The newly appointed stationmaster at a rural railway station in Japan has some pretty big shoes to fill. Her predecessor was world-famous, credited with saving the once-struggling station and its railway line from financial collapse. She also happened to be ... Huffington Post, 1 month ago
Scientists have for the first time been able to decipher Biblical verses from a badly burned scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, thanks to a high resolution scanning and ‘virtual unwrapping tool’. The scroll was discovered in 1970 inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue in Israel but at some point earlier had been badly burned. It turned out that part of this scroll is from the beginning of the Book of Leviticus, written in Hebrew, and dated by C14 analysis (a form of radiometric ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
New Delhi: Scores of new initiatives including restoration of heritage properties in Rashtrapati Bhavan and making it accessible to over five lakh people mark consolidation of achievements of President Pranab Mukherjee’s three years in office.”We ...IndiaTV News, 2 months ago
Internet of Things will inevitably drive our lives. Let's hope the benefits outweigh the dangers, says Devangshu Datta. Image: Visitors watch a "Phantom 2" drone by dji company at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters In January 2014, researchers at Proofpoint, an IT security service provider, unearthed an email scam. Malicious emails were being sent out in bursts of 100,000 at a time, several times a day, targeting individuals and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
New Zealander Nigel Richards can't speak much French beyond "bonjour," but that didn't stop the Scrabble mastermind from winning the word game's French-language world championship on Monday. Richards, 48, defeated a French-speaking competitor from Gabon ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
Bhar Do Jholi Meri is Salman's favourite song. Here's looking at other smashing qawwalis through time. Folk, Hindustani classical or Sufi, Hindi film music reflects various influences lending its sound indigenous variety. Even though the soundtrack scene at the moment is more synthetic than ever, traditional forms of music haven’t ceased to inspire. One of the most upbeat and spirited among them is the filmi qawwali. What originated as a divine exaltation limited to holy spaces ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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