Movie Review: ‘The Martian’ Is Just As Out Of This World As ‘Gravity’ Was

Welcome to my favourite movie of the year in which Matt Damon stars in and as The Martian. The Oscar-calibre adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel of the same name is as awesome as it gets. It is like the Cast Away on Mars. Damon plays astronaut Mark Watney, who, on a manned mission to Mars, is left behind because the rest of the crew presumes he is dead when they have to…

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NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 15 Days Of Complete Darkness in November 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSWATCH33) – NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between November 15 and November 29, 2015. The event, according to NASA, hasn’t occurred in over 1 Million years. Astronomers from NASA have indicated that the world will remain in complete darkness starting on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3 a.m. and will end on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. According…

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Singh is Bling review: Akshay Kumar’s energy, ballsy women characters make this Prabhudeva film entertaining

There are two questions that need answers, after you’ve watched Singh is Bliing — what the hell does Akshay Kumar eat for breakfast to fuel the insane energy he brings onscreen and where was Lara Dutta hiding her comedic talent all these years? Singh is Bliing‘s opening credits roll against a remixed version of Sneha Khanwalkar’s fantastically peppy “Tung Tung“. We see a delirious Kumar cracking out bhangra moves with…

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During their ”rough patch”, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs sought solace in Indian temple?

New Delhi: During a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s best kept secret got unravelled. None other than Zuckerberg himself revealed that when his company Facebook was going through a ”rough phase”, Apple founder Steve Jobs had advised him to visit an ashram in Uttarakhand to overcome the crisis. While sharing some candid moments with PM Modi, the Facebook CEO told of finding inspiration to continue…

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The Digital Makeover of McGraw-Hill Education

American educational publisher McGraw-Hill, known for long in India for its books published in collaboration with the Tatas, is now independently charting out the new course of the future – in digital learning. With the international publishing market being flat for a while, McGraw-Hill, under its new owners, private equity firm Apollo Global Management, which acquired the business from McGraw-Hill Companies in March 2013 for $2.4 billion (roughly Rs. 15,842…

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Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale to Be App-Only, Start October 13

Flipkart on Monday announced that this year’s Big Billion Days sale will kick-off October 13, and end on October 17. Last year’s Big Billion Day sale enraged buyers for ‘cheating’ on discounts and problems faced by users while making purchases, from site crashes to wrong prices and other errors. “As an app-only shopping event, our ‘big billion days’ have exciting offers and discounts across 70 product categories for customers,” Flipkart…

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Indian Startup Process 9 Eyes $2.5 Billion Language Translation Vertical

Gurgaon-based startup Process 9, a software firm providing localisation solutions including translation and transliteration across 9 Indian languages, on Monday said it is eyeing the $1-$2.5 billion language translation market opportunity in India. “While the translation market opportunity for the world stands at $40 billion (roughly Rs. 2,64,314 crores), India stands at approximately $1-$2.5 billion (roughly Rs. 6,607 crores – Rs. 16,519 crores). Our solution will not only aid businesses…

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Indian Railways Knowledge Portal Launched

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Monday launched “Indian Railway Knowledge Portal” for dissemination of information about the Indian railroads. “Knowledge, innovation and research plays a very important role in any organisation; the spread of knowledge must be such that whole society contributes towards the development of the nation,” Prabhu said at an event to launch the web-based portal. According to the ministry, the initiative is in line with the…

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NASA Detects Liquid Water On Mars

NASA landed its Curiosity Rover on Mars back in August 2012 and the bot has been exploring the surface ever since — with NASA extending what was originally slated as a two-year mission back at the end of 2012. Its Opportunity rover, which landed on the Martian surface back in 2004, is also still active — currently surveying a portion of the surface called Marathon valley. Discoveries from the Curiosity mission to-date have included finding calcium…

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Virat Kohli, Stuart Binny train hard ahead of first T20I

India Test captain Virat Kohli trained hard at picturesque Dharamsala ahead of the first T20I against South Africa. The Men in Blue reached the venue four days ahead of the tour opener to acclamatise to the high-altitude. Team Director Ravi Shastri wanted the team to reach early and do some endurance training ahead of the 72-day tour. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/virat-kohli-stuart-binny-train-hard-ahead-of-first-t20i/#sthash.o91IjNqV.dpuf

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