There are more gun shops in Banaras than general stores: Ali Fazal

Amazon Prime Video Original and Excel Entertainment’s Mirzapur presents the deadly Guddu Pandit in the much-awaited web series. As the actor prepped for his character, Ali Fazal opened up about his experience shooting in Purvanchal. Ali Fazal who has earlier won hearts with his sweet and boy next door characters is all set to surprise […]

BOOKSTORE THAT SELLS ONLY ONE BOOK AT A TIME

A clean, minimalist bookstore in both looks and offerings, the one-room shop in Tokyo’s Ginza district contains just a table, desk and chest of drawers. The chest of drawers serves as a counter, while the table is topped with a small stack of books — all of which are the same. And that’s the concept […]

MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC ? WHICH DO YOU THINK HAS BETTER FUEL ECONOMY?

When you’re shopping for a new car, you want to get a well-priced vehicle that won’t be too expensive to own. One of the biggest costs of owning a car is keeping it fueled. So, it makes sense that budget-conscious consumers go for cars with great fuel economy. If you want to save at the […]

MOLDOVA’S UNDERGROUND WINE CITY

The tiny landlocked country of Moldova in Eastern Europe is one of Europe’s poorest. “The roads are a bone-shaking ordeal. Horses haul carts loaded with produce and people. Geese glare at outsiders,” wrote Stephen Sackur for BBC News. But there is one thing the country’s agriculture-driven economy is rich at, and that is grapes. Moldova’s […]

BUBBLE GUM WALLS : AMERICA’S STICKIEST ATTRACTIONS

Chewing gum litter is a major problem in western countries. According to a study conducted in 2005, Americans chew, on average, 160-180 pieces or about 800 grams of gum per person, per year. The resulting waste probably adds up to more than 250,000 tons annually. A large share of the waste ends up on the […]

US SOLDIER AND PRINCE PHILIP ARE GODS IN ONE PACIFIC ISLAND

In Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation that’s a three-hour or so flight east-northeast of Sydney, Australia, the mystic figure known as John Frum is alive. Well, as much as he’s ever been alive. He is not alone. John Frums, some will argue, “live” all over the world. Even in places you wouldn’t expect. On […]

GREEN BANK : THE TOWN WITH NO CELL PHONES, WIFI OR RADIO

Green Bank, in Pocahontas County in West Virginia, the United States, is possibly one of the quietest residential places on earth. There is no cell phone reception here, no Wi-Fi, not even radio and television. But Green Bank is not technologically backward. On the contrary, it’s home to the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope […]