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12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, anyway!)<p>True, the label can be used as condescendingly as …

Books

I Travel Alone to Meet Other People

While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, it also taught me a ton about relationships and human connection… and that I’m not actually ever <i>alone.</i><p>Since then, I’ve joined different “solo …

Solo Travel

The case of the disabled professor imprisoned in India | Politics

<b>New Delhi, India -</b> It was January 2 and the residue of the new year celebrations still hung in the New Delhi air. But for a group of students, academics and activists converging on the streets of the capital, the mood was anything but celebratory.<p>The anger at this rally in solidarity with GN …

India

David Bowie cameo was discussed for 'Guardians of the Galaxy ' sequel

James Gunn and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had recently talked about an appearance by legendary musician David Bowie for <i>Guardians of the</i> …

Comics

How photographer Olivier Culmann captured the 'Indian man' without shooting any Indian men

The Frenchman found a unique canvas in his quest to focus on the common man.<p>For his project, <i>The Others</i>, French photographer Olivier Culmann found the …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Industrial Output Suffers Sharpest Fall in Over 4 Years

<b>New Delhi</b>: India's annual industrial output contracted in November - its worst performance in more than four years - while retail inflation picked …

Bullish on jallikattu

Jallikattu also known Eruthazhuvuthal is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day.<p>The Centre …

No reason to distrust Pakistan so early: Rajnath Singh on Pathankot probe

Rajnath Singh said since Pakistan has given the assurance to the Indian government, there should be no reason to not believe them so early. (Source: …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News, Current News Headlines

unnao rape caseRape Accused BJP MLA’s Midnight Stunt in Lucknow: Meets Cops, Says Traumatised by False Charges<p>rain-marred victory<p>IPL 2018: Rahane, …

India

The airliner flight sims that look like real life

How do airline pilots train for worst-case scenarios? In giant, hydraulically-powered simulators. Jack Stewart straps himself in.<p>Shortly after takeoff, a red light above my head starts flashing in time to an insistent chiming. My heart starts pounding as I look around the cockpit of the Airbus …

Aviation

Ready to play second fiddle: Congress looks to stitch up alliances

The party fights to remain relevant in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and faces serious challenges in Kerala and Assam.<p>Now that Congress …

Documents Show AG Appeared for Private Party ​Before Formal Govt Nod

<b>New Delhi:</b> In a recent case in the Supreme Court, <i>Kerala Bar Hotels Association vs State of Kerala</i>, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appeared for a …

BJP demands apology from Kejriwal on Jaitley remarks

After it was revealed that the Delhi government’s inquiry report on Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) contained no charges against Arun …

India

Behind the scenes, Pakistan's military helped revive talks with India | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The quiet involvement of Pakistan’s powerful military in its foreign policy this year paved the way for reviving a stalled dialogue with India, officials said, a thaw leading to the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in almost 12 years.<p>A Pakistani Ranger stands near …

National Security

What to Know About the Deadly ISIS vs. al-Qaeda Rivalry

Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian …

Islam

On way out, Manmohan gave PM Modi file on hush-hush Kashmir talks with Pakistan

Manmohan Singh and L K Advani at the book launch of Khurshid Kasuri in New Delhi Wednesday. (Express Photi by: Anil Sharma)<p>Former Prime Minister …

When was Ram born? Mahabharata war begin? Exhibition cracks it all

From Lord Ram’s birth date to the Mahabharata war dates, an exhibition in Delhi claimed to have answers to many intriguing questions historians are …

Hinduism

What is the UN General Assembly negotiation on UNSC reform and why it is important for India?

<b>What is the UN Security Council?</b><p>The UNSC is the body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. As per the UN charter's direction, …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

University of Oxford

Meet the women fighting corruption and saving mothers' lives in India

Corruption, a lack of political will and poor medical facilities are a lethal mix for new mothers in India’s Assam state. Armed with cheap Nokia phones, local groups are taking a stand<p>Until recently, Monika Singh would never have dreamed of taking on corrupt medical officials to defend the rights …

India

The mysterious European businessman who gave India its iconic railway book stalls

At a time when booksellers everywhere appear a threatened breed, the life of Emile Edouard Moreau, who set up A H Wheeler and Co, the chain of railway bookstalls that endure to this day, appears as a fascinating example of a man with interests that spanned continents, and yet about whom there …

Literature

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

New Jersey

A Brief History of the Wristwatch

The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch<p>On July 9, 1916, <i>The New York Times</i> puzzled over a fashion trend: Europeans were starting to wear bracelets with clocks on them. Time had migrated to the human wrist, and the development required some explaining.<p>“Until recently,” …

Watches

Now, a chairman hunt at Infosys

Infosys, the country’s second largest information technology services company, will now have to find a successor for K V Kamath, its non-executive …

India

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Robotics

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

How an Indian-origin trader caused the 2010 ‘flash crash’

An Indian-origin futures trader has been arrested in the U.K. and faces extradition to the U.S. for his alleged role in the May 2010 “flash crash” …

Stock Markets