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Mars bound India- NASA mission to Mars set to fly off in May 2018

Mars bound India- NASA mission to Mars set to fly off in May 2018 Approximately 1,38,000 people from India are all set to go on the Mars bound trip to explore the red planet. They have successfully booked their seats from the NASA’s InSight Mission, which is all set to launch on 5th May, 2018. The people who have booked seats will be provided an online boarding pass, according to […]

Burning elephant image wins Sanctuary Asia's top photography prize

The image shows a calf on fire as it and an adult elephant run for their lives — as a crowd of “jeering” people throw “flaming tar balls” and firecrackers at the pair. The photograph taken on State Highway 9 in Jhargram district of West Bengal a year and a half ago by wildlife photographer Biplab Hazra won the 2017 Photograph of the Year award given by the wildlife photography […]

Standing for National Anthem in movie theatres not a measure of patriotism: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to come up guidelines to regulate the playing of the National Anthem in public places, including movie theatres. This now places the onus on the government to decide whether it should be mandatory for people to stand for the National Anthem or not. The top court’s direction to the Centre came even as it refused to change its earlier order that made it […]

From Nepal to US, how Diwali is celebrated across the world

  Did you know Diwali is an official holiday in 10 different countries, not counting India. And did you also know that the festival of lights is celebrated in a big way in at least 25 nations with major Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh populations. Celebrating the Deepavali by millions across the world is understood. But to declare a public holiday for Diwali, takes it to a whole new level. […]

 
 
 

Wrong Place Wrong Time: Crane Crushes Audi. Watch What Happens Next

  A driver in China lived through a nightmare experience when a crane crushed his car in the middle of the road. The 29-year-old was driving to work in China’s Zhuzai province on Tuesday when a construction crane fell on his Audi and totally flattened it. Surveillance footage captured the moment the crane demolished the front portion of the car with many fearing the worst for the driver. But in […]

Book Review: Evolving with Subramanian Swamy – A roller coaster ride

With the Congress dominating the polity post-Independence, India never had an opposition leader to match the charisma and popularity of the Nehru-Gandhis, with the exception of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. For a brief period in the mid-1970s, however, socialist leader George Fernandes and Jan Sangh-backed Subramanian Swamy, with their knack to kick up a storm, caught the imagination of the youth. Both were icons of anti-Congressism. While Fernandes remained wedded to […]

Did Aarushi Talwar's Parents Kill Her? Verdict Today: 10 Points

The Allahabad High Court will decide today whether dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar murdered their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008 at their home in Noida near Delhi. Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom; then Hemraj, the family’s Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They have appealed against their conviction. Here is a 10 point guide […]

Review: Memoirs of My Body by Shreya Sen-Handley

Sharp, hilarious, and relatable are three words that best describe Shreya Sen-Handley’s book Memoirs of My Body. It opens with a treatise on masturbation — a seven-year-old Sen having wet dreams about a boy who’s “literally from the wrong side of the tracks.” There could be no better opening for this novel: a journey of Sen’s self-discovery with which any woman would identify. Sen’s book chronicles her life through childhood […]

Richard Thaler, 2017 Economics Nobel Prize winner, praised PM Modi’s note ban move, but with a ‘rider’

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the note ban on Novemeber 8, 2016, some of the nation’s economists had raised questions on the government’s move. However, among those who had favoured the decision at that time included none other than 2017 Economics Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler. “This is a policy I have long supported. First step toward cashless and good start on reducing corruption,” Thaler had tweeted soon […]