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Sarah Pinto on the fascinating Indian dream analysis study that inspired her new book, exploring relationship between ethics and counter ethics
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Sarah Pinto on the fascinating Indian dream analysis study that inspired her new book, exploring relationship between ethics and counter ethics

Pinto’s new book The Doctor & Mrs. A. is culled from conversations between Satya Nand and 'Mrs. A.', with a fascinating exploration of the relationship between ethics and counter ethics.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories
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Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories

Kirpal Kazak is among six short story writers who have been awarded this prestigious Rs. 1,00,000 purse for his collection of stories in Punjabi, Antheen (Endless).

Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel
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Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel

Amitav Ghosh's approach suggests that he writes fiction as anthropology, deliberately illustrating propositions through the characters and events in his novels. His latest novel Gun Island feeds us elaborate information about the milieu, including its myths and its past, but the characters do not stand out and we wait for the protagonist's emotional entanglements in vain

Alpa Shah on Nightmarch, her Orwell Prize-longlisted account of journeying into India’s Naxal heartland
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Alpa Shah on Nightmarch, her Orwell Prize-longlisted account of journeying into India’s Naxal heartland

Alpa Shah’s journey through India's Naxal belt with a guerrilla platoon is documented in her 2018 book, Nightmarch. This year, the title has been longlisted for the prestigious Orwell Prize for Political Writing.

Indus Valley Civilisation continues to provide crucial insight into Indians' ancestors and their lifestyles
India

Indus Valley Civilisation continues to provide crucial insight into Indians' ancestors and their lifestyles

Till the 1920s, Indians did not know about the existence of the Indus Valley Civilisation.

Claude Lévi-Strauss: Remembering the French anthropologist on his 110th birth anniversary
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Claude Lévi-Strauss: Remembering the French anthropologist on his 110th birth anniversary

Claude Lévi-Strauss was an eminent figure in French philosophy who considerably altered the then-prevalent Western outlook towards culture and civilisation

Scientists discover nine million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hills
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Scientists discover nine million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hills

In a significant development in research on human evolution, scientists have found that a very primitive ape-like ancestor which was hitherto considered a native of only Eurasia had existed in India too.

Portraits of the 'primitive': The Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, are the subject of a new exhibition
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Portraits of the 'primitive': The Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, are the subject of a new exhibition

Fanil Pandya's photos of the Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, will change your perceptions of 'tribal' people

Google celebrates 100th birthday of Archaeologist Mary Leakey with doodle
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Google celebrates 100th birthday of Archaeologist Mary Leakey with doodle

Today Google celebrated British archaeologist Mary Leakey’s hundredth birthday with an illustrated Doodle. The Doodle shows Mary Leakey, born Mary Nicol...