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Courtesy can be counterproductive

Sunday, 02 Mar 2014 | Agencies | in Agenda

Guys: As you walked into the office this morning, did you hold the door open for a colleague? Was this co-worker a man? If so, thanks a lot. You may have done him more harm than good. That’s the surprising conclusion of recently published research, which suggests holding a door...

Skoda’s new Elegance

Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 | Kushan Mitra | in Agenda

After three years, Skoda India has brought back the Octavia brand with a fabulous new car. KUSHAN MITRA tells us more about the Elegance Back in 2001, the Skoda Octavia was the first large luxury sedan to be launched in India. This was a time before Audi and BMW stormed the...

China successfully cleans the Net

Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 | Reuters | in Agenda

China’s campaign against online rumours, which critics say is crushing free speech, has been highly successful in “cleaning” the Internet, a top official of the country’s internet regulator has said. China has the world’s most sophisticated online censorship system, known outside the country as the Great Firewall. It blocks many...

Rare dinosaur skeleton auctioned

Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 | Reuters | in Agenda

The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago was sold for £400,000 ($651,100) to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain. Misty, as the dinosaur was nicknamed, will later be put on public display, the auctioneers said....

Time travel is possible

Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

British physicist Brian Cox has gone on the record to say that time travel is possible. You can, however, achieve this feat to travel into the future never to return. Because travelling into the past is impossible. At least he thinks so Fast Forward The idea of uni-directional time travel may be...

Evolutionary not revolutionary

Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C have raised the benchmark, but the company is yet to make a product as mould-breaking as the iPhone. In fact, the biggest deal from Apple right now could be the latest iteration of its operating system iOS 7, writes Kushan Mitra Steve Jobs had a fabled...

The argument for helicopters

Sunday, 07 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

The helicopter proved its worth again during the Uttarakhand flood rescue-and-relief operations. But events of the last few days also highlighted the inadequate size of India’s civilian chopper fleet. This needs to change, says Kushan Mitra Almost every journalist who has been to the Garhwal hills in the past few weeks...

Research Space

Sunday, 07 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Impulsive killers less intelligent People who murder impulsively lack the intelligence of calculated murderers, according to a new study. Impulsive murderers are more likely to have impaired brainpower or disabilities than premeditated murderers, scientists say. The study compared the minds of 77 murderers incarcerated in prisons in the US and found...

Is this the end of television in India?

Sunday, 09 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Given YouTube’s popularity and the fact that sports channels are betting big of live sports online, will TV die before print? Kushan Mitra analyses More people watch more minutes of video on YouTube in India than they do on any other channel. This is not a statement made in jest, this...

Alien hunt on dim stars

Sunday, 09 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Red dwarfs have always been written off by those searching for alien life in the skies, but they could be its most likely location, reports David Whitehouse Six decades ago, scientists began scanning the skies for radio signals sent by intelligent alien life. The search focussed on nearby stars similar to...

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Vihaan Drama Works to hold script-writing workshop

28 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | bhopal

The theatre artists are learning about the aspect of theatre that actually creates magic on stage ie ‘the script’. A script writing workshop is being organised by Vihaan Drama Works, Bhopal for the city theatre aspirants...

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