NOT A MERRY CHRISTMAS?

  • 01 Dec 2021

    Excitement over the festive season and holidays, with families looking forward to seeing each other- some after a gap of two years, is now marred with a fear of yet another lockdown, as Britain tightens rules over rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. As scientists try to grapple with the effectiveness of the current vaccines against the new threat, Serum Institute of India Chief Adar Poonawalla said, that a version of Covishield (AstraZeneca), tailor-made to combat the new variant can be considered, if research indicates a need.

    Veganism is most definitely the future

    Satvinder Bains is on a mission - to make a positive impact on the environment and animal welfare, one curry at a time.  Vegetarian for more than 20 years and a competent plant-based cook Satvinder oversees the recipe development side of the...

    8-year-old girl bags a pivotal role in Akshay Kumar’s next

    8-year-old Seher Bhowmick doesn’t speak Hindi but is fluent in Bangla and English. Seher, who is fond of gymnastics, ice skating, judo and acting, is a student of Jupiter Community School, Hemel Hempstead. 

    Parag Agrawal, latest to join long list of Indian-origin CEOs

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has named IIT Bombay and Stanford University alumnus Parag Agrawal as his successor. At 37 years old, Parag Agrawal is the youngest tech executive to join the group of prominent Indian-origin CEOs in the US. He attended...

    Uganda loses key airport to Chinese lenders

    Kampala: The Ugandan government has lost its major airport to China for failing to repay a loan, the African media reported. The government failed to reverse a loan agreement with the Chinese which had repayment conditions of attaching its airport....

    Mamata calls on PM Modi, raises BSF jurisdiction issue

    New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, at her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi last week, raised a host of Centre-state administrative and political issues and also invited him to inaugurate next year’s Bengal...

    Karnataka seeks nod to administer booster dose

    In view of rising Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government has requested the Centre to allow the state to administer the booster dose of vaccine to prevent the third wave, state revenue minister R Ashok said. After the high-level meeting chaired...

    Insolvency proceedings against Reliance Capital

    The Reserve Bank of India superseded the board of directors of Reliance Capital and announced plans for insolvency proceedings citing payment defaults and serious governance concerns which the board has not been able to address. RBI has also...

    RIL says report of its bid for BT is ‘baseless’

    Reliance Industries has denied it wants to make an offer for BT after an Indian newspaper reported it was interested in the UK telecoms group. Reliance called the article as “speculative and baseless”, after shares in BT jumped as much as 9...

    Cricket authorities in England promise cultural change

    England's leading cricket institutions have apologised to former player Azeem Rafiq for the racism he suffered during his career, admitting that discrimination is a “blight” on the game, and promised cultural change. The statement followed crisis...

    India make clean sweep of T20 series against NZ

    India produced a clinical all-round performance to thrash New Zealand by 73 runs in the third and final T20 and complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the three-match series at the iconic Eden Gardens, in Kolkata on Sunday. A fantastic 50 by captain...

    Leading Lights with Rani Singh

    Indian-origin lady helms important UK Screen Body

    • 19 Aug 2019

    Seetha Kumar is the CEO of ScreenSkills, based in central London but operating UK-wide.

    Monty's Spin with Monty Panesar

    Monty's Spin

    • 25 Mar 2020

    The Covid-19 virus has taken the world by storm. It has stopped all sporting events and the risks should be taken seriously. We should be at home for at least 3 weeks and we should take the government advise very seriously.

    8-year-old girl bags a pivotal role in Akshay Kumar’s next

    8-year-old Seher Bhowmick doesn’t speak Hindi but is fluent in Bangla and English. Seher, who is fond of gymnastics, ice skating, judo and acting, is a student of Jupiter Community School, Hemel Hempstead. 

    Simbu breaks down during ‘Maanaadu’ pre-release event

    In a shocking turn of events, actor Simbu broke into tears while speaking at the pre-release event of his upcoming film ‘Maanaadu’. Without taking names, he claimed that he has been hounded by some people and requested his fans to keep supporting...

    Stream Cream

    Bytes to bingeGenre: Comedy DramaWritten by: Timothy GreenbergDuration: 26 minWhere to watch: Netflix

    I spy "The spy”!

    Yes. that’s right we see the comedian in a 360 U-turn role like we have never seen him before and I am pleasantly surprised!

    Ajeeb Dastans

    Ajeeb Dastans is an anthology of four short films and is produced by the super Producer/Director Karan Johar. The premise of the film is that each story will bring us a shocking and horrifying twist that we were not betting on.

    When horror meets comedy in a love triangle

    Two small town boys fall in love with the same girl but all is not what it seems. One is in love with the girl and the other is in love with a spirit that is trapped in her body.

    Circular Threads: Your New Home for Preloved South Asian Fashion

    Anoli is the founder of the UK’s first preloved South-Asian fashion platform: Circular Threads. Launched just this August, the online marketplace has generated widespread ecstatic buzz. 

    Jaya Mehta: Gifting Inspiration

    Jaya is the founder of uplifting colourful accessories boutique: Siya + Pari. Her attractive handcrafted items range from bracelets and phone charms to hair clips and whole jewellery sets. 

    Customers of Southall Travel refunded £22 million worth of payments

    Southall Travel Group has announced measures to ‘ramp up’ its capacity to deal with refund and other queries, as it issued £22 million worth of payments to its customers. The firm reportedly said it has refunded 94% of customers with package...

    Hiking up the Yosemite National Park

    The UK is in lockdown and we have no idea when the world is going to be back on its feet leave aside the travel industry. But you have this urge to get away from the four walls of your room – what should you do?



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