Archive for September, 2016

Kashmiri photojournalist SHOWKAT NANDA on the lopsided war between stone-throwers and the mighty Indian state

Sep 23, 2016 No Comments

  Showkat Nanda took this picture of a young Kashmiri boy throwing stones at an armoured vehicle in the summer of 2009 just moments after another young boy, shot by Indian security forces, had died in his arms When I shot this picture in the summer of 2009, I remembered the image of a 15-year-old [...]

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Where Amitabh Bachchan, the star, overtakes all aspects of the film, good and bad, writes blogger BANNO

Sep 23, 2016 No Comments

The film, PINK, is a textbook example of the pitfalls of making a film as a star vehicle v/s making a film to tell a story. Increasingly, mainstream Hindi films are only about the stars. I guess the producer and director spend so much time and energy chasing the star to agree to do their film, [...]

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Meet the African-American Dr HENRY T SAMPSON, who created the cellphone 40 years ago

Sep 23, 2016 No Comments

On April 3rd, 1973, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a cellphone according to the Verge. In midtown Manhattan, Cooper called Joel Engel — head of rival research department Bell Labs — saying “Joel, this is Marty. I’m calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.” The call was [...]

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The reasons & respnses by INSIGHT TEAM

Sep 23, 2016 No Comments

The recent attack on Indian Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir has raised serious concerns for India as 17 soldiers were killed and 23 more were injured. This is supposed to be the heaviest blow the army has suffered in a single incident since the insurgency began in the valley in 1990 according [...]

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