Zoos Are Cruel

The cages possessing tigers and all other animals are present for our entertainment– so that we can look at the colourful birds packed in steel frames and admire their beaks and feathers; so that we can see the monkeys jumping back and forth on the few branches of the...

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Japanese Woman Suspected of Ebola in Imphal

The virus that first appeared in 1976 in Africa has already claimed more than 3,300 lives as of September 25, 2014 in the recent outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Moreover, according to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates 7,175 people have been infected by the virus...

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Editorial Freedom: What Does It Mean

The call for freedom of media from government intervention and oraganisational re-structuring of the Prasar Bharati had been recommended by Chanda committee report (1966), Verghese Committee or the Akash Bharti report (1978) and the Joshi Committee report (1985). Consequently,the Prasa Bharati, comprising the All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan,...

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The Enigma Called Time

Let us now explore other possibilities. It is also said by some, that time neither has a beginning, nor an end. It is us who are perishable, not time. Well, that justifies the “no control over time” theory. Time has a mind of its own. Time is the most...

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Dussehra Captured In Pictures

Dussehra follows nine days of observance of Durga Puja (prayer) popularly termed Navratri, meaning nine nights. While Durga Puja is celebrated across India and Nepal, Kolkata in West Bengal is known for its lavish and at the same time strict, celebration of the festival.

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Coke: Are You Opening Happiness?

The Brrr advertisement showcases how a college student offers a bottle of coke to his friend sitting in a lecture and her professor catches the boy and drinks the coke instead. And as soon as he gulps the first sip of the icy cold Coca Cola, he shows a...

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Flight Bigg Boss 8: Predictions

Yes, India’s favourite reality (Which I think is nothing other than “reel-ity”) television show, Bigg Boss got back last night; back with a bang. The role of the host this season is very different from all the previous seasons. Salman Khan is playing the “captain” of flight Bigg Boss...

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Psychology

The mental health statistics show that more than 70 percent of the Indian population suffers from some or the other sort of mental illness. What is disappointing is that the government hardly takes any measures to develop the field of psychology thereby giving it a very demeaning image. The...

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Being A Tattooist: A Road Less Taken

One such career option that promises to be different and innovative is that of being a tattoo artist. Since, tattoo making has started to become a rage; this profession is also catching up. Also, because tattoos are more in sync with the modernized culture that is prevalent today, the...

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Scotland: The Land Of Valiant Blokes

Great highland bagpipe, the spirit of an indulgent single malt (my favorite being Glenfiddich); beautiful scenic overview, highlands, lowlands, and inlays; a rich and sumptuous cuisine and football. Well that’s mostly of Scotland that we know, but interestingly enough it has a lot more to offer.

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Credibly Incredible India

Be it television, internet or any other source of media, the reel world is flooded with advertisements these days. “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie”, “ek idea jo badal de apki duniya” (an ad that can change your life), “do the dew” are some famous one-liners heard from collegians. Somehow these ads...

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2014 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize shortlist, United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary award, was announced today. The award for the first time is opened to non-British writers. This year three British authors, two American and one Australian author have been nominated.

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The Last Dalai Lama?

The Dalai Lama in his visit to Germany announced to one of the newspapers there that there would be no successor to his title after his passing. Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama, is the 14th to take the title, but he now says that there is no need...

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Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral

Are you confused by the crazy number of videos of people dumping freezing water on their heads crowding your Twitter and Facebook news feed? Are you thinking it’s some kind of prank doing the rounds? No, it's charity; and charity in a fun way.

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Humans Of New York: Explosion Of Compassion

In a startling initiative taken by the United Nations, Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton, began a 50 day world tour spanning over 10 countries (beginning in Erbil and moving on to a refugee camp in Jordan, to the Democratic Republic of Congo to Ukraine, South Sudan, Haiti and...

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Bigg Boss: Some Exciting Scoop

The most controversial Indian reality television show, Bigg Boss is out with its first promotional video. The video features Salman Khan, who has hosted the show for three seasons so far, in a captain’s uniform all set to take off the Bigg Boss flight.

