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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

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Open Sesame: Whiff of European magic in Indian capital

They make cars disappear, walk through levitating people, make butterflies fly out of TV screens...You guessed right - they are magicians! And they are here from Germany with a trick or two up their sleeves.

Learning Sanskrit will soon be a click away

Teachers of Sanskrit are soon going to put online a module of courses that will enable anyone to log on to the internet and learn Sanskrit, the mother of most Indian languages.

DU se Politics tak

With election season at its peak, we get you some of the hot-shot political figures who have studied at Delhi University.

Can't make up your mind? 'Sleep on it'

Researchers at Tilburg University in the Netherlands have carried out the study and found that someone struggling with a big decision should "sleep on it" instead of taking a snap decision.

Why surfing web at office is good

Employees who use the net at the office may be doing their bosses a favour because they are more amenable to working after office hours or from home, according to a new study.

‘Texting’ bug bites moms and grannies!

It’s not just the teens who are addicted to text messaging. A report suggests that mothers of all ages, have started to use text messages to keep in touch with their kids.

Point and show

Nokia has introduced an innovative service concept - Nokia Point & Find - that enables people on the move to access relevant information and services on the Internet, simply by pointing their mobile phone camera at real-life objects.

'Soft skills' predict financial, social success later in life

High school students who had good social skills and work habits and took part in extracurricular activities made more money and completed higher levels of education than their classmates.

Jokes belong to only 8 genres

You can make a person laugh only in eight ways, says a leading evolutionary theorist who claims to have found the reason to why jokes are funny.

Being nice helps finish first in business world

When it comes to making big in the business world, being honest, kind and respectful gives an individual a real competitive advantage over his/her peers, according to a new study.

Facial features can reveal your personality

An expert who has analysed the face of US President Barack Obama, says that knowing what the other person's face is telling can help establish rapport with him/her.

Mind may be ‘read’

It may be possible to “read” a person’s memories just by looking at his/her brain activity. A study by scientists in Britain shows that memories are recorded in regular patterns.

That Barbie fixation

On this iconic doll’s 50th anniversary, we get chatting with some of our own hotties on their Barbie stories.

Ears can play key role in landing a job!

Think your references and qualifications are more than enough to help you land a job? Well, you’re certainly mistaken, for your ears too may play a key role in the process.

Keyboards fast making handwriting history

Experts warn that the ancient art form of handwriting is dying out – courtesy email and text messaging. Without keyboards, working in an office can sound really lame – going by today’s standards.
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