The world of web series is turning out to be bigger, better and wider. And if the promo of upcoming Queen is any indication, it could very well turn out to be one of the biggest ever. Promising to be one of those affairs which carry major cinematic appeal, Queen has arrived as a major surprise this winning season where number of films and web series are emerging as massive entertainers.A multilingual drama, Queen is apparently based on the life and times of former actress and late chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa. Though it hasn't been announced as her official biopic, the manner in which the promo has been put together gives a clear indication that Ramya Krishnan, the leading lady who is playing the central protagonist 'Queen', is donning the hat of Jayalalithaa who won the tag of 'Iron Lady' for herself.Ramya is indeed enjoying this innings of her film career where Baahubali series has been her huge calling card. Now, she is pretty much set to make Queen her own, with a … [Read more...] about Ramya Krishnan nails it in Queen, promises to narrate life and times of late Jayalalithaa
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Anita Sengupta’s childhood fascination with science fiction and curiosity led her to a career as a project manager in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. advertisement advertisement She helped design the 70-foot parachute that slowed the descent of the Curiosity rover so it could land safely on Mars in 2012, and she’s currently working on an experiment intended to make its way to the International Space Station in 2016. Yet, at a conference a few years ago, Sengupta was struck by a thought as she listened to one of the speakers explain to the audience how appreciative he was of the mentors who’d had a hand in inspiring him and helping shape the direction of his career. “I sat there thinking, I’ve been working here for 10 years, and I never had that,” she said, lamenting the reality that there still aren’t enough women in her field that other women can look up to. “It was sad for me to come to that realization. But I think, … [Read more...] about What It’s Like To Be One Of The Few Female Aerospace Engineers
The great basketball writer Jackie MacMullan recently stood at the front of a hotel ballroom in Tampa taking questions after collecting a career achievement award from the Association for Women in Sports Media. advertisement advertisement I was in the audience that day. Initially, the questions focused on her early days in basketball as a reporter. But then someone brought up a series of stories MacMullan had written for ESPN last summer on NBA players’ mental health problems. MacMullan called it “probably the most important thing I’ve ever done,” and a nearly 10-minute discussion followed. The package featured All-Stars Kevin Love and Paul Pierce, among others, discussing their struggles with depression and anxiety. Other big names backed out at the last minute, concerned about the stigma of mental illness and whether it might hurt their ability to land a good contract in free agency, a point MacMullan emphasized when we spoke after the session ended. … [Read more...] about Athletes are opening up about their mental health journeys. Here’s why that’s important
People of the Internet, listen very closely to what I’m about to say: STOP with the “All About That Bass” parodies. No disrespect to Meghan Trainor–her song is a female-empowering toe-tapper, most definitely. But cramming your own mundane life situations into the beat of a hit single and dancing around like the god of rhythm has forsaken you is officially a diversion past its prime. And if there’s anything worse than making a parody everyone in the free world has already made, it’s making that parody so late in the game. The video for “All About That Bass” dropped in early June–NASA interns, you get an E for effort but why are we just now embarrassing ourselves in December? YouTube is littered with these parodies, if you must. Or, consider the bundle we’ve assembled above and then put it to rest for good. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about We Have Officially Hit Peak “All About That Bass” Parody
Baby food isn’t as simple as mashed bananas. advertisement advertisement That’s what private equity firm director Angela Sutherland discovered while pregnant with her first child in 2013. When she wasn’t working 10-hour days, she was researching what a baby should consume during the first 1,000 days. Proper nutrition at the start of a child’s life, she had read, is fundamental to health and development. Sutherland recalls how the baby nutrition category seemed, to her, inefficient and overwhelming. If she tried to learn everything about baby nutrition to feed her child, where would she find the time for all that peeling, cutting, steaming, and puréeing? Her options were either spending hours each week in the kitchen or grabbing a jar off the supermarket shelf that, as she describes, “was sometimes older than my baby.” Or, in some cases, loaded with sugar, additives, and preservatives. Roughly 90% of … [Read more...] about Can Pricey Baby-Food Delivery Startups Crawl Their Way To Mainstream Success?