1. Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions. 2. The Academy has a solid track record of playing […]
This post is part of Issue #34: Food & Beverage 1. The more we learn about sugar, the more we learn it’s a good idea to limit its intake. The more we learn to limit its intake, the more we tend to switch to other sweeteners. And the more we learn that those aren’t necessarily a better […]
This post is part of Issue#33: Pain 1. Can Technology Stop Surgeons from Leaving Sponges Inside Patients. Ouch! 2. Many of the word’s poorest countries have seen a significant rise in GDP over the past decade or two. But that hasn’t helped the hungry kids who live in those countries. It turns out that a booming economy doesn’t […]
This post is part of Issue #32: In a Lighter Vein 1. Do you want fries with that? Your answer to that question should be largely based on your genetic make-up. Researchers from Harvard found that “some people do indeed pay a higher price for indulging in French fries and Tater Tots.” 2. The end of human […]
This post is part of Issue #31: What’s in a Name 1. On March 14, 1930, 11-year-old Venetia Burney and her family were eating breakfast at their home in Oxford, England, discussing the biggest news of the day: The discovery of a new planet. And it was while having breakfast that an 11 year old girl named […]
This post is part of Issue #30: Colours 1. The video is of the Holi celebrations at Barsana, the birthplace of Radha, a village, 42 kms away from Mathura, is of particular interest. Here, men from Nandgaon, the land of Krishna come to play Holi with the girls of Barsana and hope of raising their flag […]
This post is part of Issue#29: Equality 1. Where women of India rule the roost and men demand gender equality. 2. A simple act of defiance. 3. What’s Sheryl Sandberg doing to make photos in advertising less sexist. 4. Why has the equal pay caused a debate in this case
This post is part of Issue#28: Loopholes 1. Charles Sobhraj got himself arrested to avoid death penalty. Confused? Read how this criminal mastermind hoodwinked justice system. 2. Economic Times explains 7 legit ways to avoid taxes in India 3. Love finding loopholes in movies? Well here are some from best known movies from Hollywood 4. What are […]
Although thought to be historically inaccurate, the legend of the Greek messenger Pheidippides running to Athens with news of the victory at Marathon became the inspiration for this athletic event. A History Channel documentary. How did one control the world’s largest empire without modern communications? With the help of a system which was part express […]
This post is part of Issue#26: Globetrotters 1. Two 20-something boys, one a multimedia specialist, the other a VC, 13 countries 6 months $20,000.. 2. A definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world’s most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events. Check it here 3. With the inclusion of USA and […]
This post is part of Issue#25: Unintended Consequences 1. Sometimes discoveries are made when we are not out discovering them. 2. Streisand Effect 3. A slap and a revolution 4. From Iron Curtain to Green Belt
This post is part of Issue#24: Last Seen 1. Halley’s Comet is one of it’s kind that we might see twice. 2. It once roamed the continents with humans 3. Read about some of the technologies lost through the ages. 4. A fearsome triangle.
This post is part of Issue#23: Carbon 1. Carbon Dioxide affects not only our atmosphere but also Oceans 2. The New Diamond Age 3. You must have written many stories with Pencil. Now read about the story of pencil 4. How we affect the Carbon Cycle.