Twitter Adds Live Periscope Broadcasts to Timelines

    Twitter on Tuesday began weaving live Periscope video broadcasts into timelines streamed to its application tailored for Apple mobile devices. “Go LIVE and broadcast straight into Twitter!” the one-to-many messaging service’s chief and co-founder Jack Dorsey proclaimed in a tweet fired off at @Jack. “Huge new distribution for Periscopers around the world!” Twitter early last […]

    Old is gold: How Kolkata’s greying population is feeding a new kind of business

    Photo Credit: Rana Chakraborty 31.4K Total Views A drive down Kolkata’s spine, the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass that connects the north and south, will tell you what the city is really worried about. Between signboards advertising new-age condominiums, five-star hotels and schools with “world class” facilities are a number of ads by hospitals and pharma companies […]

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    ‘I rejoiced when Godse book launch went ahead’

    21.1K Total Views Intolerance again I am humbled and reassured on reading this article (“Banning release of the Godse book in Goa was an act of censorship and intolerance”). It is a deeply considered repudiation of the politics of hate and intolerance. As long as we have such writers in India, it will never become […]

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    Finally, a writer reviews his own book (because no one else will)

    19.1K Total Views I am a modern-day Indian writer. Yes, I write books. But in my meteoric journey through literosphere – from unpublished author living in obscurity in Chennai to semi-comatose writer of three triumphantly unsuccessful books living in obscurity in Chennai – it has come to be that I do many other things with […]

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    A political map of Assam: Congress vs BJP vs AIUDF vs BPF vs AGP

    Photo Credit: AFP 22.4K Total Views As Assam heads towards assembly elections this year, the battle lines, as they say, are drawn. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which will play challenger, has declared its quest to win two-thirds majority in the state assembly, its Mission 84. In a break from custom, it has even chosen a […]

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    Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747

    Photo Credit: pixabay 30K Total Views It’s difficult to imagine now, in the age of mass global travel, that building an aeroplane to carry hundreds of people at a time was once seen as a huge risk. But as the world’s first wide-body airliner, the Boeing 747 went on to change not only aviation but […]