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How earth’s gravimagnetic field affects human mind

There is an interesting story in the Indian epic Ramayana about Shravan Kumar who carried his aged and blind parents in two baskets hanging on his shoulders, taking them to various holy places for pilgrimage, writes Anil K. Rajvanshi

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Making IIMs world-class institutions

The struggle for autonomy has been going on within the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) from their inception. The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017 was passed by both houses of Parliament on December 19, 2017, writes P.D. Rai
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Remembering Victory Day: Bangladesh's battle for freedom

The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka

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A tribute to Shashi Kapoor (1938-2017)

 

The youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor (1906-1972), died in Mumbai a few days ago. His brothers Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor died earlier. Some of his nephews and nieces continue to be big names in Bollywood.

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The importance of a nation-defining speech

Throughout the course of history there have been many famous speeches that have shaped the future of a country. For Bangladesh - that is set to observe Victory Day on December 16 -  that defining speech was on March 7, 1971, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the nation's founding father,  articulated his vision for the yet to be born nation.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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