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Author and literary translator Sara Rai to head jury for JCB Prize for Literature 2021

The panel includes designer and art historian Annapurna Garimella, author and translator Shahnaz Habib, journalist and editor Prem Panicker and writer and podcaster Amit Varma

Published on 8th April 2021
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Divided by caste, united by football: How this 44-year-old's film echoes the true spirit of friendship

If you prefer MUBI, which offers hand-picked enriching cinema over OTTs being overtaken by mainstream cinema, you must have heard of Rammat-Gammat surely. This short film is the one you should watch!

Published on 7th April 2021
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Enrolment for distance courses declines in Tamil Nadu after UGC's 2018 regulations

According to data accessed by Express, the Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Madras, had over 36,000 admissions in 2017-18

Published on 2nd April 2021
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Here's from the diaries of a 21-year-old, her experiences in participating in the Republic Day parade 2021

Though Republic Day is far, far behind us, youngster Namratha Rao is still over the moon to be one of the 200 enthusiasts to be selected for the parade and to be able to take her passion forward 

Published on 31st March 2021
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Dr Subhash Kak at ThinkEdu 2021: Indian universities do not have an ecosystem for critical examination of thought 

Dr Subhash Kak and Dushyanth Sridhar were talking about learning from the epics and the lessons they have on life, management and science

Published on 26th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: About writer Mahadevi Varma, who was born today in 1907, and her feminist writing

In today's #TBT, we feel it's important that you get to know Mahadevi Varma. Sure, you must know her from your textbooks. So let's recollect her life, her writings and her feminist leanings as well

Published on 26th March 2021
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Meet Arun Prasad, the man who owns 18,000 comics and is trying to trace their history in India

Arun Prasad has been collecting Indian and Western comics since 1998. We speak to him about his mission to trace their history in India and how he fell in love with the medium of art

Published on 24th March 2021
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University for Agama rituals, schools for religious groups, moral classes: BJP manifesto released

Agama rituals are a collection of several Tantric literature and scriptures of Hindu schools, the term literally means tradition or "that which has come down"

Published on 23rd March 2021
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BJP promises to make Tamil medium mandatory in all govt, private schools till Class V in TN poll manifesto

The Bharatiya Janata Party had released its 2021 Tamil Nadu election manifesto on Monday. Here are the promises that it made

Published on 23rd March 2021
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The many teachers that shaped this 26-year-old's journey to becoming a writer

Hyderabad-based Prarthana Earla's first book of anthologies, published by Notion Press, is out and oh, what a journey it has been for her. It's called Find Me and this is its behind-the-scenes story

Published on 23rd March 2021
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Welcome to Reason: Did the Coronavirus 'expose' our teachers?

The elite school managements played their trump card by getting school teachers on the road in a massive demonstration against the government’s fee-cut diktat

Published on 21st March 2021
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Amita Prakash's debut novel tells the story of a young woman's experiences in a city halfway across the country

Amita Prakash's debut novel, The Shades of the South, is based on the life of a young woman who moves to the City of Dreams from Kerala and is based on her own experiences 

Published on 17th March 2021
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Did SFI activists in Kerala's University College really kick a woman student?

A member of the Congress-affiliated Kerala Students' Union has alleged that she was physically assaulted by a member of the SFI

Published on 12th March 2021
Rakshanda Jalil

This celebrated literary historian says that every writer must speak up against tyranny

Rakshanda Jalil tells us about her work and how she is trying to bring back the pluralistic heritage of India

Published on 9th March 2021
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This DU prof's book explores how boys are treated in Indian households and how that impacts their behaviour as men

Through The Anger of Saintly Men, Anubha Yadav explores the idea of masculinity and the role of patriarchy in the making of men in today's society

Published on 8th March 2021

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