innovative payment reminder

innovative payment reminder

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | Pioneer

The New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) new method to remind consumers to pay their electricity and water bills has helped the organisation reduce collection costs and faster realisation time for revenues The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has bagged the ‘Digital Payments Innovation Award’ under the Five Lakh Population category...

Fostering the human fabric

Fostering the human fabric

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Uma Nair

The Kolkata International Photo Festival will transcend boundaries and engage in spiritual, social, rural and aesthetic dialogues with traditions other than our own. By Uma Nair In an age where communication is instant and we see a melding of East and West like never before, the Kolkata International Photo Festival...

Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Team Viva

Lady Gaga sported the Tiffany Diamond around her neck and Glenn Close wore 40 pounds of gold dress to the Oscars. Charlize Theron rocked a bob in transformative dark brown and Jennifer Lopez was fit for battle in a head-to-toe mirror mosaic on a mighty silver dress. Hollywood’s fashion show went...

Trend Blazer

Trend Blazer

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Team Viva

‘Kangana will be remembered’ Veteran actor Anupam kher says National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut will be remembered for decades for her hard work in the Hindi film industry. Anupam replied to a user, who was trolling Kangana for using a mechanical horse for a fight sequence in her latest release Manikarnika:...

Monga’s padman story does it

Monga’s padman story does it

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Team Viva

Indian film producer Guneet Monga’s Sikhya entertainment co-production titled Period. End of Sentence, based on the topic of the deep stigma associated with menstruation and delving upon the work of real life Pad Man Arunachalam Muruganantham,  has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy...

An evening of many firsts

An evening of many firsts

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | AP

The hostless Oscars at first threatened to be a rather antiseptic affair but the brisk-moving ceremony soon came alive with heart-warming surprises — it finished on a decidedly unsettled note with a Best Picture win for the divisive segregation era drama Green Book The segregation era road-trip drama Green Book...

The education trap

The education trap

Monday, 25 February 2019 | Shams Tamanna

Given the abysmal level of teaching in government schools in states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, parents prefer to enroll their children in private institutions even though many do not comply with the CBSE standards, says Shams Tamanna In the interim budget of 2019-20, about `94, 000 crores have been allocated...

Soul realisation: Need of the hour

Soul realisation: Need of the hour

Monday, 25 February 2019 | Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji

Prophets and saints spent their lives in life-long penance, meditation and spiritual practices after which they are said to have attained permanent liberation or Nirvana, says Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj Ji The phrase “body-mind-soul” has become a modern cliché, in everything from religion to psychology to holistic medicine, when referring to our...