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India summons US envoy over snooping charges

India has summoned a top US diplomat to complain about spying after allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the governing BJP. Officials said the allegations were unacceptable and sought assurances from the US that it would not happen again. US whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday revealed that the BJP was among a group of foreign political parties targeted by the NSA in 2010. In opposition then, the BJP […]

One Buddha Teaching That Will Tell You More About Yourself Than Anything Else

No-Self In Buddhism one of the ‘Three Characteristics’ is No-Self (the other two are impermanence and suffering which are closely associated with this). This refers to the illusion of reality having a permanent and separate self. There is this notion that there is a permanent “I” or “me,” which is a separate entity that can be found. The obvious assumption of we are our body sounds good until we look […]

9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down

Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten […]

What happened to flight MH370? Read full report as investigators say passengers 'suffocated' on board plane

Australian experts believe those on board the doomed flight are likely to have  suffocated, and the plane crashed while on autopilot Experts investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 believe the passengers and crew on board probably died from suffocation, before the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean while flying on autopilot. Those are the conclusions of the latest report into the baffling aviation mystery, by investigators working at […]

Shocking sandals, a bra with GPS and jeans that alert friends: As rapes in UP jump by nearly a third, here is the latest security gear

Pepper spray isn’t enough in India. Anti-rape jeans, footwear and innerwear are the new security devices women are coming up with to counter India’s growing problem of crime against women.  On Friday, two such designs- sandals that deliver electric shocks and jeans that have an inbuilt SOS button – were unveiled by college girls in Uttar Pradesh, a state in the news almost every day for incidents of rape and […]

Indian kids hitting early puberty

 Girls and boys are hitting puberty much earlier than before, according to a study more than 80 per cent of urban Indian girls hit puberty at the age of 11. And now experts say this comes with a risk of behavioral issues. And its not just girls, boys too are maturing faster than before. A victim of early puberty Kanika, (name changed) says,”I had menarche when I was in class […]

7 Priceless Things That Money Will Never Be Able To Buy

I love money – as we all do. Yet, money isn’t everything. There are things in life that are much more important than money itself, or anything that money is capable of buying. The reality is that even though we live in a capitalist world, the most valuable things in life come without a price tag. This is important to keep in mind as more and more people every year […]

World Vitiligo Day: Skin disease takes emotional toll

Broadcaster Lee Thomas’ patchwork skin has being losing pigment for 17 years. He’s gotten used to the constant stares when his work makeup is off; he doesn’t even mind being asked about his varying skin tones. Thomas laughs when he recalls one of his 6-year-old daughter’s friends telling him he looked like a cow. After Thomas explained he had vitiligo, the boy asked if they could play Frisbee. “It’s not […]