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  • Karnataka Couple's Wedding Cards Look Like Voter IDs. Here's Why

    Karnataka Couple's Wedding Cards Look Like Voter IDs. Here's Why

    With less than a month to go for the crucial assembly elections in Karnataka, one couple is using their upcoming wedding to make sure everyone goes out and votes. The soon-to-be-married couple from Haveri district's Hangal sent out wedding cards designed to look just like voter ID cards. They hope that the sight of their unique wedding invitations ...

  • This City's Way Of Curbing Jaywalking? Spray Pedestrians With Water

    This City's Way Of Curbing Jaywalking? Spray Pedestrians With Water

    A city in China is experimenting with a truly unique initiative to curb jaywalking: anyone who breaks the law will be sprayed with water. The move has, unsurprisingly, divided public opinion with some welcoming it and others call it a colossal waste of water.

  • Video: Hyderabad Priest Carries Dalit Man Into Temple On His Shoulders

    Video: Hyderabad Priest Carries Dalit Man Into Temple On His Shoulders

    A priest in Hyderabad carried a Dalit man on his shoulders into a temple on Monday and hugged him, reenacting a nearly 3,000-year-old ritual that he says holds a strong message in the backdrop of recent violence and discrimination against Dalits.

  • The Artist Behind The Stretchable Paper Sculptures You Keep Seeing On Social Media

    The Artist Behind The Stretchable Paper Sculptures You Keep Seeing On Social Media

    When you first look at Felix Semper's intricate works of art, they look like they might be made of stone or wood. Some of his sculptures look so real, you may even be tempted to bite into a slice of cake or burger or drink out of a can of Coke that the artist has created. But in reality, Mr Semper's sculptures are made from stacks of paper glued to...

  • Shashi Tharoor Tweets Mahavir Jayanti Wishes With Buddha Pic, Trolled

    Shashi Tharoor Tweets Mahavir Jayanti Wishes With Buddha Pic, Trolled

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was left embarrassed after Twitterati pointed out he had mistakenly posted a picture of Buddha while wishing his followers on Mahavir Jayanti. Mr Tharoor was trolled for the error, which he first briefly defended and later conceded. Instead of deleting the tweet, however, the politician said he was choosing to leave it up...

  • Why Travelling With Gunpowder (No, Not That Kind) Will Always Be Tough

    Why Travelling With Gunpowder (No, Not That Kind) Will Always Be Tough

    Anyone who has travelled to or from the United States with food - especially Indian food - in their luggage knows the dread of having to explain what's in all those Tupperware boxes to authorities at the airport. In a Facebook post, a US-based social media consultant and journalist pointed out just how difficult things could get when travelling wit...

  • Russia Trolls Trump With Twitter Poll, Asks Which US Consulate To Shut Down

    Russia Trolls Trump With Twitter Poll, Asks Which US Consulate To Shut Down

    On Monday, US President Donald Trump ordered an unprecedented expulsion of Russian officials, in response to Russia's alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Sixty Russians were expelled from the United States. Russia immediate hit back at the "provocative gesture." The Russian Embassy in Washington asked its followers to vote in a Tw...

  • From Wheelchairs To Guide Dogs, Apple Moves To Make Emojis More Inclusive

    From Wheelchairs To Guide Dogs, Apple Moves To Make Emojis More Inclusive

    Apple has proposed a series of "accessibility" emojis "to better represent individuals with disabilities," according to a proposal submitted to the Unicode Consortium, the group responsible for approving new emojis. Emojis of people using wheelchairs, hearing aids, and prosthetics are among the proposed options for iPhones. The proposal has been me...

  • How Twitter Helped Identify The Only Woman In This Pic Of 38 Scientists

    How Twitter Helped Identify The Only Woman In This Pic Of 38 Scientists

    Candace Jean Andersen, who is an illustrator, was conducting research for an upcoming picture book when she stumbled across a photograph that caught her attention. The photo, from 1971, was of scientists at the International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia, USA. In the sea of male - and mostly Caucasian - faces, Ms Andersen noticed ...

  • Mumbaikars Donate Shoes To Protesting Farmers, All Thanks To Viral Tweet

    Mumbaikars Donate Shoes To Protesting Farmers, All Thanks To Viral Tweet

    On Sunday, tens of thousands of farmers descended on Mumbai. They had walked 180 kilometres over five days, demanding a broader debt waiver program, better prices for their crops and land rights. Their protest is finally dominating headlines and has prompted a number of Mumbai-based journalists to come together to organise a shoe donation drive.

