Rishi Aneja

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10 Surprising Facts About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was a titan of 20th-century literature, converting his lived experiences in multiple wars into rich, stirring tales like <i>A Farewell</i> …

Priyanka Chopra’s next film is inspired by a true story?

Priyanka Chopra flew down to Mumbai last week reportedly to meet a few filmmakers and finalise her next Bollywood projects. On Monday, the …

The reclusive pharma billionaire & globetrotter who never lost Rajya Sabha poll

<b>‘King’ Mahendra, 78, is worth Rs 4,000 cr & has been Rajya Sabha member since 1985. It’s his wealth & not legislative abilities that draws all</b> …

How a Bollywood track ended up in Apple’s latest commercial

“Unexpected” might be the most appropriate word to describe every new advertisement put out by Apple. Just a few days ago, the company released a Spike Jonze-directed surreal commercial for their HomePod. And now, the latest advertisement for the iPhone X features famed Bollywood composer Rahul Dev …

One JFK conspiracy theory that could be true

<b>(CNN) —</b> During the half century since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, you may have heard about a few conspiracy theories.<p>Decades of investigations, hearings, documents, records, books and interviews have failed to satisfy conspiracy theorists with a definitive answer to The Question: …

J. Edgar Hoover

Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early attempts included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. Pagedraw, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, has developed a tool to fulfill that vision in a modern …

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

Social Media

Visualizing the slave insurance industry

Similar to the way people insure their cars, houses and lives, slave owners would sometimes insure their slaves. Fearful of not getting their money’s worth from their slaves, owners would sometimes take out insurance policies on them.<p>In the 1800s, for example, some slave-owners who rented out their …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

This Malayalam Song About High School Romance Is The First Thing You’ll See On The Internet Today

If you have (you definitely have) opened your Instagram and Facebook in the last 24 hours, you have surely encountered this image.<p><b>This short clip</b> …

Kylie Jenner’s baby name announcement becomes most liked Instagram pic ever

Kim Kardashian may have more followers – but it seems like for now, her sister Kylie Jenner is the queen of Instagram.<p>The 20-year-old has beat …

Scarabey: This ransomware threatens to slowly delete your files every 24 hours until you pay up

"24 files are deleted every 24 hours. (we have copies of them)," the ransom note reads.<p>A new variant of the malicious Scarab ransomware has been …

When Maharajas, business tycoons and peasant leaders joined the mundu-clad Rajaji to form the Swatantra PartyWhen Maharajas, business tycoons and peasant leaders joined the mundu-clad Rajaji to form the Swatantra Party

<b>The Swatantra Party wandered in the wilderness for a few years and then disappeared. But it was like Atticus Finch’s neighbour: it succeeded even as</b> …

India

Padmaavat: You need to watch this enrapturing 'Ghoomar on ICE'

If the beauty of the legendary Queen ‘Padmavati‘ was enchanting, the same has been brought in its full splendour on the big screen by Sanjay Leela …

Deepika Padukone

These chilling images of people caught trying to escape East Germany are portraits of desperation

They were forced to reenact their failed escapes<p>On the evening of January 15, 1990, about two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, crowds began …

Your own Italian home for $1? You can buy it in Ollolai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty village in Italy ? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

Revisiting 'Bade Bhai Sahab': Premchand’s Endearing Short Story

<i>Bade Bhai Sahab</i>, one of Premchand’s most notable short stories was published in 1910, shortly after he dropped his name Dhanpat Rai and adopted the …

From dissing Darwin to yogic farming: A short history of the BJP’s brush with pseudoscience

What happens when the country's top leaders peddle mumbo jumbo?<p>In 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru described big dams like the …

North Indian Village Residents Mistake Human Waste For A Meteor

Residents of a north Indian village were in for a shock when a rock that fell out of the sky, which they believed was a meteor, Saturday turned out …

The sensitive sportsman

“Open” by Andre Agassi and “Farewell To Cricket” by Donald Bradman are two autobiographies worth a 50th read. They reflect honest introspection and …

Revealed: lucky break that led lovelorn traveller to a fling in India with the Beatles

Trees and vines grow through the crumbling terraces of Rishikesh. Yet 50 years ago the former ashram above the Ganges was the fulcrum of a major shift in popular culture.<p>It was here the four Beatles joined other western travellers, including the Beach Boys’ Mike Love, the singer Donovan, the …

George Harrison

Dark is divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?

<b>In India where light skin is coveted, a new campaign is re-imagining popular Hindu gods and goddesses with a darker skin, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.</b><p>The desire for fairer skin is not new in India and for centuries, fair complexion has been considered superior.<p>Fairness creams are among …

Secrets of the oil used to anoint the Queen at her Coronation

It was a moment considered so sacred that television cameras were turned away out of respect, as the young Queen was anointed before God under a Westminster Abbey canopy.<p>Tonight, for the first time, that mysterious process will be revealed to the general public, as the Dean of Westminster allows …

This Japanese pop group is singing about cryptocurrencies and getting paid in bitcoin

To the delight of many — and the chagrin of untold others — the J-pop embodiment of cryptocurrency has finally arrived.<p>The Virtual Currency Girls, or Kasotsuka Shojo as they're known in Japan, is an eight-girl Japanese pop group bedecked in masks and maid's outfits that's been formed specifically …

A cryptocurrency created as a joke about a dog meme now has a market cap above $2 billion

Dogecoin, the alternative cryptocurrency inspired by a popular meme, has surged over the weekend and now has a market capitalization over $2 billion.<p>It soared above the $1 billion milestone for the first time on Christmas Day and climbed over $2 billion on Sunday. As for its price, the coin was …

The cryptocurrency bubble is strangling innovation

Sure, fine, maybe it’s a bubble. OK it’s definitely a bubble, but that’s a <i>good</i> thing, a bubble brings attention and investment in infrastructure, which breeds real innovation. Right? Look at the dot-com boom. A lot of people lost a whole lot of paper money, but it brought us a cheap worldwide fiber …

5,000-year old rock art found in India is likely the oldest depiction of a supernova

Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. …

Universe

Number of children having anxiety counselling rises 60 per cent

The number of children having therapy for anxiety has risen by 60 per cent in two years, new figures show.<p>Childline said growing distress among children and teenagers was fuelling record numbers of counselling sessions, including thousands for children having panic attacks.<p>Their figures show 13,746 …

Mental Health

Tattooing freckles by your astrological sign is now a thing (yes, you've read that right)

If you're one to obsess over your daily horoscope and lead your dating life by the compatibly of yours and your date's zodiac sign, then you might …

Tattoos

U2 to become first band to use ‘Verified Fan’ system to sell all tickets for arena tour

The band have paired up with Ticketmaster for the new initiative, which will begin when their 'Experience + Innocence' tour goes on sale<p>U2 will …

Festivals