Monday 26 September 2016

Indus Water Treaty: What’s this hullabaloo about?

- Snehal Deb.

Some philosophers believe that world war 3 would be fought over water, signs and examples of which are available in abundance all over the world. Be it water wars in the middle east or inter state cold war in India, it is well understood that water sharing can be a cause of tension, rioting and even war! But who would have thought that arch rivals India and Pakistan who have countless reasons to go into war, will have one of the best and most peaceful water sharing policy in the world- The Indus Water Treaty of 1960

Friday 23 September 2016

10 unusual amazing fact of Assam you didn't know about

- Naba Raj Chetri.

Known primarily for being home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros at Kaziranga, and the mind-numbing paradox of birds committing mass-suicide at Jatinga,  or the largest and smallest inhabited River island of Majuli and Umananda respectively; the beautiful state of Assam stands as much more than just these! Moving beyond the cliched notions that many people have about the state, here are some interesting unknown facts about Assam:the gateway to NE, to broaden your horizon about this land of Sankardeva and Ajan Fakir.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Art and mysteries of the flamboyant spin bowling

- Pallab Dutta.

Spin bowling is believed to be an lethal attack of bowling when executed in its perfection. A batsman’s worst nightmare is there with spin attack, even the best technically sound batsmen needs to sweat it hard at it. Here are some variations and techniques used to master the best deliveries of spin department. 


Technique: Here ball is placed in hand with seam parallel to the palm. The first two fingers are used to spread and grip the ball. 3rd and 4th fingers are closed together and rest against side of the ball. 3rd finger is the main finger that apply most spin in anticlockwise manner. It is one of the most difficult ball to play and requires a perfect technique to play shots against it.
Directions: From right to left in a right handed batsmen. 

Saturday 17 September 2016

5 reasons why Pink is a ‘must-watch’ movie this weekend

- Sidharth Sharma.

Cast- Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Amitabh Bachchan, Angad Bedi, Vijay Varma

Direction- Aniruddha Roy Choudhury

Extroversion is a crime; a crime for women in India. And for a place like India, ‘Pink’ is a befitting reply to all those raised eyebrows judging a women’s character by her clothes and personality. Here are five reasons why Pink is a ‘must-watch’ movie this weekend:

Saturday 10 September 2016

Freaky Ali

- Sidharth Sharma.

Freaky Ali- Nawazuddin Siddiqui shines in this cliched, yet entertaining potboiler

Cast- Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amy Jackson, Arbaaz Khan, Jas Arora, Nikitan Dheer, Seema Biswas.
Direction- Sohail Khan

Verdict- 3/5

From being a pickpocket in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S  to a solo lead in Freaky Ali, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s journey in Bollywood has been one of rags to riches. He has proved his worth time and again. And with Freaky Ali, he once again proves the fact that his acting mettle can overcome any limitations of the script.

Saturday 3 September 2016

Ramblings of a Restless Mind

-Basabi Das.

"It will be okay."
"You will get over him eventually."
"This is just a phase of life." "It's not possible to love someone forever, specially when he doesn't reciprocate."
"It's immature and stupid."
"Keep yourself distracted. Pick a hobby, have some chocolates, get some sleep."
Sound similar doesn't it? 

Thursday 1 September 2016

The Real Empowered Woman

- Manisha Malhotra.

So, I discovered women empowerment. Yeah. For real!

No. I didn’t find it in a classy NGO where a FabIndia clad lady is smoothly running an adoption centre for children or an oldage home. No. It was our household help.


Who said that women in India need to be empowered? Hell! We are already empowered!