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Momos on Wheel: A saga of grit and determination

by Debasish Mitra
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Pray, what makes Momos on Wheel so unique?

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The rain in an unaccustomed land
We in Muscat do not get much rainfall. But that was not why I was expecting to see a different sky

Whale sharks set for tagging to save species
Technology will uncover the secrets of these enigmatic giants

Texters beware! Stop texting while walking
If you’re one of the people who admit to texting and walking but pride yourself on being an expert at this task, there is lot of research that shows you’re actually not

How reading transforms us
A great deal has been written about art, but only recently has research begun in earnest about what goes on in the mind and brain when reading literature


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New modern metro threatens India's historic Pink City
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Local legend has it that Pakistan's Indus River dolphin was once a woman, transformed by a curse from a holy man angry that she forgot to feed him one day.
High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos
A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
A railway in Sri Lanka that runs through mine-fields and snake-infested jungle is to reopen on Monday, nearly a quarter of a century after a bloody ethnic conflict shut it down.
Tower block tours give 'Brutalism' a closer look
The 27-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar is being refurbished after decades of neglect as a wave of gentrification spruces up former housing estates and casts a fresh eye on once-derided designs.
Meet Brunello Cucinelli, Italy's cashmere king
The best place to eat in Milan during fashion week is not in one of the city's multi-starred restaurants
Good Bye Marx! Hungary cleans up for Orban's revolution
Budapest's Corvinus University is no hotbed of communist troublemakers and far from nostalgic for the old regime, but students are pining for a cherished bronze of Karl Marx removed last week
YO-Kai Watch: Japan's monster craze set to go international
Move over Pokemon, a legion of new cutesy monsters is haunting Japan and set to break out all over the world after trampling the competition at home.
Dreams on hold, Brazil's 'new middle class' turns on Rousseff
The streets of Jardim São Luis, a poor and violent neighborhood near the edge of São Paulo, have not been this quiet in years. And that is exactly why Valeria Rocha is so worried.
Ticket to a Caribbean paradise - St Kitts
Who hasn’t dreamt of escaping to an island with sun-kissed beaches, soft sand shaded by palm trees, waves rolling in from the Caribbean, friendly locals good food, regular flights to NY and London?
Ebola outbreak stirs anger in fragile Liberia
"The patients are hungry, they are starving. No food, no water," said one terrified woman in the crowd. "The government need to do more. Let Ellen Johnson Sirleaf do more!"
Nigeria turns to beauty spots to revive tourism
The country has a miserable reputation as a tourism destination, even before the current Ebola epidemic and fears over Islamist violence.

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Habitable planet found
A planet with conditions that could support life, orbits a twin neighbour of the sun, is visible to the naked eye, revealed scientists
British firm drills for Ethiopia’s first oil
Tullow, a London-based explorer, is targeting East Africa’s Tertiary Rift, a geological fault that’s yielded oil in Uganda as well as Kenya. For the company, an Ethiopian find may prove a new oil province
Difference between Fossil Fuels and Biofuels
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Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Tomatoes, veggies and herbs are sprouting from Berlin parks, a shopping mall rooftop and even a former airfield in community gardens that pioneer farmers say add green spice to urban life.
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What's in a scent? Perfume makers adapt to EU rules
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Could this be the dead end for One Direction?
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