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Dive into the world's first sky pool!

If you are all in for thrills, London has a new offering: A pool positioned nearly 115 feet in the air. Welcome to The Sky Pool -- a 82-foot (25-metre) transparent swimming pool stretched between......

The bright and hilarious side of animal life

There's only one thing better than photos of animals, and that's funny photos of animals. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is back and they have announced its finalists. In addition to......

Mala, Helen, Nargis: How are cyclones named?

Mala, Helen, Nargis and Nilofer may sound like the names of yesteryear Bollywood actors, but they are, in fact, lethal cyclones that have brought violent winds, heavy rains and wreaked destruction.......

The world's worst natural disasters in 2018

The world endured bushfires, drought, tsunamis and earthquakes in 2018.According to the Centre of Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, 5,000 people died and 28.9 million needed emergency......

'Weather Bomb' Stella levels northeastern US

Winter Storm Stella, which weather experts and the media have been referring to as a "weather bomb", is walloping northeast United States. Heavy snowfall has shut major cities like New York, New......

Deal Street dazzles thanks to Reliance's equity divestment

Record equity divestment by the Reliance Group in its telecom and retail businesses garnering around $23 billion revved up the deal street in 2020, which otherwise would have gone down as one of......

India-born US judge will decide antitrust case against Google

India-born US district judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee, has been assigned the justice department's crucial lawsuit against internet search giant Google. IMAGE: US district judge Amit P Mehta.......

IIT prof among new members on NSE board

Naved Masood, former secretary in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Sebi board member; TV Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education and Dinesh Kanabar, CEO, Dhruva Advisors have ceded......

When investors turn entrepreneurs

Venture capitalists are leveraging their experience to build something new. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com.   Alok Mittal, Rohini Chakravarthy, Ashish Mohapatra, Anshoo Sharma, Raul......

Volkswagen Ameo Diesel: First drive review

It is definitely the heaviest in its class, which is likely to make in-city commutes a tad troublesome Made in India, for India - sounds like a recipe that can barely go wrong, doesn't it?......

Can you watch 309 films in a year?

On planes, on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee5, Hulu, MUBI, Kanopy, film festivals... Aseem Chhabra tell us how he watched 309 films in 365 days. IMAGE: Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey. I......

The science of Game of Thrones

'When so many noted universities -- including the likes of Harvard and the University of California -- are spending their resources on studying the world of GoT, it is fun to assess whether this......

Mira Nair's Amelia takes flight

Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is an American icon. But to filmmaker Mira Nair, who has directed the biopic of the legendary aviatrix and women's rights advocate, Earhart's appeal extends far......

How to make a unique show, by Steven Pimlott

If you are one of the half million people who have seen the hit London musical Bombay Dreams and may not want to see it when it opens on Broadway in April, think again. "The core talent -- producer......

Football: Juventus sack Pirlo; India unmoved in rankings

IMAGE: While Andrea Pirlo did manage to win the Coppa Italia by beating Atalanta earlier this month, Juve's league position, coupled with a second-successive Champions League last-16 exit, put the......

Football Extras: Wayne Rooney arrested in US

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field  IMAGE: A mugshot of Wayne Rooney after his arrest. Photograph: Loudoun County Sheriff's Office/Twitter English football......

Rooney leaves Everton to join DC United

IMAGE: The 32-year-old striker had signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with DC United. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Wayne Rooney has added his name to an elite list of former England......

Cricket and baseball come together at Lord's

They're the two most popular 'bat-and-ball' sports in the world, based on opposite sides of the Atlantic. But, oh, how different they are! Cricket, the ultimate gentleman's game, with its regal......

Barthez set to end career

Fabien Barthez's flamboyant career has almost certainly ended with a controversial exit in keeping with one of the world's best but most eccentric goalkeepers. The former world and European......

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