Toy blocks of Torrent to Vedant International Preschool: Everyone is flouting Gujarat government rules on offline classes.

October 25, 2021 8:49 pm

Every parent wants their child to be in the best preschool. But in Ahmedabad, to do so parents have to endanger their kids’ safety. Gujarat government is very clear that pre-schools and pre-primary schools in the State should not hold physical classes because though the worst phase may be over, Covid 19 is staring still […]

Mondays With Manjul, October 25

October 25, 2021 7:35 am

What Erwin Schrödinger Said About the Upanishads

October 23, 2021 6:59 am

Erwin Schrödinger, 1933. Photo: Nobel Foundation/Public Domain. Quantum physics is one of the most remarkable developments of the 20th century. Until the early 1900s or so, Isaac Newton’s laws of motion dominated the study of the physical universe. They were later ‘upgraded’, for the most part, by Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity, and together, they […]

Dot The I In Bigotry: Why FabIndia Bindi Controversy Is Ridiculous?

October 22, 2021 11:22 pm

Spot the Bindi: BJP Parliamentarians sans bindis Our story As proud Indians in our twenties, we are amazed at the controversy raging over FabIndia using an Urdu name for its Diwali collection and the brouhaha over the models in the garment company’s advertisement not sporting bindis. We often wear Indian clothes. Recently during Navratri, we also […]

Mondays With Manjul, October 18

October 18, 2021 8:37 am

Massive Asteroids To Fly Past Earth In 2 Months

October 17, 2021 7:28 pm

In the coming few weeks, at least seven massive asteroids are racing towards our blue and green planet. All of these asteroids are categorized as Potentially Hazardous Objects (PHO) and believed to be larger than 140 meters. As per NASA, three asteroids will pass by before Halloween while the other five will be here in November. […]

Why We Must Look To Past To Save India’s Forests

October 18, 2021 11:52 am

Indians believe in the virtue of worship. From idols of animals to worshipping mountains and nature, living in harmony has been an integral part of our culture. From the bamboo forests of the eastern coast, thicket trees of the northwestern desert, the tropical south to the dense Himalayan forests of the north, everything is considered […]

Letters Of Dignity And Nobility – From Indira Gandhi To JRD Tata

October 11, 2021 3:03 pm

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh shared an interesting story on twitter about a heart-warming episode of handwritten letter exchange filled with dignity and nobility between two of India’s great. It was between Indira Gandhi the deposed Prime Minister and Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. Having defeated ruling Congress Government in 1977 General Elections, a coalition of small […]

Coming Out As Happy and Gay

October 11, 2021 10:31 am

The LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) community celebrates October 11 as National Coming Out Day. Corporates (especially multi-nationals), mark the day with seminars and workshops, where counselors advise you on how you can come out of the closet and tell your family, friends and colleagues that you are gay or lesbian. These workshops are also […]

Mondays With Manjul, October,11

October 11, 2021 6:43 am

Know Some Lesser-known Facts About Ustad Amjad Ali Khan On His 76th Birthday

October 9, 2021 3:43 pm

Hailing from Gwalior, a world-renowned musician and the master sarod player – Ustad Amjad Ali Khan steps into his 76th year today. He was born on October 9, 1945, into a family of musicians that is said to have invented the instrument ‘sarod’. He is the sixth-generation sarod player in his illustrious family.  Here are […]

Vadodara Netizens help Alzheimer’s patient return home

October 6, 2021 12:28 pm

A senior citizen suffering from Alzheimer’s lost his way home and kind strangers on social media helped his family in Vadodara find him and take him home, proving once again that the Internet is just as bad or good as the people on it. Alzheimer’s is a condition linked to degeneration of the brain with […]

Cattle Menace On The Rise In Monsoons. Who To Blame?

September 30, 2021 11:38 pm

In a tragic incident, a stray cow kicked a senior citizen on his butt and he succumbed to his injuries. The victim, 75-year-old Kantibhai Malakiya, was on his way to a doctor after he complained of mild fever and seasonal cold. Malakiya, accompanied by his two grandsons, Saurabh and Sohel, and neighbour Ajay Kamlekar were […]

Penicillin – discovery or invention?

September 28, 2021 5:46 pm

Can you imagine, Penicillin, a wonder drug of the times, which is estimated to have save over a 100 million lives was invented out of a fortunate mistake on September 28, 1928 ? When Alexander Flemming woke up that day, he might not have any idea to revolutionize all medicine. In reality, it is what […]

Arvind Kumar Sharma misses the bus in UP ministry

September 29, 2021 1:25 am

Arvind Kumar Sharma, the former Gujarat bureaucrat who was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “eyes and ears” in Gandhinagar, missed the bus in Uttar Pradesh. Sharma, who joined the UP legislative council in January 2021 after resigning from the civil services, was not inducted as a minister in possibly the last cabinet expansion that was carried […]

Mondays with Manjul, September 20

September 20, 2021 4:31 pm

Bharat Maro Desh Che on award winning spree

September 19, 2021 5:16 pm

The film Bharat Maro Desh Che is about the nomadic community of Gujarat (also called vicharti vimukt). The film revolves around their daily struggles and the problems they face due to not having proper citizenship documents despite being born in India. The film was shot in 2020 during the period following the first lockdown. The […]

How Covid-19 has changed the game for the travel and tourism sector

October 11, 2021 12:31 pm

The travel industry was among the worst hit as the pandemic crippled lives and livelihoods. People were locked in their homes for months due to the pandemic, but now with things gradually opening up, people, tired of being cooped up at home, are looking to see and explore the world. With the news of a third wave […]

50 shades of blue in different forms

September 15, 2021 3:23 pm

The recent series on display at Sculptor, Vyom Mehta’s studio, is created by exploring the indigo pigment on multiple mediums and several techniques for several months. The narrow lanes of Dudheshwar take you to the studio, easily recognizable amidst the hustle of the textile industries from the coloured faceless paintings on the cement wall and […]

Artists celebrate Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi this year, Aditi Mittal and Rintu Rathod seen capturing Bappa moments

September 15, 2021 9:11 am

With people moving towards a more sustainable way of living, it is not new that festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi are also celebrated in an eco-friendly manner. Aditi Mittal – an artist, dancer and entrepreneur took to Facebook to share and celebrate eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi. The post read: “He who is prayed first just like the […]