Guruprasad K R Rao

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These caviar-like capsules could be the answer to curbing carbon emissions

Rising seas, extreme storms, drought, heat waves, flooding, landslides—global warming’s worst incarnations sound like a list of biblical plagues. The role of carbon dioxide as the main warming culprit, has been known for 25 years. And the fight to continue to burn fossil fuels has been going on for …

Fossil Fuels

The Secret World of Male Geishas

The original Japanese geishas were male, and today their influence is apparent in the burgeoning popularity of male ‘hosts’ in bars and clubs. Just …

The invisible face of terror

— Talal Asad<p>Brussels. Ottawa. <b>>Sydney</b> . Paris. “Terrorist” attacks in these western cities in the last one year have claimed 29 lives. Add to this the …

Religion

The men of steel with a softer side

<b>Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics - 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its founder Jamsetji Tata and his successors.</b><p>Towards the end of the 19th Century, Indian businessman …

India

In the cause of right-wing liberalism

Rearticulating the ‘Indian Right’ point of view to an India that is now considered the youngest nation in the world (70 per cent of the country’s …

Separatist leader Geelani says Colonel Rai’s killers are martyrs

Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has paid tributes to the two Hizbul Mujahideen militants who killed decorated Indian army officer Colonel MN …

‘Love jihad’ in India and one man’s quest to prevent it

Vijaykant Chauhan believes that, all over India, gangs of Muslims are seducing Hindu women and forcing them to convert to Islam – and he’s made it his mission to stop them. Aman Sethi reports on India’s rising religious tensions<p>Every few days, Vijaykant Chauhan WhatsApps me a photograph of himself. …

India

Are India’s Christians and Muslims Forced to Become Hindus?

PM Modi’s crucial development agenda is being disrupted by his own Hindu nationalist backers campaigning to “re-convert” Christians and Muslims to …

A story of exile, a story of betrayal

You must tell your story ... You must write ....<p>For years I have been asked to pen “my story” of exodus and exile, of homelessness and refuge. I’ve …

Empathy

Why Obama Can't Say 'Radical Islam'

Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris this month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest briefly became an Islamic theologian. At issue was why …

National Security Council

Amit Shah accused for political reasons: CBI court | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

In a major reprieve to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, a special central bureau of investigation (CBI) court discharged him from …

India

Gauahar Khan: This Loser Doesnt Represent my Beautiful Faith

Actor and model Gauahar Khan addressed the media in Mumbai today to speak about being attacked by a man "for wearing short skirts" on the sets of …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

India's Climate Change Opportunity

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

The dangers of hero-worshipping Prime Minister Modi

The right to know and the right to freedom of expression are two important pillars of the modern democratic state. The freedom of expression has been understood as an essential right for centuries.<p>However, it is only in the last two decades that social movements and political parties …

India

26/11 survivors bank on Modi to fight terrorism

Meenakshi Dantani is desperately looking for a job.<p>The 31-year-old was at Leopold Cafe, along with her friends, on the fateful night of November 26, …

India

Radical face of Saudi Wahhabism

It is ironical indeed that the Turkish regime today is implicated in propping up a terrorist group called the Islamic State (IS), which has vowed to …

Religion

German envoy visits Sanskrit Sansthan

In the middle of the ongoing row over replacing German with Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, German Ambassador Michael Steiner on …

'India is My Second Home': Pro-Democracy Icon Aung San Suu Kyi Tells PM Modi

<b>Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with Nobel laureate and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Kyosho R/C Blizzard SR Snowplow is Winter Fun

Snow blankets large parts of the country, so why not have fun?<p>Let's get this out of the way: This isn't going to be able to plow your driveway for you, unless you've got a dozen hours. So you'll still need a snow shovel, or snowblower, or whatever you have on hand. What it will do is entertain you …

Texas’ toxic air: Major investigation reveals how unregulated pollution from fracking is making people sick

Politicians are doing everything possible to support the state’s gas and oil boom while ignoring residents’ health<p>The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas is the 400-mile-long site of one of the country's biggest energy booms and, as a result of the thousands of oil and gas wells operating there, of …

A new way to clean (and reuse) the waste water that comes from dirty industries

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>A startup called Axine Water Technologies has developed a new low-cost way to clean the waste water created by industries like …

Scientists find gene linking brain's grey matter to intelligence | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers have found a gene linking intelligence to the thickness of so-called “grey matter” in the brain, and say their discovery could help scientists understand how and why some people have learning difficulties.<p>An international team of scientists analyzed DNA samples and …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Mesmerizing Photo Series Captures Nature at Its Best

Photographers Maxime and Florent Courty are two brothers who share a common passion. Both siblings have a soft spot for landscape photography. Based …

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

en_US<p>article<p>Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter …