Happy Birthday Harry Potter!: Reasons why JK Rowling's books continue to cast magic in our hearts
31 July is the birthday of a boy wizard who changed the lives of millions muggles across the globe with his magic. Harry Potter also happens to share the same birth date with his creator JK Rowling. She is 54-years-old today. Every year, writers release a book that traps the hearts of readers.
When 'Pride and Prejudice' were released, little did Jane Austen knew what she was about to make a dent in the soul of literature. When '1984' was launched, George Orwell scared us with the dangers of a world under constant surveillance. And when 'Harry Potter' was released by Bloomsbury, the rest is just history.
Do you follow food bloggers on Instagram? If yes, then you can't miss @Walkwithindia. Created by Chennai-based Engineer, Vignesh Prakasam along with his friends. The profile has 4 lakh followers and is a heaven for foodies!
Mouth watering photographs of street foods and jaw dropping pictures of different places taken during their travels adorn the profile, which is bound to leave you asking for more.
Remember Serial? The podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig? Variety reported that it has been downloaded 340 million times! For the uninitiated, the non-fiction audio series investigates the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee.
Ever since Serial stormed our phones, the podcast market changed ever since. The thirst to consume audio series continues to thrive. According to a recent media report, 'By 2020, world podcast industry will reach $20 billion and the medium continues to become popular in India.'
I first came to know about Shivya Nath through a very good friend of mine at work and the rest, I would say, is history. In this age of Instagram-driven source for visual pleasure, I can easily say Shivya is one of India’s well-known travel writers. For her 74,000 Instagram followers (and counting!), she is the go-to person for budding explorers to have a look at jaw-dropping photos of her travels across the globe.
When I stepped into Toscano at Nungambakkam, dull music and rustic beauty overwhelms me. Wooden floors, large windows, dark tables and chairs wrap the vast dining space. In the far end of the restaurant, a long counter filled with glasses of wine glows under dim spotlights.
The ambiance is so smartly designed that it makes you halt for a moment, look around, bask into the surroundings and then start to chip into the menu.
Toscano is a fine-dining restaurant with eight branches in Bangalore. Now, it has stepped into Chennai offering delicious Italian cuisine. Since 2005, Toscano, under the management of the Red Apple Kitchen Pvt Ltd, has delighted many foodies.
The fashion industry is one of the largest pollution causing sector. It accounts for nearly 20 per cent of the world’s industrial water pollution. Such environmental impacts made fashion designer, Purvi Doshi to look for ways to make fashion ‘more eco-friendly’ and to adopt a ‘sustainable’ module.
Known for her label, ‘Purvi Doshi’, the designer has become an advocate to promote ‘sustainable fashion’ through her brand, offering opportunities to local tailors from remote villages. Purvi talks about her journey, her creative process and her latest spring-summer 2019 collection.
3 simple ways to spot a fake news
Following the Pulwama terror attack a few months ago, netizens took on to social media to express grief and condolences for the martyred CRPF men. But within hours, thousands started sharing fake news related to the attack. Several media giants and other fact-checking watchdogs warned people to stop sharing them Fake news leads to severe consequences, sometimes even causing death and riots. In this article, I explain how to spot fake news.