The Kashmir Files

How Vivek Agnihotri And Anupam Kher Hit The Right Chord?

The Kashmir Files continues to give surprises to its makers since the day when it amassed Rs. 3.55 crores on its released day. And the audiences defied all speculations and ratings by critics by giving a thumping response to the movie.

Let’s do a critical review of The Kashmir Files to find out what is making it interesting

First, is the story….

A young Krishna Pandit (Darshan Kumar) learns from his grandfather Pushkar Nath (Anupam Kher) that his parents died in an accident. He grows up believing so until he comes in contact with a liberal professor of his college Radhika Menon (Pallavi Joshi) from who he learns about the plight of Kashmiri Pandit and their exodus from their motherland Kashmir. After the death of his grandfather, he takes his ashes to Kashmir where he meets some of the old friends of his grandfather and faces the bitter truth of the killing of his parents. They were killed by the insurgents.

Highlights Of The Movie:

• Anupam Kher is the real hero who narrates the story to the audiences
• The movie keeps the viewers engaged with its fast pace
• Based on true events according to the makers
• Writer-directory Vivek Agnihotri successfully portrays the plight of Kashmiri Pandits
• Characters match with real-life victims and perpetrators
• The movie reaches the masses without much marketing

Downside Of The Movie:

• The story is based only on the Kashmiri Pandit community and it clearly neglects the moderate Muslim community and intellectuals
• Incidents from history are handpicked to make the viewers believe in the … Read the rest

The US Fears China Could Supply Military Equipment To Russia

Russia is looking forward to China for military help in its “special operation” against Ukraine reported the Financial Times and Washington Post from sources in the US administration.


• Russia needs supply for its military operation
• China could be the likely partner of Russia
• Jake Sullivan of the US will meet Chinese diplomat in Rome
• China has so far maintained silence on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

What Kind Of Military Help Does Russia Need?

Russia needs military equipment supplies for its ongoing “special operation” against Ukraine. Since the west has imposed sanctions on Russia, it has become very difficult for Moscow to get the necessary equipment for its military. But China could provide military supplies to Russia. But the report didn’t give any clue to what kind of military supplies Russia needs for its defense forces.

Why Would China Help Russia?

China Could Supply Military Equipment To Russia

Beijing has so far refrained from condemning Russia’s “special operation” as an invasion of Ukraine and it has urged a negotiated solution for the military problem. Also, China is facing similar sanctions as Russia. It has come under tremendous western pressure on human rights and other issues. Since both the countries are facing similar sanctions from the west, they could join hands to form a collective defense before the west.

How Would US Stop China From Helping Russia?

U.S. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan is expected to meet China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Rome. The meeting could take place on Monday. Jake Sullivan would raise the issue of military supplies to Russia with the Chinese diplomat in the meeting. If China proceeds with its military supplies to Russia, it … Read the rest

Jennifer Garner Cherished Her Friendship With Judy Greer Through Her Instagram Post

Jennifer Garner was quick to respond to the friendly call of Judy Greer when the latter said that working with Garner was crazy and fun. Greer recalled her association with Garner during the making of the 2004 movie 13 Going on 30

A Quick Recall Of 13 Going On 30

It is a romantic comedy revolving around the life of a 13-year-old girl Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) who one day wakes up in the body of her 30-year-old future self. Judy Greer played a longtime frenemy of Jenna Rink in the movie. And they developed good chemistry during the making of the movie.

Jennifer Garner Replied To Judy Greer With An Instagram Post

Jennifer Garner Replied To Judy Greer With An Instagram Post

Today’s Instagram story on Garner’s Insta profile shares a sunny picture of Garner and Greer. Also, the picture carries an interesting caption where Garner has shared her feelings. She wrote that she was grateful for walking with a girlfriend, always.

Judy Greer Revealed Her True Feelings About Garner

Jennifer Garner Cherished Her Friendship

Judy Greer, 46, said that meeting Jennifer Garner was a treat. She further said that there was enough to talk about Garner. She also said that Garner was the greatest of all time. Garner was like a great leader that never complained. Garner was professional and never late to work. Greer said that it was crazy fun to work with Garner. Greer said that Garner was very talented. Judy Greer said that Garner was on No. 1on her call sheet.

Was Judy Greer Mean To Jennifer Garner?

Judy Greer said that it was very difficult to be mean to Garner in character. But admitted that she was mean to her in some scenes. Greer … Read the rest

Radhe Shyam Review

Only A Few Reasons To Watch The Movie

Radhe Shyam starring Prabhash, Pooja Hegde, Bhagyasree, Sachin Khedkar, Priyadarshi, Sathyaran, and Murli Sharma has been released and is garnering a mixed response from the viewers. While the viewers are appreciating the new lover-boy look of Prabhas, some of them find the story boring, especially in the second half.


