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Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words

Dec 4 2014, 3:32am CST

London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new... Read more Dec 4 2014, 3:32am CST
 
 

Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa portrait of his Chinese mother?

Dec 3 2014, 9:04am CST

Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) A Hong Kong-based historian and novelist has claimed that the woman depicted in Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting might be both a Chinese slave, and his mother. Read more Dec 3 2014, 9:04am CST
 
 

Indian dermatologists, L'Oréal experts launch book

Dec 3 2014, 2:56am CST

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Beauty company L'Oreal has launched "Basic Science for Modern Cosmetic Dermatology", a collaborative book co-authored by 24 Indian dermatologists and 24 L'Oréal Research and... Read more Dec 3 2014, 2:56am CST
 
 

Six Indian authors in NYT 100 Notable Books of 2014

Dec 2 2014, 11:20pm CST

Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Works of five Indian-American and one Indian author figure among 100 Notable Books of 2014 selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Read more Dec 2 2014, 11:20pm CST
 
 

China punishes internet firms for spreading porn

Dec 2 2014, 9:48am CST

Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) China's ministry of culture Tuesday announced a list of internet firms, including Tencent and Baidu, which are suspected of spreading pornography and gambling. Read more Dec 2 2014, 9:48am CST
 
 

All Cyber Monday Sales

Dec 1 2014, 5:30am CST

All Cyber Monday Sales
Cyber Monday 2014 is here and all sales and deals are available now. Find below the best Cyber Monday Sales events. Read more
 
 

Historic tapestry looted by Nazis to return to France

Nov 29 2014, 6:58am CST

London, Nov 29 (IANS) A historic 18th century tapestry that was looted by the Nazis during World War II and was kept at the University of Sheffield in Britain for over 50 years will return to its original home in France. Read more Nov 29 2014, 6:58am CST
 
 

Iranian woman dances without hijab defying country's laws

Nov 28 2014, 4:00am CST

Tehran, Nov 28 (IANS) An Iranian woman has defied the country's ultra-restrictive laws by dancing publicly without her hijab (veil), and what is more, it was filmed and posted on social media. Read more Nov 28 2014, 4:00am CST
 
 

Men prefer books written by male authors

Nov 28 2014, 3:14am CST

London, Nov 28 (IANS) A British survey involving 40,000 people has revealed that most men prefer to read books written by male authors and tend to read fewer penned by the opposite sex. Read more Nov 28 2014, 3:14am CST
 
 

Media biased against sportswomen: Study

Nov 28 2014, 2:48am CST

London, Nov 28 (IANS) The little media coverage that women athletes receive as compared to male sportsmen is leading to fewer female role models, discouraging young women to take up sports as a career, says a Britain-... Read more Nov 28 2014, 2:48am CST
 
 

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