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Nepal officials reject claims of climbers being Covid infected

Kathmandu, May 7 | Tourism officials in Nepal have rejected claims about foreign climbers, attempting to summit Mount Everest and other peaks, being infected...

US birthrate sees largest annual decrease in decades

Washington, May 7 | The birthrate in the US fell 4 per cent last year, marking the biggest annual decrease in decades, suggesting "the...

In a Kashmir lockdown, home doesn’t translate into a safe place:...

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, May 5 | When she sent a picture of brooding girl, sitting atop a shikara, to Times square, one of...

Aly Goni: ‘Most of my family members are positive from last...

Mumbai, May 4 | Actor and "Bigg Boss 14" star Aly Goni shared that most of his family members have tested positive for Covid-19."I...

‘Leopard Diaries’ explores remarkable tale of ‘lonely, mysterious creature’ (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, May 4 | The leopard is the reigning rock star of the wildlife world. It's a species that is...

Mainland Europe’s first underground railway turns 125

Budapest, May 4 | The Hungarian capital of Budapest commemorated the 125th birth anniversary of its underground railway, which was the first of its...

World’s largest airplane closer to use for space vehicles

Los Angeles, May 4 | In 1941, the US government hired billionaire entrepreneur Howard Hughes to build a massive airplane to take some...

Diabetes doesn’t mean depriving yourself of tasty food

New Delhi, May 3 | How does one lower ones' blood sugar levels by using superfoods and super ingredients? How to...

‘Autonomous, transparent research best safeguard against bad governance’ (Book Review)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, May 2 | Professional studies and surveys for gathering social data is an essential service towards sustaining democracy, and...

Are trade unions as schools of revolution relevant today?

By Brij KhandelwalAgra, April 30 | As the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, denting economies and devastating medical infrastructures, the role of the trade...

We are in a hurry, and often skip emotions: Filmmaker Ram...

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 30 | Writer and director -- he says the amalgamation of two makes him a narrator. For him, the...

Of a declining mind trying to make sense of ever-changing world

New Delhi, April 29 | Fated to do and to die/only to remember/then forget/why try?Mrs S. Pankajam has always lived two lives: one of...

Kalinga Literary Festival names ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award after Manoj Das

New Delhi, April 28 | Paying tribute to the legendary Odia and English writer Manoj Das, who passed away on April 27 in Puducherry...

Cinema must hide some things from the audience: Akshay Indikar

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 28 | Sometimes the pace of the film can be the real content. At times, it is the...

Jhumpa Lahiri at new level of artistic achievement with ‘Whereabouts’

New Delhi, April 27 | Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: with her new novel "Whereabouts" (Penguin), Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the...

Telling a tale with soil and iron

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 27 | When politician Yogendra Yadav called him this month to discuss...

Breaking patriarchal barriers in film distribution

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 25 | She is clear that the films she distributes must resonate with the audience and tell untold stories....

Mango museum to come up in Lucknow

Lucknow, April 23 | Mango, the king of fruits, will soon have its own museum.The Mango Museum is coming up at the Central...

When children try to revive a forest

New Delhi, April 23 | Clouds peck on vapour in the noonday sun/A day will come when rocks will/disappear/I want to save some rock/seeds...

‘Age of Anxiety’ a timely book in midst of pandemic

New Delhi, April 23 | What does it mean when someone says they have anxiety? "I'm stressed and nervous all the time, do I...

Paper tales

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 23 | He calls the art of cutting paper meditative. He smiles that whenever he starts doing...

Art up for mangroves

New Delhi, April 22 | Biodiversity by the Bay launched a series of artworks by six leading artists for...

Raghu Rai’s rediscovered negatives relive the horrors of B’desh’s liberation (IANS...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, April 22 | Ace photographer Raghu Rai was only five years into the profession when the Bangladesh liberation struggle erupted...

NZ to move its only 2 elephants to Aus

Auckland, April 22 | Auckland Zoo, the biggest zoo in New Zealand, on Thursday decided to move the country's only two elephants to Australia...

Keeping social distance to lessen impacts on wildlife

New York, April 22 | Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)...

Dalai Lama asks world leaders to look at climate challenges

Dharamsala, April 22 | Foreseeing climate crisis, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday appealed to the world leaders to look at both...

