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April 16, 2019

‘India’s Most Wanted’: Terror redefined

Mumbai, April 16 : The all too short teaser of Rajkumar Guptas "Indias Most Wanted" re-aligns the complex dynamics of militancy and terrorism by pinning the violence down to one evil character whom the teaser describes as "Indias Osama".‘Fear' enough. So who is he? The teaser is not telling. Gupta rattles off statistics about terror attacks in different parts of India. The heady anonymity of being India's Osama is an interesting platform of evil to explore in cinema. The word is 'Laden' with so many…

Rayudu reacts to World Cup snub in social media

Mumbai, April 16: Despite getting Virat Kohli's backing as India's No. 4 batsman months earlier, Ambati Rayudu was not picked for the World Cup, a move that did not go down well with the batsman.In a tongue-in-cheek tweet, clearly aimed at his non-selection, Rayudu said: "Just ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the World Cup." All-rounder Vijay Shankar was preferred over Rayudu, with Chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad saying they wanted a "three-dimensional" option who can bat at No.…

Busted: 20 most common myths around sleep

New York, April 16 (IANS) Common myths around sleep like snoring is harmless or having a drink helps fall asleep not only shape poor habits but may also pose a significant public health threat, say researchers.The claim by some people that they can get by on five hours of sleep was among the top myths researchers were able to dispel based on scientific evidence. This myth also poses the most serious risk to health from long-term sleep deficits, said the study published online in Sleep Health journal on Tuesday. "Sleep…

Rajasthan Royals win toss, ask Punjab to bat

Mohali, April 16: Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, here on Tuesday.The hosts made one change in the team with David Miller replacing Sam Curran. On the other hand, Rajasthan made three changes. Ashton Turner, making his IPL debut, replaced Liam Livingstone, and Stuart Binny and Ish Sodhi coming in for Steven Smith and Krishnappa Gowtham. While Punjab are placed at the…

Hotstar heats up OTT game in India

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a country where sports and films are prime attractions, the VIVO IPL 2019 has driven the reach of OTT platform Hotstar to an unprecedented 267 million viewers, which is way more than the 148 million global subscriber base of streaming giant Netflix.Hotstar has reshaped not just the Indian Premiere League (IPL) viewing experience in the country but of entertainment consumption too, offering over 100,000 hours of drama and movies in 9 languages and coverage of every major global sporting event.…