Tag: #Facts

In cricket, ball tampering is an action in which a fielder illegally alters the condition of the ball that is to be used in the upcoming match. The aim of such an act is to interfere with the aerodynamics...
If there is any one musician or artiste of the world whose life has been straight out of a thriller novel full of crime, danger, police, drugs, sex and MUSIC - its Tupac Shakur. This American actor and rapper...
Before Facebook had completely captured the entire social media and spread like a wildfire, there was one platform which promised to do everything that Facebook does today. Myspace was founded on August 1, 2003 by Chris Dewolfe, Tom Anderson...
Pictures say a lot more than words. Nothing can be truer today for the social media picture and video sharing platform called Instagram. Founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, in just few years this small application...
Google Doodle is the temporary altercation of the Google logo on its homepage to pay homage to great personalities or to celebrate different important days, festivals and public events throughout the world. What initially started as just an add-on...
Every human being projects unique behavioural traits based on his/her sun-sign is a given. Every sun sign has its own strengths and weakness which influences a human being’s personality, behaviour, likes, dislikes and a general attitude towards life and...
Recently, your relationship has been filled with conflicts, and you feel that your woman has stopped listening to your opinions. Moreover, she has started allowing herself to a lot of things during the conversation, and you can no longer...
Shahid Kapoor is the quintessential good boy of the Indian cinema – the one who girls would love to take to their moms. Inspite of having an uncertain career graph, Shahid Kapoor has been able to maintain his popularity...
Edward Snowden came into focus in 2013 when the Guardian and the Washington Post broke stories about how he had leaked classified information from the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras without authorization....
Snapchat is one of the highest downloaded messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University. One might argue if it really makes sense using Snapchat from among the...
On the Sunday of 6th December, 1992, India awoke to one of the most violent, widespread and biggest communal riots in the history of the country. It all happened when a large crowd of Hindu Kar Sevaks gathered at...
Bal Keshav Thackeray or Balasaheb Thackeray is one unique political leader loved and hated in equal measures in the entire Maharashtra state history. One of the most controversial figures of the 70s till the 90s, this fierce leader was...
Have you ever wondered what would you do without social media and other mobile apps, in your life? Can you imagine even a second without Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify and Instagram? We obviously, know your answer - a big NO!...
Green tea is one of the extremely magical potions presently available on the earth. With its antioxidants and fat burning properties, it has recently gained widespread popularity. Green tea originated in China during the reign of emperor Shennong. The...
Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of a person. It is practiced to relive the pain and sufferings of a patient. Voluntary Euthanasia is legal in a few countries. While Non Voluntary, where the...
Founded by Surgey Brin and Larry Page, Google is one of the largest search engines of the World Wide Web (WWW). Google’s headquarter called as Googleplex is in Mountain View, Silicon Valley.  The search engine can find pictures, videos,...
Miss World is one of the oldest running international beauty pageants. It has been running successfully since the past 66 years and was started by Eric Morley. In the 21st Century, their marketing strategy was creating a ‘Vote for...
Reality is stranger than fiction. The truth of how scary our world is can become more terrifying than anything you would ever find in a horror movie. Knowing random facts about the thing around us is what we enjoy...
Hugh Hefner, the original “Playboy” and also the founder of the renowned magazine passed away on 27th Sep 2017. In times when there was no free internet and no easy access to porn, Hefner was the man who created...
It was in 2001 when we watched Akash, Sameer and Sid lazing on the parapet wall of the old Goan fort. And we instantly knew we were watching a cult classic. 16 years later, Dil Chahta Hai has become...
At the time when Sophocles was writing Oedipus the King and Antigone in Athens, in India, Bharata Muni created the first ancient Indian text entirely dedicated to the theatre and performing arts. It was called as the “Natya Shastra”....
Eat a piece of the spicy barbecue pork. Take a sip of the Imperial London. Whisper a sweet kiss. Buy the most costly cactus on earth. Run to the station at the ninth hour. Pick an orphan dog from...
Airbnb today is one of the most preferred choice for travellers and tourists who want to enjoy the warmth and coziness of home away from their own nests. Started in 2008 by two broke friends who could not afford...
English is a strange language and we absolutely love it for its versatality. The Wikipedia definition of English says that English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid-5th to 7th centuries AD by Germanic settlers from what is now...
If you are a sport lover and especially if you are a follower of the elegant sport of golf, chances are you have definitely heard the name Sharmila Nicollet. This badass Indian girl from the highly inclusive and classified...
There are very few men who are blessed with a voice which can reach the fifth note of the Indian classical octave of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Nee Sa. When Rahul Dev Burman would sing in his...
Meryl Streep, called as the best actress of her generation is a beautiful example of growing old gracefully. Think of the name Meryl Streep and one can imagine the snooty, proud, incredibly fashionable and extremely powerful editor Miranda Priestly...
Psychology is the science of behaviour and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. Every individual is a unique and his psyche is a result of numerous factors including upbringing, moral and religious values, experiences,...
The name Salman Rushdie is synonymous with Midnights Children, Knighthood, Booker Prize and of course the controversial Satanic Verses. Very few stalwarts from the English literary circle might have envisaged the volume of curiosity and hysteria Midnights Children created...
Every country in the world is a fusion of its unique history, culture and tradition formed over centuries of human existence. Today with easy access to transport facilities and cheaper travelling options, people are moving around the world quiet...
We are taught in the school that the human body is made up of bones, muscle, tissues, organs, cells and molecules. It’s a biological wonder which works 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. It also consists...
