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#MeToo movement reaches 1.7 million, new emoji released 

Announcing the new milestone to the movement Alyssa Milano and Tarana Burke debuted a custom Twitter emoji (that has three raising hands of different skin shades) earlier today.

Published on 25th October 2017
Rohan Chakravarty's cartoon

#MeToo: Sexually assaulted women take to social media, break internet 

The hashtag questions the traditional power structure and focuses on 'calling out' or 'speaking out' their status

Published on 16th October 2017
Mariah Carey

$50K of Mariah Carey's purses, sunglasses stolen

Singer Mariah Carey became a victim of a burglary when thieves broke into her mansion here and took away $50,000 worth of purses and sunglasses.

Published on 20th October 2017
James Bond Forever And A Day book cover photo

'007 is dead': Anthony Horowitz gives new life to James Bond in Forever And A Day

As far as Bond thrillers go, Forever And A Day, the 40th official novel in the James Bond Series, is set up like the mother of all Bond escapades

Published on 20th July 2018
Paul Barrere of Little Feat (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

'A life dedicated to the muse and the music': Paul Barrere of Little Feat dies at 71

Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer for the rock group Little Feat, has died. He was 71.

Published on 28th October 2019
The cast of Sesame Street (Richard Termine/HBO via AP)

'A mirror to society': Sesame Street turns 50, cast celebrates goodness and humour

Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets.

Published on 6th November 2019
Courtroom sketch: Harvey Weinstein (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

'A new day': Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault, led away in cuffs

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs on Monday. 

Published on 25th February 2020
Aaron Sorkin and Mark Zuckerberg

'America isn't easy': It's a war of words between Aaron Sorkin and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg 

Facebook and its CEO Zuckerberg have recently been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and the blows seem to keep coming

Published on 1st November 2019
Barbara 'B' Smith (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

'Black Martha Stewart' Barbara Smith, lifestyle guru and role model, passes away at 70

Barbara 'B' Smith, one of the US' top black models who went on to open restaurants, launch a successful home products line and write cookbooks, has died at her Long Island home at age 70.

Published on 24th February 2020
Deep Chhabria

'Comedy is an art form for the weak and unheard': A chat with Deep Chhabria

A conversation with stand-up comedian Deep Chhabria before his act at the CounterCulture Comedy Club Chennai. 

Published on 9th June 2019
Toni Morrison

'Genius has moved on': Barack Obama, Beyonce and others react to Toni Morrison's death

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died.

Published on 6th August 2019
File photo: Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, New York (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Go in peace, maestro': Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre died on Saturday, his son said. He was 88.

Published on 7th July 2019
Eddie Money (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

'God bless Eddie Money': Rock stars remember Two Tickets to Paradise singer, as he dies at 70

Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and '80s, has died. He was 70.

Published on 14th September 2019

'Greta Thunberg, you're an inspiration': Rohit Sharma lauds 16-year-old climate activist

Greta Thunberg accused the world leaders of betraying her generation by failing to act on climate change.

Published on 25th September 2019
Nazia Aibani's 'Holi Ghee' (Photo: IANS)

'Holi Ghee': Indian-American Muslim entrepreneur Nazia Aibani launches gourmet clarified butter

Nazia Aibani, a New York-based Indian-American Muslim entrepreneur, has launched a special type of clarified butter called 'Holi Ghee'.

Published on 20th February 2020

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