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Facts That Were Learnt Too Late

Are you one of those people who believed in Santa Claus till they were 15? You've got company – these guys learned the facts of...

The Crossword Book Awards: 5 Memorable Moments

The 14th edition of the Raymond Crossword Awards was held on November 29. It was a great night to be a literary fan-girl; the...

Tales from No-Shave November

Mostly famous for being the month you spend waiting for Christmas and for heralding “winter” (as if Mumbai even has one). But recently, it...

SC Orders National Anthem to be Played Before All Film Screenings

The Supreme Court has ordered that the national anthem, accompanied by a picture of the Indian national flag, be played in all movie theatres...

How Volunteering At a Cancer Centre for Children Changed My Life

The words “Live with no regrets” made actual sense to me for the first time when I went to St Jude Childcare Centre. This...

The Invisible Heroes Who Keep Mumbai’s Toilets Clean

“I do this job so that I can take off some of the load on my father, who is getting older as the days...

World’s Largest Solar Plant Launched in Tamil Nadu

The recently completed Kamuthi Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu is the world's largest solar power plant. With a capacity of 648 MW it is...

Fun Facts That Sound Fake (But They’re Not)

These facts sound like absolute rubbish but rest assured, they're not. 1. Not So Easy Now, Eh? To make a sword out of the blood of...

I Went 7 Days without Sugar and It Was a Disaster

Sugar was the enemy out of control and I had to tame it. I read somewhere that it was like cocaine to the mind....

Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Team Crashes

A plane carrying 81 passengers including members of Brazilian football team Chapecoense has crashed in Cerro Gordo, Colombia at 10:15 local time. The chartered aircraft was...

This Thane Group is Challenging Menstruation Taboos

Menstruation. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear this word? Dirty? Unhygienic? Gross? Like it or not, it still...

Venezuelans Are Weighing Cash Instead of Counting It

Due to skyrocketing inflation, Venezuelans have resorted to weighing cash rather than counting it. Inflation in the socialist state of 30 million people has...

Poetry, Nature and Spud In The Box

I went for my very first camp this weekend. Yes, I am 20 and this was my first camp. And it was a completely new...

Rules to Follow Before Going Out on a Date

No need to be on tenterhooks before a date. Bros of Reddit are here to help. 1. Keep it Short Make it a short date. For...

Review: Tea Trails, a New Destination for Tea Lovers

There are tonnes of people who are becoming or have been caffeine addicts, and these people cannot get through a day without a cuppa....

Mumbai’s New Metro Lines – A Gain, or a Big Pain?

In Mumbai, public transportation is the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to travel within the city. To further reduce traffic and improve the means...

Will All Elephants Soon Go Tuskless?

Researchers have warned that a growing number of African elephants are being born without tusks and the species are at the risk of being...

Don’t be Surprised, Girls Do Ask Guys Out !

“Hey, before you go offline tonight… Let’s go out for coffee tomorrow? Just you and me?” If you thought this was said by a boy...

Transgenders to be Included as Third Gender Option in Railway Forms

The Indian Railways and the  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have included transgenders as the third gender option in ticket reservation and cancellation forms....

Unknown People Who Changed the World

Mahatma Gandhi, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Jr. — we've all heard of these visionaries who changed the world with their actions, thoughts and ideals. But there...

Freak Out over These Freakshakes in Mumbai

Ladies and gentlemen, we are talking about the freakshake – the milkshakes that are all the rage right now! Get ready to drool over...

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The galaxy NGC 3274 is located over 20 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). The image has been gathered in five...

A Leap of Faith to a Better World

There has never been a time in history, when there has been no violence and suffering. There has never been a time, when conflict...

Star Trails in the Sky

As the sun sets in the horizon, a blend of orange and red rays are seen near the La Silla Observatory—which is located at the...

My Worst-Ever Financial Decision

Unless you're a financial wizard with the luck of a leprechaun, you've surely committed a few financial mistakes in your lifetime. Redditors list out...

26/11 Attacks: Revisiting the Places of Horror

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the night of terror that shook the entire world, especially Mumbai. The city that doesn’t stop came to...

Happy Birthday Milk-Man!

This November 26 marks the 95th birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, also known as the Father of the White Revolution in India. Dr....

Jeffrey Archer Became a Storyteller by Luck

A week ago, I was enjoying the climate in Munnar. I received an SMS from Crossword that I ignored like I would ignore an...

How This Couple Got Married in Rs 500

Demonetisation has taken its toll on all of us, and the worst affected are those who are getting married. Since payments for wedding ceremonies...

Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies at 90

Cuban President Raul Castro has announced on state TV that leader of the communist revolution and former president Fidel Castro passed away on Friday...

The Bayside Weekly Bulletin: The Week That Was

India’s worst train accidents in recent times, the inclusion of Harry Potter in school syllabi, India’s recent membership in a prestigious organisation and more...

Witnessing a Historical Moment

Redditors describe the historical moments they've witnessed that remain etched in their memories. 1. Concorde Crash Saw the crash of the Concorde at Charles de Gaulle....

Bhaiyya! ATM Chalu Hai Kya?

Ever since the cash ban, most people have begun dreading the very thought of stepping into banks and standing in ATM queues. During such...

Movie Review: Why You Should and Should Not Watch Dear Zindagi

Title: Dear Zindagi Rating: 3/5 CBFC Rating: U/A Genre: Drama Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Ali Zafar Director: Gauri Shinde Duration: 2 hours 30...

Nepal Bans New Indian Currency Notes till RBI’s Notification

The new 500 and 2000 rupee notes remain banned in Nepal until India issues a FEMA notification as per the Foreign Exchange Management Act,...

Exchange of Old Currency Notes Stopped at Banks

On November 24, 2016, the central government has issued another statement declaring the end on the exchange of old currency over the counters in...

Movie Review: Moh Maya Money Would Have Been a Better Web Series

Title: Moh Maya Money Rating: 2.5/5 CBFC Rating: U/A Genre: Crime Thriller Star Cast: Neha Dhupia, Ranvir Shorey, Vidushi Mehra Director: Munish Bhardwaj Duration: 1h 48m Munish Bhardwaj’s Moh Maya Money: In...

The Most Embarrassing Things That Have Happened to People

Remember the time when the bus halted and you fell into an unsuspecting man's lap? Or that time you blurted out something stupid to...

Indian Merchant Navy Captain the First Woman to Receive International Bravery Award

Captain Radhika Menon recently received a medal and certificate of commendation at an awards ceremony at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) headquarters in London....

ICSE Students to Study Harry Potter and The Hobbit

English Literature may soon become every ICSE student's favourite subject. The Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has prescribed popular novels such as J.K Rowling's...

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13 Andaz Apna Apna Dialogues We All Use In Real Life

Andaz Apna Apna turns 21 today! It means it can now drink beer and wine in bars, officially. We all want to sit around...

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