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Banana leaf vendors hope for good business after ban on single-use plastic

Bengaluru, Oct 2: After the central government imposed a ban on single-use plastic, banana leaf vendors in the south hope for good business in the coming days.

"The government has taken good action against single-use plastic. Plastic harm nature. By using the banana leaf, there will be less non-biodegradable waste. We are expecting some growth in our business after...


This young man uses chalk pencils to create micro Mahatma Gandhis!

Shivamogga, Oct 2: A 25-year-old man from Shivamogga has found a unique way to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by carving out micro size Gandhi statues out of chalk pencils.

Varun Kumar Achar who developed an interest in Micro art has carved statues of other leading personalities such as Subhash Chandra Bose, Veer Savarkar, Abdul Kalam and Swami Vivekananda...


80-yr-old woman, who serves idlis at Rupee 1, says ‘enough for livelihood’

Coimbatore, Sept 14: The indomitable spirit of an over 80-year-old woman in Tamil Nadu who has been selling idlis for just Re 1, for more than two decades now, has touched the hearts of many in the country ever since her story became viral on social media.

The octogenarian, Kamalathal says the mere happiness she derives in serving food...

Muhammad Abdullah Javed

Revisit the Ideas of Change

Change, fascinate us. It is one of the most common things desired no matter at what age group we are? Change… one of the common phenomenon we come across with, for every one of us changes inspire, they have an alluring attraction, at times appear quite synonymous to our nature. Let us revisit different spheres and ideas of change....

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Arun Jaitley: BJP’s master strategist and trouble-shooter who couldn’t win a single direct poll

Newsroom, Aug 24: In spite being one of the most prominent leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Arun Jaitley was hesitant face elections and always preferred backdoor entry into Indian parliament.

He decided to contest polls for the first time in 2014 general elections when Modi wave had swept India. However, he lost to Congress candidate Amarinder Singh in...

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From son of a coffee planter to the Coffee King of India

He wanted to be an investment banker and had little interest in his family's coffee business. But a chat with the owners of German coffee chain, Tchibo, got V G Siddhartha to set up the Indian rival of Starbucks before debt and tax woes allegedly led him to end his life.

Siddhartha, the founder of India's biggest coffee chain,...

Muhammad Abdullah Javed

Not Just a Day, Refugees Deserve the Whole Life

Not all days that we observe reveal our happiness and togetherness. Some reflect the agony and pain that we, as humans, suffer. One such is World Refugee Day which was observed yesterday.

To put in a simple term the refugees are those who are human beings but deprived of a privilege to live like a human on their own...

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Dakshina Kannada farmer develops ingenious bike to help farmers

Mangaluru, Jun 17: In wake of the fact that there is a shortage of traditional Areca nut tree climbers, farmers here are finding it difficult to sustain the Areca nut plantation. However, a 48-year-old farmer, Ganapathi, took it as a challenge and invented ingenious bike like equipment (driven by a motor) seated on which a person can easily climb upto...

Muhammad Abdullah Javed

Embrace College Life with Vision and Determination

Your transition from school to college is one of life's major shifts. The school days are over, the moment you got your tenth results. Those days are now being transformed into a whole new world that welcomes you with open hands of opportunities and challenges.

Opportunities and Challenges

The clear understanding of opportunities, a firm resolution to...


Muhammad Abdullah Javed

Assess Your Piety before the End of Ramadan

Before the completion of the blessed month, Ramadan, its last few days provide you with an exceptional opportunity to assess and test the quantum of Taqwa and apply its power. Yes, we are talking about that Taqwa which has been nourished with days of fastings and prayers.

This could be one of the most relevant questions to seek for,...