Free Press Journal
  • “Students should come out of their comfort zones”- Dr. A. A Attarwala

    He has a passion for teaching which has led him to win 16 national and international awards, including the prestigious Bombay Management Association Award for the Best Management faculty in February 2015, presented at the hands of Ratan Tata. With over 38 years of experience with undergraduate and post graduate students, he has an unparallel passion for teaching, and is currently a research guide for 11 PhD students. He is none other than  Dr.

  • Divya Khosla Kumar calling the shots

    Gentle beauty, wife of B-town’s music and film baron, fitness freak… Passionate filmmaker, stubborn professional… DIVYA KHOSLA KUMAR combines these differing personas with ease. She carries no pressure of her famous surname. Her motto? “If you take your work in a relaxed way then it can click better.”Who could argue with that, says VIRAJ SAWANT!

  • Akshay Kumar keen to play Dara Singh in biopic

    Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Saturday expressed his desire to play legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh onscreen if a biopic is ever made on the late icon. At the launch of ‘Deedara Aka Dara Singh’, a book based on Dara Singh’s life, written by Seema Sonik Alimchand, Akshay said: “If Bindu (Dara Singh’s son) requests me, I would like to play the role of Dara Singh in his biopic.”

  • I’ve been the victim of abuse, bullying, and sexism: Madonna

    Queen of Pop Madonna has said she has been a victim of “blatant sexism, misogyny, constant bullying and relentless abuse” in her career, says PTI. After being presented with the Woman of the Year award at Billboard’s Women In Music 2016 Luncheon in New York, Madonna, 58, gave a passionate speech detailing the challenges she has faced.

  • Here’s how the Fukrey cast is bonding

    Fukrey was certainly one of the best fresh comedies of recent times which went onto to become a huge success at the box office.

  • Need to get to the root of AgustaWestland helicopter deal

    The arrest of former Air Force chief S P Tyagi by the CBI on Friday in a case related to alleged irregularities in the procurement of helicopters for VVIPs during the erstwhile UPA regime at the Centre is an embarrassment for the armed forces which have had an enviable record of probity and professionalism. While it is premature to blame such a high-ranking Forces officer of such shocking wrongdoing, the truth needs to come

  • From NREGA to universal basic income

    A direct and universal cash benefit can replace ill-targeted subsidies on cooking gas, fertiliser and food grain. It can reduce inefficiencies and distortions that are inherent in a price control regime. India spends an estimated 4.2 percent of GDP on subsidies on food, fertiliser, electricity, oil, water, and rail services, as documented in the Economic Survey. Much of these subsidies do not reach the intended beneficiaries. Targeting is imperfect. An untargeted UBI framework can

  • Jayalalithaa’s legacy lacks right inheritors

    People are known to discover hidden springs of talent when they are catapulted into significant positions of power. It is quite possible that Panneerselvam as chief minister and Sasikala in whatever party position she gets to occupy may turn out to be good leaders. But their starting points are not very encouraging.

  • Pansare case: Accused Tawde seeks to be impleaded

    Mumbai: Virendra Tawde, accused in the murder cases of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and activist Govind Pansare, has approached the Bombay High Court to be impleaded as a respondent in the petition filed by the state government seeking stay in the Pansare trial.

  • Bhopal: Chief Minister launches Narmada Seva Yatra

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan worshiped the Narmada, the lifeline of the state at its origin in Amarkantak in the state on Sunday to launch the 144-day Narmada Seva Yatra.

  • Bhopal: Medical camp held for cops, families

    BHOPAL: A health check up camp was organised for police personnel and their families on Sunday. The specialist doctors examined the cops and their kin on the occasion.

  • Bhopal: People tighten purse string, fire domestic helps, slash pocket money of kids

    BHOPAL: The ongoing discussions about demonetisation have now been replaced by discussions about going cashless and how to do transactions and save cash. Since last one month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept people busy with queuing up in banks and exchanging old notes and now people are busy in discovering ideas to save cash and money. From cutting down pocket money of their kids to reducing domestic help, people are doing whatever

  • Bhopal: Cyclone likely to intensify cold wave

    BHOPAL: A cyclone which originated at Bay of Bengal is likely to affect the state, intensifying the cold wave.  At present, eastern parts of the state covering Rewa, Satna, Damoh and other districts are worst affected due to cold wave.

  • Mumbai: 2 dead in chemical tanker explosion

    Thane:  Two persons were killed and three others injured in a freak accident that involved an explosion in a moving chemical tanker and subsequent pile-up of three vehicles on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway today, causing massive disruption of traffic for hours.

  • Bhopal: Uttaradhikar brings Kathak, Santoor and flute together on stage

    BHOPAL: Kathak and duet of Santoor and flute was presented under the series programme ‘Uttradhikar’ at Tribal Museum on Sunday. The concert began with mesmerising recital of young Kathak danseuse Taruna Singh. She began her performance with ‘Ganesh Vandna’, followed by traditional kathak in madhya and drut laya. After kathak, duet of santoor and flute was presented by young santoor player Stayendra Singh Solanki and Tejas Vinchurkar who hail from Bhopal and