The valley of Kashmir is as rich with history and political debate as it is with culture and common marvels. Kashmir was once called Heaven on Earth and was once the most delightful places on the planet.
Read on to know some great inventions and discoveries that happened quite accidentally.
In today’s world of constant stress and ambition, one most important thing is being neglected, and that is health. We forget to understand the fact that in a healthy body dwells a healthy mind. So here are few apps that help you keep track of your health.
A novel that focuses intently on the impact that mental health problems can have on teenagers "The Monster in My Head" is a story narrated by the lead character the 17-years-old girl Gina Taylor and her battle with her monster.
For all those eager and enthusiastic minds out there, this book must become a part of your bookshelf! The "Northern Lights" is the first novel of the fantasy trilogy "His Dark Materials" written by Philip Pullman.
Meet Baxter, the perfect example of industrial automation.
History is replete with wars and conflicts. The Holocaust was one such thing but it was somewhat different as it covered a huge number of people altogether. Holocaust also called Shoah basically means, sacrificing or killing by fire.
The world around us is full of crazy, bizarre things, most of which we fail to notice, given the intricacies, we deal with every day. But these small things are quite interesting and once we come to know of them, we start thinking. Let’s now take a quick look at some such super cool fun facts!
Dusk is a story set, as the title suggests during Dusk, in a somber town. The protagonist of the story, which is narrated in a third-person perspective, is Norman Gortsby, a man who sees and reflects the hour in focus.
Light is associated with festivities regardless of cultural differences. The common theme that runs through all these festivals be it LaFallas, Hanukkah or Diwali remains the same that is the celebration of good and elimination of evil.
Oliver finds blood everywhere as he enters his house. Is there a ghost in his house? Or a murderer?
Known as both the "Garden City" and "The Silicon Valley of India," Bangalore is a geek's heaven, gloating the most noteworthy grouping of IT organizations in the nation. When you're set geeing out, there are a lot of greenhouses, exhibition halls, characteristic components, castles and sanctuaries to fill your move card.
Too many questions There to worry me. Is this confusion? Or is it dichotomy?
The word 'edutainment' may be a new coinage but the concept is age-old. As the term suggests, it is learning made fun. Instead of treating education as a bitter pill to be swallowed for the greater good, education should be a potion to be lapped up with great interest and eagerness for all-round development.
"No power on the earth can subjugate you when you are armed with the sword of ahimsa. It ennobles both the victor and the vanquished." - Mahatma Gandhi
The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is an appealing traveler goal, mirroring an exceptional climate which gets from its upbeat mix of custom and advancement. Throughout the years Gangtok has encountered blasting economy and progression of the way of life. In any case, it has stayed as a serene place with a blend of various societies and ethnicity.
A beautiful poem by Emily Dickinson, "A light exists in spring".
The machine that keeps us cool in the scorching heat is no less than a blessing to the mankind. Let us find out how one of the greatest inventions, the air conditioner works to breeze out the cool breeze.
Love happens when it is least expected. But for 17-year-old Isabella Swan who recently moved from sunny Phoenix to gloomy Forks, love awaited her in the most horrifying form.
'If only you had begged I might have let you off But you are too clever by half! You think betraying your friends is cool? Remember! Treachery is the weapon of the fool.'
How can a silly internet game manipulate the minds of people the world over, and make them do grotesque tasks!? Can a person really be manipulated into committing suicide, no matter how mentally strong he is? Does this so-called “Blue Whale Challenge” give him enough courage to resort to anything to end his life? How exactly are they able to do it on such a large scale?
"Whichever option I choose, men are going to die...."
A healthy diet contains sufficient vitamins to provide us energy, building material, and protection against diet deficient in diseases. Study of neuroscience reveals the effects various components of the diet such as minerals, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates fats, dietary supplements and food additives have on brain cells.
Explore the kingdom of the magnificent tigers, the Ranthambore National Park. Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, this is a major tourist attraction.
A simple interface designed for touchscreen devices based on gestures like pinching, tapping and swiping which make mobile devices quite user-friendly, Andriod is all that's making it possible.
Read the story of young Sanjana Bhosale who donated her paintings to the cause of poor kids’ education.
From a 27 ton computing machine to a tiny device on your hand, the journey of computers through the ages is quite interesting.
Some interesting facts that you probably never knew. Read to find out some really intriguing facts that will leave you amazed.
Erstwhile Tawang District was a Sub-Division of West Kameng District till 5th October 1984. This district is situated in the western most part of Arunachal Pradesh spanning approximately 2,172 Sq.km, bounded by Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the southwest and Sela ranges separated from West Kament district in the east.
