Given the recent agitation over the UPSC exams, we look back in time to see how civil servants were selected
With the Commonwealth Games in July, the fringe festival in August and the independence plebiscite in September, Scotland is the place to be in. We look beyond the country's illustrious history and gorgeous landscape
The US has been under fire for snooping on 193 countries. We look at the tools that have led to the growth of surveillance and espionage over centuries
Weathermen have been predicting doom this monsoon, and blaming it on El Nino. But what is this phenomenon that wreaks havoc?
The new education minister's lack of a college degree has caused a mini furore. So, when did the concept of a college degree first come up anyway?
After his tenure as PM, will Manmohan Singh retire to a quiet life or draft a role for himself, building on his many successes? We look at some public figures who quit office only to start afresh
As the world celebrates his 450th birth anniversary, here are some lesser-known facts about the Bard
Celestial bodies, seasons formed the framework for ancient calendars
The world’s first Bitcoin ATM, in Canada’s Vancouver, opened to media frenzy on October 29. But this is not the first alternative currency to have attracted so much attention
The 1,000-year-old art of lighting up the skies.