Junk foods may damage your bones
  • Junk foods may damage your bones(19:20)

    Jerusalem, April 21 (IANS) Does your kid love to eat ultra-processed junk foods like packaged chips, soups, hot dogs and fries? Besides the increasing risk of obesity, eating junk foods can also affect your bones, warn researchers.

Lord Hanuman was born in Tirumala, claims TTD study
  • Lord Hanuman was born in Tirumala, claims TTD study(17:36)

    Tirumala, April 21 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has announced that Anjanadri, one of the seven Tirumala hills, was the birth place of Lord Hanuman. As announced earlier, the TTD's proclamation came on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami.

It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
  • It's April end and still snowing in Himachal(11:18)

    Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.

Drawing social narratives
  • Drawing social narratives(08:06)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) "It's important for me as a person to comment on social and political issues. Social media is a powerful tool to project my opinions into the world. It is also a great place to find alternate points of view and to engage with people outside of our echo chambers. My tool is drawing, so that is what I use to express myself," says artist Ikroop Sandhu, whose illustration, re-imagining painter Amrita Shergill's famous 'Three Girls' to mark Woman's Day during the ongoing farmers' agitation went viral.

Gloom for Pakistan's maritime economy, boom for Bahria Foundation (Opinion)
Lakshmi Manchu: Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children
  • Lakshmi Manchu: Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children(11:54)
    By Yashika Mathur

    Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu, whose YouTube series "Chitti Chilakamma" on parenting has been getting good response, says amid the latest Covid surge, parents need to be aware that their fear of the pandemic can affect their children, too.

B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues
  • B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues(10:14)
    By Durga Chakravarty

    Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Dogs are mankinds best friends, and the fur balls also make for perfect pals in times of dire need. Many Covid-marooned citizens say they look at their four-legged friends at home as resident emotional props at a time when lockdown stress is beating everyone down.

Monuments dwarfed by encroachments
  • Monuments dwarfed by encroachments(08:34)
    By Brij Khandelwal

    Agra, April 20 (IANS) Alhough Agra could not celebrate World Heritage Day on April 18 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, conservationists and green activists have once again highlighted the failure of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to free the string of monuments in the city of encroachments that were seen as a major threat to the health and safety of these precious properties.

Russia-US rapprochement? (Opinion)
  • Russia-US rapprochement? (Opinion)(15:40)
    By Asad Mirza

    The recent announcement by the White House sources that US President Joe Biden has proposed that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold a summit in a third country in the coming months, has increased hopes of a rapprochement between the two old rivals.

Lyricist Mehboob: Line between film music and indie music has blurred
'Recognise your serendipitous moments, seize them' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Recognise your serendipitous moments, seize them' (IANS Interview)(11:10)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Archimedes' discovery of the relationship of weight, volume and density of materials, Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, Samuel Morse devising the Morse code, Alexander Graham Bell inventing the telephone and Charles Goodyear devising the process of vulcanising rubber all occurred during serendipitous moments they recognised and seized.

  • First human-monkey embryo sparks ethical debate(17:02)

    New York, April 18 (IANS) A joint team of US and Chinese scientists have, in breakthrough research, grown human cells in monkey embryos in a laboratory for up to 20 days. The development, which has sparked ethical debates, has implications for developing new models of human biology and disease.

Covid-19 headwinds to make markets trade with negative bias (Market Watch)
  • Covid-19 headwinds to make markets trade with negative bias (Market Watch)(13:20)
    By Arun Kejriwal

    Markets began last week under tremendous pressure on the back of a massive surge in Covid-19 cases. The stringent norms on movement of people imposed in Maharashtra which amounts to a night curfew and almost a day lockdown added to the woes. BSESENSEX lost 759.29 points or 1.53 per cent to close at 48,832.03 points. NIFTY lost 217 points or 1.46 per cent to close at 14,617.85 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 1.61 per cent, 1.70 per cent and 1.83 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was down 2.91 per cent while BSESMALLCAP lost 2.68 per cent. In sectoral indices there were no gainers with BSEMETAL losing the least at 0.31 per cent. Incidentally in the previous week, BSEMETAL had gained the most.

