Free Press Journal
  • Book nostalgia! Recollecting the childhood joys of borrowed books

    These days during school vacations, the season of joy for children, you find them going crazy over mobile games, computer games and TV programmes. Time was when these things did not exist. All you had for entertainment was Doordarshan, which began its telecast at six in the evening, with a show on agriculture or some such topic. Yes, there were films in the single screen theatres. But they were a luxury to

  • Book Lovers Day 2018: The irresistible book stores of India

    If you love the smell of a new book better than perfumes, and your friends like calling you ‘bookworm’ then book-stores are always a treat for you. Some book-stores are so unique that they are becoming a destination in themselves. With rich histories, unique collections, and high popularity, they have built themselves to be cultural institutions in cities across the country.

  • When someone asks ‘What do you do?’

    I’m meeting some new people at a dinner, and they ask me a question I’ve come to associate with dinner table conversations.

  • The other Thailand: Visit to Chiang Mai could change your perception of the country

    From communing with the indigenous hill tribes to learning the nuances of Northern Thai cuisine and a whole lot more in-between, the picturesque city of Chiang Mai nestled in the verdant hills of Lanna, Northern Thailand has a lot to offer and will change your perception of Thailand forever, says Raul Dias. 

  • Dirt, ditches pose health, driving hazard for commuters

    BHOPAL : Flying dusts resulting from delay in re-carpeting after digging, and potholes studded roads are posing serious health hazard and challenging safe driving for commuters of the state capital.

  • India third Asian nation to get Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 status from United States

    Washington : India has become the third Asian country after Japan and South Korea to get the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) status after the US issued a federal notification to this effect, paving the way for high-technology product sales to New Delhi, particularly in civil space and defence sectors. India is the 37th country to be designated the STA-1 status by the United States.

  • We could have applied ourselves better: Virat Kohli

    Birmingham : India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday rued the lack of application and poor shot selection by his batsmen after their meek surrender paved the way for an England victory in the opening Test here.

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    5 things that prove Salman Khan is Bollywood’s best friend

    Salman Khan isn’t just an actor, he is the darling of the adoring masses. In the past three decades, he has featured in a countless number of films and has earned flak and hero worship with equal gusto. Even Bollywood superstars had several times admitted that Salman is a phenomenon, both on and off screen. B-town sees him more as a family. And like every coin has two sides, the Bhai of

  • Youth kills brother over Rs 20k dispute at Bhayandar

    Bhayandar : In a horrifying incident, a 21-year-old youth brutally murdered his elder brother at their apartment in Bhayandar and in a desperate attempt to conceal his crime, chopped the body into four parts. However, the accused who has been identified as Simon Raphael Patrao (21) changed his mind and walked to Navghar police station and confessed to having stabbed his elder brother-Wilfred (36) to death with a knife at around 4 am

  • Two bikers ‘attack’ TV Actress Rupali Ganguly

    Mumbai : The Versova police have arrested two persons for abusing TV actress Rupali Ganguly after Ganguly’s car brushed past the motorcycle in front of her. The accused smashed the car window and abused Ganguly in filthy language. The actress was accompanied along with two women and her five-year-old son who were travelling in the car at the time of the incident.