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In The Lap Of Nature
With the hectic lives that we lead, travelling and taking a holiday is something most of us look forward to in order to rejuvenate. However, with the tourism industry growing, several concepts are evolving within the sector each day.One of the buzzwords among travel enthusiasts these days is ‘eco -tourism’. The main idea here is to avoid the luxury of resorts and hotels and choose to be a more responsible traveller while experiencing a direct connect with exotic natural places....
Meet The Top Guns
It is a potent fighter and when it flies past, it leaves the skies stunned. Sukhoi MKI 30s — the multirole combat fighter — with its super manoeuvrable capacities has been a delight for spectators at any aero show. At the ‘Aero India 2017’, these birds and their commanders once again showcased their prowess leaving not only admirers but also a trail of pride behind. Wing commanders CUV Rao and Deepak Kumar, who flew a Sukhoi MKI30 at the ‘Aero India’ this...
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
What looks like a complicated manoeuvre to an untrained eye is often fun for the pilots who are performing them up in the sky. Flying, for the pilots, is like sitting before a video game console. And they swear that they wanted to become pilots for as long as they can remember.  Most of the Indian pilots at the just concluded ‘Aero Show 2017’, say it’s their love for flying that made them choose a career in the Air Force. There were a sizable number of overseas pilots...
Life In A Bowl
It has been a year that Anushree R, a post graduate student of Botany, started making different kinds of cacti, succulent planters and terrariums. It all started in her final year, when the department had organised an agriculture fair. Anushree picked up a few plain pots and planted different kinds of cacti in them. Since they were plain, she used her creativity to make them more interesting.  Happy with the outcome, she  decided to experiment more with different kinds of pots and...
'it Is Like Living In A Movie'
It wasn’t just the exciting nature of the city that brought Dale Boone, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, here. He liked Bengaluru for its inclusive character and for the availability of various opportunities. The CEO of ‘WLOCE LLC’ and an international investor, Dale has been in Bengaluru since 2008 and feels at home here. Recollecting memories from Atlanta, Dale says that his hometown Brookhaven is a place of historical interest. “I was raised in Brookhaven and...
Economy & Business

'crowdfunding Is Used To Generate Money For Microfinance'
Microfinance as a sector has come a long way. Right now, the sector is dominated by non-banking financial companies (NBFC) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) with a whopping market share of 88%. According to the data available with MicroFinance Institutions Network (MFIN), the microfinance industry has a total loan portfolio of Rs 98,625 crore as on March 31, 2016. The report further suggests that “as of December 31, 2016, MFIs provided microcredit to over 3.38 crore clients, an...
Rank And File: Defending India's Military Market
India’s geography presents a land occupying a very unique position etched on the map of the world. A mighty peninsula surrounded by an endless oceanic expanse, with lofty, snow-capped mountains towards her crown. History is witness to the numerous attempts by invaders who saw strategy in making this land their own, setting the context for a strong defence and security apparatus since ancient times. This need to bolster national security and build on existing strengths to protect the...
Product Photography App Pictor To Target Us &Amp; Europe Markets
With a mission to make product photography simple and standardised, Pictor was launched in November 2015, by five friends — Siddharth Chilukuri, Neelesh Soni, Gaurav Raj, Ankit Jain and Akshay Sathaye.From their interactions with online retailers and manufacturers, they realised that product digitisation (photography and cataloging) was one of the most important aspects while selling online. “Being a skill-based endeavour, the industry was highly unorganised, and was a constant...
Bugworks Research India To Get Into Biz Development Mode
Antibiotic resistance is found all over the world and has become a very serious problem in the treatment of disease. Imagine this terrible situation; No new antibiotics in three decades, no big pharma company working to solve this problem, heavy abuse of antibiotics all over the world, lack of sanitation in emerging geographies….perfect recipe for disastrous situation where we are losing too many lives to bad bugs (superbugs) and that’s the problem Bengaluru-based startup...
Tripping For A Story Together, Going Byond Travel
Traveling to a favoured destination? Sounds good! Traveling with someone who also likes that destination and everything it offers, as much? Sounds great! Adding a new dimension to travel as an experience many times over, and each time wrapping a new vibe around it, is what ‘Byond Travel’ means.The idea blossomed two years ago, when Vikram Ahuja was struck with the throught of putting together a novel notion of experiential travel around the world. Retracing his steps to the...
Art Review

Music And Dance Reviews..
50 years of Ravindra Kalakshetra Ravindra Kalakshetra is the centre for all cultural activities of Bengaluru. It is engaged almost everyday of the week for drama, dance, music or folk programmes. Being in the heart of the city, the auditorium is in demand from both organisers and artistes. The Department of Kannada and Culture has organised a series of special programmes called “Ravindra Kalakshetra-50”and “Nenapina Okuli,” round the year, to mark the occasion. In the...
Spring Music Festival
Spring music festivalSri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira conducted the annual Spring Music Festival with 8 music concerts. As part of the festival senior musician Neela Ramgopal was conferred with the “Sangeeta Vedanta Dhureena” award.Bombay Jayashree Ramnath, who gave the inaugural concert, is one of the most sought-after musicians. Her concert took off on a bright note with “Sri Varalakshmi Namasthubhyam.” The next choice of her was “Makelara Vicharamu” in raga...
Melodious Mandolin
Melodious mandolinRabindranath Tagore Nagar Cultural Association is conducting music programmes every month punctually, from the last 25 years. It also conducts music competitions, Harikatha, Namasankeerthana, etc apart from a music festival, every year.The 26th annual music festival of the RT Nagar Cultural Association was held last week with vocal, mandolin performances and Namasankeerthana concerts at the Sri Vinayaka Cultural Centre of Vinayaka Devasthana. Another name for the instrument...
Cyber Space

