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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.
What a young girl can do in the Israel-Palestine conflict? The young girls are innocent faces of the conflict. But, they are not ready to stay calm. A 10-year-old girl from Palestine wants to deliver the voice of her people to the world. It all began when she saw her friend being killed by the Israeli forces. This is the story of Janna Jihad.
This is a close-up of the new orchid species Telipogon diabolicus showing its flower resembling a devil\'s head. Photo: Marta Kolanowska
London: The colourful and often fragrant flowers of orchids are highly valued for their beauty but researchers have now discovered that flowers of a new orchid species are not that pretty. A closer look at its flowers' heart reveals what appears to be a devil's head.
Named after its demonic patterns, the new orchid species, Telipogon diabolicus, was described in the journal PhytoKeys.
The image of Aylan Kurdi is still in our minds. The young boy, who was found lying face-down on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum, told us the story of the innocent victims of the West Asian crisis. But, many stories on the plight of innocent victims are yet to be unfolded.
British musician Yusuf Islam has recently released a single titled “He Was Alone” in support of Syrian refugee children. This is the first new music from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer since his 2014 album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone.