India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

The new women heroes of the day are definitely Tashi and Nungashi Malik, the first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest together, have now become the fastest South Asians to complete the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. But they have done it on their own, with no ‘support’ from the Narendra Modi government. The Government of new […]

Schoolboy killed, Manipur tense, Outsiders unwelcome!

Schoolboy killed, Manipur tense, Outsiders unwelcome!

Imphal: Curfew is imposed, even as Imphal turns into a war zone, with thousands of youngsters almost rioting in support of an inner-line permit system for Manipur. Sapam Robinhood, a Class XI student of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy, Imphal East died and several people were injured as supporters clashed with police. Schools and Colleges […]

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ day in India. It’s a day to remember the role that doctors play in our lives, and also a day for the medical professionals to do some introspection as well. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering opportunities to all to get aware about […]

IITs increasing, brand value decreasing

IITs increasing, brand value decreasing

Are India’s ‘IIT’ brand of technology institutes being downgraded into ‘fly by night’ franchises? Jayesh Gupta, a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology at Mandi says the ‘premier’ institute had no workshop facilities of its own. “During my first two years at Mandi, we had to travel to other regional colleges to access mechanical […]

Will Mapithal, swollen by Monsoon, swallow Chadong village?

Will Mapithal, swollen by Monsoon, swallow Chadong village?

Imphal: The rising water level in the Mapithel dam, which has already submerged crops and roads threatens to swallow the Chadong village in Ukhrul district, fear the villagers. One villager, Rebika Kasum observed, “The water will reach our dwellings soon. The road, including the only bridge that connects Chadong with other villages, is submerged. “The […]

Bihar : war of words begins

Bihar : war of words begins

With the election round the corner, high political drama in Bihar is taking its course. “A fierce war has been erupted within the NDA due to the emergence of strong political alliance of JDU, RJD and Congress. NDA is unable to figure out such state-level leader who can compete with popularity of Nitish Kumar,” says […]

Marandi : New Delhi runs Jharkhand Govt. via Whatsapp

Marandi : New Delhi runs Jharkhand Govt. via Whatsapp

Jamshedpur: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi commented that the state government was running on Whatsapp. Taking a pot shot, he declared : ‘the state government in Jharkhand is receiving messages on ‘Whatsapp’ from New Dakhi that dictates transfer-posting of officials. Orders come from Delhi first, later the Chief […]

Young Patna: Soda pop & Retro cool

Young Patna: Soda pop & Retro cool

With Patna facing the hottest summer this year, people are looking for different ways to quench their thirst. Coming to their rescue are sodas of different flavours. These sodas are big relief to youngsters with small pockets. Flavoured Sodas is the alternative for highly priced branded cold drinks. Reason: Soda Pop  tastes akin to branded […]

On broken wings: no jobs for new Pilots

On broken wings: no jobs for new Pilots

Training costs up to Rs one crore, still 7,000 pilots jobless Flying in the air with a starting salary of two lakh per month. Sounds interesting? But the reality is that today some of the pilots are in search of other careers. A newspaper mentioned the story of one Deepak Malik who trained as a […]

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

A fire at one railway station has sent airfares through the roof! The recent fire accident Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh is to blame. Air fares have gone up on Chennai-Delhi sector as Indian railways have cancelled trains to Delhi and other destinations after a fire accident at Itaris railway station has thrown traffic on one […]

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Since 2008, People in the Kosi belt fear devastation by floods. At that time the whole communication network was totally wiped out. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar then promised to ensure development of the entire region. A promise that took him four years to fulfil in the form of Baluaha Ghat bridge or ‘Kosi Mahasetu’. This […]

Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

Gay men or MSMs are prevented from donating blood in England, even though a ‘lifetime ban’ on Gay men donating blood was lifted in 2011. In Northern Ireland, gay men may be also to get married, but they still cannot donate blood to their significant other! The National Health Service had recently indicated that blood […]