Drawing social narratives

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 21 | "It's important for me as a person to comment on social and political issues. Social media is...

For Russia with love: Goa beach to host solidarity meet in...

Panaji, April 20 | Colloquially dubbed as a mini-Russia within Goa for more than a decade now, the warm sands of Arambol beach will...

Need oxygen desperately to save lives, appeals Ganga Ram Hospital

New Delhi, April 20 | With supplies running out, the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday evening raised an alarm for oxygen for Covid-19...

106 new doctors put on Covid duty in UP

Lucknow, April 20 | As many as 106 doctors, selected by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, have been given postings and put on...

Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik lends a hand to civil service aspirants

New Delhi, April 20 | Renowned Indian mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik has now turned his attention to aspirants for the Indian civil service with his...

When an innocent prank goes horribly wrong

New Delhi, April 20 | Natasha, Riya, Anjali and Katherine were best friends in college - each different from the other yet inseparable -...

‘Recognise your serendipitous moments, seize them’ (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, April 19 | Archimedes' discovery of the relationship of weight, volume and density of materials, Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin,...

Short film ‘Live Your Fairytale’ stars slum kids and has no...

Mumbai, April 17 | A new short film, titled "Live Your Fairytale", features no professional actors, and captures the experience of five slum children...

Documentary on Punjab’s fort built in sixth century

Chandigarh, April 17 | With a view to inspire the younger generation about the glorious historical and cultural heritage of Punjab, senior...

6 female climbers reach atop Mt. Annapurna

Katmandu, April 17 | Six Nepali women have reached the top of Mt. Annapurna creating a record feat on the 8,091-metre tall peak, the...

‘Despite regional influences, Jewish food observes a strict dietary law’ (IANS...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, April 17 | When a community decreases in numbers, its traditional food becomes a memory and it is to ensure...

Oversight Board delays decision on Trump’s FB ban

San Francisco, April 17 | The independent Oversight Board has announced to delay its decision on former US President Donald Trump's ban from Facebook...

‘Sans baggage, Indian businesses uniquely positioned to leverage new digital media’...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, April 15 | Without legacy systems of the past, Indian businesses are uniquely positioned to leverage the new digital media,...

I don’t think about who is at top and who isn’t:...

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 14 | From brass utensils to stainless steel tiffins. From cow dung to buckets -- in the world of...

Identifying great opportunities and leveraging them when they arrive

New Delhi, April 13 | Are you waiting for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change your life, change your business or change the world? How...

Outside situations don’t influence the way I am within: Jaggi Vasudev

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 13 | Even as #FreeTNTemples, part of ‘Peoples Manifesto, conceived by Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru continues...

Priyanka’s son Raihan Vadra’s photo exhibition from April 21

New Delhi, April 12 | Son of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra, Raihan Rajiv Vadra's solo photo exhibition -- "Dark Perception" -- will...

Covid effect: Cafe run by acid attack survivors suspends ops

Agra/ Lucknow, April 12 | The pandemic has spelt doom for acid attack survivors in Agra and Lucknow. Sheroes Hangout cafe in Agra that...

‘Jallianwala Bagh propelled the Mahatma to assume centre stage’ (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, April 12 | The Jallianwala Bagh massacre propelled Mahatma Gandhi to assume centre stage and encouraged him to launch...

Inspired by Modi, this woman is contesting UP Panchayat polls

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 | Meenakshi, 35, is a candidate for the village head's post in the Panchayat elections in Muzaffarnagar. A graduate...

The Kashmiri Spring

By ADITTI AHLUWALIAIt's a wonderful World. Amidst the toings and froings of the Covid chaos, one good thing that has emerged...

‘The Gopichand Factor’ flatters to deceive (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, April 10 | Hero or hurdle? That's the question one is left wondering after reading "The Gopichand Factor"...

Rhino calves rescued during floods in Kaziranga to move to Manas...

Guwahati, April 9 | Three rhino calves, two females and one male, which were rescued two years ago...

More gold found in Telangana village, day after treasure trove unearthed...

Hyderabad, April 9 | Officials on Friday found more golden ornaments from a plot in Telangana's Jangaon district where a treasure trove was discovered...

Business

RBI’s Regulations Review Authority sets up advisory group

Mumbai, May 7 | The Regulations Review Authority of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an advisory group to support it.The group...