Tony Blair, the prime minister of Great Britain from 1997 to 2007 has been one of the most influential yet underrated leaders of the world in the recent times. A peacemaker by nature with exceptional inner strength and character,...
Queen Victoria – the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901) was one of the most powerful and influential monarchs of the British Empire. One of the earliest and...
India in the early 1800s was a complex society conflicting between different religious, cultural, intellectual ideologies. The end of the Mughal era and the beginning of the British strong hold gave rise to various upheavals and reforms within the...
Balu Mahendra was an Indian cinematographer, director, screen writer and editor who worked in Tamil cinema. He was regarded as one of the finest cinematographers of India and is credited with redefining Tamil cinema. Born in Sri Lanka and...
The first record of coffee growing in India can be traced back to year 1670 - almost 150 years before the British aggressively introduced tea culture in India and it seeped into majority households of the country. The modest...
India is a country of paradoxes where we have 50 of the world’s richest people staying in India, we also have the poorest people dying as a result of malnutrition. We are the second largest populated country in the...
There is something extremely fascinating and awe-inspiring about the life of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing profession. Born in 1820 to extremely wealthy parents of the Victorian English society, Florence Nightingale came to prominence while serving as...
The name General VK Singh came into spotlight initially in 2013 when he published his autobiography Courage and Conviction in which he vehemently criticized the functioning and the rampant corruption of the Indian government with respect to some of...
Enrique Iglesias, the legendary singer, songwriter and King of Latin Pop released his first album in 1995, this musical genius has broken all the records with his best-selling albums and singles and has been on top of Billboards chart...
George Clooney, the sexiest man alive on this planet is also considered as one of the smartest man on earth. He is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. His persona makes women go weak in the knees and...
If one has to name the most understated, uncontroversial and composed world ruler of recent times – Russia’s Vladimir Putin will top the list. He has been in power since 1999 and yet there have not been any major...
Nothing can be truer than the age old saying - there is always a woman behind every successful man. When women (the optimistic and sentimental creature they are) get together with a man believing all the myths the society...
Kim Jong-Un was officially declared as the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in December 2011. Since then, he has remained one of the most powerful yet extremely mysterious leaders of the world. From his schooling...
Go anywhere in this world, this extremely powerful global youth icon called Lady GaGa is capable to make the world pause and take notice of her. Not just her eccentric and outrageous outfits, but also her statements, her lifestyle...
The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state of India has led to extremely sharp and strong reactions from the opposition Congress party as well as various other individual leaders. This decision...
Actor Aamir Khan today is synonymous with perfectionism, success, intelligence, clever marketing and what not. Since the time he made his debut in 1988, he has been in the news for one achievement after another. He has always taken...
If asked to describe the entire persona of the quintessential IT or software engineer professional in three words, it would definitely be – Stressed, depressed yet well dressed. Since the big IT boom in the early 2000s, we have...
We have celebrated and discussed enough about the evergreen cult movies like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Bombay to Goa, Andaz Apna Apna or Golmaal which have hugely entertained us and become iconic even if they were not great hits....
Around ten years ago when one thought of a doctor, for any minor illness to major injury, one just had to call him – the family’s general physician. Gone are the days when the simpleton doctor with his white...
Going by its name, “Madurai”, this beautiful city in the state of Tamil Nadu is one of the oldest and historically significant cities of India since time immemorial. Called as the Athens of the east, the recorded history of...
Zoroastrians or Parsis in India are one of those exceptionally distinct people who have flourished and progressed consistently with India since independence. After fleeing from successive Muslim invasions of their homeland, Persia, the Zoroastrians migrated to Sindh and finally...
According to the ancient Indian scriptures, Vedas and Upanishads, the soul of a person is eternal. It has to pass through innumerable cycles of births and deaths to mature and finally become one with the creator – the Parmatma....
Be it in history, mystery books, conspiracy theories or other forms of research, there has always been a mention of some “secret societies”, brotherhoods or groups which have caught the imagination of the readers throughout the ages. Established on...
Are you assured that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?  But did you know that the same apple makes your pearly whites three times prone to dental decay. According to the surveys, a smile accounts for 50% of...
An anonymous once said - Batting is tougher to master but easier to do once you master. Bowling is easier to master but tougher to do once you master. Going by this expression, it’s the fact that, the masters...
Twenty first century has made us slaves to electronic gadgets and instruments. From the time we wake up until we hit the bed, we are surrounded by miracles of modern technology which have made our lives easier and faster....
Mention Amitabh Bachchan and one instantly thinks of the best actor of the millennium, the limelight, the huge fan following, the fame and the riches. No doubt he has been an actor with exceptional talent and hard work who...
Baba Vanga was a blind Bulgarian mystic, clairvoyant, and herbalist, who spent most of her life in the Rupite area in the Kozhuh mountains Bulgaria. Millions of people around the world believed she possessed paranormal abilities. She was born in 1911 in Strumica, present day republic of...
Those who have read about the blind Bulgarian clairvoyant Baba Vanga and her predictions, must know that most of her prophecies were accurate. Many world leaders and influential people have paid good deal of time and attention on analyzing...
Ajith Kumar is a well-known Tamil film actor who won acclaims for his performance in Amaravathi and later turned out to be a successful actor in Kollywood. But what many people do not know about is his interest in car...
AB de Villiers is a well-known name in Cricket. The South African cricketer has made some fabulous records in the history of Cricket. He is the captain of the South African team in One Day International (ODI).  Apart from captaincy,...