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Gotta Catch ‘em All

It’s taken the world by a storm. Almost overnight, people have taken to it and social media is abuzz with the activity and pictures of people and their childhood dreams. Pikachu on side of the road, a Charmander in the park nearby or even a Pikachu on the corner...

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He To She: Bruce To Caitlyn

A 36D breast implant and facial feminization surgery later our dear old Bruce of the Jenner family is now calling himself Caitlyn. After happily saying goodbye to her masculinity, in an exclusive interview with ABC News, Bruce confirmed the rumors, saying, “I’m a Woman”. It seems as though spectacles...

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The Islamic World Denounces ISIS’ Inhuman Acts

The previous decade belonged to Al-Qaeda, which emerged as the largest militant Islamist organization of the world. It was founded in 1988-89 by Abdullah Azzam and Osama bin Laden with an objective of carrying out various terrorist activities. Even though it killed many people and executed quite a few...

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Obama: Here Comes The Leader

The President of United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, will visit India to grace the Republic Day as the chief guest on January 26. He is the first US President to attend the Republic Day function in India. The US is India's second largest trade partner, after China....

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Road To Safety: Still A Far Cry In India?

However, despite road accidents being a persistent problem in India since years, nothing much has really be done to make the roads safe and less fatal. Lack of a traffic ethic is one of the reasons behind a totally dysfunctional traffic system, where jumping signals are hardly aberrational. Jumping...

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Need To Purge Our Bookstores

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is held every year on January 9 to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India. It is a part of a three-day PBD Convention– the flagship event of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, held from January 7...

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Rewinding The Viral Videos Of 2014

Although these might not be the most viewed videos on Youtube, they definitely are the ones that got people talking. We give you a lowdown on what was hot in 2014. From straight up dangerous to outlandish acts, we got you covered with the best among the best.

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Shared Memory: 7 Biggest Moments Of 2014

An Indian Politician stirred the world with his aura: The 15th Prime Minister of India went on a tour to the United States of America, Australia, Nepal, Bhutan and Brazil. His enthralling speech at Madison Square Garden in New York City made the world aware of the potential that...

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Dive Into Your Career

Self Contained Under Water Breathing Apparatus, popularly known as SCUBA diving is not a run-of-the-mill kind of a career option. To pursue a career in this field, all you need is love for the sea, its vast flora and fauna and a bit of an adventurous spirit; although there...

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Career Option: A Paradox Unsolved

Innumerable times we have heard a medical student cursing the progenitor of biology and allied subjects, the same applies to engineers and many other wannabe professionals. I carry no ancestral roots to Einstein, Newton and the like, yet the fact remains that Newton studied and formulated theories of motion...

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A Tryst With Adventure

It maybe starting an inn in a small village in Manali, or a cafe in Goa or simply touring the country, giving people a thirst for adventure; a taste of what nature has to offer. Adventure tourism is finding new grounds in India. There is a sudden surge of...

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Life And Ambition

In India especially, ambition is very highly regarded; greater the ambition, greater the respect one is likely to get. Ambition has a hierarchy of its own. Being ambitious, being driven by high aim is considered to be synonymous with being confident, audacious, and people look up to you as...

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India: The New World Diabetes Capital

The only nation which outruns India’s vast diabetic pool is China, where the rate is even more alarming. Before 1980 about one percent of the Chinese population was infected with the disease. Since then the figure has continuously risen growing to 5.5 percent, 9.1 percent and 11.6 percent in...

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Think Positive, Think Healthy

The most obvious way that your mind may be the cause of a problem is your mental health, and particularly the areas of stress and depression. There is evidence that depression can typically have physical causes but in numerous cases, it will result from your attitude to life and...

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Ads: Creativity and Cleverness

Advertisements, which target social issue or issues like corruption, patriotism are most effective. It could be that it triggers feelings of patriotism for just a few seconds, but are very impressive. Like the advertisement of Tata tea; they convey a message of fighting against corruption, with the slogan...

