15 Things To Do While In Goa

15 Things To Do While In Goa

Destination One: Goa, some call it the land of ‘Sun, Sand and the Sea’, brings to you a mix of opulence and self-indulgence, the perfect beach town to cool off your feet. From a dazzling nightlife to a romantic getaway, from a fun water skiing to sightseeing the ancient fourths, there are just so many things to do in Goa. North Goa or South Goa, you will always find more than enough things to do….

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Uber launches Auto Rickshaw Service In Delhi

TechCrunch: India’s taxi app hailing war is heating up. This morning, details of Ola’s latest $310 million funding round surfaced, and just hours later, Uber has introduced its first service that allows cash payments in the country. UberAuto is a new category for hailing auto rickshaws that is debuting in New Delhi. Uber said it is “a cash-only service for now,” with fares calculated using existing transport regulations. The service works just like hailing any other kind of Uber vehicle (it’s…

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Amitabh Bachchan And Dilip Kumar Honoured With Padma Vibhushan

Amitabh Bachchan And Dilip Kumar Honoured With Padma Vibhushan

The Huffington Post: Cinema icons Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan were conferred with Padma Vibhushan — India’s second highest civilian honour — by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday here. The awards, announced on the eve of this year’s Republic Day, were accorded at an investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several union ministers attended the function. Besides the Padma Vibhushan, the president conferred other similar honours, namely Padma Bhushan and…

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US Scientists say smartphones can now be charged in 1 minute

The Huffington Post: U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute. The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the potential to replace lithium-ion batteries, used in millions of laptops and mobile phones. Besides recharging much faster, the new aluminum battery is safer than existing lithium-ion…

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South Carolina Officer Charged with Murder of Unarmed Black Man

New York Times: A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away. The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken hisstun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the…

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Learn the Art of Lucid Dreaming to Control Your Dreams

The Ghost Diaries: Imagine falling into a peaceful slumber only to find yourself in the world’s greatest virtual reality game room. You can do anything you want to do. If you’ve always wondered what it felt like to fly, you suddenly sprout wings and take flight. If you’ve been struggling with a decision, you can call in specialists to help you work out the answer. If you want to go to Paris, you’re there in a…

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Human Hearts can be regrown, says Sydney and Israel Scientists

The Guardian: Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Victor Chang Institute in Sydney make discovery which may have major implications for heart attack sufferers. Unlike animals such as the salamander and the zebrafish, humans are unable to easily regenerate heart cells, making it difficult to recover from the permanent damage caused by heart attacks. But scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney have discovered a way to stimulate…

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Fancy breathing underwater without the need for oxygen? It's possible.

Fancy breathing underwater without the need for oxygen? It's possible.

Say goodbye to bulky oxygen tanks and selfie-unfriendly face masks when you dive – one day soon. With the creation of the Aquaman Crystal, you can get your oxygen supply underwater as it filters and concentrates oxygen from the surrounding air or water. I could tell you its proper name, except I don’t know how : [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O. A few grains is enough to provide oxygen for one breath, and just 11 litres of…

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How to Open a New Restaurant

People often open a restaurant thinking that all it takes for success is excellent cooking. They may ignore basic business principles to become part of the 60 percent who fail within three years or less. These principles include securing a good location at reasonable rates; hiring, training and motivating staff; and effective marketing. Ultimately, the key factor in success is maintaining an average-or-better profit margin year after year. Many people dream of opening their own…

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Kenya Bombs Shabaab camps in Somalia

BBC: Kenyan fighter jets have bombed positions of militant Islamist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia, a military spokesman has told the BBC. The warplanes had targeted two camps in the Gedo region, used by al-Shabab to cross into Kenya, the spokesman added. This is Kenya’s first response to the al-Shabab assault which left 148 people dead at Garissa Univerity last week. President Uhuru Kenyatta had vowed to respond to the attack “in the severest way possible”. Kenyan…

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