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100,000 deaths from Indonesia forest fires, study estimates

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Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia’s government to tackle the annual crisis. The study by scientists from Harvard University and Columbia University to be published […]

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Sherlyn Chopra turns writer, producer and director for her short film

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Apart from being an actor, Sherlyn Chopra is now a scriptwriter, director and producer. Chopra is making a short film that will release online next month. “I’m super proud of this. As a writer, I thought that it would be best if I directed and produced my short film as I wanted the outcome to […]

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Ammani to finally hit the screens on October 14

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Actor-filmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s third Tamil directorial Ammani will finally hit the screens on October 14 — after months of delay. Lakshmy is confident that the film will strike a chord with the audience. “It’s not a woman-centric film. Everybody can relate to this universal subject. It’s a story about a woman who thinks about her […]

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Will the Paris agreement be ratified by end of 2016?

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If there is one question that climate treaty watchers are speculating on the world over, it is this: Will the Paris agreement be ratified by end of 2016? The treaty that was negotiated at the UN summit in Paris last year can enter into effect only 30 days after at least 55 countries, accounting for […]

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New species of pterosaur from early Jurassic period discovered

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Scientists have discovered a new species of pterosaur – an extinct group of flying reptiles – from the early Jurassic period in the Patagonia region of South America. The cranial remains were in an excellent state of preservation, said the researchers who have named this new species ‘Allkauren koi’ from the native Tehuelche word ‘all’ […]

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I never had a godfather: Sushant Singh Rajput

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Sushant Singh Rajput has been shooting for films back-to-back. In between, he also shifted to a new sea-facing apartment in Bandra (W)“I still don’t feel fully settled. I am still doing up my house. It is very quiet, and has a great view. It is a perfect place to come back to after work, and […]

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Bombay High Court quashes FIR against Sussanne Khan

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The order was passed by Justice F.M. Reis and Justice Nutan Sardesai. A First Information Report was lodged against Sussanne — who runs an interior decoration and design firm Charcoal Project — accusing her of cheating and misrepresentation in a case involving Rs 1.87 crore at the Panaji police station in June. Real estate firm […]

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Rahul Bose: Ask Ranbir Kapoor if he feels a lesser actor after 2 flops. He’ll say no

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Rahul Bose has been anything but a conventional ‘Bollywood actor’ after making his debut English August in 1994, an adaptation of Upamanyu Chatterjee’s best-selling novel. Moving on from there, he made his presence felt in mainstream Bollywood for the first time when he went toe to toe with a brooding Ajay Devgn in Thakshak. Since […]

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A Flying Jatt review: Our superhero knows Wolverine, but is that good?

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His father was the first Sikh to train at the Shaolin school of martial arts and his mother is a fireball personified. His city is under threat and millions of lives are at stake. But, he won’t do his superhero act unless a small child screams: A Flying Jatt. Somehow the pattern of superhero films […]

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Akshay Urja Diwas : A step towards clean energy techo

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Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: Take a look around, we live in a modern world which is very advance and full of cool stuffs. But all the cool stuffs and advance devices we love, from your favourite smartphone to hi-tech devices need energy. That mean they consume energy to entertain us, but the way we make use […]

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