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What Amphan did to the City of Joy in 19 horrific crowd-sourced pictures 

With wind speeds of about 185 kmph, the superstorm uprooted trees, broke and bent power lines and disrupted communication

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Dissolution of the Soviet Union: 10 reasons of why the world's superpower got divided 

The dissolution of the Soviet Union also called as Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) started in the 1980s and ended only in December 1991. The Supreme Soviet's, Declaration number 142-H resulted in the governing independence to the Republics of the USSR which formally dissolved the USSR. But what led to the dissolution of superpower in the world? We mention some of the important events that led to this huge change

Published on 7th February 2020
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Remembering Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy: 10 things you probably did not know about this Cardinal from Tamil Nadu

A priest for more than 62 years, a bishop for 52 years, a cardinal for 29 years and the first Tamil Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy was called upon by  Pope Paul VI in 1971 to serve the Universal Church. Born in Kalleri, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu Lourdusamy was close to Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and most especially, with Pope John Paul II and his fellow curial cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and future Pope Benedict XVI. On his 96th birth anniversary, we look back at the milestones the priest set throughout his life. Here are 10 things you might not know about his illustrious career

 

Picture Courtesy: Catholic News Agency, YouTube, Google, Getty Images

Published on 5th February 2020
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Happy 16th Facebook: 16 reasons why it will never die and remain the original social network  

Facebook is the website that everyone loves to hate. We all use it, but that doesn’t mean we like it. Sixteen years ago, most people had never heard of Facebook. It was mostly college students using it and there were very few people over the age of 30. Now it’s worldwide and even grandparents (and some great-grandparents) are using it. There are currently more than 1.2 billion users and it is growing rapidly each and every day. This is the Facebook addiction and it’s the reason they will always be the number one social network.

Here are some interesting facts about the social networking giant to celebrate the day it was founded: 

Published on 4th February 2020
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The Bose in Bose-Einstein: 10 reasons why SN Bose is still making India proud, 46 years after his death

For those who have studied Statistics, Mathematics and Physics, Bose-Einstein theorem is a well known term. But even if you weren't a student of science, Satyendra Nath Bose should still make you proud. Bose was an Indian physicist specialising in theoretical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate. On his 46th death anniversary we look back at the brilliant scientist's life and his contribution to modern science 

(Pics: SN Bose Archives)

Published on 4th February 2020
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Remembering Anna: 15 reasons why the former CM will always tower over Tamil Nadu politics

On the birth anniversary of one of Tamil Nadu's most impressionable and iconic politicians, Annadurai aka Anna, we examine reasons why people still remember his name and why the young ought to understand what he stood for

 

Published on 3rd February 2020

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