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Raksha Bandhan: The Bond of Protection

The occassion is marked by a ritual whereby the sister marks her brother's forehead with vermillion, ties a holy thread on his right wrist and feeds him sweets. In return, the brother gives her his blessings along with some gifts. In the recent years however, chocolates have replaced...

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Indo-Pak: Humanity At The Border?

While Pakistan’s gesture is received with optimism, I’m curious as to why a soldier who doesn’t swim would be assigned to a river belt. The soldier himself said that he doesn’t know how to swim. Of course, a good swimmer is no guarantee to a strong current. But my...

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UPSC: Hope Lingers For Aspirants

The exam is conducted in three stages – preliminary, main, and personality test. The pattern of the main examination was changed in 2013; the number of papers for general studies has doubled and thereby has increased in its weight age vis-à-vis the optional subjects. It is felt that this...

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Big Bang Theory Production Put Off

Directed by Mark Cendrowski, the sitcom revolves around the lives of four geeky scientists played by Jim Parsons, Johny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar along with a beauty-without-brains waitress, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) who is an aspiring actress. What one may call “intellectual humour” is coupled with Penny’s silly...

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Flipkart: Aims To Stay At The Top

Flipkart was first introduced to me as an online bookstore in 2007. At that time, it did not have any advertisements, social media marketing campaigns, or even a smartphone application.  Over the years, this online sales portal has been expanded to include other sections as well – electronics, apparels,...

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Are We The Generation Of Parodies?

From music, movies, books, television shows and political, social and economic conditions around the world, parodies cover almost every sphere of our lives. Such is the influence and reach of something as simple as this, that parody has now developed into an industry in itself so as to explore...

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Selfie: An Obsession?

Lately I have been wondering what is it that keeps people glued to social media. The reason could either be to stay connected with friends and family or to get rid of boredom. For some, social media also serves the purpose of gaining virtual attention. As I scroll down...

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Happy Birthday, Madiba!

To claim that today marks the 96th birthday of an individual would be a gross injustice to the memory of a man whose actions translated him into an idea. Nelson Mandela, in principle, shouldn’t be limited with the worldly roles and designations. More than practically pulling the nation of...

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Homosexuality Still A Taboo

BJP has always stood against legalising the section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) which was introduced in 1871 during the British rule. The Act states that any sexual activity against the basic course of nature is a criminal offence including homosexuality.

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The Great Indian Hypocrisy

This is a proof of how much Indians respect their sport stars. They would slam down anyone who would even think of not recognizing and respecting their sport heroes. Cricket might not be at all famous in Russia or even the United States for that matter, but that does...

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Drought Predicted For India

Sixty five percent of the country’s arable area is dependent on rain. The Center has informed the parliament about the deficit rainfall and the Central Government has put up a contingency plan in five hundred districts. The states have been instructed to save ten percent of the funds available...

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Pursue Two of Your Interest: Fashion And Photography

Photography has many genres: animal, fashion, advertising & commercial, to name a few. Looking closely, fashion photography is seen as a very glamorous profession. Fashion photographers work with a variety of professionals like models, designers, hair n make up artists, art directors, fashion publications and fashion houses. Therefore team...

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Weekend Music Playlist

So this weekend if plan to just relax at home and do nothing then we have something interesting arranged for you. We have created a mix of songs that will help you reconnect to yourself and will re-energize you from the inside out.

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10 Weird Buildings Around The World

Three storey magical tree house in British Columbia, Canada.     Surrounded by fresh flowers and exotic greenery can be found this brightly painted Hobbit House in Matamata, New Zealand   House of stone is built between four huge boulders. This stone house is situated in Fafe Mountains of...

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Another US Drone Strike in Pakistan

What began as the Bush administration’s War on Terror has now resulted in adverse outcomes. The occupation of Afghanistan was the first move towards completing the War on Terror. That in itself caused many to lose a stable life in Afghanistan. Personal security emerged as a major concern with...

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Revelations Of An Anti-Smoking Campaign

One such anti-smoking experiment was carried out by the YTV network that featured a young boy asking for a cigarette to adults smoking on the street around him. The idea is acknowledged to be inspired by Ogilvy’s anti-smoking advertisement campaign, which had become sufficiently popular at Cannes Festival 2012....

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