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Top 100 hotels of the world revealed; 6 Indian hotels feature in the list

The list of 100 Best Hotels in the World was published by the Travel + Leisure magazine based on a survey conducted among its readers. The Oberoi …

List-Worthy

What Does Your German Last Name Mean?

With roots in the Germanic middle ages, German surnames have been around since the 1100s. They are often very easy to identify if you either know a …

Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies

Languages around the world are dying, and dying fast. Today is International Mother Language Day, started by UNESCO to promote the world's linguistic …

Indigenous Peoples

10 best language learning apps for Android

Learning a new language can be difficult. It’s a whole new set of vocabulary, grammar, and cultures to learn. There are a variety of tools that can help the process. We can’t teach you a whole new language, but we can help you find some tools that hopefully make the process easier. Here are the …

Language Learning

Here’s what makes Sri Lanka such a charming tourist destination | travel

Sri Lanka is a perfect little world unto itself, replete with rivers and mountains, a constellation of historic sites, spectacular Buddhist temples, …

Alibaug’s all-new buzzing avatar: The unexplored, must-visit hangouts | travel

Salt spray, the wind in your face and a cool escape from the oppressive heat — Alibaug, a quick boat ride away, is no secret, but parts of its …

Beyond fun, when being a gamer turns into a lucrative career

<i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series, we’re bringing back some of our favourite articles about the people and ideas that are changing the world with technology.</i><p>Like most teenagers in the 1990s, Aleksey Krupnyk …

eSports

The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping

A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?<p>Silvano was on a cruise ship when the family curse struck. An elegant 53-year-old with striking red hair who enjoyed …

FTII row: 12 filmmakers return national awards to join agitation against ‘intolerance’

FTII protests: The decision by Dibakar Banerjee came hours after the agitating students FTII called off their 139-day strike against the appointment …

India

Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson's Disease And Dementia?

A drug that's already approved for treating leukemia appears to dramatically reduce symptoms in people who have Parkinson's disease with dementia, or a related condition called Lewy body dementia.<p>A pilot study of 12 patients given small doses of nilotinib found that movement and mental function …

10 Luxury Car Brands That Time Forgot | Flipbook

One thing we urgently need after the Maggi mess: a better understanding of food labels

To understand the food we buy, we need to first look at what goes into it.<p>Everyone’s talking about lead contamination in Maggi, but there is so much …

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 …

The men of steel with a softer side

<b>Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics - 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its founder Jamsetji Tata and his successors.</b><p>Towards the end of the 19th Century, Indian businessman …

India's Agni-V missile: Five things you need to know | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Marking a historic day in India's nuclear deterrence, India on Saturday <b>successfully launched its longest range ballistic missile Agni-V</b> from the …