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Oxford English Dictionary

The word "Idiocracy" among 1400 words, phrases added to Oxford English Dictionary

The new addition idiocracy, refers to a society consisting of or governed by people characterised as idiots, or a government formed of people considered stupid, ignorant or idiotic

Published on 8th October 2018
MVVS Murthi, Founder of GITAM

GITAM University Founder MVVS Murthi dies in a car accident

Murthy was travelling with four others from California to Alaska to visit a wildlife safari near Anchorage when their car collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction. 

 

Published on 3rd October 2018
Nadia Hashimi

The Nadia Hashimi interview: How I survived being an Afghan student in New York during 9/11

Author, pediatrician and politician, Nadia Hashimi gets candid about her life as an Afghan-origin American and her books

Published on 23rd September 2018
Municipal Schools

The teachers of the municipal schools in Bengaluru continue to teach students sans-salary

To battle this issue which seems to have no end, the teachers have formed the Outsourcing Teachers Union of Bengaluru which has helped them assemble and fight for their rights

Published on 8th September 2018
Vaayamoodal campaign

Send a 'shut-it' tape: Meet the Kerala women who are saying #VaayaMoodal to PC George

The brains behind the #VayamoodalCampaign talk about why it is time for MLA PC George to shut up

Published on 10th September 2018
Rebecca Vedavathy

"We are going to read what we read, no matter what," says poet Rebecca Vedavathy

Commenting on the police's absurd line of questioning with regards to the arrests made in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case, the poet says they will continue reading what they read 

Published on 8th September 2018
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Government college teachers in Chennai allege malpractice in transfers

However, a senior official in the Directorate of Collegiate Education denied that any transfer had taken place in recent weeks, though she did not elaborate

Published on 28th August 2018
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Here are the scholars being harassed around India in connection to Bhima-Koregaon

Here are the scholars, branded 'urban maoists', who went behind bars for their apparent connection with the Bhima-Koregaon incident

Published on 29th August 2018
Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor's 'Why I Am A Hindu' to be made into a web series

In the upcoming web series that will have Sheetal Talwar as showrunner, the Congress MP will also be seen narrating his book

Published on 5th September 2018
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Yuva Yatra across Andhra: Meet the man who's cycling across AP to get students to create a manifesto for the polls

The young activist is actively engaging with students to get them to talk about what they expect from the next government so that they can create a manifesto for parties before the 2019 polls

Published on 7th September 2018
Gossip

Here's how 'gossip' and 'rumour' are significantly different in meaning

A person who enjoys spreading gossip is called a gossipmonger and a person who enjoys spreading rumours is called a rumour- monger. Both the terms have negative connotations

Published on 29th August 2018
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Did you know that Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his father were classmates in college?

The father-son duo studied in the same section and were also roommates in the hostel

Published on 16th August 2018
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Nationalism is not only about singing the national anthem: Anil Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri's son opens up about his earliest memories of his father, nationalism and the story of how his father reacted when he illegally got a driver's license 

Published on 15th August 2018
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Independence Day: 18 Indian colleges that played a part in the struggle for freedom

These universities and colleges in pre-Independence India were hotbeds for political student activity and an uprising that rocked the British colonials and eventually led to India's unshackling

Published on 14th August 2018
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DU cancels "Freedom of Expression" discussion panel, students conduct event on road

The students claim they had got permission to conduct the event two weeks ago and that it was canceled at the last minute after ABVP created a ruckus

Published on 5th August 2018

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