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|Family devastated by the loss of NSG Lt Col Niranjan (videos below)|
Pic courtesy ANI
January 4, 2015, NewsCrunch
The body of NSG commando Lt Col E K Niranjan, who was killed during the anti-terror operations at the Pathankot on Sunday, arrived in Bangalore on Monday.
People gathered at his residence in Subbanna Layout, Vidyaranyapura, to pay homage to the fallen hero.
The 35-year-old Lt Col is survived by wife, Dr Radhika, and 18-month-old daughter Vismaya.
There were teary eyes when his wife and other family members stepped out to receive him.
Niranjan’s father Sivarajan, who is from palakkad, is a retired BEL employee. Niranjan studied in Bangalore through out and joined National Defence Academy, Pune, after graduating from BE (Mechanical) from Sir MV Institute of Technology.
Niranjan is the second NSG commando from Bangalore to be martyred during anti-terror operations. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, also from Ketrala, died fighting terrorists in Mumbai in November 2008.
Family devastated by the loss of NSG Lt Col Niranjan
Family member mourns demise of NSG Lt Col Niranjan who lost his life in #PathankotAttackhttps://t.co/MA7MbgAbcI— ANI (@ANI_news) January 4, 2016
People gather in front of NSG commando Lt Col Niranjan's house
People queue up outside the house of NSG Lt Col Niranjan's house in Bengaluru to pay tributes pic.twitter.com/n2YZDqcMYt— TheNewsMinute (@thenewsminute) January 4, 2016
|Hrithik Roshan's colleague Salman Khan's photo of taking an |
auto ride had gone viral sometime ago.
Hrithik Roshan took an auto along with his sons on Sunday and posted a photo on Twitter.
He had taken his sons Hridhaan and Hrehaan for a movie and took an auto ride home.
Hrithik Roshan commented that during his early days in the industry he used to take such rides. But for his boys, it was an adventure ride, he noted.
Hrithik Roshan has two children from his Sussanne. Though the couple has divorced the Bollywood star is frequently spotted spending times with his sons.
Hrithik Roshan's colleague Salman Khan's photo of taking an auto ride had gone viral sometime ago. Khan had gone for dinner with family and took the three-wheeler after that
|A screenshot from If men had breasts - video below|
Men wake up one morning and find they have breasts.
The idea is a little hair-raising but well executed with good script, humour and production.
The conclusion: Men may not like to have breasts, but they will always be breast friendly.
Meenfriedchickencurry is back after nearly a year with If Men Had Breasts.
For their fans, the video is worth the wait.
Video: Watch If Men Had Breasts – from Meenfriedchickencurry
|A screenshot of a lion and croc encounter caught on camera (video below)|
A young lion decides to cross Sabie river at the
A hungry crocodile sneaks up from behind and tries to grab it. Though the crocodile gets a grip, it realises that the lion is too big and too powerful to be dragged under.
Viral video: When this lion tried to cross a river, there was a crocodile waiting for him
|The job woes of engineering graduates have been seriously underreported.|
Image - a still from a Google video
Petoo, an online food delivery company in
Twenty of the other delivery boys are graduates and only 10 have studied less.
Petoo says it prefers educated delivery boys as they can promoted to managers.
To make the job appealing it pays Rs 20,000 as monthly salary besides allowances, reports Bangalore Mirror. That would be higher than the starting salaries for many in software or engineering jobs.
Mirror also interviewed a few engineer-delivery boys who said they loved what they are doing.
The job woes of engineering graduates have been seriously underreported.
The software boom let to a spurt in engineering colleges and there was a huge rush to get the coveted degrees. The assumption was that whatever stream you opted for, you could end up in the software industry.
The quality of the education in most of these colleges is also suspect.
Vast numbers of engineering graduates of dubious quality are now looking for jobs that are not there.
Many of them land in
|The viral photo had been taken during October 2014 and had been published by The Hindustan Times|
Delhi’s Rajiv Chowk emerged on Monday as a key battle ground for AAP and anti-AAP forces on social media.
There was a tense anticipation on how Rajiv Chowk, a key node on Delhi Metro, would hold up on Monday, the first working day of
A photo, which showed a completely jam-packed Rajiv Chowk, went viral.
This was at variance with many commuters reporting that there was nothing unusual in the footfall at the station. They also posted images to challenge the viral photo.
The truth came out when it was pointed out by credible sources that the viral photo had been taken during October 2014 and had been published by The Hindustan Times.
