Author archives: Teertha

Story of Rajasthans Imran Khan who found mention in Modi’s Wembley speech

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to a thunderous crowd at Britain’s Wembley Stadium on Friday, he mentioned a Rajasthan man who made 50 mobile applications and dedicated them to the students free of charge. “My India resides in people like Imran Khan,” Modi said at the Britain’s biggest stadium, packed with some 60,000 people celebrating British-Indian ties and India’s growing international clout. Read the full story by Rakesh Goswami […]

Pigs force-fed until they are ten-times the normal size then slaughtered to appease the spirits.

A pig that weighed in at nearly one ton was publicly slaughtered today after its owner won first prize on a competition held by a Taoist temple in Taiwan. Ten Holy Pigs were force fed to make them grow ten times larger than normal for the contest held by the Sanhsia Tzushih Temple in Yingko, New Taipei City, northern Taiwan. The tradition is generations old, but in recent years it […]

Manna Dey: Legendary Indian singer dies

Indian singer Manna Dey has died in a Bangalore hospital at the age of 94. Dey had been ill for the past few months and was in hospital for a respiratory infection. His funeral is due to take place later on Thursday. Born Prabodh Chandra Dey in 1919, Dey was popularly known as Manna, and was credited with several hit Bollywood songs. He sang in several languages including Hindi, Bengali, […]

Asian tigers at risk from domestic dog distemper virus

Some of the world’s rarest big cat species are facing a potentially deadly threat from a virus carried by domestic dogs, a wildlife expert has warned. John Lewis, director of Wildlife Vets International, said there was evidence that Indonesian tigers were at risk. Canine distemper virus has evolved in recent decades from infecting only dogs to affecting other animal groups. Dr Lewis plans to work with Indonesian vets to develop […]

cities consume enormous amounts of energy and generate over 80% of global carbon emissions.

Our swelling cities consume enormous amounts of energy and generate over 80% of global carbon emissions. We need to make them more self-sufficient, but how? As I’ve said before, Earth is experiencing a uniquely urban event. The migration of people to cities is by far the biggest humans have witnessed, and it is having far-reaching impacts on the planet’s geology, biology and chemistry. In a time of dwindling resources and […]

IPL : Its all about Money,Politics,drugs and SEX

IT’S THE open secret no one wants to acknowledge: the IPL is not about cricket. The ugly controversy surrounding Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and IPL chief Lalit Modi — over Tharoor’s friend Sunanda Pushkar owning 4.9 percent free sweat equity in the Kochi team that Tharoor helped put together — is merely a warning sign pointing to a much deeper dirt pit that comprises in equal parts […]

As Maharashtra battles drought, Asaram Bapu wastes water, abuses media

Mumbai: Self-proclaimed spiritual guru Asaram Bapu defied the Maharashtra government’s orders today by continuing to indulge in pre-Holi celebrations, using thousands of litres of water at a time when the state is facing its worst drought since 1972. On Sunday, Asaram Bapu and his followers used a minimum of 50,000 litres of drinking water for Holi revelries in Nagpur’s Kasturchand Park. Dressed in a pink dress and matching headgear, Asaram […]

In Maharashtra Drought leads to death of 7 peacocks

Osmanabad: In Marathwada the drought has not only affected the humans but the animals are also kicked by this drought. In Balaghat sanctuary, near Yermala 7 peacock died as they did not get enough water to drink.   From past two days the birds were in search of water, but, they did not get water to drink. In Yermala, Subhash Ghongde found a peacock in his farm that was dying […]

ICICI, HDFC, Axis Bank probing money laundering accusations

India’s top private sector lenders ICICI Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd said they were investigating allegations of widespread money laundering practices at their branches. The shares of the banks fell briefly on Thursday after the independent investigative journalist, Aniruddha Bahal, made the accusations in a news conference televised by a local TV station in the morning. Bahal, founder and editor-in-chief of Indian news and opinion website […]