Ruchira Singh

  • As the bullets rang...

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    And the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi. The announcement on October 10, 2014 -- a date that...

  • Facebook earns users' ire for manipulating their emotions 30-06-2014 08:10 PM

    Facebook deliberately manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users as a part of a social experiment in 2012. The aim of the study was to find out whether users who were shown more negative content were slightly more likely to post negative posts as compared to users in the positive group....
  • Pappu, Feku, Nayak: The spoof market has it all this election season 01-04-2014 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: There's no dearth of drama when it comes to Indian politics, be it in the real arena or even online. This election season, the internet is going viral with 'Pappu-Feku' spoofs. While the election fever is reaching its peak with mega rallies and grand road shows, the election...
  • After street fights, BJP and AAP take their battle to social media 08-03-2014 09:27 AM

    New Delhi: The battle between AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and BJP prime ministerial candidates Narendra Modi has spilled on to social media as a Twitter war has broken out between supporters of the two leaders. Twitter hashtags #NaxalAAP and #ViolentBJP have been trending ever since supporters of the two parties...
  • Will Modi's social media popularity lead him to the PM's post? 13-09-2013 07:55 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular politician in the social media with over 22 lakh Twitter followers. He has surpassed his political rivals and has been successful in creating more waves than the others on the web with countless people interested in Modi on the...
  • Narendra Modi the most popular Indian politician on Twitter 05-07-2013 11:03 AM

    New Delhi: With elections not far away, the turf wars have begun, especially on Twitter. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has beaten Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor to become the most popular Indian politician on the social networking website. The Modi fanclub is overjoyed. "Modi is...
  • Ambassadors Nancy Powell and Nirupama Rao take IBNLive readers' questions 28-06-2013 05:56 PM

    Nancy Jo Powell United States Ambassador to India and Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States take readers questions on World View. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Many use the social media to search for their loved ones 22-06-2013 08:54 AM

    New Delhi: While rescue teams search for people in different parts of Uttarakhand, many people are also using social media to get information about their loved ones. A lot of photographs and helpline numbers have been uploaded on websites like Google and Facebook. Social media has brought people together in...
  • What Valentine's week does to RomanSingh couples 15-02-2013 04:54 PM

    So, we've all seen the mush on social networking sites all through the Valentine's week. That's the right term for it, right? Valentine's week is what includes the promise day and the teddy day and oh! the hug day. I am a self-confessed Valentine Grinch, of sorts. And this video...
  • Delhi rape: I live in hope things will change, I die in fear they never may

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Dear Delhi, I belong here. Please let me feel safe in my own home. Speaking strictly from whatever little experience of life I have ...

  • Chakravyuh has tried to look at Naxalism from 360 degrees: Prakash Jha 24-10-2012 02:40 PM

    Director Prakash Jha and actresses Esha Gupta and Anjali Patil speak about their latest film 'Chakravyuh, the film is set in the background of Naxalism. It also stars Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai as leads. ...
  • DUSU polls: Congress's NSUI beats BJP's ABVP 15-09-2012 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: After days of campaigning and a record voter turn-out in the Delhi University Students Unions (DUSU) elections this year, the results are finally out. The newly elected President Arun Hooda and Vice President Varun Khari both are from the National Students' Union Of India (NSUI). Hooda beat ABVP's...
  • DUSU polls: NSUI, ABVP locked in tough fight 13-09-2012 04:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections that are due on September 14 this year will see a total of 38 candidates from different political affiliations contesting for different posts. Campaigning was at its peak in the campus before the polls, with candidates covering every corner to reach...
  • 'Journalism will not teach to write fiction' 07-09-2012 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Set in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, Nilanjana Roy's book 'Wildings' revolves around a pack of telepathic stray cats, a kitten named Mara and the incidents that followed. Goes without saying, the novel is a very imaginative narrative and builds high level of curiosity in the reader. The debutante author...
  • India has a great deal of romance: Ruskin Bond 28-08-2012 12:54 PM

    Ruskin Bond. The name itself is enough for most of us to bring back all the childhood memories. His books are something almost all of us have grown up reading. The author whose stories and poems have accompanied all of us says he had a rather lonely childhood himself; his...
  • Indians who have won the Man Booker in the past 26-07-2012 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: Indian author and poet Jeet Thayil features among 12 authors long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book Narcopolis. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary...
  • 'Nehru believed that a better world was possible' 20-07-2012 02:48 PM

    New Delhi: Author Manu Bhagavan's latest book 'The Peacemakers' is a story of India's quest for human rights in the years leading up to its independence from Great Britain, and more than a decade after. Gandhi, Nehru, his visionary sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit and Hansa Mehta all strove to bridge...
  • Campus Calling: Social media as a profession 06-07-2012 06:32 PM

    Here's a quick look at what it takes to be a social media as a profession. ...
  • CNNIBN experience on your iPhone gets better with new IBNLive app 31-05-2012 09:53 PM

    Get your daily dose of news and a lot more instantly on your iPhone with the new and improved IBNLive application. ...
  • JK Rowling's 'Pottermore' now open for all 14-05-2012 12:54 PM

    New Delhi: Pottermore, an online hub developed by author JK Rowling for fans of the boy wizard Harry Potter is now open for all. The free site promises to be an exciting world full of new activities and information on Harry Potter and others from the hit book series. Fans...
  • Aleph will be India's premium publishing brand: Davidar 10-04-2012 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Aleph Book Company has announced its first list of titles. The twenty five fiction and non-fiction titles on the company's launch list will be published across five seasons, and will comprise original works by established authors as well as new voices. Ex-Penguin Canada President and novelist David...
  • Rahul Dravid, it's not over yet, you know that

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    To begin with, Rahul Sharad Dravid, thank you ever so much for all the memories. When on 9th March 2012 you said, it's time for...

  • How I was looking for Rahul, and found Akhilesh

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    When Rahul Gandhi first appeared on India's political scene, he was projected as the new-age neta, the politician that we never had. There was and...

  • Delhi celebrates its love for comics at Comic Con 19-02-2012 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: If someone says the passion of following comics is a pass, he is not just joking but probably is daydreaming too. The scene at the annual comic conventions second edition in the capital saw a sea of comic-lovers thronging the venue where an array of popular characters like...
  • It's a myth that comics are fading: Comic Con organiser 19-02-2012 03:02 PM

    Organiser Jatin Verma while speaking to IBNLive said that the comic scene in India is still alive but the market needs more investors. ...
  • 2nd Annual Comic Convention kicks off in Delhi 17-02-2012 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: The seemingly fading world of comics is set to come alive again as Indian comic book aficionados relive their favourite comic moments at the second edition of the Annual Indian Comic Convention. The Comic Con starts on February 17 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. What's being called the...