Your paunch may well hide cardiac risks

New Delhi , Feb 19

A typical young Indian male marries, and a few months later he develops a noticeable paunch. His mother and mother-in-law are pleased as punch, perceiving the paunch as a sign of his wellbeing of his being "looked after well" by his wife.

Researchers find how six-legged robots can run faster

London , Feb 19

Effecting a breakthrough in making insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed.

Centre's stinker to KVIC over Modi replacing Gandhi in calendars

Mumbai , Feb 19

More than a month after the fracas over replacing Mahatma Gandhi's pictures with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its annual diaries and calendars, the Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has been served a stern memo by the Centre for its now-infamous decision, official sources said here.

Indian violinist L. Subramaniam hopes for equality in Sri Lanka

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) , Feb 19 India's violin icon L. Subramaniam says music can change a lot of things, and even offers his help to better the humanitarian crises in Sri Lanka, from where his family fled to escape the anti-Tamil riots in the 1950s.