• Suomenlinna, Helsinki’s sea fortress

    Submitted by Kumuda on Tue, 2016-11-01 12:10 Memorial of the founderWe had completed seeing most of what Helsinki had to offer a tourist.  We had a day at our disposal and did not know what to do.  Our friend, Dr Matti Hakama offered to take us to Suomenlinna islands and we readily agre...

  • This Assamese village is home to hornbills

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-09-26 10:05 Guwahati: Borbhuin Chetia village in Assam's Sivsagar district could well be mistaken for an open-air zoo, what with large numbers of hornbills flying around and happily pecking away at the fruit on the trees the residents have very thoughtfully...

  • HAL must be modernised, if Tejas are to be saved

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-07-07 11:22 If the recent induction of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has received a muted welcome from the IAF, there are very good reasons for it. While the nation and the defence-industrial complex may celebrate a milestone in military ...

  • Notes on a scandal

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-07-06 21:34 As the world gears up for the greatest sporting event in a month’s time in August — the 2016 Rio Olympics — the mood in South America and Brazil in particular is one of great celebration and excitement. The whole world awaits the grandeur and re...

  • 10 Maoists surrender in Bastar

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-28 11:18 Bastar (Chhattisgarh): In a boost to security operations, ten Maoists surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district on Monday.Bastar is a hotbed of Maoist rebels and security forces have mounted major operations against them throughout the years...

  • When will West's romanticism with terror end?

    Submitted by Subeditor on Mon, 2015-11-16 18:24 New Delhi, Nov.16 : A series of recent terror attacks, the latest being the coordinated Mumbai-style attacks in Paris, should serve as a warning to the global community that terrorists can't be friends of anybody.India, which has been a vict...

  • Inner Cleansing can Bring Enlightenment

    Submitted by Newseditor on Tue, 2015-11-10 19:18 Lord Buddha attained final enlightenment after four decades of purging negative and irrelevant thoughts and focusing on positive and purposeful thoughts pertaining to goal of life. That was a long but steady process of inner cleansing which...

  • Gum problems in pregnancy could lead to premature babies:

    Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2015-11-10 16:22 Pregnancy brings joy and happiness to an expecting mother. In that stage, a pregnant women goes through a lot of hormonal and physical changes but misses to take care of her oral hygiene. Studies show that around 50-70 percent of pregnant wo...