But odd/even rule’s true test would come when the two wheelers go off roads in the next phase. That is when the
|The viral photo was at variance with images shared by commuters at Rajiv Chowk|
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia caught on camera riding cycle to office - he has an odd number car
|A screenshot of the Maruti Ritz with accident victim Komirelli Venkat Reddy on its roof (Video below)|
January 4, 2015, NewsCrunch
The incident occurred on Hyderabad-Vijayawada expressway at Kattangur mandal of Nalgonda district in Telangana on Saturday.
The driver, Rahim Khan, who was over speeding, hit an old man, Komirelli Venkat Reddy, crossing the highway. Reddy tossed up on impact and landed on the roof of the car.
As the car drove on, a few passers by tried to give it a chase, which made the driver speed up to escape.
The body of the farmer stayed on the top as its leg got stuck in the car’s spoiler.
The police, who were alerted, stopped the car at Kattangur, which is about 20 km away from the accident spot.
Shocking video: Speeding car hits farmer in Telangana, drives 20 km with body on roof
|India from space - The blue ocean swishing around the two countries is a work of divine beauty|
January 4, 2015, NewsCrunch
Commander of Space Station Scott Kelly has tweeted an out-of-the-world picture of
Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka pointing dagger at each other.
The blue ocean swishing around the two countries is a celestial beauty that makes a philosophical statement.
He has also tweeted two other pictures of
The photographs are part of Kelly's #YearInSpace series under which he has been posting mesmerising space photographs.
Kelly calls his photographs "Earth Art" as his landscapes resemble beautiful abstract paintings.
Prior to Kelly, another
A rare glimpse of beautiful South #India! #GoodMorning from @Space_Station#YearInSpacepic.twitter.com/8TKYV3YHIe— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 3, 2016
|As a crowd gathered, the lion looking disoriented jumped |
into the sea (video below)
A lion was rescued in the coastal city of Jafrabad in Amreli District of Gujarat after it jumped to sea.
The lion was spotted on a rocky stretch of the beach and officials are trying to figure out how it got there.
As a crowd gathered, the lion looking disoriented jumped into the sea to find an escape route.
While lions are good swimmers, it would have been a little optimistic for this lion to try to cross the
Luckily, for it, the water was shallow and it managed not to drown.
Scared Gujarat lion tries to escape by swimming across
Arabian sea (Watch video)
|Chris Gayle tries to flirt with Aussie reporter Mel McLaughlin on live camera (Video below)|
Chris Gayle's on air comments to Channel 10 reporter Mel McLaughlin have drawn criticism even from those who don't know what cricket is.
Th ace batsman's remarks to the Australian sports journalist, during Big Bash League on Monday, went viral and grabbed coverage from publications across continents.
Playing against Hobart Hurricanes, the West Indian hit a hurricane 15-ball 41. After he got out Mel McLaughlin caught up with him and on live camera Gayle said:
“Your eyes are beautiful, hopefully, we can win this game and then we can have a drink after as well. Don’t blush baby.”
Gayle's remarks, which indeed made Mel McLaughlin blush, were widely slammed as sexist.
But many also defended him saying he was probably just joking. As the video below shows, Gayle broke into a good laugh after making Mel McLaughlin blush.
That is the kind of behaviour, which comes naturally to a Caribbean. And as NewsCrunch had noted earlier, Gayle has never been coy about the steamer side of his party loving life.
For Mel McLaughlin Gayle comment was an instant ticket to limelight across the world.
In 2013, she joined Network Ten to host match day coverage of the Big Bash League.
She had previously worked for Fox Sports where she hosted multiple football shows, while also being a regular on Fox Sports News.
Video: Watch Chris Gayle to Channel 10 reporter Mel McLaughlin - Your eyes are beautiful...Don’t blush baby.”
Stripper pole, hanky panky bed, mirror above - Chris Gayle gives a tantalising peek into his sex life
|In a touching scene, Fateh Singh’s daughter Madhu Radha Katal lent her |
shoulder to her father’s body at the crematorium. (Video below)
January 5, 2015, NewsCrunch
Capt (Hon) Fateh Singh, who was killed by the militants in Pathankot, was cremated with full military honours on Monday.
In a touching scene, Fateh Singh’s daughter Madhu Radha Katal lent her shoulder to her father’s body at the crematorium.
Speaking to The Tribune, a despondent Madhu said she heard a loud noise, following which power supply to their quarter at the air base was shut off.
She said she got scared and crawled under a bed. She was informed after a few minutes that her father had been admitted to the Military Hospital in critical condition.
Fateh Singh, a former international-level shooter joined the Air Force after retiring from the Army.
He is survived by his wife Shobha Thakur, daughter Madhu and two sons, Gurdeep Rana and Nitin Thakur.
