers around the world are women. The report, titled “An Economy for the 1 percent,” was released on Monday, on […]

India bats; fielders watch China

India has already overtaken China in terms of economic growth in the fiscal year that ended on March 31 this year, analyst of VTB 24 bank Oleg Dushin has estimated India’s growth this fiscal at 7.4% more than the 7% China is struggling to maintain. If growth forecasts for the next year on the Indian GDP rising […]

Quantico opens the door for Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra

            Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish in Quantico   Indian-born actress Priyanka Chopra, 33, didn’t hesitate when offered the role of Alex Parrish in the new American spy thriller Quantico. “She’s Jason Bourne in female form,” Chopra says. “So it’s an amazing part and I really wanted to be a part of […]

Talvar: A must see whodunnit based on Aarushi-Hemraj murders

                Irrafan Khan as Ashwin Kumar – a powerful performance by Rajyasree Sen  Oct 1, 2015 16:52 IST The 2008 Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case has been back in the news this year. First there was the film Rahasya, which was inspired by the case and released earlier this […]

India answers Nawaz Sharif: First vacate POK

              Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the UN New York/New Delhi : Bluntly calling Pakistan a “prime sponsor of terrorism,” India today strongly hit back at Islamabad, asserting de-militarising Kashmir is not the answer for achieving peace but “deterrorising” Pakistan is as it uses terror as a “legitimate […]

How a ‘dislike’ button could make Facebook more money

              Facebook’s famous “like” button, with its silhouette of an upturned thumb, will soon be accompanied by an alternative: a way to “dislike” a post. On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, said that Facebook was “very close to shipping a test” of a dislike button. […]

Edward Snowden in an exclusive interview on Al Jazeera’s ‘Upfront’

              Edward Snowden in an exclusive interview with Upfront show host Mehdi Hasan a program by Al Jazeera channel that was launched on September 4 Washington D.C. – 3 September, 2015 – In a rare and exclusive Al Jazeera television interview, former NSA contractor-turned-whistle-blower, Edward Snowden has responded to a number […]

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