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Raj of the Royals (Part I): In Chhattisgarh power still resides in the palaces

December 3, 2018 1:25:07 pm

As Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh go to polls in the coming days, here is a look at how the erstwhile royalties of these states have continued to rule through modern political mechanisms.

Four new horned frogs discovered by Delhi University team

November 20, 2018 4:08:51 am

Professor S D Biju said Northeast India was “rich in amphibian diversity, but despite being part of two globally recognised biodiversity hotspots (Himalayas and Indo-Burma), this region is neglected as compared to the Western Ghats hotspot in southern India”.

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When Congress played politics over the ‘holy cow’

November 15, 2018 12:46:49 pm

After the Congress split in 1969, the faction led by Indira Gandhi is known to have taken a conscious turn towards socialism. Interestingly, the new symbol of the breakaway faction led by Gandhi was that of a cow suckling its calf.

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Thugs of Hindostan: A British myth or Indian reality?

November 15, 2018 7:44:46 am

Historical records show that almost all the material available on Thugs are those written by the British. Ironically, there is no record written in the Indian vernaculars that can be considered a source for deriving the history of the Thugs.

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Decoding why Bengal celebrates Kali on Diwali

November 7, 2018 1:17:34 pm

The divergences in the form and depictions that Kali denotes across different parts of the subcontinent is largely reflexive of the way in which her character developed and blended with local traditions and Hindu symbolism.

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Shimla could have been named after Goddess Shamli, but there was no Simla before the British

October 28, 2018 12:43:27 pm

The British did not just lay the foundation stone of an urban civilisation in the hilly district but also developed it with roads, transport, and bridges.

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The story of Bengal’s Pal community: From potters to idol makers

October 16, 2018 10:38:05 am

The shift of the Pal community from the potter’s wheel to the making of clay idols is a story of exploring new caste identities through changing power structures and economic opportunities.

Upgraded BrahMos with 500-km range ready: CEO of BrahMos Aerospace

Transport planes to S-400 missiles, the story of Indo-Russian military cooperation

October 5, 2018 9:03:26 am

The military relationship between the two countries dates back to the 1960s when the world was almost neatly split into two as a result of cold war politics.

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150 years of Gandhi: Five world leaders who drew inspiration from the Mahatma

October 2, 2018 7:52:19 am

In course of time, the Gandhian way of struggle against exploitation would turn into a politically methodology in itself, inspiring several other revolutionaries around the world who dreamt of challenging the powerful.

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What is the role of the mosque in Islam?

September 29, 2018 11:58:35 am

The question regarding whether the mosque is integral to Islam had come up as part of the Ayodhya dispute when in 1994 the Supreme Court had stated that “a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam”.

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Did you know The Hindu started as a weekly 140 years back?

September 20, 2018 6:45:52 pm

Published by a group of six people, including four law students and two teachers, it soon turned into a tri-weekly newspaper by 1883 and then to an evening daily in 1889.

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Fake ISRO spy case: The seven characters of the false espionage story

September 19, 2018 11:01:03 am

The case that involved multiple conspiracies with variegated objectives, was directed towards these seven people, who were accused of leaking out vital defence secrets to Pakistan.

Behind the freedom of Hyderabad, a struggle against the Nizam

September 18, 2018 11:47:41 am

Among the princely states that had not acceded to the Indian union by August 1947, the case of Hyderabad was perhaps of the most complex, mainly by virtue of its location.

Jahanara Begum: The Mughal princess who designed Chandni Chowk

September 17, 2018 10:30:15 pm

Born in 1614, Jahanara lived a life outside the conventional role of a Mughal princess —as an exemplary poet, writer, architect, engineer and painter, especially in an era where the lives of Mughal women were largely confined within the walls of the zenana.

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Humans brewed beer over 13,000 years ago: study

September 16, 2018 12:22:37 pm

Beer brewing may have been, at least in part, an underlying motivation to cultivate cereals in the southern Levant, supporting the beer hypothesis proposed by archaeologists more than 60 years ago.

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Hindi Diwas 2018: Hindi travelled to these five countries from India

September 14, 2018 9:45:00 am

The migration of Hindi, in particular, the variant used in parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, is intimately tied up with the history of India itself.

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The story behind rainbow flag used by LGBT community

September 6, 2018 8:43:44 pm

The flag was designed by San Francisco based artiste, army personnel and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker in 1978. In 1974, Baker met American politician Harvey Milk who was another popular gay icon in the United States.

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Section 377: A British legacy from which we have finally broken free

September 6, 2018 4:32:02 pm

The century-old the law against homosexuality was imposed on pre-independent India in accordance with the Christian principles on which the British kingdom was founded.

Why we need Dalit

Why Dalits want to hold on to Dalit, not Harijan, not SC

September 5, 2018 6:55:43 pm

The word ‘Dalit’ has for years been used to identify those who fall outside the caste system in the Brahmanical social order. However, the term has acquired a political connotation, being associated with the radical movement of the depressed classes in recent times.

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What are the differences between Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr?

August 23, 2018 4:37:17 pm

Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr are the two main holidays in Islam, but while both are called 'eid', there is a huge difference in the reason for their celebrations as well as the nature of festivities.