Author Archives: Loknath Das

Oh, The Places You’ll Go By Blogging

I’m a small-town trial lawyer by trade. Over 17 years, I made it to county courthouses in cities the likes of Viroqua, Prairie du Chien, Sparta, Black River Falls, Whitehall, and Mauston, Wisconsin. Occasionally I made it to courts in Madison, Minneapolis, and Chicago, Illinois. I don’t believe I was ever invited to speak to a legal industry group. And ... Read More »

Saharanpur Dalit-Thakur violence: Here’s why UP blocked WhatsApp, social media

  Just last week, a message circulated on WhatsApp spooked Jharkhand villagers, mostly unsuspecting tribals, into believing that their children may be targeted by abduction gangs. The result: Seven people were lynched in 24 hours over the rumours. Why is the instant messaging app that is used by 160 million people – India is its largest market – facing such ... Read More »

Samsung offering Galaxy S8/S8+ buyers new Gear 360 for just $49

Are you in the US and planning to purchase any of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series flagships? If your answer tis yes, you might want to check the latest deal the South Korean company is offering on the Galaxy S8/S8+. The offer lets those purchasing any of the two smartphones to grab the new Gear 360 camera for just $49 ... Read More »

J&K security agencies want ban on social media to continue

Claim rumour mongering has come down significantly Security agencies are advocating continuation of the ban on the social media in Kashmir claiming “it has yielded results on the ground”, as the one-month suspension ends on May 26. Top police sources told The Hindu that there was “a visible change on the ground as rumour mongering on the social media sites ... Read More »

Facebook redesigns Trending Topics on mobile to show more news sources

Today, Facebook announced an update to its Trending Topics section that will make the list of news stories easier to parse on mobile with a more diverse list of sources. Now, when you click on a news topic from the search bar on an iPhone, you’ll get multiple stories from different outlets that can be swiped through in a carousel ... Read More »

This photo of Donald Trump and Pope Francis is making the internet go wild

On Wednesday, President Trump and his family went to Rome to meet with Pope Francis. They shared a half-hour discussion and exchanged gifts. Afterward, the Trump family and pope posed for photos. The encounter was immortalized in many snapshots, including this one: Credit: GettyReuters noted that Pope Francis remained stern while Trump “beamed” at the cameras. Observers on Twitter quickly ... Read More »

‘Bill to Address Bankruptcy in Finance Sector in Next Parliament Session’

New Delhi: The government is likely to introduce in the monsoon session of Parliament a separate bankruptcy law to deal with insolvency in financial sector companies that include banks and NBFCs. The proposed bill will cover all financial service providers that include banks, NBFCs and microfinance institutions which have money deposited, a senior finance ministry official has said. New Delhi: ... Read More »

Airtel myPlan Infinity

If you thought travel blogging was all about exotic check-ins and envious Instagram feeds, think again. “With the travel industry experiencing a boom, an increasing number of people are taking to documenting their wanderings online, or giving it a serious thought. But there is a lot more to what seems like a dream job that lets you pursue your passion ... Read More »

Silver Lake Invests $400 Million in Gaming Toolmaker Unity

Private equity firm Silver Lake has agreed to a $400 million investment in Unity Technologies, said John Riccitiello, chief executive officer of the gaming software maker. The investment values the San Francisco-based company, which makes development tools for video-game creators, at $2.6 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction. Regulators still need to approve the deal, Riccitiello said. ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Colour Variants Teased, Might Offer Interesting Choices

If there is any smartphone that has the rumour mills set in overdrive right now, it is the upcoming OnePlus 5. While there are speculations regarding most of the design choices on the yet-to-be-announced flagship, now the company has even created doubts about the colour options that will be offered with the smartphone. In its latest tweet, OnePlus says, “What ... Read More »