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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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After Rihanna, Greta comes out in support of farmers

As India celebrated her 72nd Republic Day all over the country, a peaceful protest turned into a violent agitation in the national capital. The tractor rally by the farmers protesting against the Farm Laws turned into a violent procession where a farmer was killed and several policemen were injured.  Read about the in-depth story on […]

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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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India sees surge, many nations may witness second wave

India witnessed the highest one-day recorded Covid 19 infections with more than 80,000 cases. The country is reaching 4 million cases soon and there’s no sight of relief.  While Pune overtook Mumbai and Delhi as the new hotspot, other cities too have been witnessing a rise in numbers as lockdown rules get eased. Though the […]

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Teachers’ Day: Know all about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The guru-shishya parampara is the hallmark of imparting knowledge in India. Teachers are respected and treated like parents, in many scriptures teachers are even compared with Gods. We celebrate Teachers’ Day on September 5 every year to honour the life of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Let’s know more about him Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on […]

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Delhi set to surpass Mumbai in Covid 19 cases 

India saw a sudden spurt in Coronavirus cases post easing of lockdown. The Delhi government has to call in the army to contain the movements of people even as the national capital is set to surpass Mumbai in the number of positive cases. Mumbai has been registering the highest number of cases in the country […]

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What are these locusts destroying crops in Rajasthan 

Huge swarms of locusts are attacking farms and fields in northwest India. Billions of the insects are moving through Rajasthan toward Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and even as far as Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, destroying crops in the worst locust invasion in over 25 years. What are locusts? Locusts are grasshoppers. Normally grasshoppers don’t travel in […]

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Cyclone Amphan devastates Bengal, Bangladesh 

As if the problems of Coronavirus were not enough, the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, and Bangladesh have had to face another calamity. Cyclone Amphan struck land on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain, and killing at least 22 people while destroying properties worth crores.  The chief minister of Bengal […]