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Google celebrates ‘Teacher’s Day’ with an animated doodle

Google celebrates ‘Teacher’s Day’ with an animated doodle

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Its Teachers’ day today, and our very own mentor and survivor Google has again found a creative way to honour all the heroes who showered us with deep knowledge throughout our lives. The search giant Google celebrates Teacher’s Day with an animated doodle. The doodle shows a happy spinning globe wearing spectacles. At the end of the animation, various icons surround the globe representing subjects such as physics, chemistry, music, mathematics, sports, geography, among others. In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in the honour of India's former President and revered teacher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on the same day in 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan became the second President of India from 1962 (to 1967), which is when the first-ever Teacher’s day was
Google Doodle celebrates Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday

Google Doodle celebrates Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday

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Google celebrates famous painter, sculptor, designer, choreographer Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday with a special doodle. Google's doodle shows a bulbous mechanical figure standing in a ballet pose wearing a metallic mask. Schlemmer is well-known for staging “Triadisches Ballett” or “Triadic Ballet”, which was premiered in Stuttgart in 1922. “With three dancers, 12 movements, and 18 costumes, Oskar Schlemmer’s innovative approach to ballet broke with all convention to explore the relationship between body and space in new and exciting ways,” Google said in its tribute to this great artist. Schlemmer described this performance as “artistic metaphysical mathematics” and a “party in form and colour”. Born in 1888, Schlemmer, the youngest of six children studied art in Stuttgart under
#SuperSaturday: Little-known facts about Disney Princesses

#SuperSaturday: Little-known facts about Disney Princesses

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What does it take to become a Disney Princess – Beauty, bravery or both? Before the Renaissance era of Disney movies, we only know Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty as an epitome of beauty and elegance, until Mulan came along, which redefined what it means to be a Disney Princess. Do you know Ariel is the only Disney princess to become a mother? Yes! Believe it or not. Here are some unknown first-of-first facts about Disney princess: The current official lineup of Disney Princesses includes Jasmine, Ariel, Rapunzel, Tiana, Belle, Merida, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Aurora, Mulan, and Snow White. Snow White is supposed to be 14 years old and remains the youngest Disney Princess. Belle is the only Disney Princess to have hazel eyes. Mulan is also the first Disney Princess to not actually be
Meet Filmykaant – Indian television industry’s first NLP based Chat Bot

Meet Filmykaant – Indian television industry’s first NLP based Chat Bot

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Staying true to its philosophy of ‘Deewana Bana De’, Sony MAX, the Hindi movie channel, from Sony Pictures Networks is all set to amplify the ‘Deewanapan’. In a bid to engage with viewers beyond their television screens, Sony MAX has launched ‘Filmykaant’ - television first-ever artificial intelligence (AI) Chat Bot in India. Test your filmy gyaan, let's see kitne bade ho tum #Bollywood fan. Aa gaya hai #Filmykaant with gossip, trivia and more, get ready to have some filmy fun like never before. Click on the link and find out what's in store! https://t.co/FHL4Yy7mLO pic.twitter.com/mTJJwFYiTt — MAX Television (@SonyMAX) August 27, 2018 Developed with an advanced NLP (Natural language processing) technology with an inbuilt ability to read Hinglish (a mix of English and Hindi), Filmyk
Sony Pictures brings ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

Sony Pictures brings ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing Hotel Transylvania 3 to Digital HD on September 25 followed by a 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release on October 9. Various features are included aiming at the kids as well as adults alike: Three All-New Scary-Oke Sing-Alongs: Sing along to three Hotel Transylvania 3 inspired songs with your favorite characters! “Dennis Had a Giant Dog” – Sung by Dennis & Winnie “Monsters Like to Party Down” – Sung by Johnny “Oh, These Wolf Pups” – Sung by Wanda Werewolf Plan Your Own Spook-tacular Sleepover: This feature will give you all the details on how to make your own sleepover spook-tacular! Vampire Make Over: Mavis and Drac Tutorial: Learn how to turn yourself into your favorite Hotel Transylvania 3 characters. Behind the Screa
#WowWednesday: Here are some fascinating facts about Marvel’s ‘Baby Groot’

