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#GirishKarnad: Here are five of Girish Karnad's works that you should check out now

Girish Karnad was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. Considered a gifted litterateur, he was also awarded the Jnanpith award in 1998

Published on 10th June 2019
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#ThrowBackToday: Centuries ago today, Greek philosopher Socrates was condemned to death

In today's #TBT, we recall how and why Socrates was sentenced to death and all the events that unfolded after. Though he put up a great defense, when the verdict was read, he accepted his sentence

Published on 15th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Hear ye! 'Beware the Ides of March' which is today

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the Ides of March and what happened back in 44 BC, how a Roman emperor was stabbed to death. Also, how Shakespear immortalised this in the form of a play 

Published on 15th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: How India's first teacher passed away while doing good during the Poona Plague

In today's #TBT, we fondly remember Savitribai Phule. Her life has been her message and even in her death, she taught us qualities like kindness and selflessness. Here's to the first feminist of India

Published on 10th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: How people were starved, gassed or worked to death at Auschwitz death camp liberated 76 years ago 

In today's #TBT, we inform you about how the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp was marked in Jerusalem in the year 2020. Also, today is World Handwriting Day. How will you celebrate it? Tell us!

Published on 23rd January 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The Ambani vs Ambani battle drew to a conclusion 16 years ago today. Or did it?

In today's #TBT, we rediscover how Reliance Industries was split down the middle after the death of its founder Dhirubhai Ambani and the very public spat that ensued between his two sons over it

Published on 18th June 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The midday meal that took the life of many kids in Bihar was served eight years ago today 

In today's #TBT, we recall a rather sad day when insecticide-laced food was served to school kids in Bihar which resulted in the death of many and several others fell sick and had to be hospitalised 

Published on 16th July 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The time when writer Arthur Conan Doyle came under pressure to revive Sherlock Holmes

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the time when the world's most famous detective received so much love that its creator was asked to bring back the spy from his death in the previous story

Published on 7th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: This day 14 years ago, about 390 bones of babies recovered in MP, hinting at female infanticide

In today's #TBT, we tell you why female foeticide and infanticide continue to remain a reality in India, especially when a case like this came to light. Will India ever recover from their death?

Published on 17th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Three years ago today, we bid adieu to the last male northern white rhino

In today's #TBT, we talk about Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros who was put to death as it was battling age-related complications. The whole world mourned its death, needless to say

Published on 19th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When Rohith Vemula's suicide brought attention to discrimination in educational institutions

In today's #TBT, we mourn the death of scholar Rohith Vemula and refer to the lines he wrote in his letter before he died by suicide. Also, keeping MH370 and its passengers in our prayers, always 

Published on 17th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Why Michael Jackson's doctor was accused of involuntary manslaughter ten years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the death of the King of Pop and what ensued after. His personal physician was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the drugs he put the musician on. Read on...

Published on 6th February 2021
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'Bandicoot': Makers of the robot that can end manual scavenging all set to meet PM today

Started in 2015 by a couple of tech enthusiast, GenRobotics has unveiled Bandicoot — a semi-automatic robot that is all set to prevent deaths  in deep manholes

Published on 29th January 2018
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'Lighthouse for students' former VC of Anna University Anandakrishnan loses fight to COVID-19 

Condoling his death, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin in a statement said Anandakrishan was honest and was like a lighthouse for the students

Published on 29th May 2021
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19-year-old Indian-American student's assailant charged with first-degree murder, aggravated sexual assault

The victim, Ruth George, was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked inside University campus and medical examiners ruled her death a homicide by strangulation

Published on 6th December 2019

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