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On any busy traffic crossing in the historic Mughal city of Agra, one would be surprised to see the number of women on two-wheelers. Not only young girls, but more and more middle-aged women, including housewives, are now seen enjoying their new-found freedom of mobility, a stark contrast from...
lf we look into the world as it may be at the end of another generation, let’s say 2019 — that’s 35 years from now, the same number of years since 1949 when George Orwell’s 1984was first published — three considerations must dominate our thoughts: In 1983, American writer Isaac Asimov...
Indian Military Base in the Maldives has been in news all over, but does India really need a military base in the Maldives? As reported earlier, India and China have been aggressively competing for influence in the Maldives. Even though China did manage to temporarily dislodge New Delhi from...
Washington: Turns out, nightmares are an indicator of mental health problems, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.Nightmares are classified as dream sequences that seem realistic and often awaken the person. Though fear is the dominant emotion felt during nightmares, according to a study, sadness, anger, confusion, disgust,...
The surge of national pride at the recent completion of "deterrent patrol" by the Indian Navy's first home-built, nuclear-propelled, ballistic-missile-armed submarine (termed SSBN), INS Arihant, is fully justified. Just five other countries have the capability of building a nuclear submarine, arming it with nuclear-tipped missiles and deploying it operationally. By way...
NEW DELHI — The security forces arrived in the Kashmiri village of Sirnoo in the middle of the night and surrounded their targets: three separatist militants fighting security force. Early on the morning of Dec. 15, locals awakened to the sound of gunfire. As word of the clash spread, hundreds of young...
Many residents of Chennai are in a deep state of mourning after Dr S Jayachandran, the famous ‘₹5 doctor,’ passed away earlier today after suffering from a brief illness. The compassionate doctor from North Chennai, whose clinic-cum-house on Venkatachalam Street in Old Washermenpet was open to all sections of society,...
Ram Avatar and Kota Ramadevi are farmers in the agrarian country that is India, living thousands of kilometres away from each other but there is a common factor that binds them. Both are struggling to earn their daily bread and butter despite owning agricultural land. Ram Avatar, a tribal, has...
Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 and 2 observations made decades ago, confirms new NASA research that estimates that the rings have less than 100 million years to live. Saturn's rings are mostly chunks of water ice ranging in size from microscopic...
How long can you stay without your smartphone? A day, two or more? If you can survive for a year without using your smartphone, you can win $100,000 (approximately Rs 72-lakh), Vitaminwater – a Coca-Cola company, has announced. Here's how you can enter for the contest Vitaminwater in its website said...