Monthly archives: July 2015

A Forgotten Martyr – Ram Mohammad Singh Azad

It was 31st July 1940, exactly 75 years ago to this day, when a man called Ram Mohammad Singh Azad went to the gallows at Pentonville Prison, UK and was buried within the prison grounds. He had killed a British General in cold blood. And during his trial he had laughed at the judges and had refused to take oath on a holy book, choosing instead, a love story for […]


Claustrophobia Claustrophobia, or fear of enclosed spaces, is one of the most common phobias. Claustrophobia can involve intense fear or even panic as a result of being in a small space. A phobia is a form of specific anxiety disorder where one has an irrational fear of a certain situation or object. Furthermore, claustrophobia is designated as a situational phobia, because it is triggered by a certain situation. Causes of […]


You Need to Listen to This Song Written by President APJ Abdul Kalam

  “Let’s spread love and peace throughout the universe, oh Almighty this is my prayer” – these are some of the beautiful words penned by APJ Abdul Kalam. As the country bids a final and emotional farewell to Dr Kalam, every Indian across the world should listen to this beautiful song composed by the People’s President. The song, sung by Usha Uthup, was Dr Kalam’s prayer to the Almighty for […]

He's just 19 and India's youngest CA: Meet Nischal Narayanam

Nischal Narayanam has become the youngest ever to clear the Chartered Accountant (CA) examination. The 19 year-old boy is also a renowned mathematical genius. Although Narayanam has cleared one of the toughest exams in the country, he will have to wait for two more years to sign the balance sheets as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) doesn’t enrol members less than 21 year. Nischal Narayanam has exhibited […]

This country will have more people than China by 2022

India is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous country — and much sooner than previously thought. China now has a population of 1.38 billion, compared to India’s 1.31 billion, according to new data from the United Nations. But by 2022, India’s population will draw even with that of China, at 1.4 billion people, and then exceed it. If the data proves correct, India will become the world’s […]

Brain surgery saved Russian general who helped defeat Napoleon

For more than two centuries, history has focused on Kutuzov’s incredible story, researchers said. Napoleon Bonaparte likely would have conquered Russia in 1812 if not for a life-saving brain surgery performed on Russian general Mikhail Kutuzov by a French surgeon, scientists have found. “It’s a story of how medicine changed the course of civilisation,” said Mark C. Preul, chair of neurosurgery research director at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is part […]

Rare blue moon comes Friday

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you’ll be right to say it was “once in a blue moon.” The July 31 appearance of the month’s second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren’t perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the […]

This is bad: Scientist shows how Coke messes up our bodies

While the fizzy cola drink is loved by most people in the world, an Indian scientist has now shown what Coca-Cola does to your body up to an after you gulp it down, and it is not good. On his blog Truth Theory, Niraj Naik has outlined the health issues and alarming findings, News.com.au reported. In the first 10 minutes, a person consumes around 10 teaspoons of sugar (100 per […]


How KL Pathu, a new Malayalam entertainer, broke Islamic stereotypes

If there is a single place that has been much maligned in an otherwise celebrated Kerala, it’s Malappuram in the north. In the past, what brought disrepute to the district was its disproportionate socio-economic backwardness; but since the emergence of the Hindutva forces, it has also been burdened with charges of fostering Islamic fundamentalism. Although still comparatively backward, the district today has a completely different socio-economic profile, with some sparkling […]

Debris found near Madagascar may be from long-missing MH370 airliner

Multiple reports now indicate that a weather-battered aircraft section found earlier today on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean is part of a flaperon — a control surface that acts both as a flap and an aileron — from a Boeing 777. The only Boeing 777 that is presently unaccounted for is Malaysia Airlines 370, which has been missing since it disappeared from radar in March of 2014 with 239 […]