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The Day The Music Died: How a plane crash ended the lives of rock 'n' roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens

On February 3, 1959, the music world was shocked when American rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP 'The Big Bopper' Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, along with pilot Roger Peterson. February 3, 2020, marks 61 years since the disaster. We look back at the tragic stars and the legacy they left behind:

Published on 3rd February 2020
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HBD Raghuram Rajan: 10 things that will make every Indian proud of the former RBI Governor

Raghuram Rajan was one of the most famous and talked about RBI Governors even before the controversy regarding the much-talked-about demonetisation. Here are 10 things you ought to know about one of the most illustrious Indians of the century: 

Published on 3rd 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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Remembering Rosa Parks: 10 reasons why we call her the Mother of the Freedom Movement

You've probably heard of Human Rights and Civil liberties campaigner Rosa Parks — the original Bus Lady of Alabama — but do you know how much she stood up for equal rights for African-American people at a time when even the law was against them? Check out the reason why Rosa Parks is still an inspiration to Human Rights activists across the world to this very day

Published on 4th February 2020
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Bach to the Future: 10 movies that used Bach's music that you probably never knew

Born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany, Johannes Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist and violinist who belonged to the Baroque Era. He is one of the most celebrated German musicians of all time. His music continues to echo in contemporary culture. Here are a few films that borrowed from him to capture their stories.

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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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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Remembering Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the reason why The Beatles flew down to India in 1968

 

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was an Indian guru who developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and then introduced The Beatles to it — they attended a seminar on Transcendental Meditation conducted by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in north-west Wales, upon George Harrisson's and his wife's insistence.  In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he achieved fame as the guru to the Beatles. He passed away on February 5, 2008

Published on 5th 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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They didn't start the #bushfire: 10 images that perfectly capture what the bushfires did to Australia

With over half a billion animals affected, thousands of acres of forest gutted and lives lost, people are saying that this Australian bushfire is the worst calamity to hit us in this lifetime. But the bushfires in Australia have been this devastating for over 200 years and it's the telling impact of climate change that things have gotten this bad. Take a look back at some of the most frightening and heart-warming images of the Australian bushfires:

Published on 6th February 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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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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