August 14, 2022 03:15 (IST)
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Blowing Smoke

Smoking kills. Despite the warnings and awareness campaigns and a special day against tobacco use, the addiction is growing in both India and USA. Judah Taylor from Kentucky and Sohini DasGupta from Kolkata report

Walmart's India Challenge

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is vying for a bigger presence in India and access to its potential consumer base of more than 1.2 billion. However, political opposition is a big hurdle for the US retail behemoth though a new and strong government in New Delhi led by Narendra Modi has sweeping powers to take a call. Neal Querio from USA and Avra Biswas from India report

Sky gazing from the sidewalk

Watching the celestial bodies can be fun as a group of amateur astronomers from Mumbai tell everyone. In April, the Global Astronomy Month, the group organised sidewalk astronomy sessions even for passersby. Uttara Gangopadhyay reports

Now a mobile apps for smart cooking

Recipe India Apps TV on you mobile loaded with 10,000 Indian recipes will let you cook any dish you can think of. Anuradha Dutta reports on the mobile way to a culinary free zone

Scotland woos tourists with Commonwealth Countdown

April 14 marked exactly 100 days to go to the XX Commonwealth Games. To celebrate the occasion, VisitScotland, the national tourism body for Scotland, has unveiled a list of the 100 Brilliant Things to do in Scotland that everyone must experience whilst in the country during this amazing year.

From plastic to power

Plastic is one of the toughest materials to get rid of and trash around cities is a common sight. What if this waste be turned into a resource and help the environ? Michael Gallant reports on such an attempt

American Center screens The Revolutionary Optimists

Kolkata, Apr 12 (IBNS): The American Center Kolkata along with Prayasam, a nonprofit organization working with children for their rights and empowerment, recently screened the documentary 'The Revolutionary Optimists', to mark the World Health Day, here.

Shrimp Trawling: Clear and Present Danger

Turtles are falling victims to shrimp trawling in Tamil Nadu in the absence of use of turtle excluder devices. TWF correspondents Deepshikha Hooda and Sunil Chandramouli report from ground zero

Vulture is a patient bird

Taken for granted since time immemorial, few noticed the rapid decline in the number of vultures in India until disaster struck. Some frantic research and concerted efforts over the past few years have just begun to stabilise the numbers. Uttara Gangopadhyay reports