This startup aims to make massive supercomputers affordable for all
  • This startup aims to make massive supercomputers affordable for all(15:54)
    Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Think about accessing a supercomputer at an affordable cost to process your massive computing needs. To make this happen, two Indian-origin researchers have come up with a plan and a model for making supercomputers available for scientists, engineers and designers to further their research in a jiffy.
Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food outlets
Painting a film, like Rima Das
  • Painting a film, like Rima Das(08:27)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delicate lives at their most profound. No overt metaphysical questions, just rhythmic existence leaving enough room for interpretation. Stories, mostly wrapped under a thin disguise. What she manages to say loudly is always with the silences and abandon of her characters. With glimpses of tales and images unseen, left for the imaginations of viewers, National-award winning filmmaker Rima Das always convinces -- there is never just one story.
Perfect opportunity to change structure of Indian football: Stimac
  • Perfect opportunity to change structure of Indian football: Stimac(14:40)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and even though Bundesliga action started last week, it is still a long way before normalcy returns. And Indias national football coach Igor Stimac says that while it has halted plans, it is also the perfect opportunity to change the structure of Indian football.
'Human development on course to decline after 30 yrs'
  • 'Human development on course to decline after 30 yrs'(09:51)
    United Nations, May 21 (IANS) Global human development, which can be measured as a combination of the world's education, health and living standards, could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1990, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) warned.
3 in 5 Indian professionals to spend more time on online learning: LinkedIn
Four pandemic-driven take-aways on managing change
  • Four pandemic-driven take-aways on managing change(14:16)
    New Delhi, May 18 (IANSlife) Like most, my life and universe have been directly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact on families, jobs, teams, roles, finances and the economy are immense, and the fallout from the crises has only just started making its effects felt.
Rajesh Tailang: Best way to stay relevant is to work with youngsters
Indian firms reimagining business continuity plans amid Covid-19: Oracle India
  • Indian firms reimagining business continuity plans amid Covid-19: Oracle India(11:09)
    New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The current pandemic has compelled several Indian organisations, that were still contemplating a move to the Cloud, to explore more and let leading Cloud providers manage data centres for them, help shun legacy infrastructure and adopt digital ways of remote working, according to a top Oracle executive.
Cycle thief's tale leaves netizens teary-eyed
Owner converts dhaba into langar for returning migrant labourers
  • Owner converts dhaba into langar for returning migrant labourers(13:52)
    By Manoj Pathak
    Chapra, May 16 (IANS) While business activities are almost at a standstill due to the lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a dhaba owner is providing food and snacks to the returning migrant labourers at no cost.
Indian publishers gear up for post-pandemic world
  • Indian publishers gear up for post-pandemic world(12:48)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Re-establishing the value chain, the discoverability of new books, "fortifying the ability to face new exigencies", sustaining reading as a habit and the emergence of a new genre of writing is what Indian publishers are looking at in a post-pandemic world and the lifting of the lockdown it has caused.
Instagram launches new features to reduce online bullying
  • Instagram launches new features to reduce online bullying(11:31)
    New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Social media giants Facebook and Instagram, today released the fifth edition of the Community Standards Enforcement report, which tracks the companys progress to keep both platforms safe. In addition to this report, Instagram also announced new safety features to lead the industry in the fight against online bullying.
The Lockdown Moviemakers: Shoot at home is the new fad
  • The Lockdown Moviemakers: Shoot at home is the new fad(08:20)
    Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) The COVID-19 lockdown has forced closure of film studios as well as outdoor shooting, but that has not stopped an enthusiastic bunch of filmmakers from making films! Shooting at home amid lockdown is the latest trend in B-Town!
Tribal families earning livelihood through leaves
  • Tribal families earning livelihood through leaves(18:46)
    By Manoj Pathak
    Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) When the nationwide lockdown claimed the livelihood of a large chunk of the population, villagers of Jharkhand found out a new way to earn their livelihood. They collect leaves from the forests and sell them to the forest department.
Ensuring safety infrastructure key for wellness industry post lockdown
  • Ensuring safety infrastructure key for wellness industry post lockdown(11:55)
    By Aditi Roy
    New Delhi, May 11 (IANSlife) With the global COVID-19 pandemic scourging across the nation and our daily lives, we have to cut down on a lot of things. One of the main activities taking a hit is our grooming and wellness regimen. The salons, spas, barber shops, parlours, clinics are under the lens of social distancing norms, as consumers our regular visit to cater to our grooming and wellness requirements have taken a halt.
'Wealthy tourists, 1960s charm to inspire Goa's tourism re-invention'
Don't allow 175-year-old 'fish medicine' event: Hyderabad NGO
Conceived or expecting delivery during quarantine? Don't panic!
A Punjabi gaze on Kashmir
  • A Punjabi gaze on Kashmir(08:22)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) He says that being an outsider gives him a unique perspective. That he can look at things not only objectively but also with a certain degree of empathy. "And then you are able to observe the contrasts and contradictions without being judgemental," says playwright Atamjit Singh, recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Sahitya Akademi awards, whose latest Punjabi play 'Balde Rahan Chiragh Hamesha on Kashmir has now been translated into Hindi and Urdu.
Rahul Bose: Onus of social responsibility on celebs unfair at times
  • Rahul Bose: Onus of social responsibility on celebs unfair at times(08:09)
    By Arundhuti Banerjee
    Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor and social activist Rahul Bose, who lent his voice for a digital campaign against domestic violence, says that the major responsibility of any individual, including celebrities, is to be a good human being with a set of high values.
Lyricist Prashant Ingole pens poem supporting lockdown
  • Lyricist Prashant Ingole pens poem supporting lockdown(11:11)
    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Lyricist Prashant Ingole, who has penned songs in films like "Bajirao Mastani" and "Mary Kom", has written a poem titled "Naadaan", urging people not to go out during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Heavy drinking hampers decision-making the next day
  • Heavy drinking hampers decision-making the next day(17:44)
    London, April 22 (IANS) Drinking too much? Stop it right now. Researchers warn that heavy drinkers or people with a hangover have less ability to plan or set goals and make decisions the following day.
Vicky Kaushal: I was never a 'horror-film friendly' actor
Being a mother in Covid times
  • Being a mother in Covid times(11:48)
    By Sfoorti Mishra
    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Becoming a mother is one of the most phenomenal events in a woman's life. Nothing gives her more joy than holding her baby in her arms. But for some women it is a challenging time to become a mother during the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Fear, anxiety and feeling of uncertainty have gripped them during this otherwise happy time.