Monthly archives: March 2015

Pakistan 8th 'most dangerous country' in the world: Report

London: Pakistan has emerged as the world’s eighth most dangerous country in a latest analysis of the top 10 danger zones based on terrorist and rebel activity.   The IntelCenter’s ‘Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries’ list as of March 2015 is topped by the Middle East, with Iraq and Syria ranked No 1 and 2 respectively.   IntelCenter’s Country Threat Index (CTI) examines the volume of terrorist and rebel alerts, […]

Total lunar eclipse on April 4 to be visible all over India

New Delhi: India will be able to witness the spectacular view of the total lunar eclipse on April 4, given the weather conditions are good, says an expert. lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes in between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon. “It is total if the earth completely blocks the moon, as will happen on April 4,” B M Birla Science Centre Director […]

 
 
 

You Can Affect The Lives Of 4 Lakh Kids. Here's How

  India loses more than 400,000 kids every year, due to vaccine preventable diseases. And immunisation is the only scientifically proven method to prevent the deaths of these infants. More than 27,000 cold chain points have been established and to bring the cause to the forefront, UNICEF is running a powerful online campaign that implores citizens to put vaccination up on their priority list. There are 4 ways to ‘Donate […]

Are you a leader, or just the boss?

Never in human history has there been so much emphasis on business ethics, moral leadership and employee empowerment. Yet, there is no sign that bosses as a whole are getting smarter or more effective. Maybe it’s because leadership is a complicated business, and bad bosses are able to hide their dysfunction by exercising their power, offering excuses, exploiting internal politics, or practicing the old magician’s trick of distraction. Plus, quite […]

8 Bizarre Foods Indians Eat

Indian cuisine is a beautiful blend of our culture and customs. It boasts of robust flavours, a mind blowing variety, spices and surprises. This time around, I decided to take the road less traveled and venture into the unexplored. Welcome to the wild world of the food unknown. Let me warn you, what’s about to be served is a little more than unusual. These are not your innocent everyday classics, […]

 
 
 

Is Deepika Padukone's Video Empowering?

A video featuring actor Deepika Padukone has gone viral, accruing two million views in the two days since it was posted online by fashion magazine Vogue. The video, titled My Choice and directed by Homi Adajania of Cocktail and Finding Fanny fame, uses Ms Padukone, 29, as a brand ambassador for women’s empowerment. The black-and-white video, which lasts a little over two minutes, features the actress calling for a change […]

British physicist Stephen Hawking to trademark his name

World-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, 73, is turning his name into trademark for charitable purposes. The move will also prevent others from exploiting his name with inappropriate products, celebrities like JK Rowling and David Beckham, who have turned their names into brands. Professor Hawking has applied to the Intellectual Property Office to have his name formally registered, and another English physicist, Brian Cox, has already made the move. Both the […]

Global average Internet speed grew 20% year over year to 4.5 Mbps, mobile traffic jumped by 54%

Global average connection speeds rose 20 percent year over year to 4.5 Mbps in Q4 2014. Meanwhile, mobile demands continue to grow, with data traffic increasing by 54 percent in the last year. The latest figures come from Akamai, which today published its quarterly State of the Internet Report for Q4 2014. The firm found 132 countries experienced an increase in average connection speeds year over year, ranging from 0.3 […]

Prison Planet

Different nations take very different approaches to the convicts they deem the most dangerous. From Russia’s prison island to Saudi Arabia’s unexpectedly cushy cellblocks, here are some of the most notable. 1. San Pedro Prison, Bolivia The prison’s only goal is to prevent escape. There are no guards inside the walls. Its 1,500 inmates must purchase or rent their cells, according to their means; they govern their own community, complete […]

Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.   During the curfew period — which was ordered by President Ernest Bai Koroma and ran from 0600 GMT on Friday until 1800 GMT Sunday — some 26,000 volunteers went door-to-door to check for sick people and […]