Monthly archives: September 2015

How a whale vomit made a man richer by Rs 11 lakh

London: Beachcombers dream of finding treasures as they stroll along sandy beaches, but one dog walker in Wales struck gold as he exercised his pet – and was on Friday $16,700 richer as he found whale vomit. His rare find was a 1.1 kg chunk of whale vomit, known as ambergris, and it sparked a frenzy of interest when it came up for sale Friday at an auction house in […]


Kailash Satyarthi's short film underlines the serious problem of child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse is a serious problem which often goes overlooked in India. It can can happen anywhere; a place of learning, such as school or coaching, and even at home. Many children face sexual assault at places where they should be comfortable, places where they trust to be safe and free, and are too scared to speak up about their ordeal. A short film by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s […]

India Has a New Eco Friendly Airport Terminal. And It Is More than Just Amazing!

The new terminal at the Chandigarh international airport in Mohali, inaugurated recently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the first airport in the country that is ‘totally green’, and can potentially change the way airports are built in the country henceforth. Spread over 53,000 sq. m, the brand new terminal at the Chandigarh airport has been designed around the green building concept, right from the start. The terminal will handle […]

Take back your privacy

Many of us are aware that we’re being tracked around the Internet by a multitude of advertising companies. They track us through the ads on web pages. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to think of them as spies trying to gather as much information about our lives as they possibly can. In the last couple of columns, I’ve briefly mentioned how online ads are not just intrusive but can be invasive […]

Train Your Brain to be Happy: The Many Health Benefits of Meditation

We live in a world marred by distraction. Our minds are always racing, and we constantly seek some thing or the other to meet our needs and desires. As Buddha says, we’re hurling from one pleasant experience to the next – “What’s for lunch?”, “how will my boss like the new proposal I printed out and left on his desk hours ago?”, “how do I want to plan my weekend?” […]

Is India suffering due to bad Vastu?

Vastu is the Indian science of directions, and it teaches us how to optimise on the various directions and achieve the best of everything, simply by occupying space in the most favourable way. In this context, I wish to examine India’s destiny vis-a-vis the directions… India’s Destiny: Mountainous North India has the Himalayas in its North as well as its North-east, which – Vastu experts say – goes against Vastu. […]

How a farm labourer became a millionare

From earning Rs 5 a day as a farm labourer to starting an IT services company that is worth Rs 1.5 crore (Rs 15 million), Jyothi Reddy’s story of success is nothing short of an inspiring movie plot. That night she decided to break the rules. With a few friends, whom she referred as akka, she did not return to the orphanage till way past midnight. It was Sivaratri, the […]

Drink bitter gourd juice for good health!

Bitter gourd is a popular veggie and better known for its bitter taste. But have you ever thought of drinking its juice? Well, many would make faces while taking the name but one should have this bitter drink as it is full of essential nutrients and medicinal values. Here are some health benefits of the bitter juice: Good for digestion: Bitter gourd juice is good for digestion as it increases […]

PM Woos Fortune 500 Companies With Promise Of Reforms

As Prime Minister’s Day 1 in US comes to a close, Mr Modi is high on the reforms agenda. Making a firm and assertive pitch for bringing in investment in India, he met close to 50 Fortune 500 companies alongwith media companies and several key financial sector players. Almost every big name in the world of US Business and those who mattered were all there. The guest list includes the […]