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October 24, 2016, 3:12 pm
Cairo: She weighs half a tonne, believe it or not. This Egyptian woman, tipping the scales at about 500 kg, is thought to be the fattest woman alive, media reports said on Sunday.
Only 36, Iman Ahmad Abdulati has not left her home in Alexandria for 25 years and is unable to move from her bed or even roll over because of her enormous size, the Daily Mail reported.
October 20, 2016, 4:05 pm
Manassas: From the outside, the single-engine Cessna Caravan that took off from a small airport in Manassas on Monday looked unremarkable. But inside the cockpit, in the right seat, a robot with spindly metal tubes and rods for arms and legs and a claw hand grasping the throttle, was doing the flying. In the left seat, a human pilot tapped commands to his mute colleague using an electronic tablet.
Sheikh Qayoom/IANS /
October 17, 2016, 12:57 pm
Credit: Danish Ismail/Reuters
Srinagar: Kashmir's season of pleasure and plenty, the autumn, is here, but alas, the tragedy of the beleaguered valley this year has overshadowed everything that is good about the golden-brown season.
For anyone coming to Kashmir in autumn, nature could just not have been more rewarding.
A verdant countryside, crystal-clear waters in rivers and streams, and fields swaying heavily with grain are visible when pilots of incoming civilian flights announce they are landing at the Srinagar International Airport.
Nury Vittachi/IANS /
October 7, 2016, 2:57 pm
Doctors investigating a mystery rise in virus victims discovered that hipster foodies wanting fresh eggs are keeping chickens at home -- and cuddling them. Medical authorities in the US have issued an urgent plea for owners to show less affection to chickens, warning of the "high risk" of "close contact, such as holding, snuggling, or kissing poultry". I am not making this up.
Much has been written about the sacrifices and hardships of our soldiers. Beginning from the young age, the life in the army uniform gives most of them no family life. Their memories of the life partner, kids and parents end with the occasional home-town visits - not everyone though.
In a post on the 'Humans of Bombay' Facebook page, a Mumbai lawyer has shared the tough realities of being an army wife. Since being shared on September 29, the post has received more than 10,300 shares.
September 26, 2016, 3:05 pm
Priyabrat Biswal lives in a small village in Odisha but this hasn't come in the way of his building up a veritable treasure trove of autographed images and letters from the Who's Who of the world - 600 and counting.
How did this 47-year-old, who lives in Olihan, some 60 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, do it? By writing simple, yet touching letters over the last three decades to celebrities from different walks of life.
Vishal Narayan/IANS /
September 24, 2016, 3:22 pm
New Delhi: Earlier this week, Delhi's residents witnessed two completely different versions of crimes of passion. The suppressed rage of a spurned lover and a psychotic stalker spilled out into the streets and left everyone stupified.
On Tuesday, a 34-year-old jilted lover, Sanjay Singh, stabbed a 21-year-old woman for an incredible 22 times in a rare act of brutality.
A day before, another woman, married and 32 years of age, was chased and knifed repeatedly near her house, by an ex-lover who had been stalking her for years.
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.