Features

contains feature posts

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.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

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.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

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.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Street performances as an art form have existed since time immemorial, with musicians, dancers, magicians and a plethora of artistes exhibiting their craft in public. In India too, street art has pervaded in the ethos and cultural stream through a variety of styles. One such artiste is "folk balladeer" Pratyul Joshi, a multifaceted singer and street performer who has charmed audiences with his blend of folk and contemporary rock.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Just a few years ago, seeing an Indian youth with a Nokia or an office-goer with a BlackBerry device on the road was a common sight. In 2009, about 70 per cent of smartphones sold globally had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia and the two stalwarts were going strong.

But even tech leaders can, at times, fail to gauge when a particular phenomenon can go extinct.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

The car window winds down and new age author Paolo Coelho asks for directions to the expressway. "Here, have this map," I reply, handing him a folded piece of paper with "Follow Your Dream" on it.

Okay, that hasn't happened yet, but scientists say we live in an infinite multiverse which means that it is statistically guaranteed to happen somewhere at some point.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

She is no more. But, her words have touched our hearts. Indeed, writer Kamala Surayya’s works have delved into our hearts with romanticism. The spirit of her words is still in our minds. This much she did for us in her lifetime. Then, what can we do for her in return?

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Boston: The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, is not perfectly built, say scientists who found that the structure's base is slightly lopsided. 

Researchers surveyed the oldest and biggest of the three pyramids at the Giza pyramid complex, and discovered that the pyramid's west side is longer than the east side. 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

(Photos Courtesy: Facebook page of Niroja Laxmi Mohapatra)

Bhubaneswar: A friend, philosopher and guide, she's the motherly figure for the children of jail inmates in Odisha. Meet 42-year-old Niroja Laxmi Mohapatra, the guardian angel for these children who look up to her as they strive to carve their own niches in life.

Her concerted efforts through the years have yielded fruit with two of them becoming engineers and some others pursuing higher education and technical courses.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Suddenly realized that when I wash food by holding it under the horrible yellow water that comes out of my tap I am really just adding an extra dose of carcinogens.

Funny how we do things without thinking.

Case in point: A reader sent me a news report about an unobservant man who collected the wrong child from school. Joseph Fuller, 65, intended to pick up his grandson, but took an unrelated boy home instead. The child confirmed to school staff that the old man was his grandfather before going off with him.

RECOMMENDED STORIES