We all enjoy traveling by train. The scenic view of the countryside visible through the windows and the fast blowing wind hitting our face make us forget the stress of our monotonous life. Did you ever wonder how this train is led by the engine driver from one place to the other? Let us get into the conversation with an engine driver and find it out !!
A lovely poem by Rudyard Kipling, If- is an inspiring collection of qualities one must possess.
A ship built so prestigiously and one thought to be unsinkable, a ship synonymous with grandeur and majesty, the RMS Titanic fell to the waters under unfortunate circumstances. Here are some facts about the ship that sunk on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City taking down with it thousands of its passengers.
Phones with low charge are the most annoying things. But what if there’s no need to actually charge the phone?
Monsoon has arrived and it finally has brought relief for us. The rains tempt us to get out and get wet but monsoon and flu are also synonymous with each other. We took over to the internet, read different opinions of many doctors to find out ways to keep ourselves immune from diseases this monsoon.
Are you afraid of taking risks? Are you skeptical about moving out of your comfort zone? Did you ever try to do something with great courage? The Shining Star just did.
If it’s all the same to you the warmth of the sun yet love to appreciate some glow from the hearts, if it’s all the same to you the absence of rich greenery yet content with the lavishness of gathering and in the event that you consider the rich social foundation and the unassuming individuals more critical, then Chennai is the city for you to be on an occasion.
The inspiring story of the king of the Court, Roger Federer. Known as the greatest tennis wonder, Roger has won Nineteen Grand Slam titles and Eight Wimbledon Championships, creating an all-time record.
Nobody is born perfect. We all struggle to become perfect in the process of leading our lives. Success and failure, happiness and grief, they all come and go as we grow to become the individuals we are.
Matilda, written by the well-known author Roald Dahl is a children’s novel. Matilda is a kind of novel which can attract kids easily as it depicts the little girl Matilda, the main protagonist as a clever and nimble-witted girl.
Mobile technology has been the most effective medium in this century which has not only eased our way of living but also has created a lot of opportunities for us to learn. Check out the top five must have educational apps for your smartphones to make learning easier and interesting.
All the proud Indians out there! This is something that will make you prouder!
If illustration sounds cool to you, you should meet the people who do it. Amandeep Singh is a European illustrator with Indian ancestry, whose illustrations are a fusion of pop culture and historical art- and they're just mind blowing!
‘The solar system consists of the sun and its nine planets.’ All of us read this statement in our schools in a chapter named ‘The Solar System’. And then, all of a sudden, in the year 2006, this became false when Pluto was demoted from ‘planethood’ and put under the category of dwarf planets.
TELEGRAM, this once fast and furious fellow had long retired from the public life giving way to worthy successors. Now that the iconic telegram is no more we salute a life well lived.
Named among the Great American Novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, an American classic novel was written by the famous author Mark Twain. It is an incredible book full of adventures relating to real life and it also teaches how we can tackle situations in times of crisis.
"Life is beautiful," they say. True!! The real joy of living is when you let your life take the shape it wants to. Live a life free of limitations, free of fears, free of restrictions. One life it is, that we have!! Live it!!
India's First World Heritage City, Ahmedabad's nomination as a city exemplifying 'living heritage' was unanimously supported by at least 20 countries. Let's get to know the story of Ahmedabad.
We all know the question that follows 'Who is the fairest one of all?' This question didn't worry only the evil queen in Snow White story. You will now find out that the world is not fair enough !!
An absolutely astounding young adult movie ‘Ten things I hate about you’, may seem like a clichéd high school ‘chick flick’ movie, but it is certainly a lot more than that.
'If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.' She went far. Farther than they could reach her.
Come let's see the brilliance in the minds of ancient Indians and the wealth of knowledge India housed long long ago.
One full package containing mystery, adventure, magic, amazing story, battles and moral, "The Hobbit" is among the most loved fantasy novels we have in the racks. Come and get lost in the world of The Hobbit.
A city with incalculable landmarks on one hand and a world class airplane terminal and metro on the other, Delhi is significantly more than only a city of adoration.
Life, they say, is a journey. You will see both ups and downs, good and bad, happiness and grief. But nothing is permanent. Good things will always have a place in our life. It is just a matter of time.
Very often we see kids with sullen faces looking utterly bored. It's ironical seeing the amount of time they spend before the screen, big or small. And this is true about most if not all. What is the other name for the small screen especially when we talk of it in disdain?
