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  • 'Ker Puja' to thwart evil bars birth, death, recreation(19:22)
    By Sujit Chakraborty
    Agartala, July 23 (IANS) There is no place for death, birth or even recreation in the celebrations of the centuries-old 'Ker Puja' in Tripura and elsewhere in the Northeastern states as well as in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.
Most parents are barriers to teens' independence
  • Not just peers, even siblings bully autistic kids(12:38)
    London, July 22 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Kids with autism are more likely to be bullied by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school, they have no respite from victimisation, warn researchers.
Breaking an image toughest fight for actors: Nushrat
Sonal Singh's nuanced tryst with art -- and its business
  • Sonal Singh's nuanced tryst with art -- and its business(10:22)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) For Christies India Managing Director and art specialist Sonal Singh, collecting artefacts began at the age of four with a coin album and a stamp book. Steering the business operations of a leading global auction house now, and handling Indias modern and contemporary art firsthand, she observes how the Indian art market is gaining ground and what our culture budget should not overlook.
  • 'Amazing to see women entrepreneurs in India create jobs with lowest collateral'(17:32)
    By Archana Sharma
    Singapore, July 19 (IANS) Fascinated by stories of entrepreneurial Indian women, Dell Technologies recently brought in a chapter of Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) to India to support women entrepreneurs by giving them access to global networks, capital source, knowledge and technology.
  • Countries with strong women's rights grow faster(17:00)
    New York, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that countries with strong women's rights are more likely to have faster growth and better health outcomes than those who don't promote and protect these values.
Happy 40th birthday: Tokyo exhibit evokes Walkman nostalgia
  • Happy 40th birthday: Tokyo exhibit evokes Walkman nostalgia(16:44)
    Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) Walking on the street and, at the same time, listening to music was inconceivable until the appearance of Walkman, a small audio player that introduced the revolutionary concept of portable music that charmed the world 40 years ago.
Twitter, AI used to track people's physical activities
  • Twitter, AI used to track people's physical activities(13:50)
    New York, July 19 (IANS) Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data from various social media sites, researchers tracked people's physical activities, from bowling to crossfit, in a bid to inform future efforts to tackle health disparities.
Women now more competent but less ambitious and decisive: Study
Passive use of social media may increase depression
  • Passive use of social media may increase depression(12:34)
    London, July 19 (IANS) Great holiday, fantastic party and incredible food, everyone shows their life in the best light on social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter, but researchers have found that people who use these apps passively are in danger of developing depressive symptoms.
  • 'Sexting' not so common after all: Study(18:08)
    New York, July 18 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have provided a much-needed update to what is currently known about the nature and extent of sexting among the youth.
Eagerly waiting to start shooting for 'Munna Bhai 3': Sanjay Dutt
Zakir Hussain, Sonal Mansingh among 4 selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow
  • Zakir Hussain, Sonal Mansingh among 4 selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow(16:10)
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi has named four eminent personalities in the field of performing arts - tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, dancer Sonal Mansingh, dancer and choreographer Jatin Goswami and Bharatnatyam exponent K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai - for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow or Akademi Ratna awards.
Some songs shouldn't be recreated: Badshah
  • Some songs shouldn't be recreated: Badshah(15:02)
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) "Kaala chashma", "Humma humma" and "Tamma Tamma Loge" have two things in common -- they have all been recreated and Badshah has played an integral part in the new versions of these songs. The star rapper has fun doing recreations, but says there are some songs you should not touch.
Yashwant Sinha laments steady erosion of Indian institutions (Book Review)
  • Yashwant Sinha laments steady erosion of Indian institutions (Book Review)(14:20)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) He has been a keen observer of the Indian scene for over five decades, the first 24 of them as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and thereafter as a politician -- first with the Janata Party, then the Janata Dal and finally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Along the way he became the first non-Congress Finance minister to present five regular budgets and two interim budgets. Now, as he contemplates the past after quitting the BJP last year, Yashwant Sinha laments the increasing politicisation of the bureaucracy and the steady erosion of Indian institutions.
Many commonalities between Indian, Sardinian cuisine: Chef Marco Murenu (Foodie Trail - Gurugram)
Annual 'Mudiya Poonau' fair in Goverdhan to end on Tuesday
  • Annual 'Mudiya Poonau' fair in Goverdhan to end on Tuesday(12:58)
    By Brij Khandelwal
    Goverdhan (Mathura district), July 14 (IANS) Lakhs of pilgrims from different parts of India, including NRIs, are part of the the sea of humanity that has deluged the holy Goverdhan 'Parbat', or hill, that little Lord Krishna is believed to have lifted on his finger to protect inhabitants of Braj from the wrath of Lord Indra.
  • Spirituality transcends religion: Artist Seema Kohli(11:22)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Watching the art of Seema Kohli is like a walkthrough of the pictorial Jataka tales of Ajanta caves, defined by intricacy, rich hues, storytelling and imbued with a deeply spiritual flavour.
Need nerves of steel to be in B'wood: Katrina Kaif
  • Need nerves of steel to be in B'wood: Katrina Kaif(10:36)
    By Durga Chakravarty
    New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) After 16 years of surviving the Bollywood grind grinding with more hits than misses, actress Katrina Kaif, says one needs to have nerves of steel to be in the glitzy world of Hindi cinema.
How football is saving tribal girls in Jharkhand from trafficking, child marriage
  • How football is saving tribal girls in Jharkhand from trafficking, child marriage(09:50)
    By D Chakraborty
    Ranchi (Jharkhand), July 14 (101Reporters/IANS) As an uneducated tribal woman, Tetri Devi, 51, has seen many struggles, but seeing her youngest child, Anshu Kacchap, scale heights in football and visit the UK to play an inter-school football tournament has brought alive dreams, hopes and the zeal to continue her fight against the naysayers. Girls like Anshu are breaking the mould and smashing the glass ceiling with football.
From less-cash villages to cashless ones
  • From less-cash villages to cashless ones(19:46)
    By Madhav Sharma
    Jaipur, July 12 (101Reporters/IANS) Thirty-five-year-old Neetu Devi carries wheat in her sarees pallu and places it on the counter of Ramswaroop Sharmas shop. He weighs the wheat - it measures slightly less than 250 grams - prices it at Rs 4 and in exchange hands over two matchboxes and a candle to her. The transaction is now complete.
  • Rajasthan NGO makes 1-5 BHK flats for birds(14:48)
    By Archana Sharma
    Jaipur, July 11 (IANS) At a time when the builders across the world are busy building world class houses for humans, an organisation in Rajasthan is constructing beautiful and colourful houses for birds which promise accommodation ranging between one bedroom- hall-kitchen (BHK)-5 BHK for the avians.