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Waiting patiently for a drone delivery


Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, have been used in military operations for a long time. In 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration approved the first drone for civilian use, making them widely available to businesses of all sorts. And yet, almost two decades later, I am still waiting for a drone to deliver biryani to...

Bangladesh to convert SD Burman’s home into museum


Legendary musician and composer Sachin Dev Burman’s palatial home in Cumilla district of Bangladesh is all set to be transformed into a cultural complex, with the Sheikh Hasina government having sanctioned 1.10 crore taka (Rs 86 lakh) for the project. Dev Burman, born in 1906, spent the first 18 years of his life in this...

The Queen Who Endeared Herself to Millions


Millions of people are mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned for 70 years, longer than any other British monarch. It was truly a shock on Sept. 8 when we heard the news that the queen was no more. Here are just some of the reasons why her death has been felt...

American YouTuber speaks Telugu at Indian Restaurants, offered loads of free food


American YouTuber Xiaoma has a penchant for learning Indian languages and is often met with warm responses. Telugu being one of the Indian languages spoken widely in the US, Xiaoma decided to go around New Jersey, visiting Indian restaurants there and ordering in Telugu. First, he goes to a restaurant called Pariwaar Delights, where...

Somewhere out there is your look-alike


A former editor of mine once took a cruise and snapped a photo of a crew member who looked just like me. This happened many years ago, but I still think about my look-alike (or doppelgänger) now and then. I wish he lived close to me, so I could hire him periodically. He could...

‘Indian Fashion Trunk’ dazzles the New York Fashion Week runway


Indian fashion dictates the future of fashion. “Indian Fashion Trunk” during New York  Fashion Week presented by the young designers of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design  (INIFD) was a celebration of the craftsmanship of emerging Indian student designers which was held on  September 9, 2022, at Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street, Manhattan. Inter...

A Dictionary for Self-Motivated Self-Starters


At any given time, more than a billion people around the world are unemployed. About a third of them are actively looking for jobs, another third are searching halfheartedly and the remaining third have resigned themselves to living with a rich relative. Or at least a relative who has a decent job and a...

Mohenjo Daro may be removed from the world heritage list


Larkana (Pakistan): Pakistan's Department of Archaeology has called for urgent attention towards conservation and restoration work at Mohenjo Daro, apprehending that the site may be removed from the world heritage list if such work was not carried out, media reports said. The archaeological ruins of Mohenjo Daro had received record rains, measured at 779.5 mm,...

Kitchen Sponges are the Perfect Home for Bacteria


By Anna Gibbs Ask bacteria where they'd like to live, and they'll answer: a kitchen sponge, please. Sponges are microbe paradises, capable of housing 54 billion bacteria per cubic centimeter. In addition to being damp, airy, and loaded with food scraps, sponges provide an optimal physical environment for bacteria, researchers reported in Nature Chemical Biology. Just like...