Category: Culture

Thomas Jacob’s micro art is winning hearts in social media

Carving ink-stained chalks into figurines and shapes was a past time for Thomas Jacob. Over the years, the school student who used to carve the chalks into eye-catching works found that what he enjoyed the most was micro art. From chalks, he moved on to pencils and painstakingly chiselled the soft graphite into pieces of […]

Dia Mirza Launches An Anthology Of Poems

The book’s author has her husband to thank for being the inspiration behind the book. She proudly proclaimed being a nature lover, being born and brought up in the hills. She found an expression in poetry for the feelings inside of her, which gave birth to this anthology of 63 poems. Akanksha feels it is […]

Priyanka Chopra has recreated the engagement photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with her fiance Nick Jonas. Should we expect another royal wedding too?

Actor Priyanka Chopra and her American singer fiance Nick Jonas seem quite inspired by her friend and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. At their recent outing together to the New York Fashion Week, the newly engaged couple recreated the same pose and picture from the Meghan’s royal wedding to Prince Harry. Will we also see […]

Brain cells can help people feel brave, deal with anxiety

Ever wondered why some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire while others freeze at the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? It could be the presence of a certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a study has found. The findings showed that neurons known as OLM cells […]

Supermassive Black Hole Discovered in a Tiny Galaxy

Scientists have found a supermassive black hole (SBH) at the center of a tiny galaxy, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The galaxy, called Fornax UCD3, belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as ultracompact dwarfs (UCDs), which are populated by older stars. […]

Ever Wondered Why North Indian Food Is So Spicy?

North Indian cuisine is one the world’s most spicy cuisines. North Indian food, as we know it today, was born out of the fusion of the Indian cuisine and Persian food that the Mughal rulers brought with them. The first Mughal emperor, Babur, did not live long enough to establish a royal cuisine that would […]

Rakshabandhan tales about the origin of the festival

Rakshabandhan 2018 will be celebrated on August 26 this year. The festival celebrates the bond between a brother and sister. Sisters tie rakhis on their brother’s wrist, and in return brothers pledge to protect sisters from adversities. Sisters are also given gifts, while brothers are treated to mithai. Here are some of the popular myths […]