With many literary awards in the offing, a reality check on how much purpose they serve

With several new literary prizes being announced in India this year, the time has never been so bright for a writer. Or is it so? A look into what these prizes have on offer and what it means for the

World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Food Festival 2018: Cultures, delicacies brought together from across the world

Cultures from around the world converged on a plate at the recently-concluded World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Food Festival 2018 in Amritsar.

No more an oxymoron: A healthy Risotto for diet conscious masses

Butter, cheese and starchy rice—a recipe containing all these sinful ingredients could be anathema even for a gourmand today, leave alone the diet-conscious masses.

Between the sips: What Indian hospitality institutes can learn from France

Recently, I was in France, invited by the President. And if it hadn’t been for Brexit, we would have had a fabulous time together. Not holding-hands-and-singing-songs kinda fabulous, but the let’s

Eight new Zika cases in Rajasthan, total infected reach 117

Most of the cases which have been reported are from Shastri Nagar area here where fogging and other anti-larvae activities are being carried out to prevent the spread of the virus.

China to launch ‘artificial moon’ to illuminate streets after dark

The moon will be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan and will be placed above Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

Can genes decide which university you attend? This study says it partly may

Scientists have for the first time shown that DNA plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which varsity they choose to attend and how well they do.

Algarve: A family holiday destination

Algarve, in the southernmost region of Portugal has beautiful sandy beaches framed by golden cliffs, a mild climate, safe and friendly environment, variety of exquisite cuisines making it an ideal pla

Superflares from young stars may imperil planets, says NASA

Violent flares from the host star may make planets orbiting it uninhabitable by affecting their atmospheres, scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found.

After Hours: Swati Jain, Marketing Director, Avon

One of the best things about working in a beauty company is that you are the first one to know about the fashion and beauty trends, she says.

How to address the existential crisis of digital platforms and publishers

A look at how the existential crisis of digital platforms and publishers can be addressed.

Woman gives birth after undergoing uterus transplant

A 28-year-old woman who had undergone a uterus transplant gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital here Thursday.

3D-printed lithium-ion batteries for smartphones, laptops developed

Researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion batteries, which are used in smartphones and laptops, in virtually any shape.

Years after Big Bang, largest galaxy cluster in early universe found – Check details here

Astronomers have discovered the largest and most massive galaxy super cluster yet found in the early universe, just over two billion years after the Big Bang.

Relief for cancer patients! 150-year-old drug may improve radiation therapy, says study

A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant could make tumours more sensitive to radiation therapy, according to a study.

Climate change: UNESCO World Heritage sites including Leaning Tower of Pisa threatened by erosion, flooding, says study

Dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under severe threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to risi

Eating walnuts may not cause weight gain, says study

A diet rich in walnuts may not lead to weight gain or increase the risk of obesity, a study conducted in healthy elders claims.

Facebook posts may help predict depression risk, says study

Language people use in their Facebook posts can predict a future diagnosis of depression as accurately as the tools clinicians use in medical settings to screen for the disease, suggests new research. reveals ideal Dussehra long weekend getaway options

With Dussehra falling on a Friday, the upcoming long weekend has already gotten Indian travellers packing their bags and exploring the best quick getaway options around their cities

Czech Republic, the Promised Land of Spas

One of the most frequent reasons for visiting the country is to stay in a spa. The Czech spa tradition is one of the oldest in Europe

Parents, take note! Mother’s tight work schedule may affect child’s sleep

Children are more likely to receive fewer hours of sleep if their mothers have tight work schedules compared to those whose mothers gained flexibility, according to a new study.

Big discovery! In a first, four giant planets around young star identified

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system.

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory back in action after suffering glitch last week

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a glitch due to the failure of the gyroscope and going into safe mode last w

China launches two more satellites to beef up GPS-style system

China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on Monday to strengthen its satellite navigation network being built to rival the US' Global Positioning System (GPS).

Kerala Tourism conducts Tourism Readiness Survey

In a bid to check out Kerala's readiness to welcome visitors to its globally renowned destinations, the department of tourism, Kerala recently conducted a Tourism Readiness Survey

DNA ‘spelling mistakes’ may cause dementia: Study

Many cases of dementia may arise from spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce, according to a study published Monday.

‘Cox & Kings was the first ever private company to run four luxury carriages in a train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer’

As Cox & Kings, the world's oldest established travel company completes 260 years in the industry, Peter Kerkar, Group CEO, Cox & Kings, recalls the journey so far and the roadmap ahead

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