White tiger succumbs to cobra bite! 

In Indore a dynamic commercial largest city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh situated southern edge of Malwa Plateau, located 190 km west of the state capital of Bhopal, with 2.1m population, a white tiger died after being bitten by a cobra. According to Indore Zoo keeper Dr Uttam Yadav, Rajan – a two year old white…

Loch Lomond Seaplanes

Loch Lomond Seaplanes Loch Lomond Seaplanes who took part in the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The seaplane, which you can book during a stay at Cameron House on Loch Lomond, helped the Queen’s baton to complete it’s 120,000 mile journey to the Commonwealth Games, landing and taxiing up the Clyde to Celtic…

Jumbo Showers

  Jumbo showers at Konni  The Indian Elephants of Kerala, has been listed as endangered species by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (ICUN)  as the world’s as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 33, 000 in the wild. The species is pre-eminently threatened…

Sony, Microsoft hacked!

Sony, Microsoft hacked! A major cyber attack on the video games networks over Christmas left millions of customers unable to access their games. Both Microsoft ( Xbox) and Sony (Nintendo), struggled to respond adequately. Is our online identities are at high risk. Earlier in 2014 another high profile cyber attack on eBay compromised emails, date…

Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac (Sheng Xiao) also referred to as the Lunar, Yin, Xia or the old Chinese calendar, revolves around twelve year cycle, represented by an animal sign like rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Historically- from Xia Dynasty 16th -21st century BC) and Shang Dynasty 11th-16th Century BC, the…

13.5 million Bitcoins in circulation – but not widely used

Blockstream was given $21 million by leading Silicon Valley investors including Sun Microsystems founder Vinod Khosla  and Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman – who aims to extend Bitcoin’s functionality so it can power much more than just payments. Bitcoin, is a digital currency built upon software that uses cryptographic transactions to prevent counterfeiting without the need…

The Future is here: Toyota Mirai

Toyota car with air to polymer fuel-cell   The Future is Mirai – ultimate environmentally friendly car, (Toyota’s new polymer fuel-cell hydrogen-powered eco-car,  looking out to the future decades), which is ready for selling to public in U.S. and Japan in January 2015.   Toyota President Akio Toyoda The $62,000 f0ur-door family sedan, Mirai, will…

Sachin Tendulkar ICC World Cup 2015 Ambassador

  The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday named Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador for the third largest sporting event in the world, following his  previous role in the World Cup 2011, then hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The ICC World  Cup 2015, 11th edition, will take…

BOOK REVIEWS: Business of self improvement

  “Think Better: an innovators’ guide to productive thinking” (McGraw Hill, NY), was released in the US in October 2007and now it’s available on Amazon and of course in major bookstores everywhere. There are thousands of books on thinking, creativity or innovation, but very few books provide clear how-to information that can actually help people…

Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as US envoy to India

Washington: The US Senate has confirmed Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next American ambassador to India, making him the first Indian-American envoy in New Delhi. Verma, 46, a former key aide to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton, was approved by the Senate by a unanimous voice vote Tuesday, signifying…