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Drink water and eat the water bottle too: edible water bottles are here!

London, Apr 29: Finished drinking your bottle of water? Now eat it! A design student in the UK has developed an edible bottle that could rid the world of excess plastic waste. Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, along with fellow students from Imperial College London, has been working on the Ooho water bottle for the past...

An open letter to the people of India on the Kashmir issue

To the People of India,

India's elections have begun and you are exercising your votes to choose your new political representatives. Whoever you end up electing will be momentously placed to exercise real leadership and take the difficult decisions that are needed to shape a better course for the future of India...

BJP and the politics of polarization

Apr 10: On my recent visit to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, at the refugee camp of the September 2013 riot victims, the name of Amit Shah often came up during discussions. Mr. Shah is the newly appointed campaign manager for Narendra Modi in Western U.P. For those who are keeping a close tab on the human...

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP

It's the end of the line for Microsoft's Windows XP: as of today, the company will no longer release security updates for the 12-year-old operating system.

"Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and...

Royal Mint to cast coins from bullion from India

London, Apr 7: Britain's Royal Mint has started minting coins from Indian bullion cargo recovered from a British ship more than 70 years after it was sunk by a German U-boat.

The British ship with a cargo of 2,800 bars of silver bullion was on its way to London from Kolkata in 1941 when...

Credit card of tomorrow: software, not plastic

Apr 3: Since the 1970s, paying with plastic has been pretty standard everywhere: customers swiped their cards, signed receipts and took home their purchases.

But after security breaches at Target late last year led to the loss of personal data from as many as 110 million customers, the financial industry is racing to adopt...

Modi is good at marketing himself, but won't win the election'

One of the states that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is eyeing keenly is Assam, where the Congress has been in power since 2001. The ruling party is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that the Modi factor proves to be irrelevant in the General Election. In an interview with Ratnadip Choudhury, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says...

Audi to start selling premium A3 Sedan in India from mid-2014

Ingolstad (Germany), Mar 23: German luxury auto brand Audi will begin selling its premium A3 Sedan in India from middle of the year and the much-awaited car will be rolled out from the company's production facility in Aurangabad.

The brand with the four rings said it has decided to assemble A3 in India from...

Indian student builds shoe to charge mobile phone while walking

Mar 22: A class 12 Indian student hailing from Nainital, Rajesh Adhikari, has created a pair of shoes which lets users charge their phone while walking. The charger works on an ingenious spring and dynamo mechanism that powers the device connected to it via a simple cable. But you"ll need to walk for it to be of any use. Or...

The RSS Hand in Militant Hindutva

The February month cover story of the popular narrative magazine, The Caravan, published from Delhi, has already been discussed and debated a lot. Hindutva extremist Aseemanand, speaking to the magazine's journalist Ms. Leena Regunath, revealed that all the bomb blasts carried out by his team had been with the RSS leadership's knowledge and approval. Furthermore, the RSS's national leaders including...