Thariode selected to Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, UK

A documentary film “Thariode” directed by Wayanad based filmmaker Nirmal Baby Varghese has been selected for the official streaming on Lift-Off Sessions festival of the United Kingdom. The festival is a Global Network that selects the films/Short films all across the world for their competition. The annual Live screening of the winning films will be held at the Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. This documentary film tells the story of gold mining in Thariode, one of the most ancient cities of Malabar region, a long, narrow coastline on the…

Classical dance festival goes online, making art accessible globally

New York: Like so many arts organizations, the New York Kathak Festival (NYKF), a nonprofit that presents the Indian classical dance form, Kathak, had to cancel its flagship event this April. Dance, music, and theater cancelations have been devastating to artists and audiences. Artists are struggling to earn a living and have their work seen, whereas audiences are starved for cultural enrichment. So NYKF decided to pivot—they shifted the entire festival online. On Sunday, April 19th, the NYKF premiered an online festival held at a time to ensure audiences from…

Doctor’s Advice: How to Be Prepared for a Pandemic

In this educational clip, Dr. Seema Yasmin, a certified epidemiologist – a doctor who studies outbreaks of diseases – will explain the real difference between endemic, epidemic, and pandemic diseases. She will also provide crucial qualified advice as to what we can do to not catch contagious diseases, be it COVID-19, or any other infectious disease.

New born baby found alive in plastic bag (Video)

Police in Cummings, Georgia, are still looking for information about a newborn baby who was found alive inside of a plastic bag in the woods on Tuesday, June 6. The case has drawn national attention as authorities attempt to locate her mother. The infant, who has been nicknamed “Baby India,” was discovered around 10 p.m. on the side of the road; according to news reports, a local man named Alan Ragatz and his teen daughters discovered her after hearing the sound of crying and left the house to investigate, bearing…

NASA InSight lander’s long journey to Mars; First Photo From NASA Lander (Video)

After months of travel through space, the InSight lander that was bound for Mars finally made its arrival on the surface of the red planet Monday. Viewers planned watch parties as NASA personnel such as engineers and project managers monitored the entry, descent and landing of the craft. Once it landed, the craft had enough energy left to snap a photo of its surroundings, and sent it home to assure those back on Earth that it had landed safely. The photo is obstructed by the debris on the lens cover of the…

The Health Dangers of Cassia Cinnamon (Video)

Though you might be well aware of the delicious taste and health benefits that cinnamon brings, you may not realize that there are many different varieties of the spice. Some of these are really healthy, benefiting your blood sugar, heart health and dental health, yet the majority of the cheap cinnamon on the market in the US today contains a high proportion of coumarin, which is known to be toxic for your liver. So, if you’ve been increasing your cinnamon intake after hearing of its wonderful health benefits, you will want to know…