Tinplate vs. plastic containers: which is more environmentally friendly? - Part 1

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As people become increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of our consumption habits, we are pushed to make choices between what we are habituated to doing and what we should be doing.

Bengaluru suffers staggering Rs.20,000 crore annual loss due to traffic congestion

By Aniket Gupta | 08 Aug 2023

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$40-50 billion target for Indian technical textiles

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You don’t have to be James Bond to travel on a flying boat!

By A Correspondent | 19 Jul 2023

Flying boats are a reality. And they’ve been so for decades. Hovercraft, which are flying boats that literally float in the air have been in use since the late 1950s.

Amar Bose

By Kiron Kasbekar | 08 Jul 2023

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Potato shaving cream

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The light bulb scam

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Ralph Nader – activist

By Kiron Kasbekar | 23 Jan 2023

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How did watches evolve?

By Kiron Kasbekar | 23 Nov 2022

I was reading an article on how humans and other animals evolved from their primeval ancestors. As you probably know, unless you think some god or gods just decided one fine day to create humans for some strange reason, it was by a process of natural selection!

The proof in the sand

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You may squirm, or you may throw a brickbat at me when you read this mixed metaphor. But here it is: the proof of the pudding is written in the sand.

George Westinghouse – prolific inventor

25 Oct 2022

If you ever wish to know more about the history of electrical appliances, and do a search, there is little possibility of your missing the name of George Westinghouse. His achievements included several mechanical as well as electrical devices.

The plural of moose

23 Oct 2022

Do you know what the plural of ‘moose’ is? You know what a moose is, right? You can see what it looks like below


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