Japan Sees Drop in iPhone Shipments

    Shipments to Japan of Apple Inc.’s iPhones dropped 10.6 percent in 2015 from a year earlier, marking the first drop in Japan since the ubiquitous smartphone went on sale in 2008, MM Research Institute said on Saturday. According to the research institute, shipments totalled 14.73 million units, with the notable slump attributable to sluggish sales […]

    13 Hours: What actually happened at the US consulate in Benghazi

    Photo Credit: Esam Al-Fetori /Reuters 13.2K Total Views Films can be used as powerful political weapons – and director Michael Bay’s latest film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, is a case in point. Dramatising the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, it has been trumpeted by right-wingers as an […]

    Red cards in cricket: An idea whose time has come

    Photo Credit: Saeed Khan / AFP 13.2K Total Views Cricket is often called the “gentleman’s game” but the reality is sometimes rather different. If the game conjured up romantic images of idyllic village greens and players clad in pristine white upholding the “spirit of the game” (whatever that means), it has metamorphosed into a multi-billion […]

    Followers of Ashutosh Maharaj insist he is in a deep state of meditation, in conditions that approximate a Himalayan cave.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy: Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan 22.6K Total Views Last month, Ashutosh Maharaj, the head of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, completed two years in a freezer. Doctors declared Maharaj clinically dead after he collapsed following complaints of severe chest pains on January 28, 2014. But Maharaj’s followers insist that he is actually in […]