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In depth: What is Kumbh Mela and why it’s so important in India?

If you have watched Hindi movies from the 70s and 80s era, you must have come across many stories which originate and end at the Kumbh Mela. While the Mela of the films is the notorious spot where siblings get separated from each other — only to reunite after 20 years — the truth is […]

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In depth: What is the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute?

You must have read several articles on how different countries fight over the demarcation of borders. Many nations squabble over the regions which they think belong to them and not their neighbours and many times the dispute escalates into a war too. But within a country itself, there are states who dispute over borders. In […]

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Uttarakhand floods ravage many regions of the state

After seven years, when the northern state of Uttarakhand saw a devastating cloudburst and floods, the state again witnessed a natural disaster this week. The Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations. At least seven people have […]

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What’s Ram Setu and why is it being explored now?

It’s difficult to attest mythology. History and mythology have always almost stood heads on at each other. But for the first time, Indian scientists have decided to verify the mythological accuracy of a historical feature. Indian scientists will undertake a scientific expedition to date the chain of corals and sediments forming the Ram Setu.  The  […]

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Republic Day: Did you know these facts about the parade?

The Republic Day parade this year would be a low-key affair due to the pandemic and health threats. But the R-Day parade holds its own importance in the history of our celebrations when the country adopted its Constitution. On January 26, we officially became a constitutional country and every year we celebrate this achievement with […]

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In depth: The pride that is Indian Antarctic Programme

As more than 45 members of 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ISEA) departed for the South Pole from Mormugao Port, Goa this week, Indian scientists and researchers cheered for this extraordinary programme of the country. Antarctica is a tough continent, covered in snow with extremely difficult weather conditions. Surviving these conditions and doing research […]

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In depth: Why are farmers protesting?

It’s been more than a month now that farmers are protesting at the Delhi border against the farm laws passed by the Narendra Modi government.  The laws The laws against which the farmers are protesting are – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and […]

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These 3 teens are the ‘Lighthouses’ of future

Three children from Hyderabad — Aaria Chandwani, Adarsh Chittimoori and Saachi Gonzalez Chennur — have become a beacon of hope for the future, at least in these improbable times. The three teens from Chirec International School started The Lighthouse Project which aims to build global bonds against religious, cultural and racial discrimination. And this has […]

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Man sells Aladdin’s magical lamp to a doctor!

You all must have heard the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp, and must have seen the numerous movies based on it too. How all of us wish to have that lamp at least once in our lives so all our heartiest wishes could come true! But wishes come true only with hard work, […]

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PM Modi gets a cool new mode of travel

As you all must have seen in many movies, the leaders of a country travel in a special plane. Like the president of the United States travels in Air Force One. Till now India’s three highest dignitaries used to travel on Air India’s Boeing 747 planes, which have served for nearly 25 years. Now the […]