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#DaughtersOfWar: Gurmehar Kaur on Kargil Diwas: I understand nationalism and patriotism just as much as the loss and the pain it carries

A few months ago, Gurmehar Kaur was massively trolled and harassed online for her views on how war had killed her father in Kargil. On Kargil Diwas, she tells us what life was like without her dad

Published on 26th July 2017
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#MeToo impact: No Nobel Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years

The last time the institution delayed a prize announcement was in 1949. —William Faulkner received the prize a year later, the same year Bertrand Russell was honoured

Published on 4th May 2018
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#MeToo scandal creates a crack in Swedish Academy, Nobel season opens without Literature Prize

Without the Literature Prize this year, the most highly-anticipated award will be that for peace, announced on Friday in Oslo

Published on 1st October 2018
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'Scientific Blasphemy!' cry IIT Bombay students after HRD Minister's remark on 'scientific' Sanskrit

An article in their in-house journal points out that Pokhriyal had misquoted Rick Briggs' paper. Sanskrit, Briggs said, is one of many languages fit for programming. Not the only one

Published on 4th September 2019
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'The Troth', inspired by Hindi classic 'Usne Kaha Tha' pays a tribute to Indian war heroes in WWI

The new play by the Akademi, London is marking the centenary of World War I with an adaptation of a short story recognising the Indian soldiers who died fighting for the Allies

Published on 2nd March 2018
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‘Knowledge is now global,’ says NTU President

NTU President Bertil Andersson spoke at the Special Convocation held at SRM University recently

Published on 27th February 2017
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"We are going to read what we read, no matter what," says poet Rebecca Vedavathy

Commenting on the police's absurd line of questioning with regards to the arrests made in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case, the poet says they will continue reading what they read 

Published on 8th September 2018
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19-year-old Cuddalore college student stabbed to death after she came back from college

She was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her brought dead, said the police. The Virudhachalam police registered a case and launched an investigation to nab the accused

Published on 9th May 2019
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26k followers and trending, this Facebook group gives global cinema a Tamil twist

This group of strangers came together to promote global cinema to afficionados of cinema across India. Siva Sankar, one of the admins of the World Movies Museum group tells us how it works

Published on 2nd January 2018
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70 going on 17: As India turns 70, author Roshen Dalal gives us a flashback through her latest book 

Age is just a number for evergreen India which is growing younger by the year. Roshen Dalal, the author of India at 70 about why we need to look at our past before we step into the future

Published on 14th August 2017
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A Bhopal school sends 14 students from class VII and IX to Bangalore Lit Fest, gets back inspired and aware citizens

The students have admitted to a change in perspective and firm believes and a depth in understanding  various issues after attending some sessions

Published on 30th October 2017
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A modern-day Hindu will unify Hindus from Sabarimala to Ayodhya: Nikhil Chandwani

Nikhil also became the youngest Hindi Feature Film Producer with Nadi Ki Beti, Sundari (She - The Movie). He taught as a visiting professor at Top B Schools of India

Published on 10th April 2019
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A nation of readers: Here's why it is important to build the ability to ‘learn to read’ among children

As a nation, we have been able to solve access to schools, but we haven’t been able to ensure that learning outcomes are met adequately, especially in reading and languages

Published on 31st August 2019
Rohit Vemula Death Anniversary

A scholar made of stardust: Why we must never forget Rohith Vemula

On the third death anniversary of Rohith Vemula, we speak to his friends from the Ambedkar Students Association on how things have changed and what they remember of him

Published on 17th January 2019
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A Shakespeare tell-tale: This club in Chennai has an unique way to celebrate the playwright legend

Shakespeare Millennium club, that is organising an exhibition called 'Knowlegde is Everything', also conducts quizzes, painting competitions, cooking gigs and theme-based rangoli celebrations 

Published on 28th August 2017

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