Rare’ supermoon’ eclipse on sunday
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Rare’ supermoon’ eclipse on sunday

The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday,according to NASA. The lunar combination is happening for the first time in 30 years. The supermoon, which comes around once every year, will […]

Eliot painted his face green to write
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Eliot painted his face green to write

T.S.Eliot the author of The Waste Land, had multiple hideaways. At one such place situated on Charing Cross Road, visitors were to inquire only a man known only as ‘The Captain’. On coming face to face, it became evident that the writer covered his face with tinted green powder!

Why is giraffe’s neck long?
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Why is giraffe’s neck long?

Studies have revealed that the long neck of the modern day giraffe evolved in several stages to reach its present stature. The animal’s vertebrate stretched first towards the head and then towards the tail, a few million year ago. Scientists have long theorized that the long neck helps the modern-day giraffes to find more vegetation […]

HOW TO BE A CHICK – What’s next, everyone… what’s next?
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HOW TO BE A CHICK – What’s next, everyone… what’s next?

By SHOBHAA DE …AND OTHER LIFE LESSONS FROM SHE WHO KNOWS BETTER Perhaps that headline should be reworded to “Who’s next…?“ Whichever way one wants to look at it, the signs are pretty ominous.Having stated the obvious, I am consciously moving away from distressing developments of the week (cancelled concert, threatened play) and forcing myself to […]

India’s first airport in Juhu will be nation’s first civil aviation museum
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India’s first airport in Juhu will be nation’s first civil aviation museum

The country’s first civil aviation museum will come up in a segregated non-oper ational area of India’s oldest airport Juhu Aerodrome. The airport started functioning in 1928, serving as the city’s sole airport till 1948 when the present one came up in Santacruz. The original terminal of what was then the Bombay International Airport in […]

Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel Prize in literature
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Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel Prize in literature

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage”. Alexievich, 67, used the skills of a journalist to create literature chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its collapse: World War II, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, […]

Lesser known facts about Mahabharata
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Lesser known facts about Mahabharata

Draupadi could had fourteen husbands in place of five Draupadi was born out of the sacrificial fire of yagya performed by Drupad to take revenge from Drona. She became wife of five Pandavas not by curse, but by design. Shri Krishna explained to her that in her previous birth as Nalayani- daughter of Nal and […]

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चीफ की दावत

लेखक – भीष्म साहनी आज मिस्टर शामनाथ के घर चीफ की दावत थी। शामनाथ और उनकी धर्मपत्नी को पसीना पोंछने की फुर्सत न थी। पत्नी ड्रेसिंग गाउन पहने, उलझे हुए बालों का जूड़ा बनाए मुँह पर फैली हुई सुर्खी और पाउड़र को मले और मिस्टर शामनाथ सिगरेट पर सिगरेट फूँकते हुए चीजों की फेहरिस्त हाथ में […]

Nehruvian idea of India actually grew under Gandhi’s leadership
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Nehruvian idea of India actually grew under Gandhi’s leadership

Author and commentator Nayantara Sahgal regards her uncle Jawaharlal Nehru as the `biggest influence’ in her life and work. The daughter of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit is appalled at the alleged attempts to wipe him out from history. Speaking to Atul Sethi at her home in Dehradun, the octogenarian says the Modi government should stop being […]