Video: Watch Martyr Fateh Singh’s daughter Madhu Radha Katal paying homage, carrying his mortal remains
Retweeted TIMES NOW (@TimesNow): #ABillionFightBack for them. Daughter of Subehdar Major (Retd) Fateh Singh pays... https://t.co/3XFarRqpoo— Braja Mohan Singha (@bmsingha) January 4, 2016
|Justice Thakur has been an early supporter of the odd/even rule|
In a huge show of support of support to Delhi's odd/even scheme, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur has been sharing car with brother judge A K Sikri to commute to office.
Both the judges have been carpooling since January 1, when the Delhi's odd/even traffic rule came into effect to help the city combat pollution.
Justice T S Thakur has an odd number car while Justice A K has an even number complement and both the judges live close by, reports The Indian Express.
Supreme Court judges are exempt from the odd/even restriction, but Justice Thakur has decided to set a personal example by following it voluntarily. That should discourage other VIPs such as BJP MP Satyapal Singh, from seeking informal waivers flaunting their exalted status.
Justice Thakur has been an early supporter of the odd/even rule though he has said Delhi should do more to get pollution under control.
It was, in fact, his quick support to the scheme that helped the Delhi government roll it out without much difficulty. Till Justice Thakur came out in support at a media gathering on December 6, Union Home Ministry was non-committal and Police Commissioner Bassi had said there was not enough staff to enforce it.
Former Mumbai top cop and BJP MP Satyapal Singh caught in even-number car in Delhi – he is not fined, just given a leaflet
|The New Jihadi John Siddhartha Dhar had prominently featured in a 60 minutes show (video below)|
January 5, 2015, NewsCrunch
The new Jihadi John, the man, who has replaced the masked ISIS killer Mohammed Emwazi, is said to be British man of Indian Hindu origin, Siddhartha Dhar.
The Jihadi John 2 or Siddhartha Dhar shot into prominence in a recent video, which showed the killing of five men.
Siddhartha Dhar, who now goes by the name Abu Rumaysah, warned that
Born a Hindu, Siddhartha Dhar reportedly ran a real estate business in
|Dhar's former associates identified the voice of the new Jihadi John 9Video below)|
With the zeal of a new convert, he would regularly attend demonstrations organised by the group.
Siddhartha Dhar had prominently featured in a 60 minute show claiming that
He had been arrested on a terror charge and fled
The original Jihadi John Mohammed Emwazi was killed last November by a
Video: 60 minutes Interview with Abu Rumaysah or Siddhartha Dhar
|Malini Parthasarthy - Twitter [ic|
January 5, 2015, NewsCrunch
The abrupt resignation of Malini Parthasarthy as editor of The Hindu brings to an end her 11-month stewardship of the paper and adds to its sense of instability.
Her departure also brought to the fore, the family feuds that have rocked and undermined the cherished media institution over the last five years.
In its 137 years of existence, The Hindu has seen just 15 editors and four of them in last four years.
The Hindu editors typically held their posts for decades providing enviable stability till the instability phase started.
N Ram resisted calls to quit in 2012, after crossing the retirement age. To prevent a fellow family member ascending the chair, he brought in Siddharth Varadarajan, the paper’s Delhi-based bureau chief.
Malini Parthasarthy, who was then an executive editor, quit in protest against the elevation of a professional junior to her.
Siddharth Varadarajan was fired in 2013 and N Ram openly accused him of violating company’s values, among other things.
Her short but tumultuous leadership saw many senior journalists quitting – P Sainath, Rahul Pandita and Praveen Swamy, among them.
|Voctronica video covers almost all major hits of A R Rahman in Tamil and Hindi (Video below)|
Voctronica - official pic
India’s first all-vocal beat box band Voctronica has paid a rich tribute to A R Rahman, who turns 49 on Wednesday.
The 4-minute long video titled Evolution of A R Rahman has no instrumentals; but Voctronica has enough beatboxing skills to make you sit through it.
The video covers almost all major hits of A R Rahman in Tamil and Hindi.
Voctronica’s Arjun, Avinash,
Raj and Avinash do the beats, Arjun does the vocal base and sings.
It is not just their individual talent, but the synergy that have achieved, which makes Evolution of A R Rahmanviral material.
Beatboxing tribute to A R Rahman by Voctronica
| Ancient Indian attitude to sex was shaped by their higher |
consciousness - Sadguru on Kamastutra video below
January 5, 2016, NewsCrunch
Kamasutra is one of the most famous exports of India. Log in to Amazon and search for the ancient Indian sex treatise.
There is an entire industry out there peddling from umpteen translations to bizarre memorabilia, all promising sexual nirvana.
In an interesting but somewhat naive lecture, that has gone viral, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev offers his perspective on Kamasutra.
Ancient Indians did not see it as pornography. They saw sex as one of the bodily functions and were not obsessed with it.
