Author Archives: Loknath

Flipkart Diwali Sale Offers on iPhone 8, Google Pixel, Sony Smart TV, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Flipkart Big Diwali sale has begun, with big discounts on gadgets Popular smartphones such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 are on sale iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, MacBook Air are also on sale The Flipkart Diwali sale continues in its third day, and you have discounts on popular gadgets such as the new iPhone 8 models, Google Pixel, Sony smart TVs, ... Read More »

Can institutional safeguards prevent campus sexual harassment?

Students protesting at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) had said that women on campus were constantly subjected to harassment with the administration paying no heed to their complaints. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The last few weeks saw the campus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) witnessing massive protests by students who felt that the administration’s response to complaints of sexual harassment were inadequate. ... Read More »

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom review, test drive

What is it? Meet the eighth generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom which comes 14 years after the previous one to, once again, stake claim to the ‘world’s best car’ title. That it has come after so long makes the arrival of the Rolls-Royce’s flagship an even more momentous occasion, like the coronation of a new king and with it, the ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Sees ‘Better Than Expected’ Sales as iPhone X’s Super Cycle Pushed to 2018: Ming-Chi Kuo

When Apple begins shipping the iPhone X next month, the handset is expected to be in limited quantity, KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note, corroborating several recent reports with similar findings. This expected long waiting period has already created a panic among customers, Kuo wrote, saying that many of them are purchasing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus instead. According to Kuo, iPhone 8 sales ... Read More »

Honor 7X Spotted on TENAA With 5.9-Inch FullView Display, Dual Rear Camera Setup

The upcoming Honor 7X has stopped by Chinese telecommunications site TENAA for certification, revealing a lot of details about the smartphone. It is known that the device is scheduled to launch in China on October 11th considering the invites that Huawei has sent out. The TENAA listing reveals that the Honor 7X will have two model numbers, BND-TL10 and BND-AL10, which might indicate two ... Read More »

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Restores 3D Touch App Switching Gesture Following User Complaints

Apple has released the second beta of the upcoming iOS 11.1 to developers, and one of the most notable features is the return of the 3D Touch app switcher gesture which disappeared with the initial release of iOS 11. The gesture allows users to quickly call up the app switcher by pressing down hard on the left edge of an iPhone that ... Read More »

Malaysia Huawei Mate 10 pre-orders come with a bunch of freebies

Huawei announced the Mate 10 with a price tag of €699 and date of availability from November 2017 for 11 first-wave launch markets. One of them is Malaysia and the fans there are getting a pretty sweet deal through online retailer 3ex – the Mate 10 costs MYR2,699 or about €540. But wait, there’s more – the seller also gives freebies worth ... Read More »

‘Kul Geet’ is Kurukshetra University’s very own new national anthem

After 60 years of its establishment, Kurukshetra University finally got its own anthem after Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki released the same at the inaugural function of the varsity’s national-level youth festival ‘Ratnawali’ on Tuesday. As per an HT report, the anthem ‘Kul Geet’ has been jointly sung by Munish Kumar and Suchismita, teachers in the varsity’s music department. ‘Vedbhoomi ... Read More »

Christmas: a Biography review – ‘a feast of illusions’

Christmas in the US in the 1950s. It is only recently that the season has become a celebration of domesticity. Photograph: H. Armstrong Roberts/Getty Images One Christmas Day in the 1780s a London woman was murdered. Her husband testified that he had not the smallest recollection of where he had been that day because “he was so much in liquor”. Nothing unusual ... Read More »

Education is still a priority

As the Syrian crisis is in its seventh year accessing formal education is still difficult for refugees. Hundred thousands of children are deprived from education opportunities as they are forced to help their families make ends meet. However, for 17-year old Yasmine* and her family education remains a top priority. “I was told that grade 9 is very difficult, and ... Read More »