Author: Anurag Paliwal

‘Immortal’ by Krishna Udayasankar – Book Review

Immortal‘s back-cover blurb made me recollect a science-fiction film titled The Man From Earth, whose titular character, like the protagonist of Krishna’s book, live through centuries with an unending life. The concept remains pretty much the same, and while I mistook Immortal to be a standalone thriller, one can easily trace its origins back to the author’s popular series Aryavarta Chronicles. A man from the time of Mahabharata, who wielded sword alongside Duryodhana, is still alive in the present day and age using new-age weapons. I’ll take the bait. We’re acquainted with Krishna’s prowess in the mytho-fiction genre, and she puts her...

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‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ Movie Trailer

The highly anticipated Karan Johar film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is out with itf first trailer, and very much like the title track, casts a spell. And you can’t miss the ‘Pyar Dosti Hai’ theme in it. I place a bet that Ranbir mouths that dialogue somewhere in the film, because.. Bollywood. We are introduced to two friends Ayan and Alizeh, who maybe pursue their own romantic lives before realizing that they love each other. Now where have we seen this before? I so love this title track- Karan Johar recently mentioned that Shah Rukh Khan has a special cameo in...

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ISRO Releases First Image Clicked By INSAT-3DR

Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday revealed the first picture clicked from INSAT-3DR, an advanced meteorological satellite launched recently on September 8. The weather satellite was launched into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit, at an altitude of 36,000km above Earth. The weight of the satellite is 2,211 kg and the length of the GSLV-F05 rocket stands tall at 49 meters. The satellite was launched from ISRO’s second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The INSAT-3DR has been configured with an imaging system and an atmospheric sounder, and it was launched with GSLV-F05 powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine. The rocket then pushed the satellite in the geostationary transfer orbit. The satellite’s multi-spectral imager can capture good quality images of the Earth’s disc from the altitude of 36,000 kilometer once every 26 minutes. It even provides information of several key parameters like radiation, cloud motion, precipitation, snow cover, sea surface temperature etc. It is able to capture images in six wavelength bands. Like INSAT-3D, INSAT-3DR too is equipped with a Data Relay Transponder along with a Search and Rescue Transponder. This way INSAT-3DR will continue to offer service to ISRO’s previous meteorological missions and expand further the ability to offer various meteorological as well as search and rescue services. Subscribe To Indian Nerve Email Address...

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Chetan Bhagat’s New Book ‘One Indian Girl’ – Read Excerpt Online Here

Chetan Bhagat almost broke the internet when he revealed he’ll be releasing a new book, for the first time with a female protagonist. Catch the teaser here-   Here’s the synopsis of the book – Hi, I’m Radhika Mehta and I’m getting married this week. I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you. You may not like much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything. Three, I have had a boyfriend before. OK, maybe two. Now if I were a guy, you’d be cool with it. Since I am a girl, these things don’t make me likeable, do they? Read the excerpt (Chapter 1) here- Prologue Some people are good at taking decisions. I am not one of them. Some people fall asleep quickly at night. I am not one of them either. It is 3 in the morning. I have tossed and turned in bed for two hours. I am to get married in fifteen hours. We have two hundred guests in the hotel, here to attend my grand destination wedding in Goa. I brought them here. Everyone is excited. It is the first destination wedding in the Mehta family. I am the bride. I should get my beauty sleep. I can’t. The last thing I care about right now...

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Watch Trailer Of Amitabh Bachchan’s Social Thriller And Courtroom Drama ‘Pink’

Shoojit Sircar and Amitabh Bachchan team up once again after Piku, this time for a social thriller titled Pink. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury,  the film also stars Tapsee Pannu and Piyush Mishra in prominent roles. The theme seems to be the discrimination women face when they’re on trial, even when they’re the ones victimised. The intimate details required by them on a public platform are a little too much for them to let go of, and even their families offer little support in such sensitive times. Amitabh Bachchan in his masked avatar reminds us of Shahenshah, and even though the themes...

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