Fantasy in its best form. The Harry Potter series has allured each one of us. 20 years and still the best fantasy novel series in the world, Harry Potter has become the best part of our childhood memories. The books have left the world enchanted and will for sure, cast their spell over the years to come.
Electrical energy is the most versatile energy on the planet with its fascinating nature and facts imbibed. Here are 20 facts about the electrical energy that you should know.
The world has seen several ups and downs from time to time. Things have gone down to an extent that it seemed the world might end but we recovered. Similar was The Great Depression that took place in the 1930s. Precisely, it began in 1929 and ended in the late 1930s. Yes! A whole decade! But what was The Great Depression?
What is the biggest thing you can think of? The universe? All right. Have you ever wondered what the origin of this vast universe was?
We often fail to realize the importance of healthy living. We neglect our health and health related issues to such a great extent that we don't realize the impact till we start facing problems. So it is always important to be aware and gain knowledge about health and healthy living from all sources available.
All of us, the people of India are surely acquainted with the name “Panchatantra” and most of us have read Panchatantra fables in our childhood. It is believed to have been written by a great scholar knows as Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Let's get a quick idea about the most loved Panchatantra.
Hyderabad (or Bhagyanagar) is right now the capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It has got its history from various dynasties that ruled it, as Qutub Shahis, Mughals, and the Nizams.
A list of movies you can watch that will not just improve your vocabulary, but also serve as great story-tellers that you can spend time with before you get back to Clash Royale or pick up your cricket bat and head to the street.
Our life today would have been quite different if it weren’t for the huge number of discoveries and inventions in the field of science. Various contributions of different scientists to this world have influenced our way of life in one form or the other. So lets find out more about few great scientists.
Once a farmer had many fields He ploughed hard and got large yields His heart danced when his crop he glanced. But his heart missed beats When he saw wings and beaks Break into his lands He held his head in hands. He knit his brow and brought a scarecrow In vain, he complained To [...]
An unexpected visitor at the window wakes up Tom, but why is he afraid to greet his late night visitor?
Sun, the most prominent one in the Solar system, is one of the greatest sources of energy. With the gigantic population on earth that is increasing at an alarming rate, there is a dearth of energy and resources to suffice the needs. And that is when the mighty Sun comes to our rescue.
Alien Hand Syndrome sounds like a funny name for a disorder in humans but it is the most intriguing one! The term alien means something that is foreign and does not belong to oneself.
Very few books manage to leave an everlasting impression in the minds of the readers. The old man and the Sea manages to do it well on many levels. Written in 1951 and published in 1952, the book is considered to be one of the best classics ever written along with his A Farewell to Arms, The Sun also Rises and For whom the Bell Tolls.
India has always been a full of talent. Be it science or mathematics or literature, we can find texts of any genre preserved since ages. Some texts are such that we don’t even know of which period they come from.
And Then There Were None’ is a film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name, directed by René Clair. Even after being one of the best thriller movies ever made, this movie has got its fair share of criticisms. Yet its eccentric plotline has made it be one of the best ones in the genre.
The "Evening Star" by Edgar Allan Poe, is a beautiful poem that describes the evening star in the distant sky that shines amidst the dark clouds on cold nights, making the poet enjoy its beauty and admire it from the distant land.
Communication is definitely a way of life. And, language being the mode to communicate, it plays an important role in our life. We all learn the languages that we listen to more often and tend to speak those languages only. But have you ever wondered how many languages actually are spoken in this world?
Cosmopolitan Durban, South Africa's third-biggest city, is now and again disregarded for her "cooler" Capetonian, cousin. Be that as it may, this isn't reasonable; there's significantly more to carefree Durbs than meets the eye.
The beauty of a woman lies not in her looks but in her courage, is what acid attack survivor Lakshmi has proved to the world. This 24 years old braveheart is an inspiration to many women who have become victims of the malicious acts of some ruthless people. But Lakshmi does not consider herself as a victim but she has emerged as a fighter.
Once we reach puberty, there are certain changes which happen in our body and signal towards our maturity. Different types of hormones are released which cause these changes. It feels awkward to experience these transformations in our body, but we should welcome them since it shows that we are healthy and hormones are released timely.
Someone reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer might be familiar with the character of Tom Sawyer from another novel by Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876.
The revolution in electronics brought by VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) leads us to the stage where we make a powerful computer that fits in our palm. This category of computers is called as ‘Single Board Computers’. Read to find out more !!
Grandparents Are Special. Near Us Or Far Away, They Will Always Be In Our Heart.