Q&Amp;A..
Q: I needed to take a mental break from Twitter last month, so I deactivated my account. Then I changed my mind and went to reactivate the account by logging back into the Android app on my phone, but it didn’t work. Is my account gone for good?Twitter allows you to reactivate your account within 30 days of quitting and still retain your timeline, along with your list of followers and people you follow. However, to reactivate your account, Twitter’s help guide says you need to log...
Depressed Towns, Dead-End Characters
In the coming video game ‘Night in the Woods,’ a young woman named Mae decides to drop out of college and return to the former mining town where she grew up. It’s a place where there is little opportunity and most people are struggling to make ends meet.Mae, who is an anthropomorphic cat, drinks too much, shoplifts and likes to break things in parking lots with baseball bats. As she meanders through the fictional town of Possum Springs, players of the game are confronted not...
Apple Plans To Pick Up Pace In Producing Video
Apple, the richest company in technology, is finally moving into original video content. Apple recently said that it would introduce its first two television-style video series on Apple Music, its subscription music-streaming service, in the spring. Other original videos, including scripted dramas, are planned over the next year as Apple tries to build Apple Music into a cultural platform, said Jimmy Iovine, who heads the $10-a-month service.“There are a bunch of projects. We’re...
A Gadget To Slow-Cook, And One To Fast-Forward
James Poniewozik, The New York Times’ chief television critic, discussed the tech he’s using.As a television critic, do you have a favourite television set, video projector or audio system?I’m superagnostic about the sort of screen I use. I suppose this might be strange for a TV critic, but it also reflects the way people watch TV now — I’ll watch shows or screeners on anything from the 55-inch TV in my living room to my phone on an exercise bike. My main work...
Snapchat Filing Shows Biz Tied To Messages That Fade
Snapchat may have been built on disappearing messages. But as the social media darling hovers on the cusp of becoming a public company, its parent is trying to show how durable its business is. In its first public prospectus, Snap disclosed that it had built a nearly $405 million advertising business in just over two years. While the filing does not indicate a price for an initial public offering, Snap is expected to seek a market valuation of more than $20 billion from investors.Snap is one...
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Family Finance

Gift A Heart Care Insurance Plan To Your Partner
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with promises, commitment and a pledge to love and cherish our special other half. We celebrate this day by showing our love and affection for our partner and by renewing our commitment to one another. Some of the most common ways to express our feelings and emotions are the usual gifts such as chocolates, flowers, jewellery and even romantic vacations. But all these options are short lived and don’t have much bearing on the relationship after the day...
How To Become A Better Investor
As we have moved into another year, questions surrounding the Budget and finances remain in the open. Here, investing in stocks seems to be a sensible way to cement a better future. Yet, for new investors, learning the ropes of money management and building an enviable investment portfolio can be a task full of trials and tribulations. Often, while amassing great amount of wealth in a short span of time, one fails to give proper attention to the way the money is invested. For some, it comes...
Five Things To Discuss With Your Soon To Retire Parents
Are your parents approaching retirement? Here’s how you can help them. Parents are generally not comfortable discussing their retirement plans with their children because, for them, it might mean admitting to their shortcomings or simply because they don’t feel it is time to disclose their true financial worth. That is why you need to approach this subject with sensitivity and more importantly with practical plans in place.It is understandable that even you may not be comfortable...
Mfs: A Safe Investment Option In Volatile Mkt
Economy is slowly easing out of the after-effects of demonetisation, moving towards forced digitisation and is creating new ecosystem. The Q3 results are subdued and global news and markets are giving rollercoaster ride to the retail investor.As a result of demonetisation, interest rates are falling, equity markets are volatile, realty is struggling, and gold investments are not attractive any longer. Banks have received huge fixed deposits, which need to increase advances to spur the growth....
Are Fixed Income Funds Better Than Traditional Fixed Deposits?
I  believe this is the right time to explore the scenario of falling interest rates and take a prudent look at alternative investment avenues to bank fixed deposits. Historical data provides evidence on how in a falling interest rate environment, fixed income funds have performed better than FDs. Over the last year-and-a-half, the RBI has been following an accommodative monetary path, adding liquidity and reducing policy rates.  An economic environment with low demand led to...
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Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

Virat Kohli speaks at 49th All India Central Revenue Sports Meet ...

Virat Kohli speaks at 49th All India Central Revenue Sports Meet ...

Indian Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' on the last day of the 11th Biennial edition..

Indian Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' on the last day of the 11th Biennial edition..

Skycat Wingwalkers, the Scandinavian aerobatic team, makes a heart on the last day of AERO INDIA...

Skycat Wingwalkers, the Scandinavian aerobatic team, makes a heart on the last day of AERO INDIA...

A three-months-old hippopotamus is seen with its mother Pippa at the Le Cornelle Animal Park...

A three-months-old hippopotamus is seen with its mother Pippa at the Le Cornelle Animal Park...

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh with his wife Rukmini during their wedding reception in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh with his wife Rukmini during their wedding reception in Mumbai...

A ball of fire from explosives goes up during the ongoing U.S.-Thai joint military exercise...

A ball of fire from explosives goes up during the ongoing U.S.-Thai joint military exercise...

Sibrerian birds frolic over Narmda River waters in Jabalpur...

Sibrerian birds frolic over Narmda River waters in Jabalpur...

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