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The underwater sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor

Born in 1974 to an English father and Guyanese mother, Taylor grew up in Europe and Asia, where he spent much of his early childhood exploring the coral reefs of Malaysia. Educated in the South East of England, Taylor graduated from the London Institute of Arts in 1998 with a BA Honours in... 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 Theatre Club, 12th December 1942. Original Publication : Picture Post – 1315 – Maria Marten... 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 testimony, lectures, meetings and tours attempt to give the Israeli public a fuller picture of everyday life... 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’ was ahead of us on a hood-less jeep, waving the crowd  that  had gathered on both sides of the road. Papa... read more »

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Culture, religion and open defecation in rural north India.

Diane Coffey  is Ph.D. Candidate in Public Affairs and Demography at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a visiting researcher at the Delhi School of Economics.  She is also co-founder of rice, a research organisation that aims to improve early... read more »

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Improving children’s learning: Challenges and priorities for the new government....

Rukmini Banerji is with Pratham and heads ASER Centre. She is a member of the national leadership team of the organization. Until recently, she was responsible for Pratham’s programs and activities in several major states in India. Rukmini has extensive field... read more »

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Dr. Raghuram Rajan on crony capitalism and financial inclusion

The following is an excerpt from  Dr. Raghuram Rajan’s  address at the Twentieth Lalit Doshi Memorial Lecture on August 11, 2014 at Mumbai. The full speech is here. We are approaching the 67th anniversary of our Independence. Sixty seven years is a long... read more »

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Lord Mountbatten on 15th August,1947.

Lord Mountbatten, Viceroy of India, describes the 15th August as ‘the most remarkable and inspiring day of my life’ (see para 62). He was asked to become the Governor-General of India after independence, which he accepted for a limited transitional... read more »

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Art works by Viktor Mazhlekov

Viktor Mazhlekov is an artist, animator and game designer born in 1979 in Bulgaria. He believes he was born as creator, even before that. His favorite creative areas are Oil Painting, Illustration, Animated movies, Game design and many other. He like to experiment,... 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... 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,... read more »

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    Swat valley – a perspective

    Photo article by Salman Saif Swat valley is one of the most attractive & fascinating destination located in Pakistan’s northern State of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The... read more »

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    Peruvian Amazonian forest reveals undiscovered In...

    Article By- Thierry Jamin , French explorer and historian known for his research about Paititi and the presence of the Incas and pre-Inca civilization in the... read more »

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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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Images from crash site in Ukraine

Here are some pics from the crash site in Eastern Ukraine, following a deadly aircrash killing more than 295 people. #452293120 / gettyimages.com Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight... read more »

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Today 9th August is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, it was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the... read more »

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The Door to the Milky Way

 Article by Mr. Paul Curnow.Paul is the Publicity Officer for the Astronomical Society of South Australia and a former council member of the Field Geology Club of South Australia. He... read more »

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GLOBALISATION AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

  An article by Dr. Dhuni Soren, he is the first Santhal Doctor (although he became a trained pilot before being a doctor) to visit England way back in 1965. He had the chance to meet... read more »

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WESTERN GHATS, A PHOTO STORY

Photo Story contributed by Amoghavarsha, republished from the original article (click here), find bio below. Along the south-western coast of India lies the western ghats mountain range.... read more »

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Say Goodbye to your Mouse!

In February, 2013 Waterloo-based startup Thalmic Labs announced the launch of their revolutionary gesture controldevice, MYO, an armband worn on the forearm that senses electrical... read more »

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THE VANISHING HONEY BEES

Article By Ms. Priyadarshini Chakrabarti (Basu),DST-INSPIRE Fellow,Ecology Research Unit, Department of Zoology & Centre for Pollination Studies,University of Calcutta.Priyadarshini... read more »

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Mythology and History Quiz 589 total views, no views today Tweet... read more »

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Photo Quiz 2

Time for the second installment of quiz!! As always you may ask for hints specifying the question.Photo Quiz 1: Connect all these actors by the name of another legendary actor: Photo... read more »

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I want to start a quiz contest from now on, may be I can put some questions for you to answer. You may always drop your answers in the comment box, when you do so please specify the... 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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Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan, codename- Madeleine source-wikipedia                 The role of women in the Second World War is generally in shade when the glories of men... read more »

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The Mystical Rabindranath Tagore

                For us Protestant Christians belonging to the Church of North India we have the privilege, nay the good fortune to begin the morning service by singing... read more »

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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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Hot Debate on Gaza attack.

We have been getting very disturbing pictures (like the one below) from Gaza . And we want to know the background behind this conflict and is there end to this enmity between Israel and... read more »

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The Clash of the Islanders.

Well the Cricketing World just seems to be alive with the controversial run out of England’s Jos Buttler by Srilanka’s Suchitra Senanayake. The incident happened in Edbagston,... 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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Making your own Google Map

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Top 10 Great Things to Do In India

India is a very huge country and it has a multi-cultural society. The country offers something for people of all ages and so, there are many things to do in India for everybody. Select... read more »

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Indians in First World War: Story in Photos

Over a million Indian soldiers sided with Great Britain and fought the Great War alongside them. In fact Britain brought into the field a huge mass of colonial soldiers perhaps never seen... read more »

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Kalighat Hoard: The First Hoard From India by Susmita Basu Majumdar

Title of the book : Kalighat Hoard: The First Hoard From India Author: Susmita Basu Majumdar About the Author: Susmita Basu Majumdar was educated in Bhilai and Graduated from Kolkata. She... read more »

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THE SEVEN MAHARANIS OF INDIA

We will touch a different topic today, and since we love history this will be a page from an almost forgotten chapter of Indian History. In the days of democracy, monarchy appears a... read more »

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BANKING IN MUGHAL INDIA

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADE IN MUGHAL EMPIRE                 The Mughal Empire was one of the biggest centres of attraction for trade and commerce all over the World. There... 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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An open letter against Israeli military action in Gaza

We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people; we teach the ethics of our professions, together... read more »

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REMEMBERING KARGIL IN PICS.

‘The enemy has started the fight but it is we who will fire the last shot and war will end in our terms’. File Photo: Indian Chief Of Army Staff, V.P. Malik During A Press... read more »

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