Abhinav Thakur

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Arms coming in from Myanmar, says Assam DGP

Dimapur in Nagaland, the Assam DGP said had emerged as the main hub from where illegal weapons were being dispatched to different …

Freed Nipples Still Causing A Storm. {Nude Photos}

<i>Update: four times, at least, Tove Lo flashes crowds in different cities in outspoken support of #freethenipple. Tove Lo flashed the crowd last week</i> …

The impact of institutional decay

Starting with the latter half of the 19th century, many Indian students went overseas in pursuit of higher education. Some of them later became …

Why archaic citizenship laws must go

A debate on the need to repeal obsolete laws has been set in motion in India with the government appointing a committee to look into the matter. Even …

Behind China’s Hindu temples, a forgotten history

For the residents of Chedian, a few thousand-year-old village of muddy by-lanes and old stone courtyard houses, she is just another form of Guanyin, …

Lessons from China

The new government is to > <b>abolish the Planning Commission</b> and create a new institution in its place. This requires a redefinition of the functions of …

What can PM Modi’s ‘Digital India’ plan achieve? Internet-connected villages offer glimpses

Mark Zuckerberg would be very glad if he visited the sole internet centre in Chandauli, a dusty village in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, about 170 km …

India

Regulating India’s nuclear estate

The 2014 Nuclear Materials Security Index prepared by the Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has ranked India 23rd out of 25 countries …

How Dharnai Left 30 Years Of Darkness And Became The First Fully Solar Powered Village In India

Once struggling to get basic electricity like most villages in India, Dharnai has now changed its fate and become the first village in India to …

Nonprofits

Prosthetic revolution spells hope for amputees

Revolutionary technology at a north London hospital has transformed the lives of amputees taking part in a trial by allowing artificial limbs to be …

Two Brothers Wanting Power For Their Farms Invented A Bamboo Windmill That Is 10 Times Cheaper!

Brothers Mohammad Methar Hussain and Mushtaq Ahmad wanted power for irrigation and they developed a low cost windmill made out of bamboo, which is …

Windmill

Chinese companies queue up to invest in India, but face several daunting odds

Tuticorin, a town some 600 km south of Chennai, is an unlikely place to bump into a group of industrious Chinese engineers. But this is just where …

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10 Non-Fiction Books That Must Be On Your Reading List

<i>“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”</i><p>Victor Hugo’s words ring true in every sense; a good book can …

‘Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay’ Is A Shockingly Blunt Account Of Life In Brothels

<i>“Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay”</i> (1981) is a much acclaimed work of American photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark. The book, published by New York …

खूब चला पीएम मोदी का जादू, सड़क से संसद तक जीता नेपाल का दिल

काठमांडू। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी का जादू रविवार को नेपाल में भी खूब चला। बहुआयामी व्यक्तित्व के धनी मोदी ने अपनी व्यवहार कुशलता और उम्दा भाषण कौशल …

Child Support

Anish was just 5 years old when he went to prison in Nepal. The boy is no criminal—his only transgression was having a mother with a drug addiction. …

Every Norwegian is Now a Millionaire (Kind Of)

If a faint roar jolted you on Wednesday, it was probably the nation of Norway collectively whooping “kjempeflott,” as they all became millionaires.<p>At …

Yoga: a beginner's guide to the different styles

The myriad benefits of yoga – including lower blood pressure, increased strength and bone density and reduced anxiety – should be enough to get anyone on the mat. However, as a yoga teacher I meet many people who hesitate to embrace this ancient form of fitness due to some pervasive myths. Yoga is …

Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa

New study paints dire picture and outlines conservation needs.<p>Lions may soon disappear entirely from West Africa unless conservation efforts improve, a new study predicts.<p>The study, published January 8 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, presents "sobering results" of a survey that …

Rise of e-books made printed book sales fall by 98mln pounds in 2013

The sale of printed books fell by 98 million pounds in 2013, which is a 6.5 percent drop from 2012, due to the continued growth of the digital e-book …

Yahoo sees future in digital publishing

Yahoo is pushing ahead with its transformation into an internet age media company, bringing in news, music and television stars for the launch of …

Recasting the appointments debate

The Constitution (120th Amendment) Bill, 2013, and the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013, seek to reform the appointment of High Court and …