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Travel special: Mapping the Deccan Plateau

Earlier this month, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) had organised a workshop on the neglected ecosystem of the Deccan Plateau. The guide …

Ecology

India vs Australia, semi-final: MS Dhoni tried…

MS Dhoni leaves field after being dismissed for 65 in semi-final against Australia in Sydney. (Source: Reuters)<p>AT around 8.50 in Sydney’s Thursday …

Lee Kuan Yew's Bad Prescription for India

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore who died this week at 91, had a lot to say about India. He never sugar-coated his remarks, nor did he …

Police search homes of Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot blamed for Germanwings crash

Airlines rush in cockpit ‘rule of two’ after investigators reveal captain was locked out before deliberate plunge into French mountainside<p>International airlines scrambled to introduce rules insisting two crew members are always in a plane cockpit after investigators said a German pilot deliberately …

Airplanes

Mosquitoes Can Smell Inside Your Blood

Garlic lovers: You can smell them before you see them. Some people would say they even stink!<p>Hours after you eat garlic, your breath can still smell bad, as your body digests compounds in the plant and releases them into your blood.<p>Now scientists say a similar process might explain why people …

Mosquitoes

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

Women in India 'refusing to accept evil' of rape, says Nobel winner

Jyoti Singh's rape and murder, detailed in the controversial BBC documentary India's Daughter, has emboldened Indian women, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi<p><b>• Nobel Peace Prize: Who is Kailash Satyarthi?</b><p><b>India's Daughter</b>is a documentary so controversial that it was banned in the …

Fans open restaurant in Salman's honour in Mumbai

India

New Moto E 2nd Gen with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop launched; 4G version coming soon

Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU with 1GB RAM. (Source: Debashis Sarkar)<p>The 3G version of Motorola …

No one is above the law

Distinguished Indians are increasingly being dethroned and their reputations decimated by scandals. Some of the scandals are part of what happens …

India

The myth of Modi's Make in India campaign

Kuni Takahashi for Al Jazeera America<p>SRIPERUMBUDUR, India — Six seconds a phone, the supervisor told her, 10 phones a minute, 600 an hour, eight hours a day.<p>In 2009, 19-year-old R. Kalpana landed what seemed like the easiest job of her life on the assembly line of the world’s largest cellphone …

India

When Pakistan questioned its history

21 February resonates with special meaning for Bangladeshis. That morning in 1952, hundreds of students of what was then known as Dacca University …

Human Rights

The banality of evil revisited

Hannah Arendt wrote in 1963, a report on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer charged with carrying out the Reich’s “Final Solution.” She …

India
Psychology

Modi disowns Mufti’s approach

An intense opposition attack in both houses of Parliament over the release of separatist Masarat Alam by the new PDP-BJP government in Jammu and …

India

Apple Watch Event: 8 Things You Need to Know

Apple's long-awaited smartwatch has finally arrived, and here are all the details<p>The Apple Watch is finally here—almost. Orders open April 10, with the watch actually available on April 24, the company announced today during a live event in San Francisco. The most basic version will cost $349 for …

Bombing of Tokyo: The mass graves under the cherry blossom

70 years on, the fire-bombing of Tokyo remains the deadliest bombing campaign in history<p>It is spring in Tokyo, but Toshiko Takagi cannot bear to see the office workers sitting beneath <b>cherry blossom</b> in the small parks that dot the Sumida district where she lives.<p>Each of the well-tended parks was …