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Save the Date - 31st Jan - Super Blood Blue Moon

A cosmic event not seen in 36 years -- a rare "super blood blue moon" -- may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia. The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events -- an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. "It's an astronomical trifecta" Those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand should look for this phenomenon in the evening , as the moon rises. The last time a supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse all together were visible from the eastern United States was on May 31, 1844.

Teletubbies Tinky Winky actor dies at the age of 52

Where caste & religion do not matter

Does our life really depend on this race ?

Take a look at Greece's "ROCKSTAR" Finance Minister

Who would say this guy is (or was, he just retired) a Finance Minister ? One more....

1 Bitcoin = How much ?

This article made my day !.....Here's why

5 Reasons Why Dating A Girl Who Loves To Read Is A Good Idea.....For Better Or For Verse Imagine being a girl who loves reading books (literally places them on the #1 position in her life) and waking up to this! Forget the dating part, but finding girls who read books (not study books; that everyone has to read- whether you like it or not) is a great catch in itself.  SOURCE : BOMBAY TIMES (15TH JAN 2018) Here are some excerpts from the article which I liked best: "......a girl who reads can be the most hopeful human you'd ever interact with. She plays with her imagination well and doesn't (usually) squander her thoughts away on reckless things in life."

Facebook's startling new ambition is to shrink

Over the next year, we’ll start spending less time on Facebook. Those of us who used it to catch up on the news will find less of it to read. We’ll watch fewer videos, and we’ll see fewer advertisements.  Facebook announced a plan to   emphasize more “meaningful” interactions on the platform .  Facebook’s researchers have found that when people are actively commenting on posts, they  tend to feel better about using social networks   — and feel better about themselves in general.

Today's students be like....

How a Modi Bhakt's Brain Works

Bigg Boss 11 Finale : It's HinaK vs ShilpaS vs VikasG vs PuneeshS

 With just one day left for  Bigg Boss 11  finale, celebrities are rooting for their favourite contestant(s). Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde, Vikas Gupta and Puneesh Sharma are the final four contenders vying for the winner's trophy. Their tasks and performance during their three-month stay have created a massive fan following. Celebrity followers of the reality show have also time and again given their opinion on the developments in the game.  To read more visit : PS: I DON'T follow or watch Bigg Boss (never had/never will). It's just that I couldn't find anything to write about that I chose this article.

India will be the world's fastest growing major economy in the next 3 years.

GDP growth in India, Asia’s third-largest economy, is set to bounce back to rates exceeding 7%  for the next three years , according to the World Bank. It will be a few notches better than China, and miles ahead of other major economies.

The #Padmavati (now "Padmavat") Controversy Timeline

25th January 2018 is a date which will be etched in the memory of the entire Indian population (well most of them, if not all) as the day when #Padmavati (now "officially" Padmavat) releases (hopefully!). This film has been given more weightage ( footage or bhaav if we talk in teenager language) than any social issue faced in Mumbai. The outrage and debates that the movie has sparked months before it's release is enormous. And to think the trailer had only one dialogue. No wonder they say a "picture" speaks a 1000 words . Literally. I'm not sure how many of these facts are actually true (as we don't know the other part of the story) even though they are from Wikipedia. What we do know is that only AFTER we see the movie (with or without the X number of cuts) will we be able to come to the conclusion of whether or the not the  attacks and media hype were necessary (or genuine in the first place) or if they were only a marketing gimmick (and we&#

Words of Wisdom

Some plus points of reading your college textbooks before actually studying them! No wonder parents and teachers tell you to start studying a month in advance. Kudos to education!  Free and good quality Words of Wisdom! "Virtue is Knowledge. He who knows must Act accordingly; No one voluntarily follow Evil Vice can only be because of Ignorance; Only by Self-knowledge can Freedom be acquired Learn your passions within your own soul and control them to reach wisdom"                                                                                                                      -- Socrates

AADHAR Authorities should be arrested, not journalist who reported breach: Edward Snowden

American whistleblower  Edward Snowden  delivered a firm reproof to the Indian government on Tuesday for "destroying the privacy" of its citizens and spoke out in support of the reporter who broke the  Aadhaar data breach +  story. The UIDAI, a statutory body that oversees the world's largest biometric identity card scheme, was left red-faced following a report in The Tribune  that claimed an "agent" on Whatsapp could provide unrestricted access to any Aadaar number for a paltry sum of Rs 500.

Why we should have a Cadbury Committee Report in our everyday life.....

The Cadbury Committee Report was introduced by Sir Adrian Cadbury (and it does not have anything to do with chocolates - my apologies in case I broke your heart *wink*) and a few other people with a view to overcome huge problems of scams and failures occuring in the corporate sector in 1991.This had to be done because 4 major companies' stocks crashed at the stock markets and no one saw it coming.

I attended a Book Fair at Sunderbai Hall today and....

....I bought 8 books *hehehe*. Not that I'm very happy with the number of books I bought this year, considering that I purchased a lot more the first time I went there. I actually expected to buy a lot more. I even made plans to travel from Churchgate all the way home by Ola in case I couldn't carry the load back home. Now a book fair is a real super saver for bookworms like me since they normally price it at Rs.100 and Rs.300 a kg for premium books (all your famous bestselling authors and series). If you go on each book will cost you around Rs.200 to Rs.400. The bookstores likes Crossword are way more expensive (they put their own price tags I guess).

I opened a Quora account & I'm so happy I did

I love writing, spreading gyaan to people younger than me (I take after my father in that aspect) and answering questions (some of them really make you think). Few days ago I opened my Quora a ccount for the very first time. I had heard about the site before but had never taken any real interest in it (considering that I was quite busy the entire year organizing college events). 

Battle of Koregaon - What happened 200 years ago

Source : Wikipedia The  Battle of Koregaon  was fought on 1 January 1818 between the  British East India Company  and the  Peshwa  faction of the  Maratha Confederacy , at  Koregaon Bhima . A 28,000-strong force led by Peshwa  Baji Rao II  intended to attack  Pune , which was held by the British. On their way, they were met by an 800-strong Company force that was on its way to reinforce the British troops in Pune.