Vegan Foodies, a New Trend?

Vegan Foodies, a New Trend?

Point and Counterpoint: Vegan Food [The comments in brackets are by Boy Shakira, the serious stuff is written by Newsnet Intern Seema Kumari]  Food is the basic need of everybody. Some are vegetarian, some are hard-core meat lovers and there are some  turning towards vegan food. (Vegan Food?, Um… like Vegetarian hard-core man!) Vegan food […]

This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

A subdued Pakistan went into national mourning to bid farewell to a man who owned just two sets of clothes. Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation, died on Friday last week in Karachi aged 88. Mr Edhi, a sort of Pakistani ‘Mother Teresa’, was revered for setting up maternity wards, […]

OF AYE AYE TEEZ & FACTITIOUS IDOLATRIES

OF AYE AYE TEEZ & FACTITIOUS IDOLATRIES

A fortnight ago the final results of IIT Advanced were announced. It is a prestigious pan India examination, in which, not just students but parents and the education industry at large invest time, diligence, disciplined focus and money. Phew, what a slew! How has IIT garnered this fame? Despite its hype and appeal to dedicated […]

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

They move around in ferocious packs and sometimes scare the living daylights out of kids and older citizens! Towns like Patna with a formidable stray dog population should learn from Bhutan.  The Newsnet team trawled around the web to discover a dog magazine called The Bark! And we got our paws on this fascinating piece […]

Auto-rickshaws and following Jesus

Auto-rickshaws and following Jesus

Experience sharing By KATIE By KATIE Since I have been here in South Asia, I have discovered everything is completely different from anything I’ve known before. The language, food, architecture, culture, people, dress and the transportation all are different than in the States. For instance, in the United States, we have a lot of traffic […]

The cool kids are on Ethereum, says the Crunch

The cool kids are on Ethereum, says the Crunch

In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good, and decentralized, and solves the Byzantine Generals Problem. For a time all was well. But then came wailing and gnashing of teeth and wearing of sackcloth. And […]

Uncomfortable but Actual : Raghavan’s book on India’s War

Uncomfortable but Actual : Raghavan’s book on India’s War

Historian Srinath Raghavan in his latest book, India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-1945 (Allen Lane), details India’s contribution to World War II. The book explores the war’s impact on the Independence movement, how it was during this period that the Army saw its biggest expansion, and why this inquiry is important from […]

What does fair mean?

What does fair mean?

Fair means not to be biased, judgmental and to be unbiased in each and every situation. Fairness is not just a part of a person’s nature but also the part of a person’s identity and personality. If you treat a person with equality without discrimination or favoritism then you are called fair. Fairness is without […]

Stop drowning Buddhist Monasteries, says Tawang

It’s a shame that monks and nuns, who normally confine themselves to matters within their monasteries, have to come out on the streets and protest, because their age-old monasteries are in danger of being swallowed up by greed masquerading as ‘national interest’. In a shocking incident six people have lost their lives while scores have […]

Wildlife Spotting In North India

Wildlife Spotting In North India

There are many different Indian places to visit—each with its own sights, smells, flavors and tempos. This journey visits old colonial India, via the towns and villages built up over that period and the wildlife sanctuaries where live some of the exotic animals that India was so well known for during that time. Two of […]

How about a successful career to benefit Children?

How about a successful career to benefit Children?

You may have head of Bachelor’s Degrees in arts, commerce and science. But what can be more job oriented than a Bachelor of Vocation? This novel stream, duly recognized by the University Grants Commission(UGC) and approved by the by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is offered by the prestigious Tata Institute of Social […]