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Vempati revolutionised Kuchipudi: Shobha Naidu


If Kuchipudi is recognised as a classical dance form today, it is because of the efforts of Dr Vempati Chinna Satyam. As his best student, Shobha Naidu, Kuchipudi dancer and principal of the Srinivasa

India leads spam-spewing pack

Despite India having only 5.3 per cent of the world’s Internet users, 11.4 per cent of the world’s spam originates from here, more than any other country. This was revealed in a report released by Sop

AP tops south in new cellphone users

Andhra Pradesh added most GSM-based cellular phone subscriptions among the four southern states in June and was second only to Maharashtra nationally, according to figures released by the Cellular Ope

GM mosquitoes may be released in city

Genetically Modified (GM) mosquitoes could soon be unleashed in the country to control the population of their own dengue and chikungunya virus transmitting species. British company, Oxitec, which de

Higgs boson can be fluke: scientist

After last week’s euphoria over the discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson, city astro-physicist and director of GM Birla Science Centre Dr B.G. Sidharth, said caution should be exerc

MSOs, cable operators lock horns

While the Union I&B ministry has observed inconsistencies in the data provided by cable companies or Multi System Operators (MSOs) regarding Set Top Boxes (STB) in metros, the same could be true about

Twitter gets 10 requests from centre

In the first six months of this year, the micro-blogging site Twitter has received around 10 requests from the Indian government for information on criminal cases or copyright violations. But none of

Soon, vaccines to help you kick the butt

Trying to quit smoking and finding it an uphill task? Soon it won’t be. The prospect of vaccination against nicotine addiction is a very real possibility in the not-too-distant future. This would co

Aamir ‘booze’ show creates buzz

The ninth episode of Aamir Khan’s much talked about television show, Satyamev Jayate, found fierce endorsement on Twitter from celebrities and the general public alike. Aamir talked about the issue o

AP reservoirs hit rock bottom

Water levels in major reservoirs of Andhra Pradesh are at the rock bottom following a poor south-west monsoon last year and also the lack of rains this month. According to the data provided by the st

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