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Apoorva Rao

  • The dark side of Diwali: Stray dog gets seriously injured due to fireworks prank

    Diwali is a time for celebration for many. However it has proved to be quite dangerous for several animals just like this stray dog 'Mask'.  Mask was found in an appalling condition on Thursday night in Malvani area in Malad West. An unidentified couple saw Mask running around across the road with...

    Friday, 24 October 2014 - 2:54pm
  • Singer-songwriter Lorde is actually a 45 year-old man, according to 'South Park'

    Popular singer-songwriter Lorde is actually a 45 year-old man, or so claims South Park.  'The Cissy', the third episode of South Park's 18th season, reveals that Randy —  father of one of the leads, Stan — is the singer Lorde.

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 4:17pm
  • How Greenpeace drilled a hole in Shell-Lego partnership

    In a David versus Goliath moment in the history of environmental activism, Greenpeace has managed to stop the renewal of a promotional contract between Lego and Royal Dutch Shell, through a one-minute-45 second video.

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 10:55pm
  • Delhi child abuse case: Police detain protesters including children; journalist also held

    On Sunday evening, a group of protesters on a candle light march were detained by police for breaking Section 144 in Delhi. Among the detainees were children as young as 5-6 years of age. The locals were protesting against the recent alleged sexual assault of a two and half year old child by a...

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:22pm
  • World Heart Day: A heart song that connects us all

    World Heart Day is celebrated across the globe to create awareness on heart diseases.  In today's age, heart ailments have become common among Indians too. In 2010, heart disease was cited as the no. 1 killer in rural and urban India. Studies have also pointed out that 3 out of every 5 woman in...

    Monday, 29 September 2014 - 12:03am
  • Dalai Lama to convene inter-religious faith meeting; communal harmony, women's empowerment among key issues to be discussed

    The Dalai Lama is set to convene an inter-faith meeting in order to address the most important issues ailing the society, especially in India. Called a 'Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions', the event will be held on September 20 and 21, according to the official website of the Dalai Lama. Over...

    Friday, 19 September 2014 - 9:17pm
  • Why a woman is never beautiful enough

    A couple of months ago, journalist Esther Honig did a project titled 'Before and After' through which she attempted to understand the degree to which a country's culture could influence public perception of beauty. She sent a photo of herself to photo editors across the world with just one...

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 12:00am
  • How an exploding volcano made a couple's vacation incredible

    Vacationing couple Linda and Phil McNamara in Papua New Guinea probably knew their trip would be adventurous. But nothing had prepared them to experience this nature's captivating scene. A local volcano, Mount Tavurvur had been erupting and the Australian couple decided to take a boat ride to take...

    Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 11:28pm
  • Pranab Mukherjee, Shah Rukh Khan and others take to Twitter and congratulate Sania Mirza for winning US Open mixed doubles

    Sania Mirza and Brazilian Bruno Soares won the US Open mixed doubles title on Friday, extended to a sixth championship point by American Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico. (Read more) Her success was celebrated by one and all and tweets started pouring in to wish her on the success....

    Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 11:20am
  • The Magic Jar: This compelling short film made in just 100 hours gives you reason to conserve environment

    Of late, it has becoming fashionable to talk about environment conservation but very few people actually take efforts in the right direction. Here is a compelling video to remind our complete dependence on Mother nature and how humans need to get their act right and work judiciously to conserve...

    Friday, 29 August 2014 - 7:34pm