Of love in various shades

IANS Romantic novels have long drawn a massive readership. As the monsoon sets in over most parts of the country, what better to do than flick through these non-preachy, quick-read offerings that weave fictional narratives around love and its various shades.   The IANS bookshelf reignites romance this weekend.   From Twinkle, With Love Author: […]

Do you really know what your kids are doing?

Do you really know what your kids are doing?

Martha Irvine AP   Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen’s contacts on social media.   “Who’s this?” asks Jennea Bivens, aka Mom.   It’s a friend of a friend, Ayrial says, and they haven’t talked in a while. “Delete […]

Call Center Fraud: Vicious Vishing attack on USA

Call Center Fraud: Vicious Vishing attack on USA

Varun Kapoor, IPS Additional Director General of Police, Narcotics and PRTS, Indore   Vishing is a form of Phishing attack. In Phishing the cyber criminal uses technology as a tool to send a fake text message via the SMS or email to a large number of intended victims. All of them do not fall prey […]

Of math, social media and youngsters’ struggles

IANS Learn how to resolve mathematical puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts and their surprising solutions; know how to put the pieces together to create a powerful social media presence; flick through the story of five youngsters who have to deal with extreme circumstances and learn how the consequences made these ordinary individuals extraordinary.   Finally […]

How to fertilize your garden organically

AP In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was once living.   Plants are most hungry for three nutrients — […]

Decoded: Which brain region helps us stay conscious?

Decoded: Which brain region helps us stay conscious?

IANS Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that a brain region — associated with cognitive behaviours, decision making, and moderating social behaviour — determines our overall level of consciousness.   The study, conducted on rats, provided evidence that the prefrontal cortex has a switchboard-like relationship with other areas of the brain, helping to ignite […]

Stalking by Photographs: Dangers of the Smart Phone

Stalking by Photographs: Dangers of the Smart Phone

Varun Kapoor, IPSAdditional Director General of Police, Narcotics and PRTS, Indore   Technology has given us great comfort and ease in living our day to day lives but this comfort is also been provided (albeit inadvertently) to the criminal too in carrying out his nefarious activities! All gadgets and tools that are available to the […]

Of risk planning, Nagas, texting and nagins

IANS Know how adequate risk planning is the key in ensuring the future of the family; go through a collection of 19 short stories that breathe new life into the inner make-up of the people of northeast India, the Tangkhul Nagas in particular. Read of a tale based on the premise that “text is the […]

Bhutan’s Mountain Echoes lit fest set to climb a notch higher

IANS Bhutans annual literary gathering, the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, and like no other thanks to its magnificent backdrop, will return this August for its ninth edition, featuring a diverse set of speakers who will participate in sessions ranging from spirituality and philosophy to films and environmental conservation.   The festival is scheduled to take […]

Cyber Stalking Web of Danger

Cyber Stalking Web of Danger

Stalking in the real world means to “pursue or approach someone stealthily”. If this activity is indulged in, in the cyber space then it is termed as Cyber Stalking. That means repeated missed calls; repeated friend requests; repeated missed calls; attempts to gather personal information about the victim from friends & family; monitoring the targets […]

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