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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Trump to enact $7.5 billion in tariffs on EU imports following WTO ruling

The Trump administration plans to enact new 10-25% tariffs on about $7.5 billion worth of European Union products starting on Oct. 18. The move follows a ruling Wednesday by the World Trade Organization that the EU had been subsidizing Airbus, giving the U.S. a significant victory in a 15 year-long legal fight over aviation subsidies.

Ultimate SuperHero

Sarasbaug in past


Time Changes

Best Views of the World

PERU: Machu Picchu

Located between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin, Machu Picchu is an archaeological site of the ancient Inca Empire. Machu Picchu, named one of the 7 Wonders of the World, is filled with monuments that document the Incan people's way of life. Its elevated location makes for second-to-none views.

PJ of the Day

Why did the golfer change his pants? 
Because he got a hole in one!


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Wireless Electricity

Friday, October 4, 2019

Iraq curfews, shootings as 21 die in anti-government rallies

Iraqi security forces imposed a round-the-clock curfew in Baghdad and fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to disperse anti-government protests that have gripped the country since earlier this week, killing 21 people so far.
In a desperate attempt to quell the demonstrations, which were spontaneous and mostly spurred by woes over deteriorating economy and lack of jobs and services, authorities have cut internet access across much of Iraq.

Best Views of the World

PANAMA: Coiba National Park

The lush, vibrant ecosystem found at Coiba National Park is filled with incredible views of the vibrant blue water. The park is also a protected UNESCO site, as it is "one of the last major refuges for rare and endangered species of tropical America."


Ashish Joshi's Wild Life Photography: House Sparrow

A house sparrow which was once very common to every house has now become a rareity. 
I was pleased to see this bird feasting on Bajra during my recent visit.

Gluten Free Mud

Odd Man Out

Time Changes

PJ of the Day

What does a baby computer call his father? 


Great Ad

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Indian Victory Vs Pak PM


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday is a national holiday in India

Mahatma Gandhi, known in India as "the father of the nation," was born 150 years ago today, on October 2, 1869. His birthday is a major national holiday called Gandhi Jayanti, and it is marked with a prayer for peace, ceremonies and events throughout the country.
The United Nations has also declared October 2 as the International Day of Nonviolence to honor Gandhi's message.

Blast from Past: Expense sheet

Cityblog Events Corner

Pune Landmarks by Shikha Nambiar: 1000 Oaks


BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile, with major indigenous systems, successfully test-fired

The missile was successfully test-fired for its full range of 290-km during the launch jointly conducted by @DRDO_India and BrahMos Aerospace

Best Views of the World

NORWAY: The Bryggen wharf in Bergen

Norway's Bryggen wharf is a historic area recognized by UNESCO World Heritage. The harbor town was rebuilt after a fire in 1702, and today, its medieval-style buildings and colorful facades create idyllic reflections onto the water.

Pj of the Day

A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.


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Waka Waka

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hong Kong Police Shoot a Protester, 18, With a Live Bullet for the First Time

A Hong Kong police officer on Tuesday shot a teenage demonstrator, the first time in months of protests that a live round was fired at a protester. The shooting capped an evening of violent protests, escalating the territory’s political crisis on the same day that the central government staged a huge military parade in Beijing to celebrate 70 years of Communist control.
The protesters in Hong Kong hoped to upstage Beijing’s celebrations by holding their own unauthorized marches. Violence quickly broke out, as demonstrators in districts across the city engaged in some of the bloodiest and most sustained clashes since protesters began taking to the streets in early June.

Landmark Film

Pune Landmarks by Shikha Nambiar: George

Cityblog Events Corner

Giridarshan's Dhodap fort trek on 6 Oct

Dhodap is a peculiarly shaped fort on Nashik Malegaon road.
Because of wild grass flowers and terda in this flowering season the fort looks fabulous, the fort is a must visit fort.
We will start on 5 Oct by private bus from Law college road at 10 pm and reach the base village of Dhodap fort 'Hatti'. On 6th Oct we will start after breakfast and will reach the top till 10 am, we will visit Dhodap cave, machi and other spots, have lunch and climb down. We will reach Pune till 11 pm on 6 th Oct
You should bring a plate, a bowl, water bottles, extra dress, bedding and a torch with you. Wear a suncap, treking or walking shoes, avoid using sandels and shorts. Do not bring disposables.
Trek fee Rs. 1200/-
Including travel and food
Booking till 4 Oct
Call 9850520058

Best Views of the World

NEW ZEALAND: Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Canterbury region is a glacial lake with unreal views during the day and equally beautiful, clear skies at night - perfect for stargazing.

PJ of the Day

They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O. 


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Google is not the solution for everything

Climate Change is reality despite all theatrics

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Top Bodyguard to 2 Saudi Kings Is Shot Dead

A longtime personal bodyguard to two Saudi kings was shot and killed by a friend during a personal dispute, the Saudi state news media said on Sunday.
The report provided no details on why the friend shot the bodyguard, Gen. Abdulaziz al-Faghem, who often appeared with King Abdullah, who died in 2015, and Saudi Arabia’s current monarch, King Salman.



Pu La

Pune Landmarks by Shikha Nambiar: Kayani Bakery

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Myanmar  Ancient City of Bagan

P J of the Day

I have an eating disorder; I'm about to eat dis order of fries, dis order of wings, and dis order of nuggets

Natural Wonders

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Best Views of the World

MOROCCO: Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech

As part of the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech is recognized as an iconic and meaningful symbol of the city's history and culture.

Traders are betting President Donald Trump will become the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

The odds of Trump's impeachment during his first term by the House of Representatives spiked above 60% on Tuesday on prediction market PredictIt. That's up from just 24% before reports surfaced on Sept. 18 about whistleblower allegations.
Traders on the platform currently see only an 18% chance that the president will be removed from office by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Investors use prediction markets to get a real-time barometer on the likelihood of certain political events, everything from Brexit and the 2020 election to impeachment. And unlike polls, which operate with a lag, the prediction markets respond instantly as developments unfold.
"The odds can change after literally a phrase or a tweet. To investors, it's potentially hugely valuable," said Flip Pidot, senior market analyst at PredictIt.
The impeachment fight has dramatically ramped up activity on PredictIt. Hundreds of thousands of trades are made daily in the most active impeachment market, up from tens of thousands per day prior to the recent scandal. 


Pune Landmarks by Shikha Nambiar: Dorabjees



PJ of the Day

Two hydrogen atoms meet.  One says, “I've lost my electron.” The other says “Are you sure?” The first replies, “Yes, I’m positive.”

Why India is Great?

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Water management

Indian Scientists without Nobel Prize