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Bronze drum moulding methods revealed in Vietnam

Experts excavating an ancient citadel found new evidence on how traditional bronze drums were made, and were able to learn more about the process...

Obama celebrates Diwali in White House as Hillary greets Indian Americans

American President Barrack Obama celebrated Diwali in the White House by lighting the traditional Indian lamps...

Norway to promote salmon, seafood in India

Efforts are underway to make one of Norway's best-known exports, the salmon, a seafood delicacy that's available easily to Indians and not restricted to fancy restaurants and eateries. ..

‘Black Rose’ of Indian literature! Google Doodle celebrates Amrita Pritam’s 100th Birthday

Born in Gujranwala, British India, 100 years ago today, Pritam published her first collection of verse at age 16. She is most remembered for “Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu,” her poem lamenting the traumatic 1947 partition of India and Pakistan...

White cup makes your coffee more intense

Can the colour of the mug influence the taste of your coffee? Yes, say researchers, suggesting that coffee tastes more intense when served in a white cup...

Country's first biennale art fest to be held in Kochi

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, billed as the largest and most sophisticated international art festival, will begin later this year in Kochi...

Raipur schoolteacher wins Mrs.India World Wide title

Rebecca Logein Benn, a sports teacher from Raipur, Chhattisgarh, has won the title of Mrs.India World Wide 2012. A mother of two, she says this is her "first step towards glamour" and that she will now pursue "acting and modelling"...

'Most stem cell-based cosmetic surgeries fake'

Next time you come across an advertisement offering cosmetic stem cell procedures not only to give your skin a glowing look but also to stop it from growing old, beware...

How brain helps you remember tune if not song

Know why you can't remember your favourite song but can hum its tune well? A part of your brain helps you recognise music even if you have forgotten the lyrics...

Deck up yourself with ethnic touch, Tribal India portal exhibits fashion with traditionalism

Covering a niche bracket of masses, the department of tribal affairs has brought in a new arena for exhibiting their products. With the launch of the new 'e-Tribes:Tribes India', Tribal Affairs Minister Juan Oram launched the website with an initiative for digital commerce at Tribes India outlet at Mahadev Road. ..

When a ST bus comes to this village for the first after independence!

It was the happiest moment for the 400-odd residents of Khairi Sita vilage situated at 40 km from Nagpur to receive the first ST bus 65 years after Independence...

Are you ready for smart cities, Naidu asks States

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has plainly asked the states if they were ready to convert their cities and towns smart under the centre’s ambitious scheme of building 100 smart cities across the country...

Tarantino to be honoured in Italy

Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by bosses of the International Rome Film Festival ahead of the European premiere of ‘DJANGO UNCHAINED’ in Italy next month...

How culture affects physiology

People who are born in aggressive environments may pass on traits that make it more likely for future generations to react to certain situations in a violent manner, found a research, underscoring how culture could affect biology...

Amitabh to inaugurate Kolkata Film Festival

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will inaugurate the Kolkata Film Festival to be held this November, official sources said on Saturday. Big B's confirmation comes after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally requested the actor to be present during the inaugural ceremony to be held on November 10...

Modi greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi...

Melbourne rated top liveable city in world

The Australian city of Melbourne has been found to be the most liveable city in the world while conflict-stricken Syria's capital Damascus is the least liveable city, according to a new survey. ..

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make film on Mary Kom

Veteran film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has decided to make film on ace Manipuri boxer and Olympic bronze medalist M C Mary Kom...

Evoking supreme sacrifice of Kargil bravehearts, Retd Col Jaibans Singh ignited pride of military history

Kargil Diwas was celebrated in the academic institutions of Gujarat with lectures, discussions and remembrances. Col (Retd) Jaibans Singh, a reputed Defence and Security Expert addressed gatherings of students, academicians and eminent citizens at the University of Gujarat in the morning of 26 July at the University Campus and a similar gathering at MS University, Vadodara, in the evening...

Europe raises curtains from its 22 authentic movies in EU Film Festival in Delhi

With a bunch of 22 authentic films, The 24th European Union Film Festival 2019 began in New Delhi on Friday. The festival themed Europe in your City is being organized by the delegation of the European Union and Embassies of EU member states in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting...

Taking a dip in sea might be a risk, click here to know why

Taking a dip in the sea can completely change the microbes on your skin for up to a day afterward. A study at the University of California has found that Swimming in the sea alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection. Human skin microbiome plays an important role in immune system function, localized and systemic diseases, and infection. During the study, researchers detected ocean bacteria on all participants after air drying at six and 24 hours post-swim...

TN turns to yoga therapy for diabetes-free India

Even though the health benefits of yoga have always been known, the world will soon see how yoga can control and regulate diabetes and other lifestyle diseases, thanks to scientific efforts in this direction by Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana...

Turning pages of history to 1953; Evoking journey of Hillary and Norgay, first people to conquer Mt Everest

While some are heading to conquer the highest peak, Mount Everest, these two gems had already set an example of ‘never give up’. Turning pages of history, in memory of the first summit of the Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953, the world is celebrating Mount Everest Day today. ..

