Vijaya Dashami is observed on the 10th day following Navratri every year. The first three nights of Navratri are devoted to Durga, goddess of valour, the next three nights are dedicated to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, and the last three nights are for Saraswati, fountainhead of knowledge. The three combine might, wealth and knowledge.Read More
When we keep the spine upright in waking hours, energy flows upwards from the muladhara chakra at the base, towards the medulla oblongata, and to the agya chakra between the brows; ultimately it reaches the sahasrara chakra, the crown, also known as the thousand-petalled lotus, the point where it is believed, we become one with divinity.Read More
China and India have great potential for cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, seeking to cast their difficult ties in a positive light ahead of next week’s visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.On Monday, both countries ended a more than two-month-old stand-off near the border in Sikkim, just in time for Sunday’s kick-off of a summit of the BRICS grouping of nations.Read More
New Delhi:Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has started a day care centre to support researchers and faculty by taking care of their children while they work on the campus.The institute said 40 children can be admitted to the centre at a time. Children aged between 18 months and 8 years will be admitted.Read More
August can be one big holiday. The month kicks off with a four-day-long weekend for a quick getaway if you take the day off on Friday, August 4, through to Monday, which is Raksha Bandhan. Later, there’s scope to get nine days’ holidays by taking three. Here’s how: After the weekend of August 12-13, the next two days are Janmashtami and Independence Day.Read More
The WHO has said more than 20 lakh people enrolled themselves in the first year of a quit- tobacco initiative of the Indian government and also advocated usage of mobile technology for personalized advice on the same. Considering the high interest of people in quitting tobacco, the government launched a bilingual countrywide program in January 2016, and a national toll-free quitline in May 2016.Read More
You must have heard of the Gormint Aunty at least once. “Yeh Bik Gayi Hai Gormint” has been a part of several conversations and memes in the past one year. However, things are not that easy for Qamar, the Pakistani resident, who is facing social boycott in her society because of her viral abusive video. Qamar has been alienated by her neighbors, friends, and relatives, who are making fun of her.Read More
A 32-year-old techie-turned-musician strummed the guitar on the operation table while surgeons “burned” his brain to correct a neurological disorder. The seven-hour surgery at a city hospital last week relieved the youth of musician’s dystonia, a condition that cramped three fingers on his left hand. Tushar (name changed) experienced the first cramps more than a year and a half ago while playing the guitar.Read More
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an alert for extremely heavy to heavy rainfall in some parts of the country, including Konkan-Goa and Madhya Maharashtra. The IMD’s warning bulletin shows Konkan and Goa in “red” for July 18 and Madhya Maharashtra in “orange” for July 18 and 19.Read More
This man did 2,682 push ups in an hour. What’s your excuse for skipping the gym today?
A 52-year-old man has set a world record after doing over 2,500 push ups in one hour in Australia. According to Guinness World Records, Carlton Williams first achieved the fitness record for “Most push ups in one hour (male)” in 2015 by doing 2,220 push ups.