Vikram Aditya (Prabhas) is a renowned palm reader with a firm belief that he has no love line on his palm until he meets Dr. Prerana (Pooja Hegde) on a train journey. Luckily Dr. Prerana also falls in love with him. He also predicts a long and happy love life for both. But destiny has something else in store for them.

Movie Highlights:

• Prabhas looks better than his last outing
• Pooja Hegde also lives up to the expectations look wise
• It is a star-crossed love story rarely told in Hindi cinema
• Manoj Paramahamsa did an excellent job as a cinematographer
• The grandeur of the movie is visible in every scene

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The US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

The US warned that Russia could use bioweapons against Ukraine in the ongoing war while rejecting the assumptions that the US was supporting a bioweapons program in Ukraine.

Russia has alleged that Ukraine was working on a bioweapons program with the support of the US. But America has rejected the allegation saying that Moscow could use the bioweapons themselves.


• The US denied that it was supporting any bioweapons program in Ukraine
• America called the allegation a conspiracy theory for using bioweapons by Russia
• White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the disinformation by Russia was a sign that Russians could use the biological weapons
• Psaki hinted that Russia had a track record of accusing the west

Did Russia Find Bioweapons In Ukraine?

US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

Russian foreign ministry claimed to find evidence of the presence of biological weapons in Ukraine in its 6th March tweet. It said that Russian forces caught Ukrainians erasing traces of a military-biological program allegedly funded by the US.

The US Rejected The Allegation

State Department spokesman Ned Price issued a statement soon after the allegation was made against the US. Ned Price said that the Kremlin was intentionally spreading outright lies that the US and Ukraine were conducting any such activities in Ukraine. The Russians were looking for excuses to justify their horrific actions in Ukraine maintained Ned Price.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the claim preposterous. He also said that they had also seen Chinese officials echoing those conspiracy theories. Since Russia had made such claims, it could possibly use bioweapons in the war or create a false flag operation to use those weapons, maintained … Read the rest

iPhone SE (2022): Detailed Specs And Price In India

Apple launched its much-awaited iPhone SE (2022) in a virtual event. Based on the iPhone SE (2020), The new iPhone SE is the company’s budget Smartphone. The first iPhone SE was launched in April 2020 and since then the users were waiting for its upgrade.

In terms of upgrade, the new iPhone SE packs the latest A15 Bionic chip that was introduced last year. Also, it has 5G connectivity feature. But the old iPhone SE has A13 Bionic chip with 4G support. The rear camera in the new iPhone SE has also been upgraded. But no changes are made on the two-year-old design.


iPhone SE (2022)

• Network Technology: 5G, 4G VoLTE
• Display: 4.7-inch Retina HD display
• Resolution: 750 x 1,334 pixels with 326ppi of pixel density and up to 625 nits of peak brightness
• Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm
• Weight: 144 grams
• Touch Sampling: Touch ID button for biometric authentication
• OS: iOS 15
• Chipset: A15 Bionic
• Memory: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
• Primary Camera: 12 MP with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and features including Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, and Photographic Styles
• Rear Video: 4K video recording at up to 60fps
• Selfie Camera: 7 MP with an f/2.2 lens
• Front Camera Support: Portrait Lighting with Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, and High-Key Mono effects
• Front Video: 1080p video recording with time lapse and night mode time lapse features
• Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer, Three-Axis Gyroscope, and Proximity Sensor
• WLAN: Wi-Fi 5
• Bluetooth: v5
• GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
• NFC: Yes
• USB: Lightening port
• Battery: Built-in battery with 15 hours of … Read the rest

A ₹ 15 Hike In Petrol, Diesel Prices Feared By Experts After A Four Month’s Pause

With assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa – concluding on Monday, the state-owned fuel retailers are gearing up to adjust the price according to the benchmark international rate in the preceding 15 days.

Highlights Of The Fuel News:

• Fuel prices have been frozen since 4 November 2021 due to assembly elections
• The crude oil price for India rose above $111 per barrel on 1st March 2022
• International oil prices shot up fearing disrupting of oil supplies or sanctions by western nations on Russia for invading Ukraine
• The decrease in the value of the rupee to 77.01 per dollar further escalated the crude oil prices

How Much The Oil Price Could Be Revised In India?

Hike In Petrol, Diesel Prices

At the time of freezing of oil prices four months back, India was paying $81.5 per barrel. The oil companies today need at least a ₹ 15/liter increase to break even. But they are expected to increase the price by less than 50 paisa/liter every day instead of passing the entire loss to the consumers in one go.

How Much Crude Oil India Buys From International Market?

India meets about 85% of its oil requirement from the international crude oil market where prices have jumped to a 13-year high of $140/barrel. Heavy dependence on the international market makes India more vulnerable to a price increase. But today India is facing the double blow of Ukraine war and a weakening rupee.

