Monthly archives: March 2016

63rd National Film Awards: Amitabh, Kangana best actors; Baahubali best film

The prestigious National Film Awards were announced on Monday with honours going to veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut in best actor category. S S Rajamouli’s multi lingual blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ has won the Best Film award. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has grabbed the Best Director for Bajirao Mastani starring Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan has been awarded the Best Actor for Piku and Best Actress award […]


Watch: Things you need to know about epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common type of serious brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures. It is also known as seizure disorder and effects the nervous system of the body. A seizure is sudden disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain that causes change in behavior, movements and consciousness. The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that epilepsy is treatable and has nothing to do with mental disorder. The type […]

Bloodbath in Antartic: Japan kills 333 Minke Whales

In the name of ‘scientific research’ the Japanese fleet has recently killed a large number of Minke whales in the Antartic Ocean. Four ships from the country’s Institute of Cetacean Research returned to their home port after 115-days long expedition capturing 333 whales including more than 200 pregnant females. Japan has been illegally hunting whales for decades.The Japanese government claimed that this mass slaughter is a part of their ‘scientific […]

World T20: India beat Aussies by 6 wickets to Kohli-fy for semis

Every time India have stumbled into trouble this season, they have looked up to one man — Virat Kohli. On Sunday night, his magnificent form and sheer determination once again carried India past some doubts and plenty of pressure as the hosts beat Australia to seal their World Twenty20 semi-final berth. India’s master of chases had wrapped up the emotional victory over Pakistan at the Eden Gardens, but played an […]


Leopard Tunel? Highway in Russia divrted to protect endangered species

A tunnel, specifically designed to preserve the near-extinct Amur leopard population, has been built in Russia’s Far East. With the highway that used to intercept animals’ “travel routes” moving underground, felines can now roam without fear of being hit. The Narvinsky tunnel is 575 meters long and has been constructed in Russia’s far eastern Primorye region. It runs through the territory of the “Leopard Land” national park. “This will be […]

Cornered on the Left: Questioning JNU student leader Shehla Rashid

Shehla Rashid kept her calm as a journalist shouted at her seeking answers about issues he thought were sidestepped by the Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union, a body she represents as the vice-president. The journalist, who repeatedly interrupted her during the press conference in Bengaluru on Friday, wanted to know why JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar did not speak against the Congress for the anti-Sikh riots in 1984, the corruption scandals […]


Video: This is what 6,000 matches burning in a chain reaction look like

A video uploaded earlier this month on YouTube by HTD shows a person lighting 6,000 matches stacked together on what looks like a wooden board.   And while a single match sticks burns completely in a matter of seconds, the fire from the stack of 6,000 matches took nearly 15 minutes to die down. At the time of writing, the video titled “6000 Match Chain Reaction – Amazing Fire Domino!!!” […]

Apply for Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship, check details

Applications are invited for the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship. Launched in September 2014, the scheme aims at building long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in India and the US. The doctoral research fellowships under this scheme are designed for Indian scholars who are registered for a PhD at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months. The postdoctoral research fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers […]

Exorcism an unexplained phenomenon

Word “Exorcism is derived from the Greek preposition ek with the verb horkizo which implies “I cause (someone) to swear”. Technically, exorcism is not the act of casting out the Devil or a demon, but places the Devil or demon on oath.Exorcism is conceived of as the rite of driving out the devil and his demons from possessed persons. There is a difference between spiritual and demonic possession, however both […]

Govt plans to replicate Punjab’s Holy Kali Bein model to clean river Ganga

Union Minister for Water Resources and Rejuvenation of Ganga Uma Bharti said that the Centre would replicate the model of Holy Kali Bein, an important rivulet in Punjab, to clean river Ganga. Talking to media persons after visiting the holy site at Sultanpurlodhi, Uma Bharti said she was impressed to see the cleanliness work done by renowned environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal with the help of peoples’ participation. Uma Bharti […]