Published on 2012-07-27 08:48:42
The 1936 summer olympics held in Berlin, Germany and officiated by Adolf Hitler. (Read the full post at Mental Floss) The U.S. nearly didn’t participate in the Berlin Summer Olympics, let alone dip a flag in respect to Adolf Hitler. The decision to not dip was announced beforehand, and the U.S. was joined in protest [...]
Published on 2012-07-06 10:49:57
There’s a science behind kissing of course! Kissing makes the brain release a chemical called Dopamine which is responsible for that tingly, happy and pleasurable feeling. So find someone. Go kiss. Feel happy. Here’s some help with making it memorable. The Notebook kiss at 0:28…still the most romantic kiss ever IMHO.
Published on 2012-07-05 18:32:09
On June 28, some 600 armed forces killed 20 villagers in Sarkeguda, in the Chattisgarh State of India. Among them were six children ages 9 – 15. The Government’s line: One unit of the three armed forces team were ‘ambushed’ by Maoists outside Sarkeguda. Six troopers were seriously injured. In the darkness of night they [...]
Published on 2012-06-05 07:31:02
Oh they think they’re so smart! Man looks at boss’ cleavage, up at face, down at cleavage, up at face, down at cleavage But no…see the man is not a sexist asshole. He’s actually a really sweet guy who is so into subtitled films. Not fooling anyone Taproot. It’s a sexist ad which plays right [...]
Published on 2012-05-24 11:56:59
Let me start by saying this: forming opinions, commenting or blogging in real time in response to ‘breaking news’ is a dangerous pursuit. Dharun Ravi and his family are an example of people paying a heavy price for the public opinion formed around his case. Ian Parker of the New Yorker wrote this piece ‘The [...]
Published on 2012-05-18 08:13:11
You must have to be truly bitter or angry to want to do it. Or, you just love illusion, and are fascinated that we’re still discovering awesome ways in which it works. More on Sean Murphy’s ‘Best Illusion of 2012′ award winning discovery here.
Published on 2012-05-17 12:01:09
The story is everywhere – Huffington Post, Guardian, Jezebel, The Daily Mail, ABC News and the list goes on. Political correctness has never been an Indian strong suit. Comments on weight and appearance is something Indians – men, women and children – have come to expect and become inured to. That’s why it’s so interesting [...]
Published on 2012-05-08 12:49:57
We have, and will continue to dedicate ourselves to finding new ways to be the most disgusting and revolting species to inhabit this planet. (Via Sky News) The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder, the Korea customs [...]
Published on 2012-05-07 08:13:59
Spectacular animation and a poignant story told by Rajesh Thakare and Troy Vasanth from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Published on 2012-05-04 09:44:55
It’s Friday. Let’s celebrate three positive stories. Japan is shutting down its last working nuclear reactor this weekend. This will be the first time since 1970 that the country will not use nuclear power. Via Co.Exist, a profile of Ashok Gadgil, ‘The Unknown Inventor Whose Work Is Saving the Developing World’ Billionaires, can’t live with [...]
Published on 2012-05-03 10:18:27
The Indian Accent – It’s only funny if Russell Peters does it (video below if you need further explanation). It’s not funny when a non-Indian or Indian fakes it. Brownface – Don’t. Just don’t. Let me repeat. DON’T. Sanjay, Raj and Kumar – Yes, common Indian names they are, but it’s time to move on. [...]
Published on 2012-05-02 12:07:40
This is Yeh Hai Life’s 1,490th post…the nice round number is a happy coincidence on World Bloggers’ Day. Yeh Hai Life was started four years ago to draw attention to the farmer suicide issue in India. Over the past decade 200,000+ farmers have committed suicide from failing crops and insurmountable debts taken on to survive. [...]
Published on 2012-03-29 08:36:30
Published on 2012-03-23 10:26:57
I first saw this story in the Down To Earth Magazine with this headline ‘Almost half of doctors in US from India.’ That just didn’t sound right, so I read the original study referred to by the article – a study by E. Fuller Torrey and Barbara Torrey titled ‘The US Distribution of Physicians From [...]
Published on 2012-03-22 12:50:12
Here’s some staggering stats: 2,000 – 5,000 litres of water goes into producing food for 1 person! It takes about 1500 liters of water to produce 1 kg of wheat, but it takes 10 times more to produce 1kg of beef!
Published on 2012-02-16 07:25:48
“Who is the expert to explain the order of nature?,” asked India’s Supreme Court during a hearing on overturning the landmark 2009 High Court decision to declare Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional. Section 377 is a 148-year old Colonial era law which made homosexual intercourse a criminal offense. 148 years ago the [...]
Published on 2012-02-14 09:34:45
It’s Valentine’s day. A day to celebrate love and romance by getting suckered into buying all manner of red, pink and heart shaped things. Yes I belong to the Valentine’s Day, Bah! Humbug! camp. But I still remain fascinated by the sheer brilliance of marketing a day that results in mind-boggling facts like this one – [...]
Published on 2012-01-20 09:32:26
Going. Not Going. Going. After weeks of speculation, Salman Rushdie finally pulled out of the Jaipur Literary festival over fears that he is being targeted by assassins from the Mumbai underworld. Via Hindu: “I have been informed by Intelligence Bureau sources in Maharashtra and Rajasthan that paid assassins from the Mumbai underworld may be on [...]
Published on 2012-01-18 07:48:01
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Published on 2011-10-26 12:26:47
You’ve probably seen this on Facebook by now. Business Insider has the scoop on the story. And as the world prepares for its 7 billionth birth, the irony of the picture’s story is even more prescient.
Published on 2011-03-17 02:00:00
Accidents, Negligence, Cover-ups At India’s Nuclear Power Plants. Yeh Hai Life – India. With Attitude.
Published on 2011-03-15 02:00:00
6 Things The Nuclear Industry Wants Us To Believe. Yeh Hai Life – India. With Attitude.
Published on 2011-03-12 02:00:00
Earthquake and Tsunami In Japan. Yeh Hai Life – India. With Attitude.
Video Going Viral: Creepiest Cricket Fan Ever. Yeh Hai Life – India. With Attitude.
Published on 2011-03-11 02:00:00
Places To Visit In India Before You Die – Rani Ki Vav, The Royal Stepwell Yeh Hai Life – India. With Attitude.
Annual Billionaire List Wankery: India Adds 12 More To Forbes’ List Since 2010. Yeh Hai Life – India. With Attitude.
Published on 2011-03-10 02:00:00
“Gandhi’s in hell? He is? And someone knows this for sure?” Yeh Hai Life – India. With Attitude.