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Why Nirmala Sitharaman quoted Thiruvalluvar and Avvaiyar in Budget 2020

The legendary Tamil poets were quoted by the Finance Minister on two separate occasions. She recited a line from Aathichoodi and Thiruvalluvar's 5 Jewels  

Published on 1st February 2020
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FM recites Kashmiri poet Dinanath Nadim during Budget. Here's what she said

Sitharaman said that she was reciting the poem because she was speaking today, under the guidance of the Prime Minister, for their 'pyare watan' or loving nation

Published on 1st February 2020
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This specially-abled cartoonist from Bidar creates cartoons that are brilliantly satirical. Check it out!

Sharad Kulkarni might be wheelchair-bound but his imagination definitely isn't. We talk to him to trace his challenging journey and his cartoons that have gone viral recently

Published on 31st January 2020
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How Yogesh Maitreya set up a publishing house to develop an anti-caste sensibility among India's young   

The writer and poet decided to set up his own publishing house after 'mainstream' publishing houses refused to publish his work. Thus Panther's Paw was born 

Published on 31st January 2020
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Diaries of Ultra Sarin: How this 10-year-old Bengalurean became a writer and illustrator

Ten-year-old Sarin is not your average schoolkid; he is a published author and illustrator who believes in chasing big dreams because...YOLO. Here we trace his journey from the beginning

Published on 29th January 2020
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Learning the English language: Here are some of the gender-sensitive usages explained

The word ‘shero’ is commonly used these days. The word ‘hero’ is used to refer to a man who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities

Published on 27th January 2020
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Egyptian mummy speaks again after 3,000 years after scientists develop 3D print of his intact vocal chords

The researchers, including those from the University of London in the UK, believe the Egyptian mummy, Nesyamun, lived during the politically volatile reign of pharaoh Ramses XI

Published on 24th January 2020
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What will happen to board exam-bound Class 5, 8 students in TN if they don't get a community certificate in time?

Even though every child seems to have an Aadhaar card today, acquiring a community certificate is still a herculean task for most students in the state. But is it possible to get one before the exams?

Published on 23rd January 2020
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Why all anglophiles should read author and columnist  Albert P'Rayan's latest book, English Essentials

The book promises to decode all the 'isms' and give a comprehensive understanding of the English language. This is the popular columnist's second book after English Blues and promises a great read!

Published on 22nd January 2020
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It became about survival: One month on, an AMU student takes us through the horror of December 15

That fateful night, Sharjeel was slapped with five FIRs, he has received only one of them so far though and that FIR alone has him charged under 13 sections including 'attempt to murder' and 'Goondas

Published on 17th January 2020
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This Bengaluru pencil artist got even Malayalam actor Tovino to take notice of his work

Sachin Rajeev draws pencil portraits and his artworks are too classy that he has about 10.4k followers in Instagram and has gained the attention of popular actors from Malayalam movie industry

Published on 20th January 2020
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Night before Rohith Vemula's anniversary, UoH whitewashes 'illegally drawn' Ambedkar quotes

The University has designated areas to hang posters on campus and had previously stated during the Velivada incident that the University would remove all banners put up without permission

Published on 17th January 2020
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The Thamizhachi Thangapandian Interview: People never come to me with tall demands

The first time MP and writer speaks about how life has changed, foregoing the simple pleasures that she could indulge in before politics happened and what her first time in Parliament has been like

Published on 14th January 2020
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Dyslexia is not simply a mental health problem, it is a social problem: Madras Dyslexia Association Founder, D Chandrasekhar

D Chandrasekhar of the Madras Dyslexia Association, speaks about the need to understand dyslexia in the Indian context and support students in coping with it

Published on 8th January 2020
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There is no class or mass in music: Violinist Sunita Bhuyan

The master violinist drew comparisons between music and human values, while reminding the audience that music is for everybody and it does not discriminate, at TNIE's ThinkEdu Conclave 2020

Published on 8th January 2020

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