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The bizarre social history of the bed: How it went from a shared sleeping space to personal sanctuary
Life

The bizarre social history of the bed: How it went from a shared sleeping space to personal sanctuary

While the structure of the bed has remained remarkably consistent, it's social history is bizzare and evolving. For most of human history, beds weren't private sanctuaries but shared public spaces, something replicated, in part, by technology today.

Remembering Steve Jobs: On his 7th death anniversary, here's a friendly invitation
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Remembering Steve Jobs: On his 7th death anniversary, here's a friendly invitation

No, the invitation is not to buy an Apple device. It's for you to know Jobs the way he'd want you to.

Haryana violence: Govts will continue backing Dera-like organisations unless citizens take a stand
India

Haryana violence: Govts will continue backing Dera-like organisations unless citizens take a stand

Those sort of calculations would explain the failure of the Haryana government to prevent the arming, assembly, and violence by votaries of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Shooting at Berlin hospital: Patient kills doctor, commits suicide
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Shooting at Berlin hospital: Patient kills doctor, commits suicide

A patient of Berlin's Benjamin Franklin hospital on Tuesday injured a doctor and shot himself dead, and the doctor later succumbed to his wounds.

The Modi effect: PM's mention of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography sparks sales
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The Modi effect: PM's mention of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography sparks sales

At Firstpost, we decided to check out with book stores if the PM’s favourite book Benjamin Franklin's autobiography had triggered enquiries.

Dil ki Baat: Modi, Obama turn 'Mann ki Baat' into gooey love-fest
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Dil ki Baat: Modi, Obama turn 'Mann ki Baat' into gooey love-fest

Narendra Modi deftly steered his Mann ki Baat radio programme with President Obama towards non-controversial soft issues