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Story Posted on 26-07-2015

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
NASA, Planet Earth, Kepler 452b

Earth's twin found. But is there life on it?

NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a near "Earth-sized" planet that it calls its older cousin.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Varanasi, Smart city, Narendra Modi

Why Ganga artis in Banaras today are an eyesore

They focus on simulating the effect of a spectacle rather than bringing the worshipper spiritually closer to the 'holy' river.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Towards freedom, Ignou, ICHR

How not to publish books the ICHR way

There are over 224 manuscripts which couldn’t see the light of day, even after lakhs of rupees have been spent on translating them.

POLITICS

 |  Mission Admission  |  2-minute read
Gargi college, CBSE, Delhi University

How my first week of college felt like freedom

While school kept one on a tight leash, college practically cuts off the metaphorical rein.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, Bihar Assembly Elections

How Nitish got Modi to sing another tune in Bihar

The JD(U) leader went on 'humbly reminding' the PM how critical projects in the state were languishing for the lack of Centre's attention.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Bollywood, Peter sellers, Sanjeev kumar

Why Sanjeev Kumar was India's Peter Sellers

Besides similar prowess and career paths, the actors’ off-screen lives were quite similar.

SPORTS

 |  Gloves Off  |  4-minute read
Sreesanth, Betting, IPL Spot-fixing

IPL spot-fixing: How could we let Sreesanth and company escape?

Let sporting laws come into play and then see how those involved in illegal betting rackets face the music.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Yakub Memon, Salman Khan, Ujjwal Nikam

Why Salman’s tweets on Yakub Memon’s hanging have Ujjwal Nikam fuming

The actor finds himself in a controversy yet again, this time for his views on the Mumbai blast convict being sent to the gallows .

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Magnus effect, Basketball

They gave the basketball a backspin. What happened next will blow your mind

A basketball is dropped off the Gordon Dam in Tasmania. First without backspin, and then with it. The difference between the two is incredible!

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Partition, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Pakistan

How Pakistan would view Abul Kalam Azad and Deoband School

A significant section of Indians believe the nationalist Muslim leader opposed the Partition because he felt territorial nationalism had no place in Islam.