#WowWednesday: Here are some fascinating facts about Marvel’s ‘Baby Groot’

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I am Groooooooooooooot! Remember something? If not, then you should probably watch the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ first. Groot was Flora colossi from Planet X, the capital of the branch worlds. The tree-like being branched out of his comfort zone to help the Guardians of the Galaxy keep the people of the universe safe. Here are some fascinating facts about the Baby Groot: His look is based on real-life human kids Groot is an adorable, cute baby with gullible cheeks, toddler pot-belly, stocky limbs, oversized head – that’s exactly the characteristics of a human baby. Baby Groot speaks 16 languages: Vin Diesel famously recorded the voice of Groot 1,000 times in six different languages for the first film. For the Guardians' second go around, Diesel upped his vocab game by saying “I am
#TuesdayTrivia: THIS is India’s first Sanskrit animated movie

#TuesdayTrivia: THIS is India’s first Sanskrit animated movie

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India’s first crowdsourced Sanskrit animated film Punyakoti directed by Bengaluru-based HR consultant Ravi Shanker released in July. The 90-minute film is based on a popular folk song from South India. According to media reports, thirty-five animators from across the world worked on the movie with an aim to revive the ancient language, especially among the younger generation. The film will be screened at film festival followed by its release on digital channels, theatre and then, television. The story is based on a popular folk song from South India about an honest cow called Punyakoti, who on being attacked by a tiger in the forest, begs him to let her go feed her calf and promises to return. Keeping her word, she returns to the tiger to be eaten. The tiger, moved by her honesty, lets
Jon and Sansa unites! HBO teases footage from ‘Game of Thrones’ final season

Jon and Sansa unites! HBO teases footage from ‘Game of Thrones’ final season

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In what could be termed as good news for GOT fans, HBO has released the first footage of Game of Thrones’ final season hinting out at some major character developments. HBO dropped the little teaser as a part of a broader clip promoting the network’s 2019 line-up including Big Little Lies, True Detective, The Deuce, The Shop, Camping, Room 104, My Brilliant Friend, Barry etc. The new footage buried amid a lot of shots of season 7 — including a clip of Gendry swinging an axe, Daenarys and Tyrion having a pensive moment, and some dragon fire and a shot of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) embracing Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) at their family home of Winterfell. Check out the official video shared by HBO here: A premiere date has yet to be announced, but the series will return in 2019. The sho
Google Doodle celebrates Sir Don Bradman’s 110th birthday

Google Doodle celebrates Sir Don Bradman’s 110th birthday

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Google celebrated the 110th birth anniversary of Sir Donald Bradman on Monday with a colourful doodle. Born on August 27, 1908, in Cootamundra, Australia, Don Bradman is widely regarded as the most prolific batsman in the history of Test cricket. In his stellar career, Bradman made 12 Test double-hundreds with the highest score of 334 against England. In domestic cricket, Bradman scored an astonishing 28,067 runs at an average of 95.14. He also smashed 117 centuries with the highest score of 452 (not out). Nicknamed “The Don’’, Bradman compiled runs — 6,996 in 52 Tests, at an average of 99.94 with an unerring and relentless precision that has remained unequalled. After his retirement, he remained a part of the sport as an administrator and commentator. Bradman was also given his own
DC Universe launches ‘DC Daily’ show, to be hosted by Kevin Smith

DC Universe launches ‘DC Daily’ show, to be hosted by Kevin Smith

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DC has announced a new daily news show on the DC Universe service. Titled as DC Daily, the show will have live stream introduction which will be hosted by director and comic book writer Kevin Smith. Filmed and streamed daily from a newly-designed, 2,100-square-foot facility at the Warner Bros. Digital Networks studio in Burbank, CA, Daily's set will feature conversational seating, demonstration stations and stand-up viewing areas for hosts, guest commentators and special guests. According to the news release, Daily will offer news and insights on upcoming DC projects, from comics, TV, and movies to web series and DC Universe exclusives. Besides, Daily will also feature guest appearances, interviews and panel discussions including some of the known voices from DC Universe. Fans will b...