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Children in conflict zone.

“To me, ” said a 16 year old young girl from Malaysia, ” a world fit for children is when everyone begins to find the child in them. I am a child…everyone has definitely been children before… a child sees no colour, race or religion! … if the world was like a... read more »

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1980’s Calcutta

 William Gale Gedney (October 29, 1932 – June 23, 1989) was an American documentary and street photographer who took wide range of photographs of colorful Calcutta streets. It wasn’t until after his death that his work gained momentum and his work is now widely recognized. He is most... read more »

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Sketches of Santalistan: The Life of an American Missionary among Santals.

Published in 1913, Sketches of Santalistan by M A Pederson is an un-put-downable book. I have been looking for old Santal photos when I came across this magnificent treasure, the moment I browsed through few sentences, I could not stop until I finished the entire literature. I thought I could... read more »

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The Santal Bodding Collection: Debating the story of a national treasure –...

Tone Bleie is Professor of Public Planning and Cultural Understanding at the University of Tromsø, in Northern-Norway.   She has worked and published on minority and indigenous issues in South Asia in a range of capacities over three decades and lived in Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, the US and... read more »

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The Refugee Statistics

The UNHCR report says, ‘Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere.’ The statistics are quite alarming as the number of refugees have hit 59.5... read more »

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200th years after Waterloo

You never get to see a sight like that, with two of the best generals of their time standing on the battlefield against each other. It is like Pele and Maradona playing together in a Brazil versus Argentina match. And this really happened when Napoleon and Duke of... read more »

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BROTHERS IN ARMS: THE DAYS OF THE GREAT REBELLION

It is difficult to portray a man, about whom we know very little, whatever information we have is unsystematic, unorganized and shrouded in mystery. Yet the hero of the Santhal Rebellion is an unrecognized towering figure in Indian history. This extraordinary... read more »

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John Nash tribute.

John Forbes Nash Jr and his wife Alicia Nash have been killed after a taxi collision in New Jersey, according to police. The mathematician, who inspired the film A Beautiful Mind, and his wife of nearly 60 years died on Saturday in a crash on the New Jersey... read more »

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Night Skies of the Noongar

By Paul Curnow (B.ED), Lecturer, Adelaide Planetarium, University of South Australia  ________________________________________________________ For thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians have watched the skies above. This fascination with the stars and the... read more »

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    Latest Earthquake.

    Another round of Earthquake shook Nepal this time the epicentre was 17 kilometre South of Kodari, Nepal (27.794°N 85.974°E depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)). Previously two... read more »

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    TEN INSTRUCTIONS FROM ASHOKA’S ROCK EDICTS

    Ashoka ruled the largest Empire in the Indian subcontinent, even greater the size of the present India. It is truly amazing to think that a single man ruled this enormous... read more »

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    James Prinsep, Benares Illustrated

    Prinsep (1799-1840), an antiquary and colonial administrator was assay master at the Benares Mint between 1820-30. The lithographs published in this collection (Benares... read more »

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    Esther Leach: The Queen of Calcutta theatre.

    By early nineteenth century the English had transformed Calcutta so much that it quickly pleased the eyes of the newest Englishman in the city. There were these big... read more »

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Cricketers tweets on Rohit’s epic knock.

It is the 150th anniversary of Eden Gardens and what could have been more brilliant gift to this historic stadium other than an epic knock of 264!  Sachin Tendulkar opened the gate for... read more »

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Theatre under a blanket

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Latest Updates on Malaysian Airplane crash, the blame gamers and ...

The President of Ukraine Mr. Petro Poroshenko has released a press statement, “Today the war has overspilled from the territory of Ukraine. Over the past months Ukraine was... read more »

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Employment Guarantee, Forest Rights, Food Security: Jean Dreze Interview.

Jean Drèze has lived in India since 1979 and became an Indian citizen in 2002. He studied Mathematical Economics at the University of Essex and did his PhD at the Indian Statistical... read more »

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RARE PHOTOS OF SANTHAL WORLD WITH NOTES.

In this photo article we have tried to display the rare photos of Santhals, our objective is to compare these hundred year old photos with the recent one and see how much of has... read more »

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Excerpt from the Introduction of Rev. Lars O Skrefsrud’s book- A...

This is an excerpt from the Introduction of Rev. Lars O Skrefsrud’s book- A Grammar of the Santhal Language, published in 1873. Some spellings have been revised and rest unaltered. Find... read more »

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POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS EXPLAINED

Here are some top misconceptions and correct explanations. 1. Not the Tallest! View image | gettyimages.com There is confusion between highest and tallest. The highest Mount Everest is... read more »

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Pee FOR PHOSPHORUS

Few pages from Gymnasium Diary Today we start our journey from the beginning, not from beginning of time , but beginning of this series. So we thought about a good topic to start at, and... read more »

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India enters Mars Orbit

India created history early morning today, as it’s beloved Mars Orbiter entered the orbit of the Mars.  The space probe about the size of a car completed its maiden mission after a... read more »

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The Millennium Development Goals, how India is doing?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the... read more »

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TRIBES OF INDIA QUIZ

Answer all questions, when you finish click the submit button on the bottom, wait for sometime and the result will appear in seconds, remember you have only 15 minutes to answer... read more »

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Murshidabad History Quiz

Take this quiz to evaluate your knowledge on the history of Murshidabad district. There are 15 questions and 7 minutes for you to answer all 15. As you finish one question press the next... read more »

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Birds in Flight

Here is a collection of photos by wildlife photographer Raymond Barlow entitled, “Birds in Flight”. The Rose Ringed Parakeet.   Hummingbird feeding at a... read more »

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Richard Attenborough a career in photos.

