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Pankaj Advani Settled For Bronze At The IBSF World Billiards Championship

Sports/Times Of India

India's 17-time world champion Pankaj Advani settled for bronze in the long-up format of the IBSF World Billiards Championship after losing to English opponent Mike Russell in the semi-finals. Earlier in the quarter-finals, both Indians Dhruv Sitwala and Sourav Kothari crashed out of the tournament, leaving Advani as the sole medal winner in this format of the Championship. Advani now has a day to switch from the 3-ball game to snooker for the World Snooker Championship.


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Jude Law Plays Young Dumbledore In ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel

TV Series/The Reel Scroll

The dangerous wizard Gellert Grindelwald is back with a plan to dominate the muggle world in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, titled The Crimes of Grindelwald. The movie is the second of a five-part series that lead up to the events introduced by JK Rowling in 1997 in her Harry Potter novels. The movie will be released on November 16 next year.


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The Third Largest US Pizza Chain Is Here To Give Competition To Dominos In India

Entrepreneurship/entrepreneur

America’s third-largest Pizza Chain Little Caesars is looking at entering the Indian market. Started in 1959 by Mike Ilitch and his wife Marian Ilitch, they are famous for their affordable quality pizzas and their marketing strategies which had the attention of the world. Entrepreneur India caught up with Bill Schreiber, Vice President of International Development, Little Caesars, as he spoke about how the India market has been in their eyes for a long time now.


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Saudi Allows Yoga Practice As A Sports Activity

Fitness/The Economic Times

The Saudi Arabian government has approved the practice of yoga as a sports activity, claimed a social media post of Nouf Marwaai, founder of the Arab Yoga Foundation in the Saudi kingdom. This development comes at a time when many Muslims in India and elsewhere are under pressure from their religious leaders not to practice yoga which they claim is un-Islamic.


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A Teen Spoofs ‘Before And After’ Weight Loss Pictures

Fitness/The Sun

Miranda Baker, 18, took to Twitter on Sunday and shared two images: one of herself posed with a man, and another with him cropped out of the picture. The American student captioned the snap: “After getting called disgusting last night, I successfully dropped 200lbs!”. The post has since been liked more than 420,000 times and retweeted by 57,000 social media users.


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New Technology Converts Biomass Into 'Coal'

Technology/physorg

The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and CPL Industries to produce a commercial scale facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like properties. The technology being used to develop the biocoal is known as Hydrothermal Carbonisation (HTC). This converts high-moisture biomass into solid fuels using moderate temperatures and high pressures.


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Jay Baruchel To Star In Canadian Streaming Comedy 'Letterkenny'

Movies/Hollywood Reporter

Jay Baruchel has nabbed a starring role in the Canadian streaming comedy Letterkenny. The This is the End star is to play a tiki torch-wielding rabble-rouser from out of town, Hard Right Jay, in the CraveTV sitcom about Wayne, played by Jared Keeso, and his hick small-town friends and rivals. The casting marks a return to series television for Baruchel after FXX canceled Man Seeking Woman, the Simon Rich-created series starring Baruchel, after three seasons that shot in Toronto.


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Freestyle Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Is Back On Mat At The National Wrestling Championship

Sports/Times Of India

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar will be the cynosure of all eyes when he returns to the mat after three long years at the National Wrestling Championship. Sushil, who was having a training stint in Tbilisi, Georgia, rushed back to the country last week to take part in the selection trial against Dinesh in the 74kg category. Wrestling fans will see a re-energised Sushil Kumar at the nationals, Sushil had said after qualifying for the competition.


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Aerobic Exercise Increases Brain Size And Improves Neuronal Health

Fitness/Sci News

In a new study published in the journal NeuroImage, an international team of researchers examined the effects of aerobic exercise on a region of the brain called the hippocampus, which is critical for memory and other brain functions. Overall, the results showed that, while exercise had no effect on total hippocampal volume, it did significantly increase the size of the left region of the hippocampus in humans.


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In ‘An Insignificant Man’, Arvind Kejriwal’s First Electoral Win Becomes A Suspense Thriller

Movies/The Reel Scroll

An Insignificant Man presents Indian politics as high drama and an election as a nail-biting thriller that goes down to the wire. The engaging and deftly crafted documentary by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla alternates between fly-on-the-wall account and an embedded chronicle of AAP’s campaign to win the Delhi assembly election in 2013. This is a feature-length and three-act saga of heroes, villains, and casualties, told through handheld shots collected over a span of time and from different lo...


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Having A Sore Muscle Doesn’t Necessarily Means An Effective Workout

Entrepreneurship/Times Of India

Muscle soreness occurs when you have worked on a muscle extensively or when you have moved a muscle after a long period of time. If you hydrate your body well, before, during and after your workout, it helps a great deal with muscle soreness. But the fact remains that exercising until your body gets sore every day is not a great thing to do to yourself and should not be practiced at any cost. A prolonged inflammation of the muscle can severely affect you.


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English Notes’ That Pepped Up Patriotism Then And Is Great Fun Today

Music/Outlook

Towards the lighter last leg of certain Carnatic vocal concerts would pop up a composition that will have no lyrics. Even if the kacheri is instrumental, the curious slant of the notes will prompt the first-time listener to wonder what the whole avalanche of sounds is about. Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavatar The musician was born in a village close to Tirunelveli deep south of what is today the state of Tamil Nadu. British rule doesn’t lend itself to be a reason why a musician from that localit...