NT compiles a list of major financial crimes that shocked India

Ever since Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank) crisis unfolded, citizens across India are worried by the mounting financial stumbles that have plagued our nation as our economy continues to stumble downward. In this article, News Today compiles a list of major white-collar crimes that rocked our country. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu-based paleontologist speaks on fossils and its identifications

When Steven Speilberg’s Jurassic Park hit the screens in 1993, passion for paleontology spiked across the globe. Nirmal Rajah, a native from Trivandrum fell in love with fossils after witnessing Richard Hammond’s miraculous dinosaurs on screen. Fast forward to present day, Nirmal is now a paleontologist hunting bones and an educationist with background in zoology and biotech. He also runs a YouTube channel, ‘Scientific Thamizhans’ with his friend, Prabhu – an astrophotographer. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Joker’ – A dark origin story

Gotham is suffering, thanks to poverty. It keeps citizens on streets who protest for a better lifestyle. Placards and chantings are everywhere. And then there is a clown, hoping to be seen in all this chaos. ‘Joker’ is a dark take of the comic villain that has thrived across hearts of million fans. Its the origin story of how Arthur Fleck aka Joker becomes the most sinister person of Gotham City. No actor in recent times has performed with so much intensity like Joaquin Phoenix. He looks really psychotic. Continue Reading

Food festival at Sigree Global Grill is a treat to gourmets

Every festival is incomplete without food as it defines our culture and community as a whole. Durga pooja is around the corner this week. The festival is widely observed by Bengalis and other western States of India. Continue Reading

Kalaimani-awardee Jayachandran speaks about his journey

Speaking to News Today, Jayachandran says that he got involved in music from childhood days after seeing his father performing at various concerts. “He made me join some classes and also trained me to play various instruments. When my father couldn’t perform at certain events due to scheduling conflicts and commitment to other concerts, I would go as his replacement,” he says. Continue Reading

Working with NGOs inspires author Damyanti Biswas to pen a crime thriller

When Damyanti Biswas started working with non-profit organisations, little did she know that she would soon be penning down characters based on people she came across. The stories soon weaved and became You Beneath Your Skin, her debut novel.
“I didn’t know I was writing a crime novel until I finished the first draft,” she says to News Today via email. “It took six years, 15 rewrites and endless rejections to complete.” Continue Reading

Review: ‘The Family Man’ – Gripping espionage thriller with humour

‘The Family Man’ is perhaps one of the best Indian series made to date. It’s funny and sleek, riddled with exceptional twists and turns, powerful performance and gripping direction and writing. Continue Reading

Experts, analysts and business leaders react following corporate tax rate cut

20 September was yet another day of surprise for our economy when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told that the government has cut corporate tax rate for companies that do not avail of any tax incentive to 22 per cent. News Today reached out to Chennai-based chattered accountants and financial experts to hear their opinion. Continue Reading

To the one with a tribute: 25 years of ‘Friends’

On 22 September 1994, a miracle happened on TV when we saw Monica, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Ross, and Pheobe waltz into that tiny apartment in New York. 25 years later they still continue to be a part of our lives. I met ‘FRIENDS’ through an incredible ‘friend’ of mine at work. I was a new guy in office, new to journalism, and everything seemed scary. But I saw her watching ‘FRIENDS’ and in weeks, we ended up watching the series together while having our lunch, post edition hour. In a way, it marked the beginning of our friendship. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ – Punches and gory

Maintaining bright runs for a franchise is too big a task. It calls for a screenplay that, for obvious reasons, should be better than the first, should have actors with strong character development and every other necessary ingredient like better music, action, twists, and turns, to make the flick right. But then there are movies which are just a repetition of the first film in a series. Such is the case for ‘Rambo’. Continue Reading