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Jason Blum Is As Upset As You No One Saw Upgrade, Offers Update On TV Adaptation

"Upgrade" is getting an upgrade. When the bonkers-in-Yonkers sci-fi action film, written and directed by Leigh Whannell, released in 2018, it received a pithy welcome at the box office, though critics like /Film's Matt Donato had a good time with it. Whannell moved onto his bombshell hit "The Invisible Man" in 2020, and now that the dust has settled on the (pardon the pun) universal fanfare and praise surrounding the resurrected Universal Monsters franchise-launcher, the writer-director has sign...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Chris Anderson, Grey, Yonkers, Tim Walsh, Blumhouse, Blum, Asha, Logan Marshall Green, Marshall Green, Matt Donato, James Roland

DotCom Therapy raises $13M to provide therapy for kids, in and out of school

DotCom Therapy, a pediatric teletherapy company, just closed a $13 million series A round. It’s far from the only teletherapy company looking to capitalize on a boom in venture capital investment in mental health startups, but it’s operating in a hyper-specific sphere: therapy for kids.  DotCom Therapy was originally co-founded in 2015 by Rachel Mack Robinson, who, at the time, was a practicing pediatric therapist at a neurology clinic in Missouri, and Emily Purdom, also a speech language pat...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, US, Missouri, Alaska, Little League, Medicaid, Mckinsey, Online Therapy, Robinson, DSM, American Academy of Pediatrics, Dotcom, Asha, Teladoc

What I Read in July: Brief Thoughts

July was a super reading month for me. I read or listened to 13 books and almost all of them were winners. Here are my brief (sometimes very brief) thoughts (also posted on ). All titles are currently available unless otherwise noted. Thanks to the publishers and/or for review copies (digital, print, and/or audio). Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings by Earl Swift (Custom House): Interesting history of the development of the lunar ...
Tags: Books, Scotland, America, Earth, Idaho, Korea, Swift, Josh Ritter, Ritter, Asha, North America United States, Beth F, Mark Bramhall, Saskia Maarleveld, Richard Ferrone, Kathy Martin

10 Must-Read Books For Every Summer Reading List

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Tags: Amazon, New York, Washington Post, China, Boston, Nazis, Iraq, Stephen King, Brooklyn, New York Times, Poland, Diana, Cbs, Harlem, Billy, Hazel

Asha and the Washerwoman’s Baby: A Short Story

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Author’s Note: I’m unable to add images to the post due to a technical problem. I decided to publish it without images for now (old school style! – just like a book) and I’ll add images later, inshaAllah. An exiled neanderthal girl encounters the aftermath of a battle between her own people and a band of modern humans, and is faced with a terrible decision. MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC ERA (100,000 YEARS AGO) WESTERN EDGE OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA T...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Fiction, Religion, Culture, Short Fiction, Asha, MSHA, Featured Home, Featured Culture, Islamic Fiction, Short Story, Wael AbdelGawad, Muslim story, Wael Abdelgawad fiction, Wael Abdelgawad stories

Over 500 Zarthostis from around the world participate in a Jashan & Pray Together

Our dear friend Ervad Zarrir Bhandara writes in…. Sincere gratitude to all in making our efforts towards ending the pandemic and bringing about good times through the collective power of our Mathravani prayers more worthwhile. First time ever more than 500 community members participated in a Jashan and prayed humbandagi together to raise the collective consciousness exponentially which included Vanant Yasht nirang to remove all kinds of afflictions, Ardibehesht Yasht nirang for health and well ...
Tags: Life, India, Prayers, Asha, BPP, Zarathushtra, Ahura Mazda, Jashan, Zoroastrian Association of California, Noshir Dadrawala, Ervad Zarrir Bhandara, Ervad Bhandara, Ahura Mazda Himself, Behram, Behram Yazad Jashan, Sarosh Yasht vadi Nirang