'The City that never Sleeps', 'The City of Dreams' and 'The City of Seven Islands' are only a couple of the designations used to portray the great city of Mumbai. This capital city of Maharashtra and monetary capital of India is multi-dimensional and gives a great deal of intriguing encounters.
History has always been unknown. All that we know is because of books or the artifacts discovered. These two things are responsible for all the conclusions we have drawn, ranging from which emperor ruled in which year to what food people used to consume in a specific period. But these are all just assumptions.
The poem “Wandering Singers” by Sarojini Naidu is about the band of folk singers who wander from town to town and from village to village to spread the message of love through their singing.
Ages back, when medical science was still taking its baby steps, people were totally unaware of the reason for their illness and the medication that was required to cure it. With the development in medical research, the identification of the cause of the diseases became possible. But the task of identifying the right medication was still an uphill struggle.
Most parents and students have misconstrued the concept of student life. For us, sitting in front of a table with stacks of books and mugging things up is the best strategy to shine brighter. Therefore, most of the students remain behind closed doors with sheets of papers as their only companion, oblivious of the outer world.
The Book thief is an American-German movie directed by Brian Percival. This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Marcus Zusak. Based on the backdrop of World War 2, it gives us a glimpse of the condition of Nazi Germany through the eyes of eleven-year-old Liesel Meminger. The most remarkable thing about this book is that its narration has been done by “death”, which has been personified as an entity. This vivid concept in itself reflects the authenticity of the movie.
An incredible work of fiction that has won the “New York Times Bestselling” young adult novel, Stormbreaker is a splendid novel with an exceptional story. It holds many unanticipated surprises that are enough to bewilder the young readers.
Bullying is something which is feared by everyone regardless of their age. We all face emotional or physical bullying at some point or the other in our lives. The goal is to either stop the bullying or handle it in such a way that it doesn't change us for the worse.
A series of war in the name of religion was called upon by the popes, the first one occurring in 1096 AD. These series of wars we named “The Crusades.”
In its 150 years, Vancouver has developed into a cosmopolitan city settled in nature. Appreciate the snow-topped mountains, waterfront woods, cityside shorelines, Olympic history and the world's most astounding suspension connect. With its beautiful perspectives, gentle atmosphere, and agreeable people, Vancouver is referred to the world over as both a well-known vacation destination and one of the best places to live.
The world is full of interesting beings and intriguing facts that you did not know. There exist so may beguiling things in this world, that you would be amazed to read about them. So here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn't know and will find it hard to believe when you read them.
Technology and its developments have always left humans amazed and have at all stages proved to be commodious. The most productive invention of this century has been the smartphone. The smartphone that comes with a caboodle of great specifications, the high-quality cameras, wifi, the umpteen applications that can be installed, all of them making the world so small to fit in our palm.
"There is no friend as loyal as a book". A good book always guides us to become a better person and gives us company at all times.
Every kid is fascinated and attracted to the glittery night sky as it is studded with innumerable stars that shine and twinkle as if smiling at the world. The urge to get hold of a star or see them closely captivates children from a very young age. So was the first Indian woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
Children, and teenagers to be more specific, often face difficulty in controlling and balancing their emotions. Dullness, hopelessness, and lack of motivation are some symptoms that should not be neglected as they could be the early stages of depression in children.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third book of the seven book series of "The Chronicles of Narnia" written by C.S. Lewis. Lewis has been a prominent children’s writer with his most loved book being "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe".
India experienced a tragic day on April 13, 1919. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, a horrific event in the Indian history that took away the lives of hundreds of innocent people, who gathered to fight for the independence of their nation.
A land of beauty, divinity, and diversity, India, is known for its picturesque landscape and its cultural heritage. A land where godliness and humanity are unified to make a harmonious existence, the poet Sowmya Garimella, describes Mother India as the most elegant one in the whole wide universe.
Named as the 'City of Joy', the 'Social capital of India', Kolkata is a city with character and remainders of British Raj unmistakable in its Victorian style design, cable cars and the classification of the place.
Physics and space are always fascinating as they make us realize that there are so many things that are beyond our imagination and reach. They help us see how massive the world really is. One of the topics that is bewildering and captivating would be that of wormholes. Sounds like a funny name, doesn't it? Holes caused by worms?
Health and food are correlated. Good food ensures good health that helps us lead a happy and active life. Children usually don't understand the importance of eating healthy food and so often lack proper nutrition. So here are some tasty yet healthy substitutes of some the most preferred but not so healthy food.