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Iko Allah / Unearthing the Saraswati mystery
« on: May 17, 2015, 05:54:33 AM »
Work is on in Yamunanagar to dig up what’s being claimed is the ancient Saraswati. Denying any nationalistic agenda, Haryana’s BJP government says its faith in the project to revive the ‘lost river’ is backed by science. The myth, it adds, is now a reality. In the minds yes, but the mystery remains. The truth is still out there

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who’s sanctioned Rs 50 crore for the river revival project, says after completion of the excavation work, there would be a flowing Saraswati.

Iko Allah / Landmarks of Chotti Kashi to be restored
« on: May 17, 2015, 04:50:54 AM »

वाराणसीा। सनातन धर्म में ज्येष्ठ कृष्ण त्रयोदशी से ज्येष्ठ अमावस्या तक तीन दिनी अखंड पातिव्रत्य (सुहाग की दीर्घायु) कामना के लिए वट सावित्री व्रत की परंपरा है। इस बार यह व्रत पर्व 15 से 17 मई तक पड़ रहा है। इसमें त्रयोदशी का व्रत 15 को, चतुर्दशी का 16 को अमावस्या का 17 किया जाएगा। इसका पारन 18 को सुबह 9.15 बजे के बाद ज्येष्ठ शुक्ल प्रतिपदा लगने पर होगा। -

Iko Allah / Char Dham
« on: May 14, 2015, 04:10:44 PM »
Char Dham (literally: 'the four abodes/seats') are the names of four pilgrimage sites in India that are widely revered by Hindus. It comprises Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. It is considered highly sacred by Hindus to visit Char Dham during one's lifetime. The Char Dham defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of three Vaishnavite and one Shaivite pilgrimages.[1][2]

The other pilgrimages sites in the Indian state of Uttarakhand viz. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. were known as Chota Char Dham to differentiate them from the bigger circuit of Char Dham sites, but after the mid-20th century they have been also referred to as the Char Dham

India Talks / KBC"S First 7crore winner
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:11:33 AM »

Amitabh Bachchan presenting the cheque of Rs. 7 crore to Achin Narula and Sarthak Narula, the first crorepatis of this season of the show, in Mumbai on Saturday. Photo: PTI

India Talks / Mandolin U Srinivas no more
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:44:34 PM »
Shocked responses to the Carnatic maestro's untimely death flooded Twitter after he passed away at the age of 45

Uppalapu Shrinivas, the Carnatic exponent of the mandolin popularly known as Mandolin U Srinivas, is no more. He was 45 and was suffering from a liver ailment.

Techno World / Why we crave for junk food revealed
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:28:59 PM »
WASHINGTON: Scientists have revealed how magnetic stimulation of a brain area involved in "executive function" affects cravings and consumption of calorie-dense snack foods.

 According to the study researchers at University of Waterloo, after stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), young women experience increased cravings for high-calorie snacks—and eat more of those foods when given the opportunity.

Haryana boy among 15 Google science award contenders

GURGAON: A teenager from Haryana has invented a device to help patients of the dreaded ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease speak through their breath. His project is now among 15 shortlisted for the Google Science Fair Award 2014

Health / Five mind hacks to manage your life (read mood) better -
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:04:53 PM »
Written by Parmita Uniyal | Posted: September 12, 2014 2:51 pm If you know how to manage your time, chances are you also know how to manage your mind. For managing mind, however, you have to ‘reboot’, de-clutter and even trick it at times. Here’re five mind hacks that might help achieve that.
1. If you are too tired mentally or physically

Note: Take as much time as possible to inhale and exhale while focussing completely on your breath

Indian Bazaar / RBI
« on: September 14, 2014, 02:46:34 PM »
PTI | New Delhi | Posted: September 14, 2014 1:20 pm Cracking down on money laundering, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has closed down six Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) which were suspected of being used to route illegal money.

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