Creativity flourish when boss is humble

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:16

New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Employees show more creativity in their work when they find their boss to be humble -- leaders who give employees a chance to speak up and have a voice in the decision-making process and who also acknowledge their own limitations, suggests new research.


Why women are more vulnerable to asthma risk than men

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:06

New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Women are more likely to suffer from asthma than men because of the absence of testosterone -- the male sex hormone -- which prevents lungs from inhaling harmful pollen, dust or other airborne allergens, finds a study.


Unesco condemns Indian reporter, Nigerian lensman's killing

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 23:52

Paris, Nov 28 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture organisation Unesco on Tuesday condemned Indian journalist Sudip Dutta Bhaumik's slaying last week in northeastern India, calling it "the ultimate form of censorship" and urging his killer to be brought to justice.


UN condemns Afghan journalist's killing

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:10

Kabul, Nov 28 (IANS/AKI) The head of the UN culture organisation UNESCO on Tuesday deplored the deadly suicide bombing of November 16 in Kabul that killed 20 people, among them an Afghan cameraman Hussain Nazari.


Going to school alone can improve kids' safety perception

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:42

London, Nov 28 (IANS) If children are allowed to go to school on their own either by walking or cycling, they are more likely to possess greater decision-making abilities as well as have better safety perception, finds a new study.


Exercise alone may not protect your knees: Study

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:38

New York, Nov 28 (IANS) Weight loss achieved by a combination of diet and exercise can significantly help slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage, than exercise alone, finds a study.


Preemies with brain injuries more at depression risk: Study

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:44

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Children who were born prematurely and also suffered brain injuries around the time of birth are likely to have low brain dopamine levels, which increases their risk of developing serious mental health issues such as substance dependence and depression, researchers say.


'Barley key to refreshing flavour of beer'

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:50

London, Nov 28 (IANS) After red wine, beer is believed to be the drink of choice for feeling relaxed. But what makes a perfectly flavoured pint? For some it is the hops, others say it is the water, or yeast. But the science of beer has just added a flavour to the mash -- barley.


Music scholarship open for applications

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:10

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Applications for a scholarship in advanced training in Hindustani music is currently open for candidates aged 18-30.


Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Chaurasia to perform at NCPA

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:10

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia are among the list of performers at the upcoming seventh edition of Citi NCPA Aadi Anant Music Festival to be held at National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) here.


Bengaluru festival celebrates experimental cinema

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:22

Bengaluru, Nov 28 (IANS) Dubbed as Indias first and only international biennial celebrating experimental films and moving image art in India, "Experimenta" kicks off on Tuesday.


Hamid Karzai, Amy Tan, Anurag Kashyap among speakers at JLF 2018

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:18

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Even as the boom of literary festivals in the sub-continent continues to gain momentum, it is the versatile list of speakers from several quarters of the world that sets the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival apart from others of its kind. And the first list of 60 speakers for its 2018 edition, announced Tuesday, lives up to this promise.