Author - Tejram Sharma

India women’s cricket team to tour Australia in September


New Delhi: The India women's cricket team is set to tour Australia for the first time in 15 years for a one-off Test and a white-ball series in September. Though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) are yet to make an announcement, Australian pace bowler Megan Schutt recently...

Sardar Ka Grandson: Boredom on the house


The problem with "Sardar Ka Grandson" is not that it loses the plot on an absolutely wonky idea. The problem is the film and its makers fail to capitalise on the one asset they truly had. Kaashvie Nair's debut directorial casts Neena Gupta as the titular Sardar. Unlike Gupta's last project "Badhaai Ho", however,...

‘The Family Man’ season 2 to premiere on June 4


The second season of the popular web series "The Family Man" will premiere on June 4. The trailer of the series has been released on social media. Manoj Bajpayee returns in the starring role in season two along with Priyamani Raj, Sharib Hashmi, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja and Shreya Dhanwanthary in...

Nanjiani to play Chippendales founder in ‘Immigrant’


The eight-episode Hulu series named Immigrant, starring actor Kumail Nanjiani in the lead, will tell the story of Somen Banerjee, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. As per Variety, the eight-episode limited series will tell the true story of Somen, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales, a touring dance troupe best known for its male...

India’s Covid 2.0 ‘humanitarian rather than economic’ crisis

Post Date: May 20, 2021

New Delhi: India’s second Covid wave is a humanitarian rather than an economic crisis, according to Japanese brokerage firm Nomura. "India's second wave has likely peaked, but in its wake, it has unleashed a devastating human cost. A more virulent virus strain and stretched hospital capacity have resulted in a sharp rise in fatalities," the...

Health expenditure of Indians to surge, impact spending


New Delhi: Health expenditure of Indians is likely to surge from the current levels and impact the expenditure on items of discretionary consumption, according to an SBI Ecowrap report. "Health expenditure, currently at 5 percent of overall PFCE (private final consumption expenditure), could increase by at least 11 per cent from the current level. This...

Cairn sues Air India over $1.2 billion arbitration award


Mumbai: Cairn Energy has sued India’s flagship carrier Air India to enforce a $1.2 billion arbitration award that it won in a tax dispute against India, according to a US District Court filing reviewed by Reuters. The move ratchets up pressure on Indian government to pay the sum of $1.2 billion plus interest and costs...

Oil prices fall on rising Covid infections in Asia, inflation fears


New Delhi: Oil prices fell this week on renewed demand concerns as coronavirus cases in Asia rise and on fears rising inflation might lead the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, which could limit economic growth. Brent crude futures fell 85 cents, or 1.2%, to $67.86 a barrel at 1005 GMT. It settled 1.1%...

Chicago Indian community stands in solidarity with Israel


Illinois: On May 16th in Chicago, hundreds of Hindu Americans stood in solidarity with the Jewish community, showing their steadfast support to Israel against the Hamas terror attack. The event was jointly organized by Stand with Israel and US India Friendship Council. A peaceful vigil led Dr. Bharat Barai, Peggy Shapiro, Amitabh Mittal, Vandana Jhingan and other community leaders, brought...