Monthly archives: September 2014

5 reasons how flaxseeds contribute to your good health

  Yes, the small little seeds can have multiple health benefits. Adding flaxseeds to your diet will not only help improving your heart’s health but will also aid in bettter digestion. Flaxseeds are high on protein and its best to consume them in a powdered form as it increases the amount of nutrients absorbed. Here are a few health benefits of flaxseeds: -Flaxseeds help in weight loss as they are […]

Riding on a Sunbeam: How one engineer turned neuroscientist is on a mission to make backpacking cool among Indian youth

  What do you do after getting a bachelors in engineering, a masters in biophysics and computational biology and yet another masters in neuroscience from one of the most prestigious universities in the world? You give up your job and go on a solo backpacking adventure around the world. Mauktik Kulkarni did one further. After biking solo through South America and backpacking across 36 countries around the world he went […]

How can you hire top engineers on a startup budget? Like this.

The U.S. job market is still in a slump for most recent college grads, and even law school graduates are finding it tough to get in the door with a decent firm. But when it comes to coders, it’s a different story: In the world of software engineering, there are only 8 qualified candidates for every 10 openings. Particularly in the San Francisco Bay area, where my company, Instore, is […]

Job loss fears may put people at asthma risk: Study

London: Work-related stress and a fear of losing one’s job may put people at the risk of developing asthma, warns an observational study. For every 25 percent increase in the perceived threat of job loss, the risk of asthma rose by 24 percent, the study found. Among those who believed that they were very likely to lose their job the risk of asthma rose to 60 percent compared with those […]

Make in India: Initiatives that will create biz-friendly environment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the ambitious “Make in India” campaign to put the country prominently on the global manufacturing map and, in turn, facilitate the inflow of new technology and capital, while creating millions of jobs. Following up on his Independence Day address call, he kicked off the campaign at a star-studded event where leading industrialists and business leaders from India and abroad pledged to support the […]

Gang-raped and beaten 14 times... But she's still fighting: Meet the hero activist who's saved 18,000 women and children from human trafficking

Praneeta, Shaheen and Anjali are not related, nor are they friends. Yet, fate tied these three children together in a horrible fashion. Aged between three and five, all three of them were abandoned by their parents in the face of poverty, sold away to brokers for prostitution and pornography, and simply left to be raped and tortured. Their stories, as narrated by social activist Sunitha Krishnan during her TED talk, […]

Aditya Thackeray And His Political Coming of Age

Four years after his political debut, Aditya Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is coming of age. Back in 2010, the Thackeray scion’s coming out party was thrown by grandfather, the late Bal Thackeray at a Dussehra rally, who introduced him as the chief of the Yuva Sena. From political bargaining with the BJP over the past few days, to strategising on seat-sharing arrangement, in four years Aditya […]

Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes to fight Dengue fever

Brazilian researchers in Rio de Janeiro have released thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever. The hope is they will multiply, breed and become the majority of mosquitoes, thus reducing cases of the disease. The initiative is part of a programme also taking place in Australia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The intercellular bacteria, Wolbachia, being introduced cannot be transmitted to humans. The programme started in 2012 says […]

5 best foods to beat anemia in women

Iron deficiency or anemia is a very common blood disorder. It is a condition where the RBC counts fall from their normal levels. Common symptoms include weakness, dizziness and quick exhaustion. According to a study conducted by WHO, nearly 1.62 billion people affected by anemia are women and young children. Women especially are more likely to suffer from the condition. According to experts, the major cause of anemia in women […]

China: Shopping centre paves walk with gold bars

The streets have been paved with gold at a shopping centre in China where a walkway has been built using real 24-carat bars. The walk at the indoor precinct in Yichang, in Hubei province, consists of 606 shiny yellow bricks, worth $32m (£20m) in total, the Chinanews.com website reports. The bricks weigh 1kg (2.2lb) each, and are covered with a glass pane. The lavish attraction was created to celebrate the […]