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Sumiya Ebrahim /
September 23, 2016, 3:22 pm
Sometimes in life, you need to take a plunge, into the unknown, into something that is outside your comfort zone. Something that gives you butterflies in your stomach, that when the moment of reckoning comes, makes you want to turn around and run the other way. That is what happened when I decided to paint my hair red.
Vishal Gulati/IANS /
September 20, 2016, 3:47 pm
Leh: There is a "rockstar monk" crooning the song of gender equality and harmony, of saving the Himalayas for the future -- cycling down the treacherous mountains and preaching another religion.
Well, perhaps not crooning literally, but his interests, enthusiasm and activism are far removed from any religious personality that adorns the robe.
September 19, 2016, 2:23 pm
Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin feels that "everyone is a feminist" and a person who does not identify as one is a "bad human being."
"I feel one should come up with a basic ABCD video on feminism. If you are not a feminist you are a bad human being. Being a feminist means asking for equality.
"But people take it the other way at times. It is looked down upon is because it is seen as man-hating. But, feminism is a really crazy idea that suggests men and women are equal," she says.
Arul Louis/IANS /
September 5, 2016, 12:56 pm
Mother Teresa, who is being declared a saint by Pope Francis on Sunday, has been hailed as the "Saint of the Gutters of Kolkata". But her sisters find they are needed as much in New York, the richest city of the US.
Suffering and want know no national boundaries. And neither do compassion and charity as the international brigade of Mother Teresa's sisters bear witness here.
Nury Vittachi/IANS /
September 2, 2016, 2:53 pm
Never drink alcohol before a job interview or you might do what my friend did and confuse the words "lecturing" and "lactating" in answer to the question: "How do you earn your living?"
August 29, 2016, 1:37 pm
London: An Indonesian man who claims to be an incredible 145 years old may be the oldest person in the world ever.
According to the documents recognised by Indonesian officials, Mbah Gotho from Sragen in central Java was born on December 31, 1870.
If the documents are true, that would make him much older than the verified oldest person in the world ever - a title that currently belongs to Jeanne Calment from France who lived to the age of 122.
Frederick Noronha/IANS /
August 8, 2016, 3:19 pm
The Tulu Wikipedia has just gone live, giving another boost to yet another ancient Indian language otherwise struggling to keep up with the times and speedily changing technology.
Frederick Noronha/IANS /
August 8, 2016, 3:16 pm
He publishes ebooks. He uploads millions of words to cyberspace -- and he's proud that he charges zilch for this, even though some of them have seen over 150,000 downloads.
Thirty-three-year-old T. Shrinivasan, an instrumentation engineering alumni from the University of Madras, runs the freetamilbooks.com site.
July 24, 2016, 12:23 pm
New Delhi: Her life in the slums of the capital made 16-year-old Jyoti turn sensitive towards their living, only to become the youngest reporter of a tabloid -- Balaknama (Voice of Children) -- run by a group of street children.
Having spent a significant period of her life in a slum cluster in Nizamuddin, Jyoti, a Class IX student, works assiduously along with other children to bring out the next issue of Balaknama.
If you were left in shock after reading recent reports that 'Selfie Elbow' is a new medical condition, be warned, as the condition can catch up fast with those Indian youth who are obsessed with clicking self-portraits to impress their friends on social media, experts say.
Although India is yet to know about many "Selfie Elbow" patients, the selfie obsession is here to stay.
Recently, award-winning US journalist and NBC's Today show host Hoda Kotb was diagnosed with this new lifestyle condition.