Monthly archives: November 2015

Punjabi now third language in Parliament of Canada

Toronto: Four years after Punjabi became Canada’s third most common language, it has now attained the same status in the country’s new Parliament after English and French following the election of 20 Punjabi-speaking candidates to the House of Commons. Twenty-three Member of Parliaments of South Asian-origin were elected to the House of Commons, Parliament of Canada on October 19 parliamentary elections. Three of them, Chandra Arya – born and raised […]

5 Negative Thinking Habits That Are Killing Your Creativity

Everyone is capable of being creative. Creativity is something that simplifies our everyday lives in a myriad of ways – at work, at home, and in our hobbies. Creativity makes us problem solvers, innovators, artists, and visionaries. Often times, the only thing standing in the way of our ability to harness our creativity is ourselves. We get caught in destructive thought patterns that are hindering us, whether or not we […]

India rises to be world's 7th most valued 'nation brand'

India has moved up one position to become the world’s seventh most-valued “nation brand”, with an increase of 32 percent in its brand value to $2.1 billion – the highest among all the top 20 nations on the list. As per a report on world’s most valuable nation brands by global consultants Brand Finance, India is sole among the Brics nations to have witnessed an increase in its brand value, […]


Watch: Shah Rukh Khan shares new teaser of 'Fan' on 50th birthday

  It was a scene right out of Om Shanti Om – Shah Rukh Khan stood in a balcony of his house Mannat here, blew kisses to his fans, waved at them, smiled at them and there was a gleam in his eyes. On his 50th birthday on Monday, the Bollywood superstar was “humbled” by the love that his fans showered on him. The flash of the cameras went clickety-click, […]

Scepticism in J&K Valley Ahead Of PM’s Visit

As the elections in Bihar near their penultimate phase and all eyes are glued to the action next Sunday, it is going to be an action packed Sunday. On the same day Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally at the Sheri-E-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar. Given the recent bouts of animosity and failed attempts to revive peace talks with Pakistan, this address at the venue that was […]

Asafoetida: 10 health benefits of the culinary wonder

The name Asafoetida comes from the Latin word “foetid” which means “smelly”. Rightly so, since Asafoetida, also known as ‘hing’ in Hindi, has a very distinct, pungent smell. This spice is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickling. While on its own, the smell may strike you as overpowering and somewhat unpleasant, in cooking it mellows out and produces a flavor similar to onion […]

India Post Collects Rs 800 Crore From Cash-on-Delivery Facility

Emerging as a leading distribution channel for the e-commerce sector, India Post collected over Rs 800 crore through cash-on-delivery (CoD) facility and is looking to further strengthen its position in the segment by starting a pilot service for same-day delivery. The postal department has also earned around Rs 70-80 crore through speed post in the year 2014-15 from e-commerce business. “Since the introduction of CoD facility, the Department of Post […]

NASA reveals shocking satellite images of Kazakhstan desert!

NASA is known to make various discoveries, but this is one discovery that happened in the most unlikeliest of places – the deserts of Kazakhstan. The International Space Station has released satellite images of some 8000-year-old ancient settlements in the desert of Kazakhstan. The photos have sparked new interest in the archaeological sites and could lead to new discoveries regarding the purpose of these prehistoric configurations. The feat comes in […]