14 Mar 2011
Never took your spelling classes seriously in school? Well, you should have because it could have catapulted you to fame may be. That is how a Bangalore man booked his name in Guinness Book, by spelling the word 'Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'. As if this wasn’t enough to startle people, he pronounced the same word in reverse order as well without batting an eyelid. And with this, Shishir Hathwar, 25, has made his entry possible in Guinness Book record.
10 Apr 2015
Kolkata: Kolkata is hosting for the first time the global art biennial in which over 200 art works from four continents are on display. Named the "Calcutta Art Biennial", the 13-day art show, which began on April 7, is being attended by 50 artists from UK, Netherlands, Turkey, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Senegal, Uganda, Qatar and the US.
04 Jan 2012
Devoid of any major literary events despite being famed as the cultural capital of the country, Kolkata will boast of two back to back literature festivals this month.
18 Aug 2012
Get a dose of mythology with a mobile game modelled on the encounters of Lord Krishna with King Kansa.As children, most of us have heard stories of Lord Krishna vanquishing his uncle King Kansa and his arm of demons. You can now experience the same fun virtually through a game on the two mythological characters.
22 Oct 2012
Amidst glitz and glamour surrounding the larger than life Durga images worshipped all over the city, a young artist from a small town of Assam has come down to Kolkata to exhibit the world's smallest Durga idol.
31 May 2011
Budgeting seems to have found a place in the royal house too! Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have reportedly vowed to cut the cost of their royal tours, and make their first official overseas visit to the US and Canada a budget trip.
02 Jun 2014
Berlin: Scientists have successfully developed cellulose fibres that are stronger than steel and aluminium. A novel procedure developed by a Swedish-German research team spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils by aligning them all in parallel during the production process.
27 Apr 2011
The big fat royal wedding of Prince Williams and Kate Middleton this Friday will have an Indian touch. An Indian-origin entrepreneur and his British wife are giving the finishing touches to cake meant for the royal wedding.
27 Apr 2011
As thousands of tourists arrived here for the Royal wedding on Friday, nearly 1,000 members of Britain's armed forces on Wednesday conducted a dress rehearsal on the streets of London in full ceremonial clothing.