Monthly archives: October 2016

World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert!

A giant dinosaur footprint measuring 106cm long and 77cm wide has been found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. The ancient footprint as big as a fully grown person was discovered by a team of Japanese and Mongolian paleontologists. The fossil, which researchers claim could be the world’s biggest dinosaur footprint ever found, belongs to the Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur and could have been more than 30m long and 20m […]

PM Modi's constituency Varanasi can only meet its toilet target by 2048: Analysis

The country needs to build 2.3 million (23 lakh) toilets every month – or a formidable 56 toilets every minute – to meet the government’s target, the report said. Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega Swachchagraha campaign, that aims at building a toilet for every home till by 2019, lagging far behind its target? A survey carried out by Down to Earth Hindi magazine claims even Modi’s own Varanasi constituency […]

A soldier’s life at LoC: Little sleep, no leave and dreams on hold

On the Line of Control (LoC), life is no picnic. Yet a year ago, soldiers could break the monotony of keeping the troubled border under watch with occasional leisure. Sometimes, this meant, a game of chess or carrom. Or, flipping through a Bollywood glossy. Soldiers would even soak in the breathtaking beauty of the treacherous mountains. Back then, when this correspondent toured the LoC for a week, things may not […]

To prohibit or not.....

Public health concerns and the collective good should overrule all arguments for responsible drinking that most governments in the world In striking down the Bihar Excise Act which bans the sale of liquor across the state, the Patna HC has set the cat among the pigeons. By being cheeky in challenging the ban as a violation of basic tenets of the Constitution, the judgement calls into question whether arbitrary and […]

What Are The Health Benefits Of Sugarcane Juice?

The juice of the sugarcane stem is a health drink for a variety of reasons. From being a wholesome thirst quencher to mitigating the spread of cancerous cells, this juice has numerous healing properties that both Ayurveda and conventional medicine have been tapping into. If you’ve ever spent a hot day outdoors and been handed a glass of freshly pressed sugarcane juice, you know what heaven feels like! Rarely is […]

Guess who? THIS actor becomes first South Indian who'll be getting a Madame Tussauds statue

Well, we have a great news for Indian cinema lovers. You will be amazed to know that Prabhas will soon be getting his own statue at Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Yes, you read that right. This development will reportedly make him the first South Indian with a wax figure. “He is not merely all about his unique style and macho charm in his screen presence but also a superstar who fully […]

Ditch The Old Nandi Hills And Head To Karnataka’s Most Terrifying Tourist Destination

I was in Bangalore a week ago and while discussing potential places for a day trip, I suggested Nandi hills – as a girl who is unsure of her surroundings in an alien land, Nandi hills seemed like a legit suggestion. Soon after my suggestion, I was stared at dangerously and things had come to an abrupt halt inside our apartment, and everyone had the same reaction to “Nandi Hills” […]