On JK Rowling’s birthday, here’s why Harry Potter continues to cast magic

When ‘Pride and Prejudice’ were released, little did Jane Austen knew what she was about to make a dent in the soul of literature. When ‘1984’ was launched, George Orwell scared us with the dangers of a world under constant surveillance. And when ‘Harry Potter’ was released by Bloomsbury, it made history. Continue Reading

A look at book and films based on Kargil War on its 20th anniversary

On 26 July 1999 India successfully claimed backed its land from Pakistan. Kargil War changed our nation’s course of history. Heroes sacrificed their lives. Brave men were honoured. Books and films were made. Continue Reading

Controversial age changing app’s privacy policy is a cause for concern

FaceApp is an app available for iOS and Android developed by Russian company Wireless Lab. The company claims to use artificial intelligence to ‘generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs’. All you need to do is just upload your photo. The app then starts working its visual magic and voila, you look old. Continue Reading

Asian food fest at Sigree Global Grill offers delicious starters

When I was informed that Sigree Global Grill is running a special ‘Asian Grill Fest’, I expected the usual dishes that many similar restaurants across the city serve. But my doubts were put to rest when I tasted their vast number of sumptuous meal. Continue Reading

FB event ‘Storm Area 51’ is a fodder for conspiracy theorists

On a Facebook event titled, ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’, the creators explained: ‘We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.’ Over 1.4 million people signed up, planning to assemble at the coveted utopia on 20 September. But what the heck is Area 51? Continue Reading

16-year-old Preity Doshi’s brand promotes sustainable fashion

Preity’s brand ‘The Unwanted’, a small-scale, zero-waste, biodegradable product brand, generates employment among the underprivileged from various slums. In an email interview with News Today, the teenager speaks about her work and why sustainability matters more than ever. Continue Reading

Reasons behind the Internet’s obsession with ASMR videos

ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is ‘an experience characterised by a tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine’. To explain in more simpler words (with example), you get this feeling when someone scratches on a chalk board. You shudder, cringe-inward and feel like running away. Continue Reading

Scale Smart is an easy to read digital marketing guide

‘Scale Smart: How To Get 1000 Your First Customers In India’ by Anirudh Narayan, published by NotionPress is perhaps the best easy to read digital marketing guide. To say in a nutshell, it is a textbook marketing course that covers every major social media platform like FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. It offers step-by-step solutions to achieve growth in this arena. Continue Reading

Two podcast series offer top notch audio entertainment

There are so many shows to listen. Most of the popular shows are available for free here. Apple Podcast and Google Podcast is the best choice of Apple and Android phone users. Here are two podcasts to consider. Continue Reading