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What happened on November 21: How CV Raman was so confident of getting a Nobel and why we need to say hello!

Nobel Prize recipient CV Raman passed away on this day. Find out exactly what was so spectacular about his achievement
 

Published on 21st November 2021
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Why you must remember October 18: The Jungle Book movie was released, Veerappan was killed and Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan

The Jungle Book was Walt Disney's last movie. He died during the production of this most loved movie. Did you know that?

Published on 18th October 2021
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What happened on October 14: This oldie but goldie motion ‘picture’ was filmed. Plus, make way for the first supersonic man

A first-ever video scene that barely was and the art of flying faster than sound. October 14 has been a monumental day in history

Published on 14th October 2021
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October 4: Remembering Rembrandt, the Dutch artist who created over 80 self-portraits

In today's #TBT, we recall the artist who represented the epitome of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt. The interplay of light and shadow in his painting is one of the many features of his work  

Published on 4th October 2021
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October 3: The mysterious death of writer Edgar Allan Poe

In today's #TBT, let's indulge in the works of American writer Edgar Allan Poe, whose writing is mysterious, macabre and delicious. Here's why his death was quite mysterious too

Published on 3rd October 2021
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October 2: It's been seven years since the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched

In today's #TBT, let's talk about what's known as the world's largest sanitation drive, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Here is a brief note on what it set out to achieve and what it has achieved

Published on 2nd October 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Meet the Flintstones set in the 'modern' Stone Age

In today's #TBT, we talk about the much-loved American animated series The Flintstones and what it was like to sit through its episodes. Also, it's the Sufi saint Rumi's birth anniversary

Published on 30th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Meet the first Asian woman who swam across the English Channel

In today's #TBT, we introduce you to Arati Saha, the long-distance swimmer who became the first Asian woman to swim across this long stretch of the channel. Here's how it all went down  

Published on 29th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The day India's first individual Olympic medal winner was born

In today's #TBT, we talk about all things Abhinav Bindra and how this former sportsperson went on to capture the consciousness of the whole country not just with the medal but with his humility too

Published on 28th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: About 25 years ago today, the Taliban had taken over Afghanistan

In today's #TBT, we dial back to the days when the Taliban had taken over Afghanistan, just like it has today. Here's how it all panned out all those years back

Published on 27th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The magic in the words of writer TS Eliot

In today's #TBT, we talk about the famed writer TS Eliot and what makes his words ring true even today. Also, did you know today is observed as World Rivers Day?

Published on 26th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Manual scavenging, a reality that continues to exist

In today's #TBT, we recall the horrors of manual scavenging and how, though people continue to speak up against it as they did on this day three years ago, very little has actually changed on ground

Published on 25th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: How Darcy-mania actually took root in the hearts of many

Colin Firth and William Darcy have become interchangeable thanks to BBC's six-part series Pride and Prejudice dating back to 1995. In today's #TBT, we tell you about Darcy and much, much more

Published on 24th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: When will trains stop mowing down the gentle giants?

With sorrow, in today's #TBT, we recall one of the many instances where elephants were killed by speeding trains on the railway tracks. Why is this such a common occurrence in India?

Published on 23rd September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The One Where We Found New Friends

In today's #TBT, we talk about the sitcom which has found a permanent place in pop culture — Friends! The names of their episodes, their iconic characters and everything else was awesome!

Published on 22nd September 2021

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