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PIX: Online age brings down a 244-year-old ICON

The convenient gadget age of iPads and Kindles have probably shot down its bulkiest ancestor. The Encyclopedia Britannica, which has been in continuous print since it was first published in......

The real greatness of Indians is that we are consensual

Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to prime minister Manmohan Singh, delivered the second H Y Sharada Prasad memorial lecture on media, business and government recently in Delhi. Sharada Prasad was......

Indian American girl wins Spelling Bee

In her fourth appearance at the annual spelling marathon, a supremely-confident Kavya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, breezed through to win the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee competition,......

It must be true...I read it on Wikipedia!

Six years after Wikipedia, the referencing portal, which allows users to edit information, was hosted by Jimmy Wales, it has become the butt of jokes for bringing 'democracy to knowledge.'"Who is......

Weaving it together: Web 2.0

Why don't you just change it, uncle, if you feel so strongly about it?" asked Rohit with a hint of irritation. He is my friend's son, all of fourteen years and having been brought up entirely in......

This cell phone also kills germs

There's a video playing these days at New York's Museum of Modern Art about a curvaceous cell phone called 'Morph'. Unlike your typical phone, this one's form-fitting: It wraps around your wrist......

Wikipedia planning search engine

As part of efforts to widen its reach and showcase the power of 'wikis,' online encyclopedia Wikipedia is planning a search engine that is intended to rival that of Google."Yes, Wikimedia......
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Was Gandhi a racist?

The Gandhi statue at the University of Ghana was a gift from President Pranab Mukherjee in June this year. Krishna Akhil Kumar Adavi, Swaha Das,... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Was-Gandhi-a-racist/article16754773.ece
The Very Name of Kolkata Is Shrouded in Mystery. Confused? Read on to Find out More

In 2001, India's Cultural Capital Calcutta was renamed Kolkata in order to match Bengali pronunciation. However, the origins of the city's name are... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/tbi-blogs-very-name-kolkata-092538572.html
11 things you probably didn't know about our favourite Disney mouse

Everybody who has grown up watching cartoons, will undoubtedly have one character whom they love — Mickey Mouse! The cute, every cheerful little... ...

http://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/mickey-mouse-history-and-fun-facts-about-our-favourite-disney-mouse-4381084/
In online world, Indian in Saudi Arabia goes door-to-door selling books

Riyadh : As the world spends most of their lives online, an Indian man in Saudi Arabia seems like a relic from a bygone era as he goes door-to-door... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/middle-east/161116/in-online-world-indian-in-saudi-arabia-goes-door-to-door-selling-books.html
Iraqi forces recapture ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, built around 3,000 years ago

Baghdad: Iraqi forces recaptured the ancient village of Nimrud and the site of the ruins as part of the ongoing battle for Mosul, the Islamic State... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/world/mosul-iraqi-forces-recapture-ancient-assyrian-city-of-nimrud-built-around-3000-years-ago-3104136.html

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