The key to grasp the ancient Indian attitude to sex is to understand the higher consciousness they had achieved as a culture. They could look at everything the way it was, accepting it and with out judging it.
But this changed when the Western sense of morality creeped in. Morality differentiates between good and bad and prescribes that people stay away from bad.
It is the nature of people to do and think about what they are prohibited from doing. That is why, we spend most of our life thinking about sex and money, instead of just assigning them their rightful but limited place in life.
In this context, Kamasutra may appear as porn, says Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev.
Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian yogi, mystic, philanthropist and author. He is the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation which offers yoga programs around the world, including India, United States, Great Britain, Lebanon, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Uganda, China, Nepal and Australia.
Video: Watch Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev lecture on Kamasutra - for ancient Indians it was not pornography
|A screenshot of Rupesh Pawar getting ready to work (Video below)|
January 6, 2015, NewsCrunch
A new video from Kitteyzenkane tells the story of Rupesh Pawar, an 'engineer' who gave up a cushy corporate life to slog it out as a police constable on Mumbai streets.
Rupesh Pawar graduated from Bombay University and worked at Ryder software for two years and later at ING Vyshya for a year.
His father, who suffered a kidney failure, asked Rupesh Pawar to join the police.
His father was in the police; his brother and sister are also constables. So, police work is a family tradition.
Rupesh Pawar got used to his job, which he describes as of the lowest rank in the police. It comes with low pay and punishing hours.
But his wife is happy that he gives them time and does not bring home the work tension.
Rupesh Pawar has two cute kids, whose education, he says is his top priority.
He is happy he is cop. Rupesh Pawar says police are important to society and he is glad he is part of them.
The video does not identify him as an engineer, though; but the discussions on the video perceive him as one.
Rupesh Pawar: An 'engineer', who became a Mumbai police constable tells his story (Watch video)
|Controversial IAS officer Ramesh Thete|
Ramesh Thete, a Dalit IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh, plans to go on dharna in
Media reports say he has announced that he would join a dharna organised by Dalit Adivasi Forum (DAF) on January 11 in
Thete says charges against him are an upper castes conspiracy and has written protest letters to the chief minister and the chief secretary.
Indian Express quoted DAF leader Mohan Patil saying complaints were pending against 18 upper caste IAS and IPS officers in MP but sanction to prosecute was given only in Thete’s case.
Thete, an officer of 1993 batch, had been suspended in 2002 after he was allegedly caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh. He was serving as director of employment and training.
He challenged his suspension successfully and got reinstated in 2011. Thete then threatened to immolate himself if he was not promoted on par with his batch mates.
|Taru Kapoor, Tinder’s India head – Linked In pic|
January 6, 2015, NewsCrunch
Tinder, which is already a market leader among dating apps in
Taru Kapoor, who has been overseeing
CEO Sean Rad describes
What this means is in the coming days Tinder will get more marketing visibility and may be some local customisation including Indian language support. Along the way, it will also try to monetise its reach. It already sells a premium service.
Tinder is present in 196 countries in 30 languages and makes 26 million matches daily. But it is mum on its
In November Tinder had said its
US dotcoms, which are banned from
|When you see Rana testing his strength against the bull in Baahubali, it is Prabhas on the other side pushing him back (Video below)|
January 6, 2015, NewsCrunch
To develop the scene, the filmmakers used the lived-through animation technique, which was made popular by James Cameron movie Avatar.
The actor enacts the scene with props, which is captured on camera in close detail. The scene is then built around it through visual effects to give it an ultra-realistic feel.
In the video, Rana Daggubati, who plays Bhallala Deva, fights the ferocious bull, which in reality, is a prop held up by Prabhas.
So, when you see Rana testing his strength against the animal, it is Prabhas on the other side pushing him back.
In the studios, Prabhas was replaced with an animated bull.
Why Prabhas? Perhaps only he had the strength and the imposing physique to match Rana.
Baahubali used around 5000 VFX shots, which were developed by 16 different studios.
The bullfight scene was developed by Tau films of
Baahubali makers had earlier released behind-the-scene video of waterfall scenes which were developed by Makuta.
Bahubali visual effect secrets – In Rana’s bullfighting scene, Prabhas was the bull (Watch video)
Making of Baahubali - Bull Fight Sequence
Ever wondered how Bhallaladeva fought the bull? With around 5000 VFX shots, up to 90% of Baahubali: The Beginning is comprised of visual effects. Here, we give you an insight into how some of these VFX heavy scenes were actually filmed. Executed by the talented Tau Film team, check out this video of the how Bhallaladeva’s bull fight sequence was achieved using green mattes and other props.
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