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Is It Whisky Or Whiskey And Why It Matters

The Irish spell whiskey with an e between the k and the y while their Scottish counterparts leave out the e. The distinction, in addition to being the bane of proof readers, also offers some important insights into the evolution and history of whisky.<p>Canada, India and Japan, the three other major …

Whiskey

Peek Into the Past With This Formerly Banned Documentary on Sikkim

<i>Sikkim</i> is a documentary film about the once-sovereign country of Sikkim. The movie, directed by filmmaking legend Satyajit Ray, was banned by the …

India

How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

M y patient, a math teacher and mother of three who spent 30 years standing in front of a classroom, gestured to her legs.<p>“What do you mean, ‘Live …

Inflammation

Mysterious 20-foot sea creature covered in shaggy hair washes up on Philippines beach

A giant hairy sea creature washed up in the Phillipines over the weekend, causing locals to flock to the San Antonio beach to snap pictures of the mysterious "blob" that many dubbed a "globster."<p>The carcass of the animal, which measured about 20 feet long, according to The Sun, was spotted on …

City Politics

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Nutrition

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

Carbon Dioxide

How powerful is China's military?

With the second-largest defense spending in the world, measuring over $150 billion in 2017, China is rapidly modernizing the People's Liberation Army …

China

At Last! A Vitamin That Can Make Your Blood Vessels Younger

Could an aid in fighting heart disease be waiting on the shelves on your local grocery store?<p>Heart disease in all its forms continues to be the top …

Research

Best Gujarati food in Ahmedabad

A full range of Gujarati cuisine can be found in the city of Ahmedabad, which is especially famous for its savoury snacks. Here’s a list of tasty …

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Water

The BJP’s Real Game Plan for 2019 Election: Mission 543

In June 2011, I had published a column on my blog at emergic.org titled “Project 275 for 2014.” It suggested that the BJP should aim to create a wave …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Your smartphone is hijacking your brain. Here's how to stop it.

Is there an app for that?<p>A sort of self-satisfied rage sets in whenever I see someone struggling to navigate typical life—and inconveniencing me in the process—because they simply cannot look up from their phone. I recently found myself stuck behind a woman gamely attempting to maneuver through a …

New York City

For Kashmir Militants, Imprisonment is Luxury, Escaping a Sport

A year-long exercise, coordinated by the best brains of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, security forces and intelligence agencies, culminated in the …

High cholesterol 'does not cause heart disease' new research finds, so treating with statins a 'waste of time'

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed.<p>A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” …

Medical Research

This simple technology has transformed Gujarat farmlands into an oasis

As I cross the bridge over the Narmada canal, the landscape begins to morph from fields to fallow land with just an odd smattering of vegetation. By …

India

11 Indian beaches away from the crowds

<b>(CNN) —</b> When dreaming up a tropical getaway in India , the first place that likely comes to mind is Goa -- a former Portuguese colony about an hour's flight south of Mumbai .<p>But the popular seaside retreat isn't the only sandy shoreline in India that's worth a visit. After all, more than 4,600 …

India

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Top 10 road trips in India that will blow your mind!

<b>Top 10 road trips in India that will blow your mind!</b><p>A road trip is not just the one you take; it’s the one you experience and feel. It revives and …

Ghost towns: Unfinished concrete towers that give the impression of an abandoned town

Sold to thousands as the future of urban housing, dozens of societies in Noida and Greater Noida lie unfinished, fuelling anger and anxiety among …

India

The nuclear bomb didn't beat Japan — Stalin did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate.<p>Initially, few questioned President Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But, in 1965, historian Gar Alperovitz argued that, although the bombs did force …

IBM Develops Tape Cartridge That Stores 330TB of Uncompressed Data in the Palm of Your Hand

In an interesting development, scientists at IBM have managed to develop a prototype magnetic tape drive that fits in the palm of your hand and can …

Sikkim standoff: China's rapid escalation is limiting India's diplomatic options; can New Delhi hold its nerve?

The Sikkim standoff is turning into a grim battle of nerves. While the trajectory is on expected lines, the escalation timeline is not. China seems …

India

Now, China moves tonnes of military equipment to Tibet. Should India be scared?

China has moved "tens of thousands of tonnes" of military vehicles and equipment to Tibet, likely under the garb of two defence exercises held on the …

China

73 roads of operational significance being built along China border: Rijiju

An aerial view of the Dhola-Sadia bridge across River Brahmaputra in Assam. The bridge has strategic significance since it is near Anini, 100km from …

India

Why Prime Minister Modi's Israel Visit Really Matters

Narendra Modi made history earlier this month by becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel. The state visit was rightly hailed a resounding success by both sides, with India and Israel formalizing the multidimensional strategic partnership the two countries have embarked upon in …

Israel

India shouldn’t adopt ‘illegal trespass’ as policy to achieve targets: China

China ‘s criticism of India over the standoff in Sikkim sector continued unabated on Tuesday, with the foreign ministry saying New Delhi should …

Rohingya crisis: UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension, Myanmar tells diplomats

In a stern message to UN, Myanmar now says that its investigation into the alleged killings of Rohingya will only lead to an aggravation of the …

Asia

Sikkim Standoff Can Trigger An All-Out Confrontation With India, Says Chinese Media

China needs to prepare for the standoff with India near the Sikkim sector becoming a long- term situation, an article in a state-run Chinese daily …