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 […]

Charles Dickens fascinated the dead
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Charles Dickens fascinated the dead

The most celebrated novelist in the English language, but Charles Dickens was a real weirdo. When he wasn’t writing about hungry orphans or grumpy misers, Dickens enjoyed hanging out at the Paris Morgue. Dickens’s fascination with the dead went way past morbid curiosity. His attraction to corpses was so strong that Dickens ended up at […]

Hemingway committed suicide like his father
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Hemingway committed suicide like his father

The writer of works like ‘The Sun also Rises’ (1926) , ‘Death in the Afternoon’, The Green Hills of Africa’ and ‘To Have and Have Not’and Nobel prize winner Ernest Hemingway. started going into depression with the deaths of some of his close friends. He was also seriously injured in two successive plane crashes. He […]

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel peace prize
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Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel peace prize

National Dialogue Quartet prevented Tunisia, birthplace of Arab Spring, from sliding into civil war.A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel peace prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.The prize […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music legend Ravindra Jain passes away
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Music legend Ravindra Jain passes away

RAVINDRA JAIN: FEBRUARY 28, 1944 OCTOBER 9, 2015 Considered a rolemodel for many people, as he overcame his disability of blindness, Ravindra Jain was a well respected figure in Indian music industry.He won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1985.He was also honoured with the Padma Shri earlier this year. Learning about his death, […]

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 […]