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    A close-up look at the Great Barrier Reef’s bleaching

    The bleaching not only harms corals. As these close-up photos show, it also deprives many other species of a home and livelihood. Image credit: Justin Marshall/coralwatch.org | Bleached coral can take on luminously beautiful pink and purple hues – but don’t be deceived, these corals are under stress. These images are a selection of photos taken […]

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    Why did India’s ambitious global translations project, die prematurely?

    Back in 2010, a group of India’s best literary writers, publishers and thinkers came together for something they believed was absolutely essential to projecting India’s literary cannon on the international stage. Poet Ashok Vajpeyi conceived the idea, formulated along the lines of what former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had envisioned, and the Indian Literature […]

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    Uber rival Didi Kuaidi said to raise funding goal to over $1.5 billion

    Uber’s largest competitor will be valued at more than $20 billion in the round, which will close soon and is multiple times over-subscribed. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong: Didi Kuaidi raised the target on its latest round of funding to more than $1.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter, as China’s largest ride-hailing […]

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    Are You Doing Yoga Nidra?

    It is interesting to see how yoga nidra, where we literally do ‘nothing’, can do wonders for the body and mind. I find yoga nidra as restorative as sleep, or even much more than sleep. It offers benefits that go deep down to the subtler levels of our personality. Let’s see how. Yoga nidra can […]

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    Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

    Even pet cats can teach us lessons in yoga! With a keen eye, the yogi absorbs ideas from the world around. Marjari asana, or the cat stretch, incorporates the excellent feline stretch in the yoga workout. Marjari = Cat; Asana = Posture or Pose How To Do Cat Stretch (Marjariasana) Come onto your fours. Form […]

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    Butterfly Pose (Badhakonasana)

    Badha = Bound or Restrained, Kona = Angle, Asana = Pose or Posture This pose is pronounced as BAH-dah-cone-AHS-ana The posture is named Badhakonasana because of the way it is carried out – both the feet tucked close to the groin, clasped tightly with the hands as though tied or bound together in a particular […]

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    How Yoga Can Keep You From Joint Pain

    Do your knee joint or wrists or shoulders ache when doing trivial things? Is the pain in your joints limiting you from enjoying life the way you wish to? Are you tired of popping painkillers multiple times a day? If you said yes for either of these questions, you’ve obviously have had enough and are […]

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    Yoga : What Is Yoga?

    ••• The Yoga Way of Life! Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in […]

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    Google Search ‘Destinations’ Helps You Plan Entire Vacations on Mobile

    With smartphones around, it’s always easier to search for your next vacation and even plan one from the phone itself. Google’s new Destinations feature is aimed to make planning a complete vacation even easier on your smartphone. The new feature works right from the Google Search on the smartphone which will allow you to browse […]

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    ShopInSync App Mashes Shopping, Price Comparison, and Chat

    Shopping online is becoming a tedious experience, as you have to navigate around things like app-only deals, and multiple platforms that all try and obscure the real value of deals, with exaggerated MRPs used to calculate deals that can sometimes lead to a sale price that is actually higher than the regular selling price of […]