Low-floor transport buses turned into classrooms

In Kerala, the loss-making state-run KSTRC’s low-floor buses instead of being scrapped will be turned into classrooms, where 94 per cent of literacy, Male literacy is 96.11 per cent while the female is 92.7 per cent, the highest in India, according to State Transport Minister Anthony Raju.  Girls dropping out of school increased due to…

London’s Oxford Street becomes latest catwalk

Jean-Paul Gaultier, the French haute couture and preta porter designer, is known for his unconventional designs including the illusion of nude via his naked body Trompe I’ceil print dress, long-sleeved bodysuit with crew neck three buttons snap fastening at the realistic-looking crotch, bottom and breasts made with Volkova stretch-jersey maxi dress, 89 per cent polyamide,…

ART EXHIBITION BY PENNY NAIR PRICE PADDINGTON LIBRARY

“Necessity is the mother of invention” if you really need to do something and becomes essential you are forced to think of ways of achieving it encouraged by creative efforts. Much of my art can be broadly quantified as NAIVE –  of or denoting art produced in a style which deliberately rejects sophisticated techniques and…

Elephant runs amok

An elephant brought for Thrissur Pooram was irked and ran amok on Monday, 7:15 am near the Sreemoolam Sthanam of the Vadakkumnathan temple in Kerala, India when its mahout took a toilet break. The crowd panicked and scattered in different directions shortly after the elephant was brought under control when the mahout returned. No injuries…

Deforestation of Amazon

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil has reached record levels for the month of April according to preliminary government data revealed on Friday. In April deforestation in the region totaled 1, 012.5 Km²(390Miles²) according to the National space research agency Inpe. Destruction of the Brazilian Amazon in the first four months hit a record of 1, 954…

Reghu and Jayakumar finally united

Akhil Reghu 26 was among seven Indian sailors who were captured after Houthi rebels hijacked a civilian cargo vessel in the Red Sea in January. His wife Jithina Jayakumar (23) who was studying medicine in Ukraine – then began emailing and calling government officials to ensure his safe return. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February,…

Supreme Court could overturn Roe v Wade’s abortion protection

With the leak of the draft opinion striking down Roe v Wade’s abortion protections, the politicians and activists on the left and right had been bracing for the possibility of such a sweeping ruling. No one imagined that for the first time in modern American history the actual text of the court’s draft majority opinion…

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak. This year the new crescent Moon is sighted, Eid is confirmed as May 2nd, and around 3.3 million Muslims in the UK are celebrating Eid al- Fitr with the Salat al-Eid being recited in the congregation for the first time without Covid-19 restriction since the pandemic began. Muslims worldwide celebrate the end of…

How can we prevent the Next Pandemic?

Professor Devi Sridhar’s vital roles in communicating science to the public and speaking truth to power. In Preventable, she highlights lessons learned from outbreaks past and present in a narrative that traces the Covid-19 pandemic including her personal experience as a scientist, and set out a vision for how we can better protect ourselves from…