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Books: Top picks this month

Title: A Place at the Table Author: Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan Publisher: Clarion Books Sixth-graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a white, Jewish girl meet when they take a South Asian cooking class taught by Sara’s mom. They could not be more different. Sara is at a new school that is huge and completely […]

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Meet Artist Yinka Shonibare from London

Over the course of his career, the London-based artist Yinka Shonibare, CBE, has made films, paintings, installations, and drawings that serve as “a critique of Empire” by disrupting notions of identity and culture. Shonibare describes the history of the fabrics, which were originally produced in Indonesia, but marketed to West Africa, where they found an […]

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Astounding! You can now ‘hear’ the Milky Way!

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) has unveiled a new ‘sonification’ project that transforms data from astronomical images into audio. Yes, you read right. Now you can listen to the sounds of the Universe! Users can now ‘listen’ to images of the Galactic Centre, the remains of a supernova called Cassiopeia A, as well as the […]

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Who’s Arati Saha, and why Google dedicated a doodle to her?

We all love Google doodles, but while they are fun they are also informative. This week Google dedicated its doodle to swimmer Arati Saha on her 80th birth anniversary. Saha was the first woman to be awarded the Padma Shri in 1960, but this is not the only thing she was first in. Born on […]

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5 Indians in Time 100 list

The much-awaited Time list is out which enumerates the 100 most influential people in the world. But among Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Selena Gomez, and singer Halsey, there are five Indians too who have been featured in the Time 100 list. Prime Minister Narendra Modi  Though he missed the last two years, the […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Condolences at the death of a global leader is quite common, but it rarely happens that the death of domestic judges causes so much grief from around the world. The death of the US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg caused such grief and evoked heartfelt messages from every corner of the globe. She was suffering from […]

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Make way for Holmes, Enola Holmes!

Holmes was associated with Sherlock, until now.  There have been numerous spinoffs to the original plot of the famous Sherlock Holmes series written in the 19th century by Arthur Conan Doyle. If you have watched BBC’s famous Benedict Cumberbatch-essayed protagonist Sherlock, you must have been surprised by an entry of another Holmes. Sherlock’s elder sister […]

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Know more about World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of the month of September. The day is dedicated to rivers and waterways around the world and is celebrated to spread awareness on the same. The day was first celebrated in 2005. Let’s find out more about this day and dedication related to it.  […]

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Sassyartcorner

If we had to choose one word to describe a mother, it would definitely be “superwoman”. The amount of weight they carry, while trying to build something of their own truly deserves respect! This week we introduce you to one such mother, Priyanka Biyani aka @sassyartcorner. Read a bit about her and her products, it […]

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Foods and Moods

Do you think your food choices affect your moods and mental health? A lot of recent research shows that what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel. Therefore, what we eat changes not just our physical health but mental health too. Let’s see how. What makes us happy? Our brain has two […]