Monthly archives: June 2014

9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down

Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten […]

What happened to flight MH370? Read full report as investigators say passengers 'suffocated' on board plane

Australian experts believe those on board the doomed flight are likely to have  suffocated, and the plane crashed while on autopilot Experts investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 believe the passengers and crew on board probably died from suffocation, before the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean while flying on autopilot. Those are the conclusions of the latest report into the baffling aviation mystery, by investigators working at […]

PM Modi has More Twitter Followers Than White House

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fourth most “followed” world leader on Twitter, has overtaken the White House in terms of number of followers on the microblogging site, an annual global study of world leaders today revealed. According to Twiplomacy, a study conducted by global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller, United States President Barack Obama is the most followed leader on Twitter followed by Pope Francis, Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang […]

Shocking sandals, a bra with GPS and jeans that alert friends: As rapes in UP jump by nearly a third, here is the latest security gear

Pepper spray isn’t enough in India. Anti-rape jeans, footwear and innerwear are the new security devices women are coming up with to counter India’s growing problem of crime against women.  On Friday, two such designs- sandals that deliver electric shocks and jeans that have an inbuilt SOS button – were unveiled by college girls in Uttar Pradesh, a state in the news almost every day for incidents of rape and […]

Indian kids hitting early puberty

 Girls and boys are hitting puberty much earlier than before, according to a study more than 80 per cent of urban Indian girls hit puberty at the age of 11. And now experts say this comes with a risk of behavioral issues. And its not just girls, boys too are maturing faster than before. A victim of early puberty Kanika, (name changed) says,”I had menarche when I was in class […]

7 Priceless Things That Money Will Never Be Able To Buy

I love money – as we all do. Yet, money isn’t everything. There are things in life that are much more important than money itself, or anything that money is capable of buying. The reality is that even though we live in a capitalist world, the most valuable things in life come without a price tag. This is important to keep in mind as more and more people every year […]

India’s would-be entrepreneurs flock to Mumbai

Riding a sleek black Harley-Davidson motorbike and wearing a smart jacket and biking gloves, 27-year-old Arjun Bafna looks every bit the wealthy young man that he is. He comes from a family that owns one of India’s oldest and biggest automobile dealerships. He has taken the business one step forward though. Arjun runs Seven Islands Harley-Davidson, the only Harley-Davidson franchise in Mumbai. “I love automobiles, it’s my passion, because I’ve […]

Could Watching TV Kill You? Binge Watchers at Higher Risk

People who watch television for three hours a day or more are twice as likely to die in the next few years as people who watch little or no TV, a new study has found. It’s the latest in a series of studies that show sitting still can kill you. But this one has a few twists. TV watching seemed deadlier than sitting at a desk or driving a car […]

Athena: Europe plans huge X-ray space telescope

Europe has initiated the process that should lead to the biggest X-ray space telescope ever built. Dubbed Athena, the satellite will be some 12m in length and weigh about five tonnes when launched in 2028. The European Space Agency’s (Esa) Science Programme Committee selected the project at a meeting in Toulouse. Design work now will confirm the technologies and industrial capability needed to construct the mission, which is costed at […]

World Vitiligo Day: Skin disease takes emotional toll

Broadcaster Lee Thomas’ patchwork skin has being losing pigment for 17 years. He’s gotten used to the constant stares when his work makeup is off; he doesn’t even mind being asked about his varying skin tones. Thomas laughs when he recalls one of his 6-year-old daughter’s friends telling him he looked like a cow. After Thomas explained he had vitiligo, the boy asked if they could play Frisbee. “It’s not […]