Global content streams into Indian homes (Entertainment Feature) (14:20)
By Sandeep Sharma
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With the digital boom exposing Indian youth to international content like never before, content providers and broadcasters are gearing to cater to growing demands for quality film and television shows from the West and other countries.

India's women geologists are rocking it (Gender Feature) (14:04)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) A hammer and compass in hand, India's women geologists are literally rocking it. Notwithstanding the dangers of remote environments, encounters with wild animals, limited access to toilets and the occasional "detention" by left-wing extremists in disturbed areas, these women of the Geological Survey of India have evened out the odds to carve out success stories.

Recreating the menu of India's last night as a colony (Lead, Correcting Para 9) (18:08)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Consomme al Indienne, Delicacies a l'Hindustan, Poularde souffle independence. These were some of the dishes on the dinner menu at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, on August 14, 1947.

Recreating the menu of India's last night as a colony (Lead, correcting para 9)  (17:20)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Consomme al Indienne, Delicacies a l'Hindustan, Poularde souffle independence. These were some of the dishes on the dinner menu at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, on August 14, 1947.

At Spice Jar's Tirunelveli fest, the food is mild and tasty (Foodie Trail-Chennai)  (15:28)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) There is more to Tirunelveli, where a 6,000 MW nuclear power plant is coming up, than its famous wheat halwa, parotta, sodhi (a coconut milk based dish), adai and rasam. The region offers something for everyone -- from a five-year-old toddler to adults, a top caterer from the district said.

Recreating the menu of India's last night as a colony  (12:24)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Consomme al Indienne, Delicacies a l'Hindustan, Poularde souffle independence. These were some of the dishes on the dinner menu at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, on August 14, 1947.

Yet to receive investment proposals from India: Hyperloop One CEO (10:38)
By Qadri Inzamam IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) While India has evinced interest in introducing high-speed Hyperloop technology to revolutionise its transportation system, US-based Hyperloop One is yet to receive a solid investment proposal from either the government or private players in the country.

Climate change effect: Ladakhi tribe no longer vegan  (14:10)
By Kushagra Dixit
Dhahanu (Leh), Aug 8 (IANS) The little-known Brokpa tribals of Ladakh, who claim to have been vegans for some 2,200 years of their existence, are slowly opting for an alternative diet including dairy products, eggs and meat -- thanks to climate change.

A photographer's quarter-century Himalayan obsession  (12:16)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Little did Himalayan landscape photographer Ashok Dilwali's late father realise the creative juices he was unleashing when he presented to his son a Baby Brownie camera when he was just eight. Today, his oeuvre comprises a staggering 25 publications -- the latest came out last month -- the bulk of them on the Himalayas and half a dozen on religious and philosophical themes.

Food allergy can become fatal for your kid (Health Feature) (12:56)
By Rachel V. Thomas
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy in London died last month after suffering a severe allergic reaction to a piece of cheese.

Against all odds: Where poetry is passion and not profession  (11:40)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) At a time when the English publishing industry is booming in the country, writers in Indian languages claim that it is difficult for them to make a living through writing alone. But this has neither subdued their interest nor do they ever plan to quit writing, even if that means writing for a single reader.

Your clothes can spike chances of UTI (Health Feature) (11:02)
By Azera Parveen Rahman
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Rain and humidity make for a perfect breeding ground for bacterial growth, leading to infection. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), in particular, increases in incidence during this time and women, more than men, are prone to it. What's more trendy, figure-hugging jeans and other tight clothing further increases chances of UTI.

Jane Austen's city: Roman-built baths and elegant spas still entice (Travelogue) (11:34)
By Porisma P. Gogoi
Bath (UK), Aug 2 (IANS) "I like our situation very much," wrote English novelist Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra describing the profound impact that Bath had upon her first visit.

Queens of comedy: Breaking stereotypes on the humour circuit (11:26)
By Shivani Chaskar IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) From Johnny Lever's "Johny Aala Re", Navjot Singh Sidhu and Shekhar Suman judging "Laughter Challenge" to the popular "Comedy Nights with Kapil" -- comedy in India, like most other fields, has largely been male dominated. But women are slowly taking centrestage, say content makers and comedians.

Where people with disabilities, health disorders find a match (Lifestyle Feature) (11:34)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) Is your disability or health disorder coming in the way of leading a normal social life or settling down? If so, take a leaf out of the lives of scores of such people who have come together on a social platform to help themselves find a suitable life partner or simply have a good time.

How Microsoft's 'Kaizala' leads enterprise social networks (Tech Trend) (11:52)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Social networking platforms have dramatically changed the way we communicate. The next wave is here in enterprise social networks to help employees, partners, buyers/sellers and other stakeholders collaborate in real-time, brainstorm, mitigate fears and get quick responses.

Neck and neck race for Man Booker, too close to call for Arundhati Roy  (18:12)
By Saket Suman
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) While Arundhati Roys comeback novel has once again made the cut for the just announced Man Booker Prize longlist, the other books that are running for the 50,000 pound award make it one of the most diverse lists in the race for a literary award in the recent years.

Promoting Urdu through visual arts  (11:18)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) There was a time when Urdu couplets written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz or Ghalib were read from books or heard at 'mushairas' (poetry recitations). But now a Delhi-based artist is giving a pop-culture twist to Urdu literature by taking it to t-shirts, coffee mugs and posters.

Bihar Mahadalits gain jobs with fluent spoken English (20:28)
Patna, July 25 (IANS) Prakash Chandra Azad, a native of Bihar who comes from the Mahadalit community and works with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), is now doing well and leading a happy and prosperous life.

Meghalaya and modified automobiles - an age-old love affair (Lifestyle Feature) (With Images) (11:22)
By Azera Parveen Rahman
Shillong, July 25 (IANS) There is an endless splendour of natural beauty that would strike you on a visit to Meghalaya. Thick pine forests, green hills, countless waterfalls gushing down the slopes, low-hanging clouds and the like. One, however, also cannot miss the passion of the ordinary people -- their love for potted plants, for instance. Or modified cars.

For this Buddhist monk, happiness is a sense of satisfaction within (IANS Interview) (12:04)
By Vishal Gulati
Thimphu (Bhutan), July 19 (IANS) He knows travel is the best teacher and when the destination is spirituality, the experience is more than just sightseeing. It helps you pack young and vibrant viewpoints in your intellectual bag of traditional Buddhist teachings.

Wanted to mess with distinction between fiction and nonfiction: Author Amitava Kumar  (12:18)
By Saket Suman
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Fiction and nonfiction, the two conventional genres of literature, are distinct in their narratives, structure and style. But acclaimed writer Amitava Kumar has challenged this "fixed distinction" in his new novel, saying he wanted to "mess with" it.

More money for education in key states, but little progress in learning (13:30)
By Ojaswi Rao
Even though six of India's least developed states -- among eight high-focus states in government jargon -- spent more on education per elementary school student in 2014-2015 when compared to 2011-2012, learning outcomes of students did not improve, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of expenditure data and learning outcomes.

Busting four myths about olive oil (12:34)
By Rajneesh Bhasin
Olive oil is a gift of God, especially due to the numerous health benefits it offers. It is a gold standard when it comes to edible oil.

Economic case for ending child marriage, early birth (13:08)
By Devanik Saha
Over the next seven years, India could save $5 billion (Rs 33,500 crore) in healthcare and related costs if it eliminates child marriage and early childbirth, according to a new report by the World Bank and International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW), a global research institute.

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