Monthly archives: August 2015

Seven natural ways to keep those extra kilos at bay!

 Keeping a strict eye on your weight is imperative in these times. Generally, problems start to rise in the late twenties when there is lack of physical activity. Lethargic habits begin to develop and the individual loses his interest in healthy activities. Stress related to professional and personal lives takes a toll making it difficult to keep vigil on one’s health which later can lead to obesity A lot of […]

15 Places In Mumbai You Must Visit For Good Food And Even Better Music

We’ve all had those days when you walk into a great-looking restaurant with a promise of a lovely evening, only to be welcomed by Honey Singh blasting through the speakers or an “Indian dubstep” track destroying that candlelight. Slow clap for a ruined date! Music goes a long way in contributing to the ambience of a place and if you are someone who categorises your music folders alphabetically according to […]

26 habits of exceptionally successful people, according to a journalist who studied 500 millionaires

Billionaire Virgin chairman Richard Branson celebrates a Virgin Atlantic expansion into India at Mumbai. The idea of being “successful” is ultimately a matter of personal judgment. But regardless of personality, industry, or point in history, there are timeless truths about what it takes to achieve one’s potential. Self-made industrialist Andrew Carnegie was the wealthiest man on the planet in the early 20th century and was a student of what it […]

Of Onion Cartels & Skyrocketing Prices

With the first batch of imported Egyptian Onions entering the Indian wholesale market, Onion prices are finally breathing a sigh of relief. Wholesale prices saw a significant dip down by nearly Rs 10 per kilogram. But it is an open secret that this is only an ad hoc measure, a temporary solution and the problem is nowhere gone. It is almost the same scenario for the past couple of years. […]


What If Money Was No Object? Every Person On Earth Should Watch This Video

You probably hear this now-cliché question all the time: “If money was no object, what would you be doing with your life?” But hearing a question multiple times doesn’t make it any less valid. There is a profound truth underlying these words which it seems many of us have come to belittle or outright ignore, and yet the implications of truly internalizing their meaning are huge. You may be a […]

Stop looking for lost Nazi German treasure train: Poland

The above photo from March 2012 shows a part of a subterranean system built by Nazi Germany in what is today Gluszyca-Osowka, Poland. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10% of […]

Don Bradman's 107th birth anniversary: 10 interesting facts you must know about the legend!

Many consider him to be the greatest to have played the game of cricket, and on the occasion of Don Bradman’s 107th birth anniversary, let’s have a look at ten interesting facts about the Australian legend. New Delhi: Many consider him to be the greatest to have played the game of cricket, and on the occasion of Don Bradman’s 107th birth anniversary, let’s have a look at ten interesting facts […]

Blocked in DU, documentary 'Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai' is a must watch

There must have been about 120 people crammed into Room number 5, in Tata Institute of Social Sciences last evening. From window sills to the floor, every surface had a bottom resting on it. In true Mumbai fashion, everyone ‘adjusted’ and focused their attention upon the film being screened. Nakul Singh Sawhney’s documentary Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai is two hours and 16 minutes long. Not a single cellphone rang during that […]

Bhopal teen earns Sandberg's praise for app detecting birth defects

Bhopal teenager Harsh Songra earned praise from Sheryl Sandberg, one of social networking giant Facebook’s top officials, for developing a mobile phone application that helps parents detect disorders in their newborns – a challenge Songra’s parents grappled with till he was 9 years old and was diagnosed with dyspraxia. “Harsh Songra is a 19-year-old software developer from India. He grew up with a condition called dyspraxia. Because he lived in […]

Japan starts scrimping on its cosseted elderly

JAPAN’s centenarians are no longer to depart this life with a silver dish in their mouths. This month the health ministry said it would stop giving commemorative silver cups for drinking sake as 100th birthday gifts, because Japan’s super-ageing population has made the tradition too expensive for the state. Each silver sakazuki dish costs around ¥8,000 ($64). Now Japan’s cup runneth over(budget). The ministry plans to downgrade to a cheaper […]