April 2003: US in Iraq, Vajpayee's Pak initiative and Worldview India (Comment)
'Despite regional influences, Jewish food observes a strict dietary law' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Despite regional influences, Jewish food observes a strict dietary law' (IANS Interview)(11:20)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) When a community decreases in numbers, its traditional food becomes a memory and it is to ensure that this memory prevails that award winning author Esther David set out to chronicle the dietary habits of the 5,000-odd Jews residing in five areas of the country � down from a peak of about 30,000 in the 1940s � discovering that despite 2,000 years having passed since the community first arrived in India, their food might have imbibed regional influences but observes a strict dietary law to this day.

Aditi Rao Hydari: I am dying to go back to theatres
Uralungal, village cooperative turns into world's 2nd largest cooperative
'Sans baggage, Indian businesses uniquely positioned to leverage new digital media' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Sans baggage, Indian businesses uniquely positioned to leverage new digital media' (IANS Interview)(12:28)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Without legacy systems of the past, Indian businesses are uniquely positioned to leverage the new digital media, says Will Page, former Chief Economist of music streaming app Spotify, in his new book "Tarzan Economics" (Simon & Schuster), extrapolating the global music industry's journey in coping with the threat of online piracy to present eight principles for pivoting through today's ubiquitous disruption in almost all industries -- much in the manner in which the 'ape man' swings from vine to vine to attain his goals.

Fatima Sana Shaikh: I am constantly doubting myself
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh: I am constantly doubting myself(11:22)
    By Durga Chakravarty

    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Fatima Sana Shaikh became popular even before the audience knew her name. Way back in 1997, she endeared herself to viewers playing Kamal Hassan and Tabu's daughter in "Chachi 420". Years later, she would score her first blockbuster with the 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer "Dangal".

People trust computers more than humans: Study
  • People trust computers more than humans: Study(15:12)

    New York, April 14 (IANS) Despite increasing concern over the intrusion of algorithms in daily life, a new research shows that people are more likely to rely on algorithms than humans, especially if a task becomes too challenging.

This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art
  • This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art(13:42)
    By Archana Sharma

    Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) A senior civil servant in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha with an aim to bring out the artist within her, organised a unique two-in-one art exhibition - 'Bottle is Canvas' and 'Freehand Meditative Mandalas' in Jaipur-based Jawahar Kala Kendra. This exhibition has been drawing art connoisseurs from different parts of the country.

Who funds Pak's purchase of western military equipment
  • Who funds Pak's purchase of western military equipment(13:28)
    By Binay Kumar Singh

    New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A third world country that is on the brink of economic implosion, living on IMF loans and unable to guarantee the necessities of life to its people is still procuring military equipment from some of the most advanced nations in the world! A country which has been kept on the FATF grey list yet again and regularly signs dubious deals with proscribed organisations and faces strictures by the UK High Court with millions being debited from the bankrupt nations accounts due to the aforementioned shady deals. A country whose foreign exchange reserves stand as on date at only $13 billion- barely adequate for two months imports.

Adarsh Gourav: BAFTA nomination as good as win for me (IANS interview)
  • Adarsh Gourav: BAFTA nomination as good as win for me (IANS interview)(16:24)
    By Durga Chakravarty

    New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Indian actor Adarsh Gourav earned global spotlight with his nomination at the 74th British Academy of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for his performance of Balram Halwai in "The White Tiger", in the Leading Actor category. Although he did not win, he is not upset.

'Jallianwala Bagh propelled the Mahatma to assume centre stage' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Jallianwala Bagh propelled the Mahatma to assume centre stage' (IANS Interview)(12:32)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Jallianwala Bagh massacre propelled Mahatma Gandhi to assume centre stage and encouraged him to launch his non-violent movement, says Nonica Datta, an Associate Professor of History at JNU in a new introduction to her late father V.N. Datta's book, "Jallianwala Bagh - a groundbreaking history of the 1919 massacre" that was published on its 50 anniversary in 1969 and has been updated on the 102nd anniversary, April 13, of the horrific slaughter in which, according to the author's research, over 700 unarmed civilians were killed.