Monthly archives: November 2014

Why the censors don’t want you to see a film on the Muzaffarnagar riots. And why the Delhi High Court may not quite agree

. En Dino Muzaffarnagar”, a documentary by Shubhradeep Chakravorty and Meera Chaudhary on the riots that engulfed the Uttar Pradesh district in 2013, considers whether the riots were premeditated, and executed for political gain. The Central Board of Film Certification has refused to allow it for public screening. With the Delhi Court directing the Board to give “detailed reasons” for its opposition next week, our writer examines the documentary’s message […]

Tiger Set Free by Vladimir Putin Kills 15 Goats in China: Reports

Beijing:  A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin raided a farm in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province and killed 15 goats. The beast named Ustin has killed 15 goats in the farm in Fuyuan county on Sunday and Monday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Zhu Shibing, a wildlife protection expert from the Northeast Forestry University said footprints and other traces left near the goat house […]


If You Haven’t Fallen In Love With Canada Yet, Watch This Video And Say Goodbye to Your Heart

  Canada should be renamed Adventure land due to all of the fun and exciting things you can do here, something we often forget. City life can overshadow a life-changing experience only a few miles away in the great outdoors. An English boy and his digital camera made this video and captured what you might be missing by not being here or waiting in traffic. Masterfully shot, the videographer encapsulated […]


Could You Solve a Rubik's Cube in Under 9 Seconds? He Just Did

8.75 seconds. That’s all it took for this ‘speedcuber’ from Canada to solve the Rubik’s Cube – with just one hand.  16-year-old Antoine Cantin set a whole new world record at the Toronto Open, Fall 2014 competition. He beat his own record of 12.56 seconds set at the Toronto Open Spring 2014, competition in April 2014.  Cantin’s 8.75 second feat was captured in this video posted on YouTube.  The video […]

Give And You Gain, Grab And You Lose

Sometimes you are incredibly good and divine. At other times, almost against your wish, the demon in you surfaces and you become vicious and hurtful. Which is the real you? We all have the devil in us; something that makes us pursue self-destructive ways. Yet, even the worst among us has extraordinarily divine traits. The Bhagwad Gita in Chapter 16 speaks of daivim, divine andasurim, demonic qualities. It is easy […]

World Toilet Day 2014 Celebrated With Cake Shaped Like an Indian Style Toilet

A super-sized toilet that’s edible!  Yuck? Er, no actually – it is a cake that weighs nearly 700  kg. It is part of an awareness drive organized in Delhi by  Sulabh International, an NGO responsible for building public toilets in almost every Indian state. The three-day event that began on Wednesday  over a thousand school children take part in the pledge, ‘Toilet For All by 2019’. “The event has been […]

30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You

  “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” Dhirubhai Ambani   2. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” Mark Caine   3. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way […]

Enhance your memory with just one gram of turmeric daily

Melbourne: Now you can enhance your memory by just adding a gram of turmeric to your breakfast daily. According to a new study,turmeric could help improve the memory of people who are in the early stages of diabetes and at risk of developing cognitive impairment. Professor Mark Wahlqvist from the Monash Asia Institute at the Melbourne-based Monash University conducted the the study in which they tested the working memory of […]

Japan sending students to Indian schools to speak fluent English

  In what could be seen as the rising importance of Indian education on the global platform, local students in Japan are now going to Indian schools in the country to learn English. According to this report in The Indian Express, the Global Indian International School (GIIS) in Tokyo is one of the many Indian schools which Japanese are taking a great interest in. In GIIS, 35 percent of the […]

China's Mega-Dam in Tibet Begins Operations, India Watches Closely

Beijing:  China has begun generating electricity from Tibet’s biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers that has prompted concern in India. The dam on the Yarlung Zangbo river – known as the Brahmaputra in India, where it is a major waterway – will be 116 metres (381 feet) high when completed next year, according to reports. Foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said Monday that New Delhi […]