How the tale of milk and sugar kept my people’s faith alive

My faith is Zoroastrianism, the oldest monotheistic religion in the world, originating in ancient Persia. The Persian prophet and religious reformer Zarthushta [Zoroaster] is regarded as its founder. It pre-dates the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and is likely to have influenced those religions too. Article By Dilnaz Billimoria | The Age A Zoroastrian priest outside a fire temple in Mumbai, India. CREDIT:AP Zoroastrians believe in a benevolent deity of wisdom, Ahura Mazda...
Tags: Australia, Opinion, Life, Melbourne, Mumbai, Gujarat, Persia, Mumbai India, Parsi, Judaism Christianity and Islam, Asha, Gujarat India, Ahura Mazda, Dilnaz Billimoria, Zarthushta, Zoroastrian Sasanid

Archie Panjabi Joins the Cast of TNT’s Snowpiercer Season 3

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Archie Panjabi joins the cast of TNT’s Snowpiercer Season 3 Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) has joined the cast of TNT’s Snowpiercer for its upcoming third season as a series regular. Panjabi will play Asha, according to Deadline, who notes that details about the new character are being kept under wraps. if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {};...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, TNT, Snowpiercer, Golden Globe, Connelly, ITV Studios, Hanna, LAYTON, Scott Derrickson, Wilford, Asha, Archie Panjabi, Panjabi

A Film: Zoroastrianism – The World’s Oldest Monotheistic Religion

Our dear friend, and FEZANA’s Chief Social Media Officer Tanya Hoshi has put out another fantastic video titled “Zoroastrianism – The World’s Oldest Monotheistic Religion”. In this video Mobed Kerman Katrak, Mobed Cyrus F. Khory, and Mobedyar Mahshad Khosraviani discuss various aspects of our faith. Zoroastrianism is an ancient-Iranian religion that at one point was practiced by millions, but unfortunately has now fallen into near obscurity – yet it is still practiced around the world. Founded b...
Tags: Film, Life, Asha, Zarathustra, FEZANA, Tanya Hoshi, Cyrus Karanjia, Khory, Mobedyar Mahshad Khosraviani, Jehan Bagli Kerman Katrak Cyrus

The transformer: Zerbanoo Gifford on turning 70

It was a toss-up between a Women’s Forum and a Global Zoroastrian Youth Leaders Forum. Something special was being planned for Zerbanoo Gifford’s 70th birthday on May 11 since the last one year. Article By Farida Master The social entrepreneur and founder of ASHA Centre in the Forest of Dean, England wanted it to be meaningful and of significance that would leave it’s footprint for generations to come. Not just a cake-cutting, having-a-good-time kind of gathering at the onset of the 70th year of...
Tags: UK, Life, Brighton, Mark Twain, Asha, Individuals, Zoro, Zerbanoo Gifford, ASHA Centre, Zerbanoo, Harrow School, Adrian Locher, Ursula Graham Bower, Forest of Dean England, Church Farm Zerbanoo, Church Farm

Comment on layered yogurt flatbreads by Asha

Would you call focaccia bread by any other name? Why not call a paratha a paratha? Why layered yoghurt flatbread? This is how generations of Asians have been making parathas.
Tags: Food, Asha

Happy 70th Dear Zerbanoo

Today, a very dear friend, philosopher, guide and mentor Zerbanoo Gifford turns 70. In a small intimate gathering at the beautiful ASHA Center in the Forest of Dean, Zerbanoo’s life was celebrated at a beautiful lunch event. Like most people I had heard of Zerbanoo, but had never met her in person till that day in December 2015 when she and her biographer; and dear friend Farida Master spoke at the Ripon Club. Needless to say she left a huge impression on me, more so after reading the book ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, London, Life, India, America, Nasa, Britain, United States, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, New Zealand, Vatican, Parliament, Dalai Lama, Downing Street

Kellogg's changes palm oil policy after sisters' petition

Asha and Jia Kirkpatrick, aged 12 and 10, hope the move will help orangutans to survive.
Tags: News, Kellogg, Asha, Jia Kirkpatrick

Hunger, fear and death: an Ethiopian migrant family's story

First, drought in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region destroyed Asha Khalif Ali’s crops and animals. Then her husband and brother were killed in ethnic violence. Scientists and humanitarians say Asha's story – of a once prosperous family endlessly buffeted by the intertwined plagues of climate change and violence –  will become more familiar around the world as repeated disasters push families into competition for ever-scarcer resources.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Oromiya, Asha, Asha Khalif Ali

