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Vande Bharat Express

#ThrowBackToday: How Vande Bharat Express was inaugurated on one day, broke down the next

In #TBT today, we recount how Vande Bharat Express, inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi, broke down the very next day of inauguration and how the netizens enjoyed a field day because of this

Published on 16th February 2021
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I am a lot like Gulgul: Writer and illustrator Ashok Rajagopalan on life, quirky writing and humour

Surprisingly, Ashok Rajagopalan tells us that The Adventures of Gulgul series was never planned as a series initially. But now that it is, we are grateful because we are enjoying it thoroughly...

Published on 10th February 2021
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E-canteen Fundas: How the word 'because' can make all the difference

Using the magic word 'because' and providing a reason influences others behaviour favourably towards you

Published on 5th February 2021
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NHRC summons govt officials to file report of inquiry on the alleged suicide of Erode professor

S Ravi, assistant professor of Vivekananda College of Technology for Women, allegedly killed himself because of distress from payment arrears and harassment by college management

Published on 5th February 2021
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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This 2020 game is the coolest way to remember 2020: Meet the 24-year-old Russian who created it

Max designed and coded the game himself. While coding was the hardest part as he was fairly new to it, pixel art was easy because he had experimented with it for a year before

Published on 3rd February 2021
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Medical students across TN show solidarity with Rajah Muthiah Medical College students’ protest against high fees

The students have been called the fees ‘unfair’ because they claim they need to be charged fees that a regular government college student would be charged

Published on 28th January 2021
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UoH VC says no discrimination to OBC researchers happened in reply to NCBC questions on irregularities in admission

 

The Commission had also wanted to know why non-teaching staff who participated in the protests had been issued show-cause notices

Published on 27th January 2021
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Air pollution can increase risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss: Study

The researchers, including those from the University College London, UK, noted that AMD is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among the over 50s in high-income countries

Published on 26th January 2021
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Despite hostels, classes getting shut, FIR threats, Rajah Muthiah Medical College students refuse to call off protest

One reason the students are saying the administration’s decision to close down the hostels is unfair is because they have already paid one year’s hostel fees

Published on 25th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Remembering the horrific Bhuj earthquake that tore through Gujarat  

In today's #TBT, we mourn the loss and injuries of all those people whose lives were put on hold, or stopped altogether, because of this earthquake. Also remembering the cartoonist R K Laxman...

Published on 26th January 2021
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Novel protein may improve the safety of therapy for pancreatic cancer, finds new UK study

One barrier to success is toxicity in tissues other than cancer because most of the proteins currently used to target CAR T cells to pancreatic cancer cells and other solid tumours

Published on 23rd January 2021
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Researchers find that COVID-19 triggers antibodies from previous coronavirus infections

The study noted that humans have navigated at least six other types of coronaviruses before SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

Published on 23rd January 2021
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Study highlights genome altering can help to treat human retinal degeneration

The study shows that gene editing therapies can address transformations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness

Published on 20th January 2021
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The Bill Drayton interview: The story behind how the Ashoka Fellowship was created after a roadtrip to India

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public was initiated to nurture people social entrepreneurs and doers because it is with their empathy that they change the world. Founder Bill Drayton talks to us about it

Published on 19th January 2021

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