How gut bacteria may increase obesity risk

London , Feb 25

The presence of gut flora in the intestines may cause health benefits for some people, whereas it increases the risk of obesity in the others, researchers have claimed.

Discovering India's little known African tribe

Junagadh (Gujarat) , Feb 25

It was a much-awaited trip to the Gir National Park, abode of the majestic Asiatic Lions. At the end of the two-day visit, not only did I come back enthralled at having spotted a pride of lions feasting on their kill in the wild but also fascinated at learning more about India's little known African-origin tribe, the Siddis, living right outside its periphery.

President to dedicate Biju museum in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi , Feb 24

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Odisha to dedicate Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre to the people of the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Saturday.

Moving from women development to women-led development: Modi

New Delhi , Feb 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country was moving from women development to women-led development and emphasised that the dream of New India was where women were empowered, strong and an equal partner in the nation's overall development.

Flying high: Changing the narrative on disability

Pune , Feb 25 Divyanshu Ganatra was just 19 when glaucoma claimed his eyesight. Being a nature's boy who revelled in cycling, climbing mountains and trekking, confining himself to the four walls of a room was a situation he was not ready to accept. So he fought against all odds and, today, he is India's first blind solo paraglider.

Rhythms of history: A rocking retelling of the later 20th century

New Delhi Anyone who thinks that the only place you could find the likes of, say, Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley together would be in an encylopaedia or a detailed tome of socio-cultural history, would not be entirely right. For creative expression can sometimes take some very unexpected forms and unlikely inspirations.