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Lost and found Seven fascinating stories of Calcutta's Jewish past

Sep 13, 2014

Lost and found Seven fascinating stories of Calcutta's Jewish past

The Jews of Calcutta are mostly gone but here are seven of the most intriguing stories they left behind, now saved on JewishCalcutta.in. #didyouknow #history #Jewish history #Jewish Calcutta #Jael Silliman #Kolkata's jewish population #Recording history #Torah #Synagogue #Jewism
Historian and author Bipan Chandra dies at 86

Aug 30, 2014

Historian and author Bipan Chandra dies at 86

Noted Indian historian Bipan Chandra died in his sleep on Saturday morning, at 86. #NewsTracker #history #Mahatma Gandhi #Naveen Jindal #Penguin India #Bipin Chandra #Chiki Sarkar
Over 381 dead after strong earthquake hits southern China

Aug 04, 2014

Over 381 dead after strong earthquake hits southern China

The magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck at 4:30 pm at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the US Geological Survey. #China #NewsTracker #earthquake #Disaster #Natural History #Ludian
Forget making history, India's true challenge is to make winning a habit

Aug 02, 2014

Forget making history, India's true challenge is to make winning a habit

If Indian Test cricket wants to redeem itself it needs to look at long term redevelopment and stop romanticizing every win. Realization that the road ahead is long but promising may lead to brighter days. #Sports #India #Cricket #Test cricket #history #England #MS Dhoni #Lords #Ravindra Jadeja #Shikhar Dhawan #India in England 2014
Ship found under World Trade Centre dates to 1773, say experts

Jul 31, 2014

Ship found under World Trade Centre dates to 1773, say experts

Researchers said this week that a vessel unearthed four years ago at the World Trade Centre site in New York was made from wood cut around the year 1773. #didyouknow #history #New York #Ship #World Trade Centre #Manhattan #vessel #American War of Independence

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FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 14, 2014

Ken Burns returns to PBS with ‘The Roosevelts’

On Oct. 16, 1901, less than five weeks after the assassination of William McKinley had made Theodore Roosevelt the youngest President in American history, Roosevelt invited the prominent black educator, activist and spokesman Booker T. Washington to ... #PBS #Ken Burns #William McKinley #Theodore Roosevelt
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 13, 2014

Diana Taurasi reminded everyone why she's one of the greatest scorers in WNBA history

As with many great scorers, Taurasi took over the court by making shots that seemed miraculous... #PBS #Ken Burns #William McKinley #Theodore Roosevelt
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 13, 2014

Myers: Roger Goodell should throw Adrian Peterson out of league after child abuse indictment

This might be the worst week in the history of the NFL, with another despicable act by a privileged player taking Roger Goodell’s league to an unfathomable low... #Roger Goodell #Adrian Peterson #National Football League