Culture and History

Red fort

There are many historical structures in Delhi. Red Fort is one of them. It is renowned all over the world. It is a sign of Mughal power and majesty. The […]

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A new version of Durga Puja

If anyone manages to come to Kolkata during the upcoming festive months of Durga Puja, one would definitely feel very lucky to watch tall brightly coloured idols with crowds dressed in their best attire and swarming through the streets. But it is all gone now, at least for this year. […]

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Death anniversary of Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy

Today 22nd july, the death anniversary of Dr Muthulakshmi reddy. A surgeon, an educator, a social reformer and much more, Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy was a multitalented human and a campaigner of women’s rights. Google Doodle honoured Dr Muthulakshmi, India’s first woman legislator and one of the first women doctors in […]

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Pollution

Pollution is a term which even kids are aware of these days. It has become so common that almost everyone acknowledges the fact that pollution is rising continuously. The term ‘pollution’ means the manifestation of any unsolicited foreign substance in something. When we talk about pollution on earth, we refer […]

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‘Aryabhata’- Father Of Indian Mathematics

Aryabhata was one of the first Indian mathematicians and astronomers belonging to the classical age. He was born in 476 BC in Tarenaga, a town in Bihar, India. His major work, Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian mathematical literature and has survived to modern […]

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How to identify a ‘Convent’ educated person?

A Convent educated person means someone who has studied among a community of nuns or sisters, and who are devoted and have a religious bend towards life. Most of the convent schools are divided into two basic categories – Methodists and Catholics. Methodists are the one devout follower of Jesus […]

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was a great patriotic Indian, if not the greatest. He was a man of an unbelievably great personality. He certainly does not need anyone like me praising him. Furthermore, his efforts for Indian independence are unparalleled. Most noteworthy, there would have been a significant delay in independence without […]

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Human Rights Violations

“We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” James Baldwin What are Human Rights? We learn social and moral cues from our environment. No one teaches us norms, things that come “naturally” to […]

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The world’s first author

One such author was the world’s first author, and despite such a feat not much is known about her by the general populace. 4,300 years ago, in ancient Sumer, the most powerful person in the city of Ur was banished to wander the vast desert. Her name was Enheduanna, a high priestess and the world’s first author. And by the time of her exile, she had written forty-two hymns and three epic poems— and Sumer hadn’t heard the last of her……

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Why are numbers banned?

By 600 B.C.E ancient Greece, the study of numbers was well developed. Pythagoras, one of the most famous mathematicians and his school of followers found numerical patterns in shapes, music and stars. For them math held the deepest secrets of the universe. But one Pythagorean named Hippasus discovered something disturbing……….

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A Safe Guide to Abortions

“Why is abortion abnormal, but police brutality, hate crime, suicide abetment just the way of life? I choose not to bring a life into this world, that I am not ready to care for. I am protecting my unborn by keeping it away from this patriarchal world.” Anonymous What is […]

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Kolkata: Sweet Drops of Heaven

Walking down the street, at every corner, there is either an old, green walled shop or a modern, marble tiled outlet, both adorned with trays of delicious, lip-smacking and beautifully carved out sweets. Be it a festival, or a wedding, none of the events are complete without these little drops […]

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‘Leadership’ in the times of epidemic

Let’s take up any project in an organization, especially Multinational Corporations, and try to understand the hierarchy levels in a team. Usually at the top, there is the delivery manager followed by project manager and then there is the team lead with all the assistant team members at the base […]

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