More than 100 years after Harvard employed 80 female “computers” who studied the stars, a new team of women are documenting their discoveries.
Men’s rights activist, state agencies and even the Supreme Court seem to have bought into this propaganda, but surveys on the ground tell a very different story.
Singers both in India and Pakistan have found creative ways out of imposed silences on certain kinds of music to keep their art and repertoires alive.
‘You spent most of your time in West Asia, in that single circle, that way of thinking, among those people. After retirement, be it in the minorities commission or Aligarh Muslim University, your circle remained the same.’
Vinod Dua discusses the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s role in the Indian freedom movement and how spontaneous protests against various issues are erupting all over the country.
As of July 21, 2017, credit growth has decelerated by Rs 1.5 lakh crore, a new historic low.
The central bank, in the previous year, had paid a dividend of Rs 65,876 crore to the government.
Shanta, a sharp and witty critic, spotted the core concerns in the art and performance scene, and wrote about the issues of preserving and propagating dance and music forms.
Narendra Modi’s absence in the state could prove be a handicap for the BJP.
The study claims in the last 100 years, not much has been done for the translation of the ordinances and Acts of central universities in Indian languages.
Taiwan’s gender progressive policies and eventual marriage equality law serve as a beacon of hope for the small island country.
Renowned political scientist George Maher discusses the latest developments in Venezuela: a new UN human rights report, US sanctions and the begrudging admission by Maduro’s foes that he still has popular support.
South India’s first ‘Seeds for Needs’ project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers.
Despite legislations and promises to the contrary, the government is not doing everything it can to be more open and accessible.
High courts across India have repeatedly used blocking injunctions as a blunt tool to fight piracy. But as a result, the people’s right to access the internet is being severely curtailed.
Melioidosis is the stuff of tragedy. The bacterium that causes it can affect different organs in different people, throwing off doctors and leading to misdiagnosis and death.
An excerpt from ‘Ricochets: From Gordonstoun to Africa’s Wars: The Life of Mercenary Soldier Peter Duffy’.
Besides logistical issues, allowing proxy voting for NRIs violates the principles of ‘secrecy of voting’ and ‘free and fair elections’.
They look at us with eyes that say ‘I know you are an African, you are poor, you were once slaves and now you have come here for salvation from poverty’.
Five transgender members of the US military, including Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, are suing Trump over his ban on transgender troops.
Nitish Kumar seems to have forgotten the BJP’s communal propaganda cost it votes in Bihar.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani appointed two women vice-presidents but made no changes to an all-male list of cabinet ministers criticised by opponents.
A commission reviewing PRI statutes voted to make the change on Wednesday but the move must still be approved by a wider group on Saturday.
Netanyahu accused his leftist opponents and the country’s media of trying to oust his government by pressuring investigators to indict him “at any cost” in two cases of corruption.
Scientists said they have named the 19-foot-long reptile Lemmysuchus, meaning “Lemmy’s crocodile” , after the late front man for the British band Motörhead.
Given the “socio-economic realities” around child marriage in India, the Centre argued before the Supreme Court, the exception is needed to “protect the institution of marriage.”
The FBI raided the home of Trump’s former campaign manager as part of an intensifying Russia investigation into interference in the 2016 election .
The group killed at least 18 people in attacks on parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7.
Ravikant, Debjani Sengupta and P.K. Dutta discuss how Partition scholarship is evolving to be more inclusive of the many lives that were irreversibly altered by the events of 1947.
By instituting a top-down assessment scheme without concomitant support on the ground, the UGC conducted an experiment that was doomed to fail – and now threatens to take a good idea down with it.
The menu for the eve of Independence also acknowledged the momentous occasion, but, in keeping with the culinary fashion of the day, was French.
Recent events in the state show how easily social coalitions, which have been the hallmark of Bengal society for decades, can break down, with class-based issues being relegated.
Once a way to socialise, Chandigarh’s well-ingrained culture of men aimlessly cruising through the streets and following women around has now become an everyday form of harassment.
Though promised much by the ‘Hindu’ west after Partition, Dalits who crossed over from East Bengal got the opposite of a warm welcome.
Both leaders need to immediately work to de-escalate the situation and direct their diplomats to engage in an adult conversation designed to resolve tensions.
Although one might expect censorship due to the sensitivity of the issue, Hindi films began referring to Partition almost immediately after the events.
According to a CBI investigation, medical colleges debarred by the Supreme Court paid health ministry officials large sums to try and get the order lifted.
In 1984, a Left Front minister in Bengal wanted Baij’s statue of Tagore in Hungary removed because it didn’t ‘look like him’. Today, his statue of Gandhi in Assam is facing the same criticism.
In conversation with Karan Thapar on his last day as vice president, Hamid Ansari talked about growing intolerance, aggressive nationalism, the government’s political inaction on Kashmir and more.
The hope of scientists is that the ‘March for Science’ will have been a slap to those attitudes that trivialise modern scientific pursuits in favour of obscurantist notions.