Perhaps, no segment generated as much buzz at this year’s Auto Expo as electric vehicles did. German auto major Volkswagen on Thursday unveiled its concept electric vehicle ID.CROZZ based on the company's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform.The ID.CROZZ is a cross of four door coupe and SUV with an electric drivetrain delivering power of 225kw with a top speed of 180km/hr, the company said.The battery of the car can be charged to 80 per cent in 39 minutes covering a range of 500 km. Now, that’s something!"The ID. family comprises a range of vehicles across segments, starting with the recently introduced ID.3 to the ID.SPACE VIZZION," Volkswagen Passenger Cars India Director Steffen Knapp said.(With inputs from PTI) … [Read more...] about Eco-friendly motown beauty: HMSI launches BS-VI compliant Unicorn bike model at Rs 93,593
Nixon’s legacy might be marred by the Watergate scandal, but he also had a lawsuit to his name. Arthur Ernest Fitzgerald, a former US government employee, sued Nixon in 1968 after he was fired for testifying before Congress a cost discrepancy worth $2.3 billion in an aircraft program. Though Fitzgerald lost the suit, his case was instrumental in drafting the Whistle-blower Protection Act. (Text: Viandra D'souza) … [Read more...] about After moon, planting US flag on Greenland?
The author was born on 31st July 1965 at Yate General Hospital just outside Bristol as Joanne Rowling. Joanne wrote her first novel about a rabbit, titled 'Rabbit', at the young age of six. For the 'Harry Potter' series, she used the acronym JK (even though she doesn't have a middle name) at her publisher’s request, who thought a book by a female author might not work. She chose the 'K' for Kathleen, her paternal grandmother. Here: Rowling with her mother, Anne, and younger sister. (Image: Twitter/JKRowling) … [Read more...] about Twitter-audition? ‘Home Alone’ actor Macaulay Culkin asks JK Rowling to cast him in next movie
If you felt like tearing up after having seen Sonali Bendre's Instagram post on Tuesday where she quotes Chilean author Isabel Allende on staying strong, and chops off her tresses, you are not alone. Many, including her compatriots from the industry and well-wishers, have been feeling emotional and wished her a speedy recovery. But the 44-year-old actress is not the only one who has managed to stay strong in the face of adversity. Over the past decade, a few others have shown amazing courage and grace while battling medical conditions in real life, and proving to be a source of source of inspiration for their fans. From Salman Khan to Yuvraj Singh, and Irrfan Khan, we stay inspired by some extraordinary stories of hope and strength. … [Read more...] about Veteran Bengali actor Dipankar Dey’s health improves, discharged from hospital
After finishing the seven books in the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling kept the magic alive with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and ‘Quidditch Through The Ages’, which were published in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. She went on to pen ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ in aid of her international children’s charity, Lumos, in December 2008. And now, two new books will accompany ‘The British Library Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibition on 20th October, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. … [Read more...] about She’s got it all: When JK Rowling spun magic outside the Potterverse