Next A Ganesh Nadar in Mumbai Watching Amitabh Bachchan at the top of his game on this season's Kaun Banega Crorepati has been one of this year's huge highs. Watching the superstar on the KBC sets is a hugely entertaining thrill, as Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar discovered when he reported this feature, the never-before-told story of what really goes on when television's biggest show is being shot. As the 2011 season of Kaun Banega Crorepati ends tonight, we bring back Ganesh's feature for everyone who missed it or wants to savour reading it again. "Don't scratch your head, and don't scratch your nose. Remember, the cameras keep panning the audience at regular intervals and it will not look good," Raghav -- the show's director -- instructed the audience that had assembled to participate in India's most popular show on television, Panchkoti Mahamani Kaun Banega Karodpati. Film City in Goregaon (east), is a distant suburb of Mumbai, a hilly region with … [Read more...] about What happens behind the scenes of KBC
Beat the blues
IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls to help India post a massive total in the 3rd and final T20I against the Windies at the Wankhede in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photograph: BCCI India captain Virat Kohli said the best aspect of the series-clinching win over West Indies in the third and final T20 International in Mumbai was that his team finally managed to post a big score while batting first. While India have been good at chasing for a while now, they have been making a conscious effort to amass big totals batting first ahead of the T20 World Cup next year. Kohli led from the front smashing an unbeaten 70 off 29 balls as India beat West Indies by 67 runs in the third T20 at the Wankhede on Wednesday. "We had spoken a lot (big first innings score). It was about going out on the field and executing. I had the opportunity to do something different, which I don't usually do. I told KL to stay on till the end, and said I'll try and smash a few," said Kohli … [Read more...] about Finally! Kohli’s India show they can defend big totals
Does the gloomy and dull weather outside take the smile away from your face, and you tend to be sad for no reason? You, are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), my friend. During winters, you will often find people say that they feel a reduced level of energy with their motivation plummeting and they struggle to maintain routines. You develop several complications which include lack of interest at work, and social withdrawal. You become unmindful at social gatherings or even while partying with friends.What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?This type of depression is related to change in seasons, which mostly occurs in winters.The symptoms of SAD are: Sluggishness Depression Low energy Feeling of hopelessness and worthless Suicidal tendenciesHow to beat these winter blues?Maintain your sleep-awake cycleTry to ensure you are essentially sleeping and waking up at similar times to maintain your sleep-awake pattern. Do this also for weekends as … [Read more...] about Deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder better with these 8 tips
Parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, the deployment has been interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters. The pictures, collected on Monday by Maxar’s WorldView, show 500 or more vehicles sitting on and around the soccer stadium at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre. The military force is just across the harbour from the Asian financial hub that has been rocked by near-daily street demonstrations. Hong Kong’s 10-week political crisis, in which millions of people have taken to the streets calling for a halt to sliding freedoms, is the biggest challenge to Chinese rule of the semi-autonomous city since its 1997 handover from Britain. A satellite image appears to show Chinese security force vehicles in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong. Picture: Maxar TechnologiesSource:Supplied Chinese military vehicles massing inside the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre in Shenzhen. Picture: Maxar … [Read more...] about Satellite images show China’s military massing near Hong Kong border
Xiaomi has rapidly made inroads into the Indian smartphone market, especially the budget segment. OnePlus has a similar trajectory in the premium phone space. The year-long trend has forced Samsung to finally come up with more competitive devices. The latest Galaxy M-series plays a pivotal role in Samsung’s ambitious return to the Indian budget phone market. Marking a big departure from Galaxy On and Galaxy J phones, Samsung brings a number of its first features to Galaxy M. For instance, Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 come with Infinity-V notch displays. Galaxy M20 also comes with big 5,000mAh battery, first budget Samsung smartphone to feature such large battery. How different Samsung Galaxy M phones are from the competition and previous budget Galaxy phones? Can Galaxy M beat Redmi Note 6 Pro and other popular Redmi phones? These are a few questions we try to address in our first impressions of Galaxy M20. Design: Different but better?Samsung Galaxy … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy M20 first impressions: A worthy Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro rival?