Monthly archives: May 2016

Active Nicaragua volcano a hit among lava-loving tourists

  Native Central American people were terrified of a witch centuries ago, who they believed lived deep in the earth. They would sacrifice their children and young women to what today is known as Nicaragua’s Masaya volcano, one of the most popular tourist destinations. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photo-snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling […]

India among 10 wealthiest countries; average Indian 'quite poor'

India has been ranked among the 10 wealthiest countries globally with total individual wealth of USD 5,200 billion, but this is largely owing to its large population, a report said, adding that on a per capita basis, the average Indian is “quite poor”. According to the report by New World Wealth, India has been ranked seventh in the list of top 10 wealthiest countries in the world, which was topped […]

CLAMORWORLD EXCLUSIVE:Travel Tips: Tirupati, the Lord of the Seven Hills.

Tirupati, the Lord of the Seven Hills.               South India’s most famous temple is the temple of Tirupati. This temple is considered to be the abode of Lord Vishnu.  Known simultaneously by various names, He is Vishnu, Balaji, Sri Venakataswami, Sreenivas, Govinda, or simply, Swami (Lord). The holy shrine of Tirupati is famous in India and abroad.Dating back to as far as 300 A.D., […]

Fire at India's biggest ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon, 17 army men dead

massive fire broke out at Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in Pulgaon near Wardha killing 17 army personnel including two officers. CAD Pulgaon is India’s biggest ammunition depot.   At least two officers and 15 Defence Security Corps (DSC) jawans are feared dead, the Army confirmed. The fire also injured 17 other DSC jawans.   While the cause of the fire is yet unknown, reports said that the fire broke out […]

Adi Shankaracharya's birth anniversary to be celebrated as Philosopher’s Day?

As per a report in The Indian Express, a proposal by an NGO has been floated to mark the birth anniversary of ancient sage Adi Sankaracharya. The NGO was floated by Navodayam, founded by senior RSS member P Parmeshvar, and Faith Foundation, linked to RSS members. The idea was reportedly mooted at an event some time back, which had Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma as the chief guest. […]

Donate Blood And You'll Get 1% Extra Marks For Admission In Rajasthan Government Colleges

Donate blood and add an extra per cent while applying for admission in any government college in Rajasthan. This is according to the new admission policy 2016-17 unveiled by the state government. How this works? Students who produce a proof of donating blood thrice in three years in a row will now get a bonus 1% at the time of admission. Higher education minister Kalicharan Saraf said”Students have to produce […]

Monal of Sushness : Day 7,Short Stories by Sushmita Gupta

  (Artwork by Ashwin Pandya) Monal at fifty often turned to her beautiful childhood for solace. Outwardly no other person seemed happier, luckier or more happening than Monal. She had mastered the art of smiling. It was not even a fake one. Only, she had stopped visiting the crevices of her heart that hurt. That too seemed like a mastery. Then one day she felt feelings that externally angered her but […]


China's Elevated Bus May Just Be the Niftiest Solution to Traffic Jams

We haven’t gotten around to putting flying cars out into the real world yet but China’s Transit Elevated Bus model is hoping to provide a neat solution to traffic jams. The elevated bus aims to “increase the utilization of road space” in the world’s most populated country. Unveiled on May 22 at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo, the scaled version of the bus seems like it could be […]

After 11 years Mars will come closest to Earth on May 30

It’s a fact that history repeats itself and this time the epic celestial event is repeating itself after more than a decade. On May 30, Mars will make its closest approach with Earth and the distance between both the planets will be less than 75.3 kilometers, according to Gizmodo. This close distance will make the Red planet appear slightly bigger and brighter than the usual in the sky. As per […]


Maharashtra Farmer Sells 10 Acres of Land to Construct a Concrete Dam for His Village

Sanjay Tidke is a 42-year-old farmer from Akola district of Maharashtra. Faced with government apathy in getting a dam built in his village, Sanjay has sold a major chunk of his farmland to build a concrete dam for himself and other farmers in his village. Tidke and his brother, who collectively own about 30 acres of land, have sold 10 acres for Rs. 55 lakh to build a dam that […]