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The eighth Kashish Film Festival strives to open minds to diversity

The annual Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is back with its eighth edition. The festival quintessentially addresses a growing need …

Grilled cheese sandwiches | Recipes

1) Heat a large frying pan over a medium-low heat. Place 4 slices of bread on a cutting board and generously butter the top sides of each slice. Melt …

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3 ways to customize your Mac's lock screen

Change up the look of your lock screen by adding a custom wallpaper, a message and new user icons.<p>Apple's standard lock-screen image with OS X El Capitan (and Yosemite before it) is a blurred version of your desktop wallpaper. If you have grown tired of this look, then you can add your own …

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Why Indian cinema needs films like An Off-Day Game

OPEN TO OPINION<p>The award-winning movie bluntly questions social injustice.<p>ART & CULTURE<p>| Grade Crossing | 3-minute read | 19-06-2016<p>Sreejith Panickar …

The tragic tale of Saddam Hussein's 'supergun'

The biggest gun ever designed could have put Iraq at the centre of space exploration, but its story is one of unfulfilled genius, military secrets and murder.<p>On permanent display in the Royal Armouries’ collection at Fort Nelson, Hampshire are two huge, steel pipes bolted together and projecting …

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How The Tiny, Poor Country Of Bhutan Became One Of The Most Sustainable Countries On Earth

The country knows it needs to develop, but it’s making sure the development doesn’t come at the expense of its natural resources.<p>“My country is not one big monastery populated with happy monks.”<p>That’s the first thing that Tshering Tobgay, the charismatic prime minister of the tiny Himalayan nation …

Bhutan

In the Arctic’s Cold Rush, There Are No Easy Profits

The thaw is escalating, but the race to tap resources from the top of the world remains brutal.<p>A few days before Christmas in 2014 a familiar face flickered to life in a conference room at Bovanenkovo, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the Yamal Peninsula of Siberia. Vladimir Putin looked a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad

TUNIS — PRESIDENT ASHRAF GHANI of Afghanistan has warned in several recent interviews that unless peace talks with Pakistan and the Taliban produce results in the next few months, his country may not survive 2016. Afghanistan is barely standing<b>,</b> he says, after the Taliban onslaught last year, which …

Afghanistan

The Changing Face of Saudi Women

Diversity

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial railway station in central India discovered the body of a young woman lying beside the tracks. The corpse, clothed in a red kurta and a violet and grey Puma jacket, was taken to a local morgue, where a postmortem report classified the …

India

Is MSG as bad as it’s made out to be?

Monosodium glutamate is blamed for a range of nasty side effects. But is there evidence to back up these claims?<p>It used to be called ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’: a collection of symptoms such as headache, nausea and a strange numbness that certain people seem to suffer after a meal of Chinese …

Immunotherapy

Ahmed Chalabi: A proud pawn for a big American lie

The claims that it was Ahmed Chalabi who has pushed the United States into invading his country in 2003 are not only false but self-serving by those seeking to exonerate Washington from the consequences of its imperial aggression and crimes.<p>Chalabi was a willing and a proud pawn for the neo-cons …

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Piranhas in the Godavari: How invasive species are wreaking havoc

The red-bellied piranha. Photo: iStock<p>One day in December 2012, a boy and his father made their way from Mylapore’s famous Kapaleeswarar temple to …

How Will We Get Off Mars?

We know how to get to Mars. We know how to land on Mars. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to leave.<p>When NASA engineers look at Mars, they see a planet-sized Venus flytrap.<p>It lures us with the promise of scientific discovery—but the moment we land there, gravity and a harsh climate will …

Inside the Secret World of Arab Playboys

The death of Sheikh Rashid, eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has shone a light on the high-spending, party-mad lifestyles of Arab …

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

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Sternum Chaise

Every reasonable chair should offer support for your spine. But very few actually resemble it. Made from solid wood by skilled craftsman, the Sternum …

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber …