Syamala Moparthi

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A Guide To Using Your iPhone Efficiently

The iPhone is far more powerful than an ordinary phone, but you may not know everything about this device. To get the most from using your iPhone, …

Hong Kong shopping guide: the markets of Mong Kok

Vibrant market stalls still thrive in Hong Kong, on streets dedicated to selling everything from toys and trainers to flowers, fish – dried and live – and caged birds<p>At weekends, the vibrant, crowded streets of Kowloon intensify in Mong Kok to a point where the footfall outpaces London’s rush hour. …

Hong Kong

Dogs are not a man's best friend - they are too selfish to help you, University of Portsmouth study finds

They are considered by many to be a man’s best friend, but scientists say dogs are actually selfish creatures who will play with owners, but not help them.<p>Researchers from the University of Portsmouth studied 24 family dogs to see how useful they were to their owners, finding that they were more …

Umar Khalid, My Student

He brought vibrancy to discussions — and gave me feedback I’ll never forget.<p>Written by |<p>On February 9, till 1.20 pm, Umar was in my office. Anirban …

15 books every Dalit must read

Books written by Baba Saheb Ambedkar are must read for every Dalit-Bahujan. You can download those books from here. Apart from these books, here is …

#khanakhazana* https://t.co/SMXOv2zhY8

How a young US diplomat solved the murder of four women during El Salvador's dirty war

A tale of an improbable bond between a Salvadoran soldier with a guilty conscience and a young American diplomat with a moral conscience.<p><i>This story</i> …

'Just thinking makes you anti-national': Watch Umar Khalid's speech after returning to JNU

'Anti-nationals of the world unite.'<p>In dramatic late-night scenes, Umar Khalid, the Jawaharlal Nehru University student who had been untraceable …

Christina Daniels

When Smriti Irani first became Minister of Human Resource Development, I was happy for her. I did not believe that not having a background in the …

Smriti Irani, are India’s Mahishasura-worshipping tribals depraved and anti-national?

On Feb. 24, India’s education minister Smriti Irani mounted a spirited defence of her government’s recent actions at the Hyderabad Central University and New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).<p>In an attempt to justify the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s heavy-handed response to …

India

A Model Removed 6 Ribs and Spent Over $120K to Look Like Jessica Rabbit

And she plans on getting hip and butt implants in the next year.<p>Meet Pixee Fox. The 25-year-old model is on a mission to transform herself into a living cartoon, and in doing, so she has spent more than $120,000 on cosmetic surgeries, including a procedure to remove six of her ribs.<p>"My goal is to …

14 Holiday Gifts Under $100 for the Cook Who Has Everything

From gifts that stand the test of time to those that don’t (chocolate covered malt balls, anyone?), they're all in our 2015 holiday gift guide.<p><i>Forget naughty or nice—as far as we’re concerned, everyone deserves a ceramic French butter keeper this year. Find more gifts that stand the test of</i> …

Spices

10 spectacular rail journeys … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Fotofeeling/Westend61/Corbis<p>Jasper national park, Canada.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/10/1428670683754/f15d0dfb-fc28-47d7-a025-6308b667a7dc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Fotofeeling/Westend61/Corbis<p>Jasper national park, …

Jasper National Park

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …