National award winning director Priyanandan attacked

Speaking on condition of anonymity to IANS, a police officer attached to the Cherpu Police station confirmed the incident that occurred near Priyanandan’s home. “He was beaten up and water mixed with cowdung was flung on him. A probe is on,” said the officer. The person who attacked Priyanandan came[Read More…]

Pink to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (Lead)

The artist is recognised in the recording category and will receive the 2,656th star on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Hollywood and Highland complex, reports variety.com. “We are thrilled to honour one of the world’s most popular entertainers, Pink!” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame said.[Read More…]

US shutdown forces NASA to postpone Day of Remembrance

The ceremony scheduled for January 31 has been postponed by NASA, Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, until the agency’s employees start working again. This would ensure their participation in the annual commemoration, the space.com reported. “NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance reminds us to reflect on not just the sacrifices that have[Read More…]

Man dies on set of Shahid-starrer ‘Kabir Singh’

Ram Kumar, 35, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, lost his life in an accident at the five-star hotel where the film’s unit is staying. The incident took place before the commencement of the shoot on Thursday. Kumar was among the local crew and was working with the film unit from[Read More…]

Can many languages make one Indian literature?

Harish Trivedi, professor of English at the University of Delhi, and author of “Colonial Transactions: English Literature and India”, observed that there are certain advantages as far as writing in English in India is concerned but, he said, “let the other languages also bloom and prosper”. Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor of[Read More…]

US government shutdown leaves space sculpture circling in orbit

The sculpture, “Orbital Reflector” by American artist Trevor Paglen, is stuck in a holding pattern before activation, pending clearance by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), The New York Times reported. According to Paglen, his sculpture might not survive the wait while FCC workers are on furlough or work without pay.[Read More…]

Microsoft Office 365 now available on Apple Mac (Lead)

Office 365 for Mac has been designed specifically to support features that are unique to the Mac experience – like Dark Mode and Continuity Camera in macOS, as well as the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and the Mac’s trackpad, Apple wrote in a blog-post on Thursday. The debut of the[Read More…]

Facebook to discontinue ‘Moments’ app from Feb 25

“We’re ending support for the Moments app but we know the photos people share are important to them so we will continue offering ways to save memories within the Facebook app,” CNET quoted Rushabh Doshi, Director of Product Management for “Moments”, as saying on Thursday. Though the company declined to[Read More…]

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