US-based linguist discovers a new dialect in Bihar

A US based Indian linguist claims to have discovered a new dialect spoken by the minority Musilm community in some districts of Bihar that has no written record or name. ..

Naomi Watts salutes Vivek Oberoi

Hollywood actress Naomi Watts has written an appreciation letter to Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi for his contribution towards rehabilitating Tsunami hit families in Indian sub-continent...

Lata launches music label with bhajan album

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has launched her own music label L.M. Music with an album of bhajans. Lata has sung along with younger sister Usha for the new album...

India's Navneet Kaur Dhillon out of Miss World contest

Navneet Kaur Dhillon lost the run for the Miss World 2013 crown here Saturday, continuing India's 13-year-long dry run at the coveted annual beauty pageant. However, she won a Multimedia Award...

Miss Philippines is Miss World 2013

Megan Young from Philippines was crowned Miss World 2013 here Saturday. The second place went to Miss France Marine Lorphelin and third to Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter...

President of India presents Hindi Sevi Samman

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Hindi Sevi Samman for the years 2010 and 2011 on August 27, 2014 at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Over-confident workers can put firms at risk

Over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, claim two Indian-origin researchers, adding that these individuals are likely to reach influential positions in their organisations...

International Yoga Day (IYD) celebrated in Orlando

The 1st International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21st at Hindu Temple in Casselberry, FL. With the help of volunteers and yoga enthusiasts, the event was a success. ..

65% Indians think smartphones are their besties: Study

A new study by Motorola and Harvard University revealed that a whopping 65% people in India consider smartphones as their best friends. The study was issued by Ipsos, an independent global market, and opinion research company...

Happy 21st Birthday, Google!

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the search engine's 21st birthday. 21 years ago, two Stanford Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin, and Lawrence (Larry) Page, published a paper about launching a prototype of a “large-scale search engine.”..

Lata Mangeshkar not to celebrate birthday

India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar grows a year older Saturday but she will not celebrate the day with fanfare. ..

Kunal Kemmu defends Shiva tattoo

Actor Kunal Kemmu, who got inked with a Shiva tattoo on his leg, has received flak for the inking. But he defends himself saying that this is his way to express devotion and not to "disrespect god"...

Good skin bacteria help your skin glow

The 'good' bacteria in your skin can help you look young by combating wrinkles, sagging and pigmentation, experts have said...

Tired of road traffic? Try swimming to work like Benjamin David

The world has become so advanced. Majority of us possess a mode of transportation like a car or a bike to go to work. With so much rush on roads, the rate of traffic is booming higher and higher these days. A smart man named Benjamin David from Munich, Germany in a rare case travels to office by swimming 2 km in the Isar river to cut the traffic on roads. How brilliant is that!..

IMD says Lack of cross-equatorial flow hinders progress of monsoon

The India Meteorological Department today said, unfavourable cross-equatorial flow over the Arabian Sea that aids in the progress of the monsoon is one of the reasons for its delay. It said, monsoon reached the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 18th May but it is yet to cover the entire region...

Putin calls for less 'latinization' of Russian language

President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to the "excessive Latinization" of Russian words, expressing support for a lawmaker's initiative to cut down on the use of borrowed foreign terms in the Russian language, reports The Moscow Times...

Nobel Memorial Wall unveiled at Rajiv Chowk

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with the Swedish embassy here Sunday inaugurated the Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to popularise Indian Nobel laureates, a statement said...

Tribal mediation to ease your stress

Stress is increasing in everyday life due to multiple social and economic factors but an expert assures a remedy through ZeNLP - the science of creating structured change in behaviour using simple "tribal meditation" techniques like clapping or chanting...

Tourism is damaging the ocean; Here’s what we can do to protect Vitamin Sea

It is often forgotten that two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. The ocean is big, resilient and heals the soul, but what happens when it is facing a crisis and cannot revitalize its own wounds? Scientists are predicting that 90% of the world's coral reefs will die by 2050 and that the ocean’s biodiversity is degrading at an alarming pace, due to human activities...

Low-dose aspirin reduces blood clot risk

Low-dose aspirin can help prevent new blood clots among people who are at risk and have already suffered a blood clot, says a promising study...

Last bell for Kerala bars, to shut Sep 12

Barring the bars in 20 five star hotels, all the others that are currently open will have to shut down Sep 12, a Kerala minister said Tuesday...

Delhi agog with Janmashtami festivities

Janamashtami festivities have already begun in the capital with a slew of cultural activities and events, spoiling Lord Krishna's devotees with umpteen choices. ..

Rajya Sabha passes marriage laws amendment bill

The Rajya Sabha Monday passed a bill to amend marriage laws to provide for irretrievable breakdown of marriage as a ground for divorce, subject to certain safeguards to the wife and affected children. ..

Not all plastics are harmful: Scientists turn plant waste into biodegradable plastic

This plastic is harmless for the environment. Yes, you got it right. Deakin University textile and fibre scientists have discovered how to turn plant waste into a biodegradable material that could replace environmentally-damaging plastics. ..

