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Ruskin Bond is 79 on Sunday

Ruskin Bond is 79 on Sunday

Dehradun, Uttarkhand: Famous author Padma Shree Ruskin Bond will celebrate his 79th birthday here on May 19, with the release of his bestselling book — A Garland of Memories. The…

Rahul vs Narendra: heart vs hype?

Rahul vs Narendra: heart vs hype?

The past week has seen all sorts of comparisons between two Indian leaders, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Indian National Congress secretary Rahul Gandhi. Modi is the older, ‘more…

Intense Farming spreads bird Flu says Chinese media

Intense Farming spreads bird Flu says Chinese media

A STATE-BACKED Chinese newspaper has blamed “intense” farming methods for heightening the risk of deadly diseases such as H7N9 bird flu crossing from animals to humans. China has confirmed 18…

Hantex stung by hole in mosquito net

Hantex stung by hole in mosquito net

Kozhikode  : Watch out, big business! As the Indian consumer gets conscious of her rights, shoddy service will be punished. A story in The Hindu says a homemaker determined to…

Over the top: Those were the days in Pakistan

Over the top: Those were the days in Pakistan

 Written in 2011, by Pakistani Journalist Masood Hasan, this article looks back at a Pakistan made vibrant by the tiny Anglo-Indian Community…. Alas….. that Pakistan doesn’t exist any longer. Sunday,…

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

A recent front-page New York Times article called Pope Francis a “pragmatist” on LGBT issues, detailing his support of civil unions while cardinal in Argentina. Along with many Catholics, I…

Malaria on its Way

Malaria on its Way

A new study predicts malaria epidemics in arid northwest India four months in advance, to help authorities prepare for the proper precautions. The seasonal malaria outbreaks in the region are…

Asia’s new Wildlife Encylopedia

India, indeed all of South Asia, is a fascinating place for naturalists, with unparalleled diversity of habitats and biomes supporting incredibly varied, and often endemic, life forms. Huge swathes of…

The Tweet of St. Peter is Vacant

The Tweet of St. Peter is Vacant

Will the next Holy Father follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and tweet the Gospel to all nations? Twitter and social-media users must wait to find out. VATICAN CITY…