  • Watch: Children Were Allowed Into A Lion's Cage. Then, A Girl Was Attacked

    Watch: Children Were Allowed Into A Lion's Cage. Then, A Girl Was Attacked

    Shocking mobile phone footage shows a lion cub attacking a young girl in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah. Fortunately, she escaped with just a few cuts and bruises. However, what's most shocking is that the lion was part of a bizarre activity organised as part of the Jeddah Spring Festival, where children were allowed to run around and play with the six-mont...

  • In A First, Belgian Man Convicted Of "Sexism In A Public Place"

    In A First, Belgian Man Convicted Of "Sexism In A Public Place"

    A Belgian man has the dubious distinction of being the first person in his country to be convicted of "sexism in a public place." According to media reports, he verbally harassed a female police officer who had stopped him for jaywalking. Though the verdict was handed down last November, it had mostly gone unreported until this week.

  • On Women's Day, Meet Delhi's First Female Bike Taxi Driver

    On Women's Day, Meet Delhi's First Female Bike Taxi Driver

    As Delhi's first woman to be a bike taxi driver, Tumpa Barman wears her feminist badge proudly. The 21-year-old, who fearlessly ferries her passengers around the capital, says her job has given her a boost of confidence and allowed her to help support her family.

  • International Women's Day: McDonald's Flips Its Iconic Golden Arches Upside Down

    International Women's Day: McDonald's Flips Its Iconic Golden Arches Upside Down

    On International Women's Day, fast-food chain McDonald's has turned its iconic golden arches sign upside down as a "celebration of women everywhere." The move has sparked debate on social media, however, with some calling it a "cheap PR stunt." March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women's Day.

  • Vannakam Rajinikanth! Thalaivar Joins Facebook, Instagram. Mind It!

    <i>Vannakam</i> Rajinikanth! Thalaivar Joins Facebook, Instagram. Mind It!

    "Vannakam." With just one word, superstar Rajinikanth made his Facebook debut less than 24 hours ago. On Instagram, posting an image from his 2016 film Kabali, the actor-turned-politician had just one request for his fans: tell everybody about his growing social media presence. "Vannakam! Vandhuten nu sollu" - which roughly translates from Tamil to...

'Priyanka Pant' - 344 News Result(s)

  • Karnataka Couple's Wedding Cards Look Like Voter IDs. Here's Why

    Karnataka Couple's Wedding Cards Look Like Voter IDs. Here's Why

    With less than a month to go for the crucial assembly elections in Karnataka, one couple is using their upcoming wedding to make sure everyone goes out and votes. The soon-to-be-married couple from Haveri district's Hangal sent out wedding cards designed to look just like voter ID cards. They hope that the sight of their unique wedding invitations ...

  • This City's Way Of Curbing Jaywalking? Spray Pedestrians With Water

    This City's Way Of Curbing Jaywalking? Spray Pedestrians With Water

    A city in China is experimenting with a truly unique initiative to curb jaywalking: anyone who breaks the law will be sprayed with water. The move has, unsurprisingly, divided public opinion with some welcoming it and others call it a colossal waste of water.

  • Video: Hyderabad Priest Carries Dalit Man Into Temple On His Shoulders

    Video: Hyderabad Priest Carries Dalit Man Into Temple On His Shoulders

    A priest in Hyderabad carried a Dalit man on his shoulders into a temple on Monday and hugged him, reenacting a nearly 3,000-year-old ritual that he says holds a strong message in the backdrop of recent violence and discrimination against Dalits.

  • The Artist Behind The Stretchable Paper Sculptures You Keep Seeing On Social Media

    The Artist Behind The Stretchable Paper Sculptures You Keep Seeing On Social Media

    When you first look at Felix Semper's intricate works of art, they look like they might be made of stone or wood. Some of his sculptures look so real, you may even be tempted to bite into a slice of cake or burger or drink out of a can of Coke that the artist has created. But in reality, Mr Semper's sculptures are made from stacks of paper glued to...

  • Shashi Tharoor Tweets Mahavir Jayanti Wishes With Buddha Pic, Trolled

    Shashi Tharoor Tweets Mahavir Jayanti Wishes With Buddha Pic, Trolled

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was left embarrassed after Twitterati pointed out he had mistakenly posted a picture of Buddha while wishing his followers on Mahavir Jayanti. Mr Tharoor was trolled for the error, which he first briefly defended and later conceded. Instead of deleting the tweet, however, the politician said he was choosing to leave it up...