New Cornershop video: No Rock: Save In Roll

Video: Cornershop – “No Rock: Save In Roll” Directed by Chris Curtis. From England Is a Garden, out March 6 on Ample Play Records. I was just thinking about this band. “Brimful of Asha” was one of my favorite songs of the late-120 Minutes era. I used to set up the VCR to record it … Continue reading New Cornershop video: No Rock: Save In Roll → Read more at Glorious Noise...
Tags: Videos, England, Shorties, Asha, Chris Curtis, Cornershop, New Cornershop

Ervad Zarrir Bhandara’s Talk at the Ripon Club Mumbai

The following speech was delivered by Ervad Zarrir Bhandara at the Ripon Club Mumbai on Saturday November 2nd, 2019.  “Mobed’s Heart to Mobeds’ Hearts” event. This event was organized by the Global Health Guru and the Holistic Health Coach Dr. Mickey Mehta. The young and dynamic BPP trustee Mr. Viraf Mehta was the chief guest and Dr. Ervad Ramiyar Karanjia principal of Dadar Athornan Madressa was the guest of honor. This event was attended by about 20 mobeds which included the ex principal of Ca...
Tags: Life, India, Religion, US, Asha, BPP, Zarathushtra, Khorshed, Meher Amalsad, Ahura Mazda, Mickey Mehta, Asha Vahishta, Viraf Mehta, Kotwal, Kusti, Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

Sorry – “Jealous Guy” Video

Band To Watch alums Sorry are back with a new one, "Jealous Guy," the latest in a string of singles that stretches back over the last year. This one was written in response to John Lennon's Imagine track "Jealous Guy," poking holes in the overbearing possessiveness of that song with Asha … More »
Tags: Video, Music, John Lennon, Sorry, Asha, Asha Lorenz, Flo Webb, Jasper Cable-Alexander

You Know Madeleine McCann. These Missing Girls Of Color Are Cold Cases, Too.

Three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007 from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Her story became an international sensation. What had become of the angelic, little, blonde British girl? Had she been murdered by her parents? Abducted and sold into a pedophilia ring?It's been 10 year's and Madeleine's story still captures headlines. In March 2019, she was the subject of the Australian podcast Maddie, and a Netflix series called The Disappearance of Madeline McCann. ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, Mexico, Fbi, Netflix, Madeleine McCann, Camden, Gwen Ifill, Maria, Maddie, Bernie Sanders, Sofia, Madeleine, Madison County Sheriff s Office, Sommers

Asha & Sudhir’s Home Is a Sanctuary of Treasures & Handcrafted Products

This home tour has been in the making for several months. But, it was worth the wait as I imagine you will be scrolling up and down in excitement, making notes of the sources for furniture, rugs, cushions, and well, a whole lot. Asha and Sudhir’s serene home in Bangalore is a showcase of the [...]
Tags: Books, Interiors, Bangalore, Sudhir, Asha, House tours

Claiming Her Right to Protect the Rights of the Underrepresented

Asha has dreams of becoming a lawyer to help those in her community who need it most. She believes that nothing will stop her, but she’s facing incredible adversity to achieve it. With your help, she will. Read the full article: Claiming Her Right to Protect the Rights of the Underrepresented
Tags: School, Education, Religion, Dreams, Asha, What You Can Do


I’m not a fan of resolutions, but every year for over a decade, I try to pick a word of the year — what a friend of mine calls her Big Word — to help guide me for the following 12 months. Resolutions leave me cold (since I always feel somewhat defeated if I’m unable to keep them); however, a Big Word acts more as a guiding principle for my year. If somehow I veer off course, my Big Word helps remind me to stay the course....
Tags: Photography, United States, Big Plans, Ray, Asha, Ali Edwards

