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Apoorva Rao

  • 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
  • World Photography Day: A delightful video on the invention of camera

    In a day and age when images have become one of the primary ways of communication, here is a look into events leading to the invention of the camera and its further technological advancement. Instagram, Snapchat have made taking pictures a second nature to most amongst the tech savvy crowd. However...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 10:58pm
  • #RJgag: Radio Jockeys hit back after Jaya Bachchan protests jokes against MPs

    A day before Independence Day, Jaya Bachchan demanded in Rajya Sabha that action be taken against Radio Jockeys joking about and mimicking MPs. Echoing Bachchan, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar also said that the matter was serious. He added that words with double meanings...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 8:34pm
  • Here's what happened when ISIS member tweeted to declare his love for Robin Williams-starrer Jumanji

    On Tuesday, one of the world's most beloved comedians Robin Williams passed away that shocked and saddened his fans everywhere. While social media was abuzz with the celebrations of Williams' contribution as a comedic genius, there was one uncanny Williams' fan who stood out.

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 5:35pm
  • Ebola outbreak: What you can do to prevent the disease from spreading

    A Mumbai man with Ebola symptoms was kept in an isolation ward on Monday. Lalit Kumar, resident of Vasai in Maharashtra's Palghar district, was suffering from vomiting after returning from Lagos. He is being treated in the isolation ward of a government hospital by doctors, he said. His samples...

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 11:48pm