• Freedom from Ageism: Age no Bar is a Myth in India August 27, 2013

    Some years ago, I found myself scrambling for scholarships to pursue a master's degree. At the age of 26, I realised that I was not eligible for most of them. I was too old. I also learnt that 26 was also too old to take up studying for a bachelor's...
  • All you want to know about June solstice July 8, 2013

    1. The word solstice is derived from Latin: Sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). It is the day (June 21) when the sun appears to stand still before tracing its path back across the sky. 2. The solstice is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer, symbolised by the...
  • Some interesting facts about the Academy Awards February 26, 2013

    The origin of the name 'Oscar' is uncertain. While one biography of Bette Davis claims she named the statuette after husband Harmon Oscar Nelson, another story claims the Academy's executive secretary remarked that the statue looked like her "Uncle Oscar". The award was formally called by the name in 1939,...
  • Using star power for philanthropy February 4, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar has been involved with Apnalaya, which works closely with children in Mumbai's slums. The Master Blaster sponsors the education of a number of kids and has auctioned his coaching to raise funds for the NGO. Besides, he has provided financial assistance to an archer of the army's Paraplegic...
  • Five sustainable practices India must make mandatory January 14, 2013

    1. Fishing Fishing stocks around the globe started dropping in 1988. In India, data on the availability of fish stocks and yield is poor, but given the prevalent ocean fishing practices, sustainable methods need to be implemented not only for the survival of marine biodiversity but the fishing industry as...
  • Seven new, promising stars of 2011 December 24, 2011

    Aman Sethi He is a journalist who won the International Committee of the Red Cross award for the best Indian print media article on humanitarian issues. His report covered police atrocities in Chhattisgarh villages, as the government finds it increasingly tough to fight the Maoists. Sethi's bond with those who...
  • Think it through with Google December 12, 2011

    Think With Google is where you get a bit of many things: A glimpse into the minds of experts from various fields, insights and experiences from a range of leaders, trends, and predictions. If it is happening somewhere out there, you will likely find a bit of it here. It...
  • Lost and never found treasures through the ages November 15, 2011

    History is replete with legends of lost treasure and those who went in search of it. This, of course, was before they headed to Wall Street. 1. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Europeans started believing in El Dorado, a place of untold wealth in the Americas. A South American...
  • Hong Kong: Asia's world city September 29, 2011

    Hong Kong can truly be called Asias World City. It is bustling, vibrant and dynamic, with a unique blend of eastern and western influences. It is only five hours from half the worlds population and is a buzzing centre of international trade and business. Recommendations The city is one of...
  • Book Review: Noon September 13, 2011

    'Noon' is the story of Rehan Tabassum and his discovery of an India he is not familiar and comfortable with and a Pakistan he did not know. As a young boy, Rehan comes to India with his Punjabi mother Udaya, after his Pakistani father Sahil abandons them in London. Udaya...
  • Spring is in, festivities too March 19, 2011

    The Chinese New Year is known as the Spring Festival in the country and marks the end of winter. Celebrations begin on the first day of the years first month " their calendar, of course, is different from the Western one " and ends with the Lantern Festival on the...
  • Beyond the Nile: Egypt February 25, 2011

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