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Author archives: drvani

Greed brings grief!

he greed for more is always there in us. We get enough, we have enough, we store enough but still we want more. This need for more is called greed. In many of us, there is a rapacious desire to acquire wealth and possessions. Where greed exists, morality and ethics vanish. We think wrong, speak wrong and act wrong in order to acquire more wealth. Jealousy, anger, bitterness and lies […]

10 Amazing Reasons You Should Eat Chia Seeds

Salvia hispanica, or Chia, is an herb in the mint family. This small plant, is an absolute gold mine of nutrition; it yields the precious chia seed. I consider the chia seed one of nature’s most efficient super foods. Two tablespoons of the tiny seeds contain 138 calories, 9 grams of fat, 10 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and a relatively large amount of calcium. The seeds are […]

Charminar most searched historical site on Google

Hyderabad(Telangana State): Charminar – the symbol of Hyderabad – is the most searched historical site in the city on Google, the world’s biggest search engine. Google search trends analysis for the past six months reveals Charminar as the most searched historical site in the city, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Charminar has been searched the most in Andhra Pradesh (combined state) followed by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. “Interestingly, […]

Sachin Tendulkar to launch his autobiography "Playing It My Way" on November 6

New Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is all set to release is autobiography on November 6. The master blaster made this announcement through his official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.   The name of Tendulkar’s autobiography will be called “Playing It My Way”. The 41-year-old had indicated he would be coming out with his autobiography while speaking to members of the media during his post-retirement press conference. India’s most decorated […]

India: Ancient university reopens after 800 years

An ancient Indian university has reopened 800 years after it was destroyed in an invasion, it’s been reported. Nalanda University, in the eastern state of Bihar, was first established in the 5th Century during the Gupta dynasty. It was was said to have attracted thousands of scholars and thinkers from around the world but the site was destroyed in the 1193 AD by an invading Turkish army. The new campus […]

Amitabh Bachchan: Bollywood star's 10 million Twitter followers

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has crossed over 10 million followers on Twitter. The actor is prolific on the microblogging site and is the most followed user on Twitter in India. The 71-year-old star, who has acted in more than 180 films, recently made his Hollywood debut in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby. He also hosts the hugely popular Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to […]

This Is What Weight Loss Does To Your Brain

New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the negative effects body fat may have on the brain Obesity harms most organs in the body, and new research suggests the brain is no exception. What’s more, the researchers found that getting rid of excess fat actually improves brain function, reversing the ill effects of the extra weight. The new study, which focused on people who underwent bariatric surgery, found that […]

Government aims to tackle child pornography with more 'control' over social networking sites

Alarmed by a spurt in online child abuse and sex crimes linked to pornography, the Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that social networking sites – including Facebook, Google and Twitter – will be asked to have servers in India so that authorities can keep tabs on objectionable content. “We wish to have some control over the content of social networking sites but the hurdle is that all of […]

Four Indian-Origin Economists on IMF's "Generation Next" List

Washington:  Four Indian-origin economists have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy. The “Generation Next” list of “economists under 45 (who) will have the most influence in the coming decades on our understanding of the global economy,” was compiled by IMF with information from “readers, assorted international economists and journal editors.” […]

 
 
 

This Man is the King of Jugaad. Slow Clap

Where there is a will, there is a way: this inspirational English proverb has a one word Indian counterpart – jugaad. Jugaad is great a way to deal with things when they aren’t working out. The basic raw material required is sheer determination, and results are often innovative. When Madeshwaran, a street food vendor in Bangalore, was faced with ill-health and exhaustion, he decided to fight back with a solution –jugaad. His job […]