Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files   LONDON, October 16 (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers.   The U.S […]

Music has power to start a revolution: Raghu Dixit

Music has power to start a revolution: Raghu Dixit

New Delhi, October 15 (IANS) Singer-composer Raghu Dixit says music has the power to bring people together, inspire them and start a revolution.   When Dixit goes behind the microphone, he not only sings in Hindi but other languages like Kannada and Telugu as well. But sometimes artistes get slammed for performing in languages other […]

Staying in shape may increase your lifespan

Staying in shape may increase your lifespan

London, October 14 (IANS) Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested.   The study showed that people who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilo of weight they carry.   Cigarette smoking and traits […]

RIFF 2017 was an amazing sweep of traditional music

RIFF 2017 was an amazing sweep of traditional music

Glimpses from the opening ceremony. Picture Credits: Jodhpur RIFF   Jodhpur, October 14 (IANS) From Scotland to Spain, from Ghana to Mexico, from France to here in India, the rustic charm of grassroots musicians is markedly different from the popular beats heard at famed music festivals across the globe.   With no spectacular beach front […]

Classical music and technology can go hand-in-hand: Vocalist Shubha Mudgal

Classical music and technology can go hand-in-hand: Vocalist Shubha Mudgal

New Delhi, October 14 (IANS) Eminent Indian classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal, who never fails to mesmerise audiences with her soulful voice, believes that classical music and technology, which ease the teaching and learning processes, can go hand-in-hand.   “I myself am fascinated by technology. The tanpura is a huge instrument, very delicate and fragile. Its […]

Modi pens foreword for Hema Malini’s biography

Modi pens foreword for Hema Malini’s biography

Hema Malini and Ram Kamal Mukherjee (Photo Credit: Vickky Idnaani)   New Delhi, October 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned a “short, crisp and sweet” foreword for “Beyond The Dreamgirl”, an authorised biography of actress and BJP MP Hema Malini.   The book, by former editor of Stardust and producer Ram Kamal Mukherjee, […]

Facebook doesn’t hire journalists: Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook doesn’t hire journalists: Sheryl Sandberg

 Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)   San Francisco, October 13 (IANS) As people debate Facebook’s role in influencing people during the US presidential elections by Russian ads and fake news on the platform, the company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg has stressed that the social media giant is not a media […]

Ivanka Trump to stay in Westin during Hyderabad visit

Ivanka Trump to stay in Westin during Hyderabad visit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie and Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump sit together at the 2017 Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” summit in Washington, U.S., October 10, 2017. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters)   Hyderabad, October 13 (IANS) President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump will be staying in […]