Sun, Jan 17, 2021

  • The nuns use their skills to teach self-defence to young girls, educate others on human trafficking, and take environmental action never seen before in the region.
    Buddhist Kung Fu Nuns Kicking Hard At Centuries-old Taboos
    They are the Buddhist Kung Fu nuns of Drukpa lineage, known globally for trekking across the Himalayas to clean trash, paddling through mountain rivers to break centuries-old taboos to educate others on women's health, and adopting martial arts as a way to champion gender equality.They use their skills to teach self-defence to young girls, educate others on human trafficking, and take environmental action never seen before in the region.These fiercely kind Drukpa nuns -- aged 9 to 60 years -- have been changing the lives of thousands of women in the Himalayas. Now, they are one of three finalists for the world-renowned Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize based in Europe, an honour for outstanding civil service in the defence of human rights.The maroon-robed nuns are from India and train at the Kathmandu-based Druk Amitabha Mountain Nunnery,...
  • PM Modi accepts social media picture challenge, tweet goes viral PM Modi accepts social media picture challenge, tweet goes viral

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday responded to a user's unique challenge on social media platform Twitter and also described the exact source of the picture with the city's name.

  • 'Rage': CNN reporter covering Covid-19 breaks down on live TV 'Rage': CNN reporter covering Covid-19 breaks down on live TV

    This was coming for a long time in a country that accounts for the world's highest coronavirus caseload and deaths. A CNN reporter broke down on live television earlier this week while reporting from...

  • Photo of father on duty saluting DSP daughter goes viral Photo of father on duty saluting DSP daughter goes viral

    The picture of the heart-warming incident wherein a father working in the Andhra Pradesh police force, saluted his daughter in Tirupati of Chittor district, has gone viral on social media.

  • As 2020 ends, 'mysterious' monolith surfaces in India As 2020 ends, 'mysterious' monolith surfaces in India

    A 'monolith', the likes of which have appeared and vanished in different parts of the world since November, has now emerged in a garden in Ahmedabad city, Gujarat.

  • Woolly rhino remains found in melting Siberian permafrost Woolly rhino remains found in melting Siberian permafrost

    The rhino was found at a river in August complete with all its limbs, some of its organs, its tusk - a rarity for such finds - and even its wool, Valery Plotnikov, a scientist, was quoted as saying by...

  • Drainage works unearth Roman baths in heart of Jordan's capital Drainage works unearth Roman baths in heart of Jordan's capital

    Remnants of furnaces are a sign of an elaborate heating system which archaeologists believe is the first such discovery among the remains of the ancient city of Philadelphia on which Amman was built.

  • German Pilot Makes Point With Syringe In The Sky German Pilot Makes Point With Syringe In The Sky

    The 20-year-old pilot mapped out the route he would need to take on a GPS device before taking to the skies near Lake Constance in southern Germany.

  • Seven-year-old boy who adores Elon Musk is sensation on Ugandan aviation scene Seven-year-old boy who adores Elon Musk is sensation on Ugandan aviation scene

    A 7-year-old Ugandan boy has become a sensation in his country with his precocious display of aircraft knowledge and budding flying skills.

  • One Good Thing: Hong Kong street refrigerator keeps giving One Good Thing: Hong Kong street refrigerator keeps giving

    Ahmen Khan, founder of a sports foundation on the same street, said he was inspired to create a community refrigerator after seeing a film about others doing the same thing. He found the refrigerator...