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Lithium dreams: The surreal landscapes where batteries are born. 'Futurists' Portraits Prove That Cyborgs, Telepathy, and Virtual Worlds Are No Longer the Stuff of Science Fiction. Neil Harbisson is widely considered to be the worlds first officially recognised cyborg.

'Futurists' Portraits Prove That Cyborgs, Telepathy, and Virtual Worlds Are No Longer the Stuff of Science Fiction

Born with a rare form of colour blindness, the antenna is implanted directly into his brain and allows him to hear visible and invisible colours as sound. It also has a wifi connection so he can receive music or phone calls and even colors from satellites and extraterrestrial colors from space directly to the brain. DIY brain hacker Andrew Vladimirov uses electrical currents, magnetic fields and lasers to alter his moods and state of mind. “I’ve met a man who can receive information from outer space directly to his brain,” says London-based photographer David Vintiner, who, over the course of his series Futurists, has in many ways been documenting various possible futures for mankind.

The man he mentioned is Neil Harbisson, an artist, activist… and cyborg, who at the age of twenty one, had an antenna permanently implanted into his skull. Virtual reality tracking points. Virtual reality software. Zoo meerkat expert sentenced over assault on monkey handler. Maharashtra: Cops summon parrot that harassed elderly woman. In a bizarre case, a parrot accused of "hurling obscenities" at an octogenarian woman was summoned to a police station at Rajura in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district on Monday, after a complaint against its owner that he had allegedly tutored his caged pet to do so.

Maharashtra: Cops summon parrot that harassed elderly woman

The police were at its wit's end after 85-year-old Janabai Sakharkar accused her stepson Suresh of teaching his parrot 'Hariyal' to shower abuses at her whenever she passed by his house. In order to verify the agitated woman's complaint, the police called all the three involved, including Janabai, her stepson Suresh and Hariyal the parrot to the police station.

Bizarre India. 10 Indian Villages That Set A Worthy Example For The Whole Country. Untitled. Odisha Sun Times Bureau Bhubaneswar, Mar 12: Nandita Chawla, a 24-year-old girl from Bengaluru, who fled home with her lover to escape torture by her mother, today married her dream man Arpit Mohanty at the Odisha capital braving all odds.


Pic: Biswaranjan Mishra The marriage took place in Shaheed Nagar according to Odia traditions. Fed up with the abuse at home, the girl had eloped with her boyfriend and had come down to Bhubaneswar after leaving a message for her father. Pregnancy is a war between mother and child – Suzanne Sadedin. What sight could be more moving than a mother nursing her baby?

Pregnancy is a war between mother and child – Suzanne Sadedin

What better icon could one find for love, intimacy and boundless giving? There’s a reason why the Madonna and Child became one of the world’s great religious symbols. To see this spirit of maternal generosity carried to its logical extreme, consider Diaea ergandros, a species of Australian spider. All summer long, the mother fattens herself on insects so that when winter comes her little ones may suckle the blood from her leg joints. 28 Beautiful Words The English Language Should Steal. India Fighting Bull Semen Smuggling Ring. According to a recent article in The Hindu, The government of Andhra Pradesh in India has recently put all airports and seaports in the state on high alter, due to concerns about the smuggling of genetic material by organized crime syndicates.

India Fighting Bull Semen Smuggling Ring

Sudhir Patwardhan. Sudhir Patwardhan Born in Maharshtra in 1949 Sudhir Patwardhan is a self taught artist and a practicing radiologist.

Sudhir Patwardhan

Apart from several solo show he has participated in international exhibitions like 'Aspects of Modem Indian Art' Oxford, U.K. 1982; Contemporary Indian Art, festival of India, London, 1982; Seven Indian Artists, Hamburg, West Germany, 1982; Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, New York, 1985; Festival of India, Center George Pompidou, Paris 1986 and 'Coupe de Coeur' Geneva, 1987. Patwardhan's canvases are densely populated reflecting the hub of city life often with emphasis on the ordinary, working man.

#NewWriting - New Writing from UEA & WCN. Silence on a tropical island is the relentless sound of water.

#NewWriting - New Writing from UEA & WCN

The sound of the waves, like the sound of one’s breathing, never leaves you. For a fortnight though, it has been drowned out by the simmering clouds and whips of thunder; raindrops drumming on rooftops and slipping off to shatter into countless splashes. The newly married Girija Prasad and Chanda Devi have resigned to their fate. The rains refuse to leave them alone; strangers in a bedroom with dampened desires and half-dreamt dreams.

The Trinity. When had I started carrying a white lace kerchief?

The Trinity

We used to call those kinds of girls Kerchief Kumaris. We used to have names for everyone. Chandni Raatein / Moonstruck. Photo by Nisha Susan and Paromita Vohra.

Chandni Raatein / Moonstruck

Mere Ghar Ke Samne It’s a full moon night and all three of us are in our balconies. In the cluster of slum rehabilitation tenement blocks where we live, a mixed greens medley or maybe just a house salad, our building is lucky to be lonely, lucky to be the only one facing an empty field. The field is owned by a crazy lady who won’t sell to builders, no matter what.