Free Press Journal
  • 19-year-old gets death for raping a toddler

    Jaipur : A 19-year old youth was on Saturday given death penalty by a court for raping a seven-month-old child in Alwar district of Rajasthan in May, the first such sentencing in the state after a law entailing capital punishment to those convicted of raping a child below 12 years of age came into force, according to police.

  • ISRO director ‘moves’ to HQ

    New Delhi : ISRO Chairman K Sivan has moved out Tapan Misra, the director of one its crucial branches, to Bengaluru and appointed him as its advisor, an official said on Saturday. There is a buzz that the senior scientist was shunted out due to his differences with Sivan over the increasing role of private entities in the different areas of ISRO’s operations. However, an official said the director of the Space

  • Maha teacher suspended for snipping student’s hair

    Pune : In a shocking incident, a schoolteacher here has been suspended for snipping off a student’s hair in front of the entire class, officials said.  The ‘barberic’ incident happened on July 17 at the Vishrantwadi Pune International School, shocking the academic community and parents in Maharashtra’s educational hub.

  • This is how you beat the monsoon blues

    The monsoon brings romance, joy and happiness. However, not all are passionate lovers of the rains. Some actually feel sad, depressed and lonely as the skies open up. Engulfed by gloomy feelings, they are hit by the blues which leave a drastic effect on their mental and physical well-being. This condition is known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder); a mood disorder characterised by depression that occurs at the same time every year.

  • Dark Fantasy: Injecting Gothic darkness into Disney scenarios

    There is no specific set of rules when it comes to inspiration. However, it might sound a little unusual when people are driven to do something because of their dark side. It’s all about facing facts rather than ignoring them. In ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life. Riddhi Jain, a 24-year-old artist from Mumbai finds inspiration in Greek mythology and

  • Passion River: A mesmerising photo essay

    Do not be misled by the gorgeous views of the Damodar. Flowing across the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal, it also bears the title, ‘River of Sorrows’. Its ravaging floods would cause untold misery in the plains. Virtually an annual ritual, its great floods from 1770 down to 1943 have been recorded in history. Now mostly tamed by dams, it appears benign. “During good times, it’s just like us. Come monsoon,

  • Sex and the city: Transactional sex

    Q: My girlfriend keeps asking for expensive gifts each time we have sex. I have already bought her jewellery, a smartphone and a watch along with several clothes and perfumes. I have started feeling that I’m having ‘paid sex’ and that there’s something seriously missing from her side in terms of emotional investment. I’m getting uncomfortable with this ‘transactional sex’. Does she want the ‘good life’ or me? Please guide me.

  • Dialogue with Guru

    Karma and the science of its Result

  • A part of us dies with trees

    At 10.00 am. I was on my way back home from the daily ritual of market visit. Heavy downpour accompanied by gusty winds made the task of brisk walking little difficult. Just then, I noticed people running in the opposite direction towards the playground which had nothing, but two mini football goalposts and a huge banyan tree adjacent to it. I could now hear the gongs of a Fire Brigade at a

  • Tomorrowland! Groove to the world’s largest EDM fest

    Electronic dance music festival Tomorrowland is in progress and the world is expectedly going crazy. Uniting fans and music-lovers across the globe, Tomorrowland has it all. The tiny town of Belgium, Boom has come a long way with its unforgettable event. Tomorrowland’s popularity has exploded since it launched in 2005 and now it is unstoppable. It stretches over two weekends and usually sells out in minutes. On from July 20-22 and from July 27-29,

  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 5th ODI at Byulawayo: FPJ’s dream XI prediction for Zimbabwe and Pakistan

    Pakistan is on a roll after beating host Zimbabwe in the 4th ODI at Bulawayo, now, they will take on the hosts again in the 5th and final ODI aiming to clean-sweep the African host. In the 4th ODI, Zimbabwe were decimated in every department of the game. There’s nothing much to say about their performance who have not shown any character in the series so far. They are in a disarray

  • Parents Day 2018: Changing face of the Indian family

    Six-year-old Tisha (name changed) loves going to school. She attends one of the elite schools in Mumbai and travels by her chauffeur-driven car. Tisha has many friends and is like any other school-going girl, but has a different living arrangement at home. Tisha’s parents are raising her in the ‘co-parenting’ way. Tisha’s mother is a media professional and her father’s start-up recently received funding. They chose to raise her independently without getting

  • In times of #MeToo, flirt with extreme care

    Even ‘Superman’ makes gaffes. In the course of a recent interview, Henry Cavill shared his thoughts about the current #MeToo movement and how it has impacted flirting. “Stuff has to change, absolutely, in terms of men’s behaviour,” he declared, adding, “It’s important to also retain the good things, which were a quality of the past, and get rid of the bad things. There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman. There’s

  • Do’s and don’ts for the perfect entrance to your home

    Further to the previous article, there are other important aspects that one needs to understand about the main door of your house. Energies of the main entrance must be pleasing and welcoming. It is in keeping with the proverb, ‘First impression is the last impression’. The impression of the door has to be such that when one looks at it for the first time, its appearance must get registered in our mind