Category: News

  • Another Armed Maniac Strikes

    This story is still unfolding. Looks like another armed maniac has struck and killed a number of people. According to this news item in New York Post, at least 4 people have been killed by a man in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania (outside Pittsburgh) in an LA Fitness Center. The man reportedly entered a busy gym carrying […]

  • NASA Space Shuttle Landing Successful

    Space Shuttle Endeavour landed successfully this morning at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:48 am Eastern. Watch out for the post-landing news conference set for approximately 1 pm Eastern. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television. There will be a crews news conference later in the day. According to the information on […]

  • From Hogwarts to Brown University

    According to this interview published in, Emma Watson, the popular heroine of the Harry Potter series of movies says she is headed to Brown University this fall. From one “hallowed” school to another, Emma claims she has excellent grades and has already been “provisionally accepted” to this Ivy League University where she will be […]

  • Andrea McNulty accuses Ben Roethlisberger of Sexual Assault

    According to reports circulating on the Internet today, another prominent sportsman seems to be in legal trouble. This looks very much like the case of Kobe Bryant (the LA Lakers basketball star) that made headlines a few years ago. This time, Ben Roethlisberger, star quarterback of the Pittsburgh football team, Steelers, has been accused of […]

  • Apollo 11 is Not a Hoax – Hopefully

    We just celebrated the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, and along with the celebrations of one of humankind’s greatest achievements, comes a sprinkling of conspiracy theorists calling it all a hoax. I generally stay away from conspiracy theories — I do not believe America did 9/11 or India did 26/11. The […]

  • Stewart Cink Dashes Watson's Hopes

    59-year old Tom Watson seemed to be public favorite to win the British Open Golf Championship until today, when fellow American Stewart Cink (pictured right, courtesy Wikipedia) dashed his hopes and won the Claret Jug. If Tom Watson had won, it would have been the sixth time for him. For 36-year old Cink, this was […]

  • Taliban Release Video of Captured US Soldier

    Disturbing breaking news has been reported by the Associated Press about the release of a video of a captured soldier in Afghanistan. While the US government has confirmed that the video is of the captured soldier, they have not released his name, “pending notification of members of Congress and the soldier’s family”. I am sure […]

  • Farah Pandith, the Kashmir Connection

    News! Now US State Department has an office of Special Representative to Muslim Communities (SRMC), and Hillary Clinton has appointed Farah Pandith as its head. So, who is Farah Pandith? According to the State Department press release, Pandith, a Muslim, immigrated to the United States with her parents from Srinagar, India. She has said that […]

  • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on Taliban

    Just watched the PBS documentary “Pakistan: Children of the Taliban“. The situation in the region is really really scary. While I follow a lot of the news from the region these days, this perspective from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was somewhat of an eye-opener. While the players were no less important, the star of the show was […]