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The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I remember taking masala omelette and bread in my lunch box pretty much every day of my 10-odd years of school. I don’t care if it’s cooked too much or soft, whether cold or hot, I can have a masala omelette any day of the …

Breakfast

Why an Indian film has never won an Oscar

Around this time last year, the makers of <i>Court</i> had just returned from Italy. The multilingual film had premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won two awards—for the best first-time director and the best debut film.<p>Now, after many more screenings at film festivals and many more …

India

The easy way to create realistic 3D humans

In case you haven't heard of it, iClone 6 Pro is an easy to use real-time 3D animation tool that allows you to put together a 3D animation scene in …

Animation

How It Really Feels To Have Anxiety And Depression, In One Comic

Anxiety and depression are complex mental health disorders than can be difficult to describe -- but this comic totally nails it.<p>After hearing the personal story of Sarah Flanigan, a young woman who suffers from both anxiety and depression, artist Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti depicted her …

Depression

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

Pirates of the Bay of Bengal | Poverty & Development

<b>Hem Nagar, India -</b> A gloomy sky pregnant with rain clouds hung heavy over the placid waters of Raimangal River, mirroring the mood of the villagers.<p>A group of boatmen in loincloths was busy loading provisions and fishing gear onto small, wooden, charcoal-black boats on the Hem Nagar Islands of the …

India

America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

Progressives and conservatives are in a rare unity welcoming Pope Francis to the US, but anti-Catholicism was rampant before John F Kennedy was president<p>Congress and the United Nations rolling out their red carpets, nuns working overtime to bake communion hosts, prison inmates carving a walnut …

Religion

Hunting down witches in northeast India | India

<b>Guwahati, India -</b> Laila Orang, 24, stands timidly in the small veranda of his mud house, tensing up at each mention of his mother. He hasn't talked or slept much because he's worried some night they'll come banging at his door again - and kill him too.<p>Laila left home as usual on July 20, bidding …

India

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: What about the manual scavengers?

When Janardan Patil gets home after cleaning up choked gutters in Mumbai, more filth awaits him. There's not much respite after he returns from his …

India

Limiting debate to 500 characters

In April, Minister of Human Resources Development Smriti Irani described the decision to invite the public to discuss the new education policy on the …

Education

The mysterious way your body changes with the weather

Does the damp cause arthritis? Can air pressure shifts bring a headache? Will the temperature influence a baby's sex? David Robson finds some surprising evidence for the folklore.<p>In 2013, neuroscientists reported one of the strangest case reports in the history of medicine: a man who claimed to be …

Particles

Why A Referendum?

Delhi happens to be the capital of the country, and the fulcrum of the national administrative apparatus.<p>Earlier this month, it was reported that the …

Solar System

For Indians, paper gold can't beat the real thing | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is meeting stiff resistance in its drive to make the buying of gold jewellery more transparent and to channel demand into paper gold to stop the metal being used to hide billions of dollars of undeclared ‘black money’.<p>A woman tries on a gold necklace inside a jewellery …

India

Two years after Uttarakhand floods, pilgrims return – as do people in search of missing loved ones

The road back to normalcy is still marked with tears.<p>Ever since flash floods wreaked havoc in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand two years ago, …

India

Lenovo K3 Note 4G phablet with 1080p display launched, priced at Rs 9,999: Specifications, features

Lenovo launched an affordable 4G-capable phablet in China earlier this year, called the K3 Note. As expected, the company has today launched the …

50 Things that Inspire You and Spark Your Creativity

Recently, I talked about keeping a commonplace book — a collection of quotes, anecdotes and insights. Another helpful way we can cultivate our …

The surprising story of how Andy Weir's self-published book 'The Martian' topped best seller lists and got a movie deal

It didn't start out that way though. "The Martian" began as a series of self-published chapters on Weir's personal blog.<p>Then Weir decided to put the book on Amazon, selling it for the website's lowest possible price ($0.99).<p>And that's when things snowballed.<p>It topped Amazon's bestselling list of …

Writing

Design Inspiration & Ideas from Envato

If you work in design, you’ve probably noticed by now the wave of “UX writer” jobs being posted online over …<p>Perhaps more than any other designer in …

The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours

The rate at which vertebrate species are dying far exceeds the norm<p>Life on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving? How soon, indeed, before the Earth’s biological treasures are trashed, in what will be the sixth great mass extinction …

Extinction

Does India's new 'Make in India' campaign mean 'Made by Children?'

Their hands fly with the speed and precision of veteran assembly-line workers, pausing only to flick sweat from their shiny-smooth foreheads.<p>They construct box after cardboard box, designed for sari shops in far-off cities, stacking them into multi-hued towers that loom above their small, hunched …

How Long Can The Internet Run on Hate?

Social media has become a toxic place where the loudest and vilest rule. That’s not what the Internet was supposed to be.<p>On Wednesday, the Internet …