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Skin Care: Know What Your Skin Needs

They are trying so hard to convince you that their product is the key to beautiful skin now and in the future. There are many effective products on the market – that don’t carry a hefty price tag. Of course, there are many common sense solutions that will improve...

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The Real World Hunger Games

Apparently our policy makers are happy comparing the condition of Pakistan and Bangladesh with that of India. It is the same mentality majority of Indians have during cricket matches. Nobody bothers if India loses the series, if they beat Pakistan. Such mentality is to be done away with. India...

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Eat Better To Perform Better

But as it turns out, this analogy is misleading. The foods we eat affect us more than we realize. With fuel, you can reliably expect the same performance from your car no matter what brand of unleaded fuel you put in your tank. Food is different. Food has a...

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Blogging Without Borders

Millions of deaths and three wars later, the bitterness refuses to go away and the interaction of the two countries’ populations has been very limited over 60 years. As a result, not all Pakistanis have the privilege of visiting India. I happen to be one of those who, by...

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Aim High, Fly Low

It would be stupid to say that one’s present life is based on karma from the past life and is completely irrelevant as to what we do in this life. Since when did we become slaves of godly implications? Aren’t we in control of our own lives and our...

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Be Positive: It’s All That Simple

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty, although this philosophy is not accepted by everyone. Some consider...

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Ethically Hacked

We talk about things being ethically done, but that I suppose is not the keyword for the new generation. Rather, perspectives have changed. What seems morally unfair or unjust to us might be just as fair to the one doing it. For some, getting involved in a fraudulent act...

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Gen Y Workers: A Restless Workforce

For years, youngsters have regularly been given pats on back, often just for showing up. They made it to the end of the soccer season – fantastic, everyone gets a trophy! They took a test – how amazing! When they finally join the workforce, it’s no wonder members of...

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Leah Kalanguka: Miss Uganda Creates History

This recent beauty pageant was not about catwalk and empty promises articulated by the models on the ramp to earn brownie points. It was instead about promoting agriculture in the African nation. Contestants were tested on their knowledge in farming and their deftness in handling cattle and milking cows.

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Celebrating A Green Diwali

There is one thing we forget in all of the festivity, something which we have been forgetting all our lives – the environment. Crackers, which supposedly give joy to innumerable people, contribute bucket loads to air pollution and noise pollution.

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Diwali Captured In Pictures

In India, the entire country appears like a perfect setting to a fairy tale. Firecrackers are also used during Diwali, which has led to many mishaps in the past and has been a major cause of pollution during the season. However, Diwali is celebrated with much zest with family...

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Creating Women Empowerment Or Baby Hunger?

Unlike the earlier generation, they wish to achieve the best of both worlds, which seems nearly impossible with the juggling act of oozing dynamic energy required in each role. Various pitfalls of multi-tasking and balancing both family and work are evident in deteriorating women’s health, which most likely increases...

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Haider Is Not Anti-National

Do people really believe that Army did nothing wrong in Kashmir? That only militants were captured and tortured? That there were no instances of disappearances and the issue of half widows is a ruse? Well, it has happened in Kashmir. I don’t wish to take a political stand here....

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Letters From An Average Kashmiri

It all started when my father was a freshly recruited jawan (soldier) in the Indian Army. It was 1980 and my father was posted in Kargil under the 1862 Independent Light Battery (artillery). Mahnga Khan was part of the 5/5 GR (FF) Gurkha Regiment, Frontier Force. Mahnga Khan was...

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A Tribute to The One Who Gave Us Malgudi

Born on 10 October 1906, in Madras (now Chennai) Rasipuram KrishnaswamiIyer Narayanaswami, famously known as R.K Narayanan was one of the most celebrated English language novelist of India. His stories touched the essence and energy of the ordinary life in a compassionate manner. His literary career started with the...

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