There has been a spate of suicides by youngsters ever since the year began.
Shoma A. Chatterji tries to analyse the
factors behind the malady
3 Idiots, a scathing indictment on the numbers-chasing,
grades-grabbing rigid education system, a talented youngster,
Joy, commits suicide because the principal of the elite
engineering college refuses to accept his invention of an
innovative project as part of his assignment. The wall behind
the hanging body is filled with two words, scribbled in large
letters – I QUIT.
New military-theme shooting
games are targeting adults also, says John
Coming to a video game
console near you, an onslaught of new military-theme shooting games —
and they’re not all for children as game publishers target a more
mature audience. The popularity of shooting games has been proven by
Activision Blizzard’s "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2",
which has raked in more than $1 billion worldwide and counting.
The US postal department,
which has announced a stamp in Mother Teresa’s honour, has brought
cheers to comic book lovers too. The “Sunday Funnies” series of the
United States Postal Service (USPS) would feature eternal comic book
favourites Archie, Beetle Bailey, Garfield, Dennis the Menace and Calvin