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Star Wars vs Star Trek: why can’t fans just get along?

LOS ANGELES: ‘May the Force be with you’ vs ‘Live Long and Prosper’, lightsabers vs phasers, warp drive vs hyperdrive. The fan debate over which story, technology, space ships and characters are superior started a long time ago. To casual moviegoers, there is not much difference between Star Trek, the sci-fi franchise that launched on television in 1966, and Star ... Read More »

Is mobile making media all the same?

THE internet was meant to be an amazing engine for invention and diversification in media. With the barriers to entry toppling, anybody could become a publisher, and, thanks to the blog revolution, thousands of people did. In the mid-2000s, especially, the dream of web-based nano-publishing was alive and well: if “freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who ... Read More »

Wizards of Id

Educated people be­com­ing cold-blood­ed te­rr­or­ists. App­­are­ntly ‘decent’ men turning into vicious killers. Self-claimed scholars of faith harbouring fantasies of mass murder. And equally decent men justifying such murders. The world has been increasingly seeing the emergence of such folk. Why is this so, and are such people inherently evil? A little-known independent film, Land of the Blind (2006), looks at ... Read More »

Deepika Padukone to launch foundation for mental health awareness

Deepika has been vocal about mental health awareness and has often stressed on the need to differentiate between sadness and depression. One of Bollywood's strongest leading ladies, Deepika Padukone has plans to launch her own foundation for improving mental health awareness, reported The Hindu. Deepika, who herself has suffered from clinical depression, announced that the foundation named 'Live Love Laugh' ... Read More »

Indian PM Modi to visit Facebook HQ on Sept 27

SILICON VALLEY: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 27, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Sunday. "I'm excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A," the post to his official Facebook page said. The Indian premier and ... Read More »