Death Under Mysterious Circumstances

Is Death Under Mysterious Circumstances Just Another Tweet By Elon Musk?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in his latest tweet said about dying under “mysterious circumstances”. And it is the first time that he has indicated a risk to his life and his followers are connecting his fear to the Ukraine war.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk tweets about death under “mysterious circumstances”
• His company SpaceX Starlink is providing military communication equipment to Ukraine
• Speculations are that he faces threat from Russia for helping Ukraine
• The post elicited mixed responses from Twitter users

What Is Disturbing In His Tweet?

Musk said that he would be held responsible for supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment. He further said that he will be held accountable like no adult – no matter how much he would play the foo.

What Is The Truth Behind Russian Threat?

The communication equipment Musk talked about in his tweet was delivered by the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense. But Musk activated … Read the rest

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Declare Emergency In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Declares A State Of Emergency For the Second Time In Five Weeks

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in the country citing public security and the protection of public order and the maintenance of essential supplies and services. It is the second in five weeks that the island nation has gone into emergency.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sri Lanka declares a state of emergency for the second time in five weeks
• President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down
• The island nation is facing an acute shortage of foreign exchange due to clamping down on tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic

What Forced President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Declare Emergency In Sri Lanka?

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Declare Emergency In Sri Lanka

The emergency came into effect from midnight on 6 May. A massive protest broke out in the country forcing President Rajapaksa to take this strict decision. Over 2,000 trade unions including the All Ceylon Transport Workers Union, Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Union (SLRSMU), and the University students came out on the streets demanding the resignation of President Rajapaksa and the entire government. The first time Sri Lanka declared an emergency was on 1 April 2022.

What Is The Real Problem Of Sri Lanka?

The island nation is struggling with an acute shortage of … Read the rest

Incident

Johnny Depp Had A Broken Bottle Against My Face Recounted Amber Heard

Amber Heard recounted an incident when her ex-husband Johnny Depp threatened to “carve up” her face with a broken bottle one month after their marriage in 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Amber Heard recounted harrowing details of domestic abuse by her ex-husband Johnny Depp
• They married in 2015 and divorced two years later
• Depp brought a defamation suit of $50 million against Heard
• Heard countersued Depp and charged $100 million

What Was That Incident?

Incident

It happened in March 2015 in Australia during the filming of the fifth installment of the “Pirates” series. Heard said that she confronted Depp for his drinking habit and he dared her to take his bottle from him. Heard went ahead and threw a bottle on the floor. Irritated, Depp started hitting her with beer cans but she escaped unhurt. Finally, he broke a bottle and threatened Heard to “carve up” her face. He even tore her nightgown and sexually assaulted her that night.

What Is The Case Heard Was Testifying For?

The 36-year-old “Aquaman” actress was testifying for a defamation case filed against her by her actor husband 58-year-old Depp. It started with Heard writing an op-ed for The Washington Post in December … Read the rest

Arundhati Roy Say About The Event

Arundhati Roy Said India Of Today Was Headed For A Crash

Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy said “India of Today” was an airplane moving in a reverse direction and “headed for a crash”. She was speaking at a book launch event at Jawahar Bhavan.

What Did Arundhati Roy Say About “India of Today”?

Arundhati Roy Say About “India of Today

The author compared today’s India to that of the 1960s when leaders were spearheading truly revolutionary movements for redistribution of wealth and land. But today, she said, leaders were distributing “5 kg rice and 1 kg salt” to seek votes to win elections.

Ms. Roy said that she asked a pilot friend whether he could fly an airplane in the reverse direction. Her friend laughed out loud. She said that was what was happening in India. She further said that India was a land of sophisticated jurisprudence where laws were applied according to caste, class, gender, and ethnicity.

Which Book Was Launched?

The book was a selection of poems and letters by jailed human rights activist GN Saibaba. Published by Speaking Tiger, the book, Why do you fear my way so much? is available for sale in online and retail stores.

What Did Arundhati Roy Say About The Event?

Arundhati Roy Say About The Event

First, she asked what … Read the rest

Met Gala 2022

Natasha Poonawalla Celebrates Multi-Culturalism With Gold Sabyasachi Saree

Serum Institute of India (SII) Executive Director Natasha Poonawalla was the only Indian present at the much-awaited Met Gala 2022 event on Monday in New York. And the 40-year-old Chairperson of Villoo Poonawalla Foundation stunned the world with a handcrafted gold Sabyasachi saree embellished with precious stones.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Natasha Poonawalla opted for a gold handcrafted saree to show the true colors of India
• For Poonawalla, it is gilded glamour with a desi twist
• The colors of the saree display the multi-culturalism and authenticity of the country
• For Sabyasachi, seeing a saree at a big fashion event is like a dream come true

Poonawalla’s Gilded Glamour

Poonawalla’s Gilded Glamour

Created by celebrity designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the handcrafted printed tulle saree features intricate embroidery with silk floss thread and a long trail. The bevel beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, sequins and appliqued printed velvet pieces used for embellishment were crafted using traditional techniques by Sabyasachi’s Curiosity Art & Antiquity Project.

For dramatic effect, Poonawalla paired a hand-forged metal bustier with the gold saree. Sabyasachi collaborated with Maison Schiaparelli, an Italian brand, to design the saree.

Her Christian Louboutin shoes were styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania, eyewear designed by Anna-Karin Karlsson, and ring … Read the rest

LIc

LIC IPO Opens Under The Shadow Of Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

The much awaited initial public offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will open for subscription from 4-9 May. The over Rs. 21,000 crore IPO is offered with a price band of Rs. 902-909 per share.

HIGHLIGHTS

• LIC IPO opens tomorrow and will available till Monday
• The government is giving discount of Rs. 60 to its policy holders and Rs. 45 for retail investors and its employees
• Initial size of the IPO was cut to Rs. 21,000 crore due to international war conditions
• The central government is selling 3.5% stake in LIC through the IPO

About IPO

Lic IPO

It is entirely an offer-for-sale (OFS) offered with a discount of Rs. 60 per share for LIC policyholders and Rs. 45 per share for retail investors and institutional buyers. Also, half of the issue has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs), 35% is reserved for retail investors, and 15% for non-institutional investors.

The shares will be offered in a lot of 15 equity shares and multiples thereafter. A single lot would cost approximately Rs. 14,235 (excluding discounts) and the shares will be listed in both NSE and BSE.

The cut off time for UPI mandate conformation … Read the rest