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Angelina Jolie sells rare Winston Churchill painting at record price!

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British politician, statesman, army officer, and a writer. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during World War II, and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also fond of painting landscapes, and it was one of his passions.  A rare Winston […]

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Learn more about wildlife by visiting these national parks

We just celebrated World Wildlife Day on March 3, to create awareness about flora and fauna around us. This year, under the theme ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet’, the day is celebrated as a way to highlight the role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of […]

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Mr Potato Head is only Potato Head now

The world is changing and so should the toys. How kids play reflect on their psychology, our growing up years make a great impact on our adult lives. No doubt, teachers, parents and academicians all over are trying so hard to make the childhood right for youngsters.  For more than 70 years, Mr Potato Head […]

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In depth: What is the COVAX programme and why is it important?

Recently, the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) thanked India for supporting vaccine equity. Through committing to COVAX,  India is helping more than 60 countries to start vaccinating their health workers and other priority groups. So what is this COVAX programme?  The Mission Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a global initiative […]

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In depth: Why Simlipal Reserve fire is a matter of concern

A lot had been written about the Amazon and California wildfires last year but there’s another fire raging at home too. And it’s only now that the administration has come into action. It’s been more than 10 days that a fire has been raging at Simlipal Forest Reserve and has gutted a major part of […]

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Knowledge Station: The mystery behind floating icebergs

Puzzle: They float like an island but you can’t live there.  Answer: Iceberg Be it the great story of sunken ship Titanic or fun narration of Penguins movie, icebergs have captured human imagination for ages. How they form and survive and how they are an ecosystem in themselves, is all a great mystery to a […]

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The Bull in an open business arena

The statue of a bull in front of the New York Stock exchange has become very much a part of the building but it actually was not in the blueprint.  The Bull was originally installed in New York in 1989 without permission. It was designed to represent the “strength and power of the American people” […]

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Books: Top picks this month

Title: The Sea in Winter Author: Christine Day Publisher: Heartdrum  It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions. Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can’t understand how hopeless she feels. With […]

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World cheers Mars Rover, Indians salute Swati Mohan

While NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance successfully landed on the Red Planet, there was one more reason for Indians to cheer in the history of space exploration. Among the scientists who are part of this historic mission, Indian-American Dr Swati Mohan spearheaded the development of attitude control and the landing system for the rover.  She was […]

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Know all about the world’s largest stadium, and it’s in India!

Though all cricket-loving eyes have been on India-England pink ball day night Test match, the world at large has been buzzing over something else. Not the game, but where it’s been held. Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium in Gujarat is the largest cricket stadium in the world. And if you’re wondering where you heard that name before, […]