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The world is a beautiful place....or is it ? - Millennial Couple Bikes Near ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

An idealistic young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a cycling trip around the world. 
Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, last year quit their office jobs in Washington, DC, to embark on the journey. The couple documented their year-long journey on ​Instagram and on a ​joint blog. “You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place," Austin wrote. “I don’t buy it," he continued.
However, Austin and Geoghegan's dream trip came to a tragic and gruesome end when they got to Tajikistan, a ​weak state with a known terrorist threat that shares a border with Afghanistan, where ISIS and other terrorist groups are ​highly active. They were riding their bikes through the country on July 29 when a car rammed them. Five men got out of the car and stabbed the couple to death along with two other cyclists, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands. 
Two days later, ISIS released…

Kerala Floods 2018 update

PR Case Study : This is what happened when Ford did not give it's car to Team-BHP for a test drive

Team BHP is India's No.1 auto portal where people post their reviews and ownership experiences of the cars they own. It is a de-facto no. 1 website that auto enthusiasts will visit for unbiased reviews. All auto manufacturers know this and so happily provide a "test vehicle" whenever a new model is launched. To summarize, Team BHP's car reviews are what CRISIL's ratings are for corporates. 

Now in this particular case, Team BHP contacted Ford with a request for their Ford Ecosport model  which was recently launched. Despite several reminders and follow up messages, Ford did not respond (according to Team BHP).  Now one would think that after sending multiple requests and getting rejected so many times, anyone would break all contact with the manufacturer.But not Team BHP. They did the unthinkable (which I would personally call a genius PR move). They publicly asked their viewers/readers if they owned Ford Ecosport and whether they would oblige by giving their vehi…

I made a mistake....

Yesterday I made a post which said that Jet Airways shares took a tumble of 67.5%. I was wrong. I misread the article which I taken as my source of information. Jet Airways share price has never gone down that much. It was a serious error on my part. I should've read the article more thoroughly and cross checked with two-three other reliable sites for the correct news.

The actual status of Jet Airways shares as of 10th August.2018 is:


From 52 week high price in Jan, Jet Airways shares take a tumble of 67.5% in intraday trading today

Jet Airways Founder Chairman felt "guilty and embarrassed" as a lot of shareholders have lost their money owing to the company's financial woes (mainly because of hike in fuel prices).



Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/feeling-embarrassed-about-investors-losing-money-jet-airways-chairman-naresh-goyal/articleshow/65340365.cms

ICICI Bank report 1st Quarterly Loss at Rs. 120 Cr

ICICI Bank slumped to a historic loss in the quarter ended June 2018 due to a rise in provisions as the bank set aside more money to comply with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines on old non performing assets referred to the bankruptcy courts.

The bank reported a loss of Rs. 120 crore in June 2018 versus a profit of Rs. 2049 crore a year ago mainly as provisions more than doubled.

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/icici-bank-reports-first-quarterly-loss-at-rs-120-crore/articleshow/65172348.cms

"Height" of #KikiChallenge *hahaha*

Mira Road's Son and now Hero - RIP Major Kaustubh Rane

A son, a husband, a father and now a HERO. Gone too soon but not in vain. 

Major Kaustubh Rane (29), resident of Mira Road, lost his life Rane, 29, lost his life fighting for the nation in the Gurez Sector of Jammu & Kashmir on August 7. He was among the four Army personnel killed in a gunfight with terrorists near the LoC in the Bandipura district on Tuesday. His coffin arrived late on Wednesday night and the last rites took place on Thursday morning with full military honours (he was decorated with the Sena Gallantry Medal by President Ram Nath Kovind on the 69th Republic Day celebrations this year).



Police had cordoned off the entire area around his building. Thousands of emotional onlookers (practically 3/4 of Mira Road's population) lined up alongside the road or from building tops and terraces to pay their respects and bid farewell to the man who made them proud and sacrificed himself to ensure their safety.


Raising slogans of "Major Kaustubh Rane, Amar Rahe" and …