How Is the Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Affecting The International Crude Oil Prices?

Russia produces one-third of Europe’s natural gas and 10% of global oil in the world but most … Read the rest

Russia-Ukraine War: 10 Big Developments Of The Day

With Russian troops now targeting major Ukrainian cities, the numbers of residents fleeing neighboring countries have increased. The world is seeing an unprecedented refugee crisis as the number of refugees has already crossed 1.5 million.

10 Developments Of the Russia-Ukraine war:

• Residents of the besieged city of Mariupol are trapped without water and electricity as all attempts to evacuate the civilians have failed due to repeated ceasefire violations by Russian forces.

• Vinnytsia airport in central Ukraine was destroyed by Russian missiles said President Volodymyr Zelensky.

• Mortar fire killed three civilians trying to flee Irpin reported BBC.

• Pope Francis rejected the “military operation” term used by Russia for justifying its actions saying that rivers of blood and tears were flowing in Ukraine. Pope also said that the war was leading only to death, destruction, and misery.

• Top global firms including the streaming giant Netflix, accounting firms KPMG, PWC, and financial service company American Express cut ties with Russia amid the ongoing Ukraine war.

Russia-Ukraine war

• Russia asks its merchants to limit sales of essential items to counter black marketing of necessary items. There is fear that western sanctions could trigger hoarding of essential goods for black marketing.

• Approximately 4,600 people were detained for protesting against Russian President Vladimir Putin for starting the Ukraine war according to an independent protest monitoring group.

• Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined to achieve his goals in Ukraine by peaceful negotiations or through war.

• The third round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine is expected to start on Monday.

• On Monday, Ukraine will approach the United Nation’s top court to urge the court … Read the rest

The Legendry Leg-Spinner Shane Warne, Passed Away At 52

Australian cricketer and the greatest leg-spinner of all time, Shane Warne (52), passed away of a suspected heart attack on 4th March at the Island of Ko Samui, Thailand. His management broke the news to the world requesting privacy for the family.

Shane Warne’s Cricketing Career At A Glance:

• He debuted against India in 1992 at the Sydney Cricket Ground
• In 1993 Ashes, Warne bowled the “Best of the Series” while bowling out English cricket legend, Mike Gatting
• He dominated Australian cricket for the next 14 years
• He played 145 Tests and became the Baggy Green after Ricky Ponting and Allan Border
• With 708 wickets, he is second to Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka
• He played 194 ODIs and took 1001 wickets
• In 2007, he announced his retirement from international cricket
• Shane Warne was a part of the World Cup 1999 winning Australian team
• He was the five-times Ashes winner
• Warne was named one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of 20th Century
• In 2004, Warne took four consecutive five-wickets

Shane Warne, Passed Away At 52

IPL Career

• Shane Warne led Rajasthan Royals (RR) to win the 2008 edition
• He played for three more years before taking up the coaching job with RR
• He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame


• In 1995, Shane Warne along with teammate Mark Waugh was fined for revealing crucial information to an Indian bookie
• In 2003, Shane Warne got a one-year suspension from cricket for failing to pass a drug test just one day before the World Cup

Shane Warne was fully vaccinated and he also has had COVID-19. … Read the rest

Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness: Ajay Devgn Performs Well But Story Misses Indianization

Rudra: The Edge of Darkness is in the news for two reasons, first, Ajay Devgn, and second, Indianized version of the British TV show Luther. While the first episode was well received by the audience, it will be too early to make an opinion on the web series.


DCP Rudra Veer Singh (Ajay Devgn) in the Special Crime Unit of the Mumbai Police is the best mind at work, but he always remains on the radar of the department due to his style of working. Also, his obsession with the police job costs him dearly in terms of a troubled married life. But his job takes him closer to a child prodigy, Dr. Aliyah Choksi (Raashi Khanna) who’s herself a double murder suspect. But the two develop good chemistry.

Highlights Of The Series:

• The slow-burning chemistry of Ajay Devgn and Raashi Khanna is the heart of the crime-thriller
• It looks more western than the original series Luther
• The crime-thriller is made free from fancy cuts or special effects so the scenes move fast
• Satyadeep Mishra as a soft-spoken and unproblematic boyfriend of Devgn’s estranged wife looks good
• Among baddies, KC Shankar has portrayed the character of a blood-chugging superstar painter well
• Hemant Kher also looks good in a scary role

Rudra The Edge Of Darkness

Downside Of The Series:

• The writers miserably failed to truly Indianize the foreign material. Except for Marathi-speaking cops, nothing looks Indian in the series.
• The crime-thriller misses the cultural flavor that other web series of its genre has. It doesn’t have the Pataal Lok-like feel or the Sacred Games.

Reasons For Watching The Series:

• Ajay … Read the rest