  • Why Travelling With Gunpowder (No, Not That Kind) Will Always Be Tough

    Why Travelling With Gunpowder (No, Not That Kind) Will Always Be Tough

    Anyone who has travelled to or from the United States with food - especially Indian food - in their luggage knows the dread of having to explain what's in all those Tupperware boxes to authorities at the airport. In a Facebook post, a US-based social media consultant and journalist pointed out just how difficult things could get when travelling wit...

  • Russia Trolls Trump With Twitter Poll, Asks Which US Consulate To Shut Down

    Russia Trolls Trump With Twitter Poll, Asks Which US Consulate To Shut Down

    On Monday, US President Donald Trump ordered an unprecedented expulsion of Russian officials, in response to Russia's alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Sixty Russians were expelled from the United States. Russia immediate hit back at the "provocative gesture." The Russian Embassy in Washington asked its followers to vote in a Tw...

  • From Wheelchairs To Guide Dogs, Apple Moves To Make Emojis More Inclusive

    From Wheelchairs To Guide Dogs, Apple Moves To Make Emojis More Inclusive

    Apple has proposed a series of "accessibility" emojis "to better represent individuals with disabilities," according to a proposal submitted to the Unicode Consortium, the group responsible for approving new emojis. Emojis of people using wheelchairs, hearing aids, and prosthetics are among the proposed options for iPhones. The proposal has been me...

  • How Twitter Helped Identify The Only Woman In This Pic Of 38 Scientists

    How Twitter Helped Identify The Only Woman In This Pic Of 38 Scientists

    Candace Jean Andersen, who is an illustrator, was conducting research for an upcoming picture book when she stumbled across a photograph that caught her attention. The photo, from 1971, was of scientists at the International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia, USA. In the sea of male - and mostly Caucasian - faces, Ms Andersen noticed ...

  • Mumbaikars Donate Shoes To Protesting Farmers, All Thanks To Viral Tweet

    Mumbaikars Donate Shoes To Protesting Farmers, All Thanks To Viral Tweet

    On Sunday, tens of thousands of farmers descended on Mumbai. They had walked 180 kilometres over five days, demanding a broader debt waiver program, better prices for their crops and land rights. Their protest is finally dominating headlines and has prompted a number of Mumbai-based journalists to come together to organise a shoe donation drive.

  • Watch: Children Were Allowed Into A Lion's Cage. Then, A Girl Was Attacked

    Watch: Children Were Allowed Into A Lion's Cage. Then, A Girl Was Attacked

    Shocking mobile phone footage shows a lion cub attacking a young girl in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah. Fortunately, she escaped with just a few cuts and bruises. However, what's most shocking is that the lion was part of a bizarre activity organised as part of the Jeddah Spring Festival, where children were allowed to run around and play with the six-mont...

  • In A First, Belgian Man Convicted Of "Sexism In A Public Place"

    In A First, Belgian Man Convicted Of "Sexism In A Public Place"

    A Belgian man has the dubious distinction of being the first person in his country to be convicted of "sexism in a public place." According to media reports, he verbally harassed a female police officer who had stopped him for jaywalking. Though the verdict was handed down last November, it had mostly gone unreported until this week.

  • On Women's Day, Meet Delhi's First Female Bike Taxi Driver

    On Women's Day, Meet Delhi's First Female Bike Taxi Driver

    As Delhi's first woman to be a bike taxi driver, Tumpa Barman wears her feminist badge proudly. The 21-year-old, who fearlessly ferries her passengers around the capital, says her job has given her a boost of confidence and allowed her to help support her family.

  • International Women's Day: McDonald's Flips Its Iconic Golden Arches Upside Down

    International Women's Day: McDonald's Flips Its Iconic Golden Arches Upside Down

    On International Women's Day, fast-food chain McDonald's has turned its iconic golden arches sign upside down as a "celebration of women everywhere." The move has sparked debate on social media, however, with some calling it a "cheap PR stunt." March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women's Day.

  • Vannakam Rajinikanth! Thalaivar Joins Facebook, Instagram. Mind It!

    <i>Vannakam</i> Rajinikanth! Thalaivar Joins Facebook, Instagram. Mind It!

    "Vannakam." With just one word, superstar Rajinikanth made his Facebook debut less than 24 hours ago. On Instagram, posting an image from his 2016 film Kabali, the actor-turned-politician had just one request for his fans: tell everybody about his growing social media presence. "Vannakam! Vandhuten nu sollu" - which roughly translates from Tamil to...

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