Caption:Tim (played by Richard Attenborough) and Anne Marten (played by Joan Gates) performing the Gobble Duet in a scene from moral domestic drama ‘Maria Marten’ at the Arts... read more »

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Calcutta in the time of the British Raj

Here is a collection of photographs of Calcutta during the time of British Raj. #3287697 / gettyimages.com #85139218 / gettyimages.com Bridge over the River Hooghly, Calcutta,... read more »

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The little girl who asked Lincoln to grow beard!

While trying to visualize Abraham Lincoln we picture a man with sunken cheeks, long jaw, deep eyes and of course the ‘chin curtain beard’! The ‘chin curtain’ type eventually known... read more »

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The Mother and her Calcutta

The news of her arrival had spread like a wildfire in the beautiful town of  Berhampore. I was riding on my father’s bicycle going somewhere, to our surprise ‘Mother’... read more »

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHE: LIFE IN PICS

Child Che: One little step for this kid and a giant step towards Revolution! Che with Rugby players “(Che Guevara)Born a chronic asthmatic in Buenos Aires, his... read more »

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Santhals, Missionaries, and Religion: Dr. P B Andersen Interview

 I am very pleased to have Dr. Peter Birkelund Andersen, Associate Professor in the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies in the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Andersen’s... read more »

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What Have We Become?

Yahuda Shaul served as an infantry combat soldier and commander in the IDF, and is a founding member of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO of veteran combatants who through published... read more »

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The Times of Intelorance

We are not sure how a problem running since antiquity will be solved by another disastrous war. Why do we always give a War a chance? The most depression pictures of the... read more »

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The strange case of Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes the guardsman at Buckingham Palace has invited trouble for himself by playing a harmless prank by his hilarious patrolling. Patrolling is a very boring duty no doubt, and that... read more »

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QS Ranking 2014/15

The QS Ranking for top Universities across the World has been released, and we will take a look at the positions of our Universities. India opens its account from 222 position,( in... read more »

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Updates on Crisis in Iraq

‘As you know, according to multiple news reports, ISIS has committed massive human rights abuses during its campaign in Iraq, killing at least 500 Yazidi men, women and children to... read more »

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Albert, Bernard and Cheryl sets web ablaze.

This Sec 3 Maths Olympiad Question has become viral. The Singapore “Primary 5” mathematics question that had gone viral on Facebook is in fact a question from a mathematics... read more »

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Embed Getty Images

If you are seriously looking for suitable photos,pictures around the web to go with your article, but the royalty and copyright issues are killing you, here is a big solution for that.... read more »

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The easiest way to embed flash files in WordPress.

  Yes we gonna make it simpler, faster and hassle free, so you don’t have to bang your head against the wall. WordPress does not allow flash files, so you can’t upload them as a... read more »

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Akbar and Jesuits

The bustling coastal city of Goa suddenly filled with talks of the arrival of Mughal messengers to the Archbishops and the Provincial of Jesuits. In September 1579, the messengers handed... read more »

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10 facts about Akbar

Here are some lesser known facts about Akbar. Original Name:   Jallaluddin Muhammad Akbar as he came to be known, was in reality his second name. The original name after birth was... read more »

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Latest Images on Nepal Earthquake

The death toll in Nepal Earthquake is 3800 and still counting. There are pictures of death, devastation, and destruction everywhere. Acute problems of water, and other basic amenities are... read more »

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Notes on the Declassified Files of British Secret Service on A C N Nambiar, Part II

Continued From Part I Involvement of German Missionaries: The radio transmission in Bengali was introduced into the RRG (Reichsrundfunkgesellschaftor, the German Broadcasting Corporation)... read more »

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Notes on the Declassified Files of British Secret Service on A C...

Arathil Candeth Narayan NAMBIAR, went to Berlin in 1924 as a journalist and worked with the Indian communist group there alongside his brother-in-law Chattopadhayaya (married to the OGPU... read more »

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Advertisements in the Amrita Bazar Patrika.

The Amrita Bazar Patrika is one of the oldest newspapers in India, launched in Bengali initially, but went on to become one of the favourite English newspaper. Founded by Sisir Kumar... read more »

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THE THAMES21 INITIATIVE: BRINGING LONDON’S WATERWAYS TO LIFE

Thames21 is one of London, England’s leading waterway charities. We work with volunteers all across London working to improve and enhance our waterways for the benefit of wildlife and... read more »

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THE FALL OF SERINGAPATAM, END OF THE FINAL ENEMY

I have discussed the background to this war in a former article, now this entire discussion about the battle is going to be pretty long. I have also narrated that three armies from three... read more »

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Background to the fall of Seringapatam

If Lord Clive laid the foundation stone of East India’s Company’s strong bastion in Bengal, the Wellesley brothers were the architect of the Company’s expansion in India. They... read more »

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A brief history of Rifle

Most scholars accept agree that gunpowder originated from China. The Chinese, it is said knew the use of gunpowder from the 800’s, and very soon put it into action in the form of... read more »

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