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‘Jaadu ki Jhappi’: Here’s how Bollywood reacted to Rahul’s hug with PM Modi

MUMBAI Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s ‘jaadu ki jhappi’ (magical hug) moment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the parliament drew mixed reactions from the Indian film fraternity, who found the “theatrics” worth a comment or two. Filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan tweeted: “No wonder Indian theatre audience is diminishing. We are no …

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Festival of South Asian documentaries comes to Delhi

NEW DELHI Documentary films about people from Afghanistan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be screened as part of a movie festival here next month. Documentary Bears Witness: Travelling Film South Asia 2018, a festival of South Asian documentaries, will be held from August 1-4. A total of 12 non-fiction films from South Asia produced in …

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Here’s why some people believe the moon landing hoax or other conspiracy theories

Forty-nine years ago Friday, the Apollo 11 spacecraft delivered the first astronauts to the surface of the moon. The footprints Buzz Aldrin left in lunar soil are still around – and so are the throngs of conspiracy theorists who claim the entire landing was faked. For one thing, they argue, …

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Trump tops Google image search for ‘idiot’

SAN FRANCISCO After grabbing headlines for showing results related to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the search of the word “Feku” in May, Google algorithms are again hogging the limelight. This time for showing images of US President Donald Trump for a search of the word “idiot”. The latest image onslaught is apparently the result of a campaign …

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Video | ‘Eerie’ new TIME magazine cover morphs Trump into Putin

WASHINGTON Keeping up with their reputation for designing quirky cover pages, the latest cover of TIME magazine featured morphed image of United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. This comes a few days after Trump and Putin held a one-day summit in Finland. The picture has …

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Video | Here’s how Priya Prakash Varrier-the original wink girl- reacted to Rahul Gandhi’s wink to PM Modi

SRINAGAR Rahul Gandhi set the internet on fire after he shocking hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later winked during a no-confidence debate in the Lok Sabha today. Social media platforms remained abuzz with users drawing parallels between Congress chief’s gesture with that of teenage Malayalam actor Priya Prakash Varrier who became …

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

NEW DELHI To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants — Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter — on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the …

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