Boston varsity researchers highlight treatment efficacy of Hath yoga

As the world braces for the second International Yoga Day on June 21, researchers at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Boston University (USA) have concluded that “Hatha yoga is a promising method for treating anxiety”...

Boston varsity researchers highlight treatment efficacy of Hath yoga

As the world braces for the second International Yoga Day on June 21, researchers at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Boston University (USA) have concluded that “Hatha yoga is a promising method for treating anxiety”...

Tea vendors look upon Modi with pride and hope

As Narendra Modi, who began from humble roots as tea vendor in a railway station in Gujarat, takes oath as India's 14th prime minister Monday, tea-sellers are eyeing the occasion with a feeling of joy, hope and even kinship...

Tibetans in India have kept their roots, says author

Author Kaushik Barua, whose debut fictional tale is set during the 1956 Tibetan resistance movement, says Tibetan refugees in India have kept their roots intact and have retained their culture well. ..

Stage set for arts festival in Odisha

The stage is set for an eight-day unique art festival in the Odisha capital commencing Sunday. The Art Connection festival is being organised by Mudra Foundation-a non-profit organisation launched in 2009 to share art and creativity with all sections of society, especially the underprivileged...

'Gangnam Style' conquers YouTube

South Korean rapper PSY’s “Gangnam Style” has become YouTube’s most viewed video of all time...

Employees expect cash and gift coupons as favorite for Diwali bonus says ASSOCHAM study

An online survey was conducted by ASSOCHAM to judge full-time office workers opinion and human resource professionals on Diwali festival bonuses given by companies and their desired gifts. The survey revealed that while a box of traditional sweets is the least desirable gift for office workers, cash and gift coupons/vouchers, prepaid cards are most desired this Diwali festival. According to the ASSOCHAM survey 45 per cent of office workers wanted cash or gift coupons/vouchers, 35 per cent wanted ..

“Best Ever” Parliament of World’s Religions finds harmony in 50 faiths

The best qualities of the world’s many religions were on display in Salt Lake City, Utah last week where the Parliament of the World’s Religions convened...

Times have changed, says Modi in media outreach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday reached out to the media and said he was looking for ways to deepen his old ties with the fourth estate...

Washing hands after failure boosts optimism: Study

A new study, which examined how physical cleansing affects us after failure, has revealed that people who wash hands after doing a task are more optimistic than those who don’t wash their hands...

Weather rings warning bell for some states; heavy rains to lash for 4-5 days

Weather is in no mood to be pleasant as heavy to very heavy rain is predicted in some parts of India for four days. According to the meteorological department, these following days can be a warning bell for these states...

This image rejuvenates the respect towards Navy which works above, on and under surface of oceans

This image is not just an image but a moment to take pride of our Indian Navy which is capable of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans, efficiently safeguarding our national interests. With a caption ‘Excelling through teamwork’, the Indian Navy has posted a picture on Instagram where the Navy Personnel is standing and forming the logo of Navy...

Book cafe culture gaining roots in India

If a lot can happen over a cup of coffee, a lot more can happen now with the book cafe culture gaining popularity across the country. The concept of sipping a hot cup of coffee and reading your favourite author couldn't have got any better. ..

Hindus urge Missouri Governor to sign yoga tax exemption

Hindus are urging Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon to sign the measure exempting yoga classes from sales tax, already reportedly passed by Missouri lawmakers...

Russian social network blacklisted by mistake

Vkontakte, Russia's biggest social networking website, was put on a state registry of blacklisted websites by mistake Friday, an official said. ..

All non-official public events banned in Kiev including gay parade

A court in the Ukrainian capital has banned the holding of any non-official public events, including a gay pride (LGBT) parade, Saturday. ..

First Siddha Multi-specialty clinic “Manushyaa Blossom” opened in Chennai

The first Manushya Blossom Multi-Speciality Siddha Clinic was inaugurated in Chennai on March 22 by the former autistic children who were cured by the Siddha medicine...

Celebrities must speak up to bring social change

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Tips to stay cool in summer-like-heat

Mumbaikars are having a tough time by fighting the summer-like-heat in February...

Ilayaraja bags Sangeet Natak Akademi award

Grammy Award-winning percussionist T.H. Vinayakram and veteran playwright Ratan Thiyam are among three personalities chosen for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship, while legendary South Indian composer Ilayaraja will receive the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award...

Sabarimala festival season begins on a high

Five days after the famed Sabarimala temple opened this season, collections recorded have gone up by 22 percent as compared with the same period last year, according to temple authorities...

Sabarimala festival season begins on a high

Five days after the famed Sabarimala temple opened this season, collections recorded have gone up by 22 percent as compared with the same period last year, according to temple authorities...

From Japan: Music, poetry, peace and healing

"Legends of Kokuryo Rediscovered", a performance of music, ancient poetry and Shamanistic rites by piano therapist Idaki Shin and poet Keiko Koma from Japan, after touring 109 destinations across the world, will open to Indian audiences for the first time...