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Govt Allows People To Apply Online For Passports In Hindi


The Ministry of External Affairs has made a provision enabling people to apply online for passports in Hindi. People can download the application form available in Hindi, fill it in and upload it while applying for the passport. The information regarding passport and visa will also be now made available in Hindi on the official website of the Ministry.

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The Waterfalls Freeze Bright Blue In The National Park Of The Kapela Mountains


When winter in Croatia's Plitvice Lakes drags the temperatures low enough, the rugged landscape transforms into scenes worthy of a fairytale. Captured here in vivid detail by Budapest-based photographer Tamas Toth, the 16 lakes and waterfalls lie in the National Park of the Kapela Mountains. They were formed over millions of years by what is known as the Karst process, the dissolution of soluble rocks including limestone, dolomite and gypsum. It's almost like stepping straight into Narnia. It is this that gives the water its electric blue colour, appearing all the more dramatic when frozen into chunky tendrils.

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Where Verse Meets Dance: Mohiniyattam Danseuse Aiswarya Wariar's Talks About Her Dance Film Nilima


Every time Aiswarya Wariar choreographed something new for her stage performances, she was conscious of its transience. And each time she performed the expressions, the ambience, the response were all different. Now how does a dancer capture these transient moods, moments and immortalise them? It was this question that led Aiswarya to fuse the inherent strength of her dance, Mohiniyattam, and the immense possibilities of cinema to create what she says is ‘a first-of-its-kind dance film.’ Through V Madhavan Nair’s unpublished poem, Nilima, she attempts to tame those moments, those lines of movements, that would otherwise have gone either unnoticed or lost after a performance.

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Madikeri A Scenic Getaway Down South


Madikeri is a small hill town in Karnataka which is popular for the vast coffee plantations, lush forests and the hills covered by mist. Madikeri is part of Kodagu district or Coorg, it is also known as Mecara. The hill station forms a perfect weekend getaway for the nature lovers and for those who are looking forward for a relaxing holiday filled with splendid views and greenery. The place is a perfect blend of natural, historical and religious attractions which caters to all types of tourists and makes it a complete holiday experience.

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Now Overseas Students Can Learn Carnatic Music And Kuchipudi


Now students in the United States can further pursue their interests in the arts. In a first, the Telugu community in California has set up a US-based university that offers diplomas, certificate programmes and even a two-year master’s programme in Kuchipudi dance and Carnatic music to students. With a focus on Indian performing arts, the University of Silicon Andhra has adopted a teaching programme which is a mix of virtual classes conducted by experts from India, along with weekend onsite classes.

By Manali Nandy/Dance/The Better India


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Spotify Gives Indie Labels Option To Put Music Behind Limited-Time Paywall


This means new releases can be made exclusive to paid Spotify subscribers for a period of time before becoming available to those who listen for free.This gave the label the option to make certain albums exclusive to Spotify Premium subscribers for up to two weeks.indie distributors can decide whether they want their new music to be made available to all subscribers at the same time, or if they want to stagger releases.

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Whatsapp Ios Update Lets Users Ask Siri To Read Messages


WhatsApp iOS app update also brings in tweaks to the UI, and support for new languages. You can update the app on App Store to download. A new feature that lets you ask Siri to read your messages. If your phone is on the table, and you are feeling too lazy to pick it up, you can simply say Hey Siri, and ask, “Read my last WhatsApp message.” Siri tells you who sent the last message, and reads it to you. Siri also asks you if you want to respond to the message, and you can dictate your reply.

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Arabian Travel Market To Examine Cultural Tourism Boom In Middle East


Saudi Arabia and Oman will lead the GCC’s multi-billion dollar investments in cultural tourism, with a series of projects to develop new world-class cultural attractions. That is according to a report published ahead of Arabian Travel Market. According to the research, compiled by Colliers International, Saudi Arabia is ready to invest up to US$2 billion - one of the highest commitments of any government to cultural tourism in the region - with a number of projects and targets set out under Saudi Vision 2030.

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Google Home Adds Multiple User Support With Voice Recognition


Up to six people can train Home to recognize their voice.The speaker will track each user's personal itinerary, music playlists, commute, and even flight details.Google Home app will ask to hear you say OK Google and Hey Google a few times when linking your account to the smart speaker. Google Home, the neural network will compare the sound of your voice to its previous analysis so we can understand if it's you speaking or not. This comparison takes place only on your device, in a matter of milliseconds.

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Facebook's New 360 Cameras Bring Exploration To Live Videos


They're designed to produce more immersive content.This camera let you move around inside live-action scenes,sport 24 and six lenses, respectively, in a spherical orientation. Each lens on these cameras can shoot within six degrees of freedom, or 6DoF, and one can see content from different angles.” It capture the full RGB color spectrum and use new depth-estimation algorithms through image oversampling four times and three times oversampling on the x24 and x6, respectively to produce better image quality. AI techniques predict where viewers will focus on most within a video thus increasing effective resolution.

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