Taking stock after the
Correction? Flight of FIIs? Poor
regulatory control? Stronger US dollar? Tumbling emerging markets?
Whatever be the reason for the huge drop in the Sensex, the confidence
of the average retail investor in the bourses has taken a strong
May 18, the Sensex, which had been on a record upswing, even crossing
12600 points on May 10, registered a fall of 826 points to close at
11,391. This fall, the biggest ever in the history of Indian stock
market, marked the start of a downslide which has still not stopped.
Such was the fall that on June 9, despite a gain of 514.65 points, the
Sensex closed at 9810.46 points.
Green black holes
study conducted by NASA’s
Chandra X-ray observatory has revealed that black holes are the most
fuel-efficient engines in the Universe. Black
holes generate energy and affect their environment, the study said,
adding that most of the energy released by matter falling toward a
supermassive black hole was in the form of high-energy jets travelling
at near the speed of light away from the black hole.
Dr Akhilesh Gupta in a talk with Vibha Sharma gives
an insight into the complexities of the most-awaited weather
northwest India is eagerly
awaiting for its share of 2006 monsoon rains, which the India
Meteorological Department has predicted to be "near normal and on
Chill out in Goa
It’s not just the magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural
splendours of its temples, churches and old houses that have made Goa
a favourite with travellers around the world. The smallest state of
India, also known as “Pearl of the Orient” and a “Tourist
Paradise”, also offers tourists the lowest cost of holidaying,
something that has helped it beat Brazil to become the world’s best
bargain holiday spot.
Only hard news
news channels and media
are struggling to hold on to their viewership amid increasing pressure
of TRPs, CNN-IBN has taken over Channel 7, the Hindi news channel
promoted by Jagran Group of newspapers.
years after she first
graced the pages of a comic book, Batwoman is to return to the world
of superheroes — as a lesbian socialite. After an absence of almost
30 years and following months of feverish speculation among fans of
the genre, Batwoman will make an appearance in the July issue of a
comic called 52, produced by the legendary publishers DC
Season of remixes
The increasing tendency of Bollywood filmmakers to cash in on past
blockbusters is a sure sign of lack of original ideas, writes Saibal
remakes and sequels bandwagon is spilling over with hopeful Bollywood
travellers. Everybody who is anybody in the Mumbai movie industry is
scrambling to rehash a mothballed idea or to extend the life of a
commercially successful concept. Indeed, none of the players that are
hitching a ride on this roller coaster is a B-grade wannabe with his
sights set on churning out a quickie and making a fast buck.
‘Road to stardom is
Newcomer Shiney Ahuja, who has once again impressed both critics and
audiences with his performance in Gangster—A Love Story, tells
Swati R. Chaudhary that director
Sudhir Mishra is his true mentor.
Complex story of life
a single mom tells her
daughter, after a fight with her boyfriend, that they’re going to
Wyoming, "that’s where your grandfather lives," the little
girl retorts, "I have a grandfather?" But that’s not the
only surprise in An Unfinished Life, a warm, somewhat complex
story of life and its layers of misunderstandings narrated simply and
sensitively against the backdrop of the old Wild West.