Cooking can be an answer to simplifying mathematics, says a new book which tries to whet the appetite of math whizzes with recipes and puzzles. From simple numeracy to category theory (‘the mathematics of mathematics’), math crusader Eugenia Cheng prescribes easy recipes for understanding complex arithmetic in her book “Cake, Custard and Category Theory.” A PTI feature.

The failure of the BJP-led government to successfully legislate an industry-friendly Land Acquisition Bill is the first major setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-development agenda. The ordinance issued by the government to replace the earlier restrictive statutes will be allowed to lapse. The ruling BJP does not enjoy a majority in the Upper House, the Rajya Sabha, and simply did not have the numbers to push the new law, writes Siddharth Srivastava.

It is an indisputable fact that saving trees is the key to saving lives. But in reality conserving the environment is becoming an ever increasing, insurmountable task. For the past few decades India’s green cover is undergoing steady erosion. Even in the case of its national capital, Delhi, the same story stands in application, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.

The recently visit to the U.S. and Canada is likely to attract Rs. 10,000 crores that would create 40,000 new employment in the state, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said, reports Lalit K. Jha.

Indian Film personalities Richa Chadda, Deepti Naval, Pooja Batra, Bappi Lahiri, Gulshan Grover, Guneet Monga, Rajat Kapoor and many more from other ethnicities were felicitated for their contribution to Cinema at the Festival of Globe Awards. Fans had a bit of disappointment as many names were previously announced, stars like Jackie Chan, Sonu Nigam, Martin Sheen, Ileana D’Cruz, Rani Mukherjee, Neha Dhupia were not present at the event.

Indians marked India’s 69th Independence Day with pomp and fervor, both back home and here in the United States. We present glimpses of the celebration.

What makes your mouth water? If you enjoy authentic Indian cuisine, Sakoon in Fremont, Calif., would definitely be something worth a shot. From sizzling eats off the tandoor to delicious North Indian – North West Frontier favorites in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, even cocktails and small bites for the casual eaters, the menu has choices to satisfy every palate, write Siliconeer foodies Vansh A. Gupta and Rohan Kumar.

Their lives crossed at a dance in San Francisco, where Pop was stationed. Discharged on August 24, 1921 and married his chosen in The City the next day. And the great adventure two-years later was forged. Marie and Albert were on their way to Worcester, Mass., to see Albert’s family and introduce his new bride. While mom’s “Memorandum” ran some 60-plus pages, the following are many of the highlights – and lowlights – of this momentous journey, reminisces Al Auger.