Shakira postpones tour dates due to vocal cord issues

Shakira has been forced to postpone the European dates of her world tour until 2018 due to vocal issues. The Hips Don’t Lie singer was due to kick off her El Dorado World Tour in Cologne, Germany earlier in November 17 but she had to postpone several dates due to “strained vocal cords” but was […]


Rhythmic unplugged evening

In line with The Sooriya Village’s vision of bridging the space between true artistry and the general public, ‘Dhwani’ a rhythmic unplugged evening by talented duo Shashtrapati Thilini Rodrigo Yadev and Ridma Weerawardena accompanied by the extremely talented music director Vadya Nipun Peshala Manoj who will be performing live at The Sooriya Village on November […]


PM off to India

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe is due to leave on an official visit to India today,(November 21), states a press release from the Prime Minister’s office.. The Prime Minister will have a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and will also call on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind during his stay […]


Theeran – Adhigaaram Ondru review: A riveting cop story

It is an engrossing cop film that keeps you glued to the screen every moment. In his pre-release interviews, director Vinoth spoke extensively about the compromises that filmmakers need to deal with. The romance portion in his latest film, Theeran: Adhigaaram Ondru, is one. The oddly-placed ‘Tinga Tinga’ song is another. They’re both minor speed-breakers in […]


Singaporean gets charged $1.3K for Uber rides she didn’t take

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Grab have brought us much convenience, both in terms of getting a ride anywhere and also payment methods. With most of us linking our credit cards to our accounts, paying for a ride is effortless, and we can get that slight ‘kick’ from getting off the vehicle #likeaboss. But this […]


Miss World social media suffers ‘Steve Harvey’ moment as wrong runners-up are announced

The “Steve Harvey” bug has bitten the Miss World pageant – specifically on social media. On Saturday night, Miss World’s social media accounts incorrectly posted a photo of the 1st and 2nd runners up of the recently-concluded pageant. At 10pm, the pageant’s Facebook page and Twitter account announced that Miss England Stephanie Hill had won as 1st […]


Indulgent grandparents ‘bad for children’s health’

Indulgent grandparents may be having an adverse impact on their grandchildren’s health, say researchers. The University of Glasgow study, published in PLOS One journal, suggests grandparents are often inclined to treat and overfeed children. The study also found some were smoking in front of their grandchildren and not giving them sufficient exercise. But Maureen Lipman, a […]


Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Depression in fathers, as well as mothers, has an impact on children despite mothers often being the focus when treating adolescent depression, a study suggests. The University College London (UCL) report looked at 14,000 families in the UK and Ireland. It said both parents had a role to play in preventing teenage depression. The researchers […]


Xiaomi founder Lei Jun explains how the company achieves its competitive pricing

As you enter the large Xiaomi office floor in a swanky Bangalore business park, there is a small conference room by the name iKeva. Named after the startup’s first office in India, this room has a capacity of four people, the entire staff strength of Xiaomi in India when it started out a little over two years […]


Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia “early in 2018”. The news […]