International Women’s Day: A rise in number of women-only bikers in India

Vroom….and she is zigzagging through traffic and narrow streets. No, we are not talking about a 20-year-old girl from an affluent class, in fact,she is a middle-class woman, above 40, who is riding on a motorbike to enjoy the new-found feeling of happiness and peace. Source: http://www.thebetterindia.com Seeing a woman revving up her motorcycle, wearing a leather jacket and gloves before going off on a ride to a far-flung area might seem like a plot of Hindi film. But it is a reality now, as Indian women are breaking gender…

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Toyota Hilux Lifestyle Pickup spied, could be launched in India soon

We caught the lifestyle pickup truck from Toyota, the Hilux, ferrying on Delhi roads. For the uninitiated, the new Fortuner is based on the pickup and this reason is strong enough to get anyone curious about it. The Hilux received the next-gen model months before the new Fortuner was launched. It might be an unheard term in this part of the world but the Hilux isn’t an alien term globally, and has proven its worth since its inception in 1968. Till now, over 16 million units of the Hilux have…

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E-startups: Bhu:sattva’s fashion products made from organic natural farmers a hit in India, abroad

Ahmedabad-based organic textile start-up Bhu:sattva redefines organic fashion as more than just khadi, offering an experience it calls “from field to fashion”. It provides eco-friendly classic clothing across India, which are created from organic crops in soil that has also been certified as organic. The website has recently been expanded to include “art-inspired clothing”, and it plans to have a mobile application on Android as well as iOS platforms within the next six months. “We are one of a kind since we offer an organic experience through our clothes. From…

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Lenovo P2 With 5100mAh Battery Set to Launch in India on Wednesday

Lenovo P2 smartphone will be made available in India exclusively via Flipkart on Wednesday, January 11, the company has revealed. Lenovo P2 price in India is the only open question for the smartphone that has already made an appearance in other markets. The smartphone’s India launch was teased by the company earlier this month on Twitter. Even though company’s earlier teaser didn’t mention any release date for the smartphone, Lenovo has now said that the P2 will be unveiled on Wednesday at 12:30pm IST. The Lenovo P2 was first unveiled…

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‘India has been the doyen of education’

KOLKATA: The western world loves to believe that all universities the world over are modelled on the European education system, but that doesn’t apply to Asia, and definitely not to India, which has always been the doyen of ancient education, said renowned historian Wang Gungwu. He was delivering a lecture on cultural transfers in history at the bicentenary celebrations of Presidency University on Friday.   According to Gungwu, the Bengal Renaissance and its resultant impact on education remain examples for the whole world even today. “Hindoo College had started in…

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Google, RailTel Bring Free Wi-Fi Facility to 100 Railway Stations in India

Google on Thursday announced that its collaborative effort with RailTel to provide Railwire Wi-Fi across railway stations in India has reached a new milestone. The search giant said that the free public Wi-Fi facility is now available in the 100th railway station in India – Udhagamandalam, better known as Ooty. To recall, Google had first launched Wi-Fi services at Mumbai Central in January this year, with the aim to bring services to 400 stations eventually. At the time, it had committed to bringing the service to 100 railway stations by…

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‘Hundreds die’ in India police custody, says rights group report

Nearly 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report. The rights group said no policeman was convicted for a prisoner’s death in custody during this period. India’s police routinely attributes deaths in custody to illness, attempted escape, suicide and accidents. But rights groups say a large number of such deaths happen because of torture in custody – claims officials reject. On Monday, the rights group released a a 114-page report which examines “police disregard for…

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Pokemon Go Launched in India in Partnership With Reliance Jio

Pokemon Go – unarguably the most sensational mobile video game of 2016 – has finally been launched in India. Interestingly, Niantic Inc., the developer behind the augmented reality mobile game along with The Pokemon Company, has partnered with Reliance Jio to bring the game to the country. The game is now available to download via Google Play and the App Store. (Also see:  Meet India’s Pokemon Go Players Who Gotta Catch ‘Em All) As a part of this partnership, Reliance Digital Stores and company’s select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’…

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Morocco: India to push agenda of sustainable lifestyle at Global Climate Meet

India will push the agenda of sustainable lifestyle at the global climate conference beginning in the Moroccan city of Marrakech today, where the focus will be on enhancing ambition, promoting implementation and providing support. At the 12-day conference, nations will continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. The Environment Ministry said in a statement that the importance of sustainable lifestyle anchored for the first time in the climate change agreement was a big victory for India. It said that India has always followed…

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Air pollution and lifestyle diseases are behind 33% strokes in India

As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality. A study concluded by the city-based Fortis Escorts Heart Institute reveals that lifestyle problems such as depression, chronic anxiety and job stress trigger the brain and heart strokes among people, including youth. It was found that among the challenges faced by the patients who survive stroke are short-term memory loss, difficulty in thinking and depression….

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