Zerbanoo Gifford Enters the Honorable Society of Knights of Round Table

We are thrilled to learn that our dearest friend and mentor Zerbanoo Gifford has been welcomed into the Honorable Society of the Knights of the Round Table. Zerbanoo Gifford is the founder of the ASHA Centre near Flaxley, now globally recognised as one of the most vibrant places for young people to be empowered and taught the importance of sustainable living, the arts, and community understanding and action. Earlier this year 20 young Zoroastrians from all parts of the world gathered for a...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Life, Society, West, Britain, House, Northern Ireland, Charles Dickens, Camelot, Merlin, Richard, Alex, Limerick, Adrian

net positive

Alex, tackling her homework in her room, Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Just a normal early evening around here. Yesterday, one of my dearest friends, Asha Dornfest, wrote this post — words that are really a call to arms. You should read the whole thing, but it was this part that really got me: “Back in the early 2000s, we started blogs, and started talking to each other, and becam...
Tags: Photography, Kentucky, New York City, Alex, Caribbean, Trinidad, Marcus, Random Thoughts, Brené, Asha, Junior League, Asha Dornfest, Chookooloonks

Chaya Bhuvaneswar's Playlist for Her Story Collection "White Dancing Elephants"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Chaya Bhuvaneswar's brilliant debut collection White Dancing Elephants is filled with stories about diverse women facing violence. Kirkus wrote of the collection: "Stunning, evoca...
Tags: Music, London, Bonnie Raitt, India, Bette Davis, Uganda, David, Portugal, Carrie Underwood, Elvis Costello, Spike Lee, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige, Louisville, Joan Armatrading, Michelle

Google Is Developing Native Hearing Aid Support For Android

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Google announced today that it's working with Danish hearing aid manufacturer GN Hearing to create a new hearing aid spec for Android smartphones called ASHA, or Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids. It's designed to be battery-efficient, while providing high quality audio with low latency. Hearing aids utilizing this spec will be able to connect to and stream from Android devices without having to use another intermediate device. ASHA will enable ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Asha, Beltone Amaze

‘Upgrade’ Review: A Gory, Wild and Clever Hybrid of Sci-fi, Action, and Horror

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the SXSW Film Festival. Upgrade is in theaters today.) Leigh Whannell’s latest film Upgrade is one of the most strikingly invigorated sci-fi watches I’ve been awestruck by in quite some time. I’m talking *hard* sci-fi, with callbacks to anything from eXistenZ to The Matrix to Minority Report. Whannell customizes an “efficient” future not so far from our own, where self-driving Loop Dash vehicles chauffeur around bioengineered super-beings and p...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Siri, Upgrade, Earth, Green, Movie Reviews, Thriller, Bruce Wayne, Bruce Lee, Leigh-Whannell, Jared Leto, Sxsw, Grey

Joint Review: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Illuminae Files #3)

Title: Obsidio Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Genre: Science Fiction, Epistolary Novel, Young Adult Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 2018 Hardcover: 615 Pages Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Book Reviews, Young Adult, Avengers, Aidan, Ana, Nik, Mao, Ezra, Hanna, Rhys, Ella, Thea, HANNAH, Asha

Book journey leads to NASA

Imagine standing up at the podium at NASA’s Goddard Space Centre in Washington DC, USA, and lecturing to some of the world’s best brains on leadership, sustainability, conflict and peace? Well, Aucklander Farida Master did just that this year and while admitting to some pre-nerves, this Indian-born Kiwi journalist has heaps of chutzpah and believes anything is possible. Article by Robyn Yousef | Her journey to Goddard began long before her visit there in August last year. It began in 2013 ...
Tags: Books, Usa, UK, England, New York, London, Life, India, US, Nasa, Britain, New Jersey, New Zealand, Manhattan, Un, Philadelphia

World Zoroastrian Young Leaders Forum Kicks Off At ASHA Centre in the UK

The ASHA Centre in Gloucester United Kingdom welcomed 19 young Zoroastrians from all over the world for a 10 day leadership forum starting from Friday March 16th to 25th 2018. Mentored and conceptualized by our dear friend Zerbanoo Gifford, and led by Mark Gifford and Adrian Lochner, the 10 day event bring Zoroastrian young leaders from Zarathushti diasporas all over the world to meet, interact, discuss and deliberate in issues revolving around the community, faith, religion and the role that th...
Tags: UK, News, Wales, Life, Oxford, New Zealand, Oxford University, Gloucester, Asha, Zarathushti, World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce, Zerbanoo Gifford, Farida Master, ASHA Centre, Gloucester United Kingdom, Mark Gifford