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Jan 14, 2020
Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answerSome genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
Dec 19, 2019
Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short storiesKirpal 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).
Jun 28, 2019
Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novelAmitav 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
May 28, 2019
Alpa Shah on Nightmarch, her Orwell Prize-longlisted account of journeying into India’s Naxal heartlandAlpa 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.
Mar 10, 2019
Indus Valley Civilisation continues to provide crucial insight into Indians' ancestors and their lifestylesTill the 1920s, Indians did not know about the existence of the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Nov 28, 2018
Claude Lévi-Strauss: Remembering the French anthropologist on his 110th birth anniversaryClaude Lévi-Strauss was an eminent figure in French philosophy who considerably altered the then-prevalent Western outlook towards culture and civilisation
Apr 27, 2017
Scientists discover nine million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hillsIn 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.
Feb 11, 2017
Portraits of the 'primitive': The Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, are the subject of a new exhibitionFanil Pandya's photos of the Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, will change your perceptions of 'tribal' people
Feb 06, 2013
Google celebrates 100th birthday of Archaeologist Mary Leakey with doodleToday Google celebrated British archaeologist Mary Leakey’s hundredth birthday with an illustrated Doodle. The Doodle shows Mary Leakey, born Mary Nicol...