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It's time to shut the IAS down

The IAS distrusts outsiders bringing change, the product of being a tenured cadre; it worships authority rather than citizenship, the legacy of being lackeys of the Queen-Emperor -- and it admires......

13 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

A massive avalanche on Friday struck Mount Everest killing at least 13 Nepalese Sherpa guides and injuring several others in the deadliest mountaineering accident on the world's highest peak. The......

Gandhi's charkha sold for 110,000 pounds at UK auction

Mahatma Gandhi's 'charkha' which he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement' was sold at an auction in the UK for a whopping 110,000 pounds, nearly double the expected price. Gandhi's......

40 years have passed, the Nirma girl still endears

Image: The Nirma University. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Wikimedia Commons The Nirma girl won’t be revived in its advertisements for emotional reasons, note Sohini Das and Sayantani Kar. A......

Prior to Jeff Bezos' visit, e-commerce war intensifies

Sachin Bansal, co-founder and chief executive of Flipkart. Photograph: Mylittlefinger/Wikimedia Commons As Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos makes his first visit to India ahead......

India among top 10 FDI destinations in 2014

Image: School children holding tri-coloured balloons take part in the Republic Day celebrations in Chandigarh. Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters India was 15th on the list in 2013. India moved up......

Mumbai among top 10 tourist destinations in APAC

The country's commercial capital Mumbai is among the top ten destination cities in the Asia Pacific region in terms of attracting international visitors, says a MasterCard index.  ......

Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore in fastest-growing global cities list

Image: Kolkata scores highest on parameters that make it a city of global repute. Photograph: Courtesy, Piyal Kundu/Creative Commons India's three metropolitan cities, Kolkata, Mumbai and......
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To be a right-wing intellectual in India

John Locke, the father of classical liberalism. Photo: Wikimedia Commons My friend Sagarika Ghose has written an interesting piece in The Times... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/hN3sd8yxA0yu23wAzhTgMK/To-be-a-rightwing-intellectual-in-India.html
Top monsoon destinations in India

Pack your bags and get away to one of these scenic locales... The monsoons are here and it is time to experience the beauty of the rains. If you... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/travel-top-monsoon-destinations-in-india/20150731.htm
Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi, NGO head Anshu Gupta win Magsaysay awards

This year's Magsaysay Award winners will each receive a certificate, a medallion bearing the likeness of the late President, and a cash prize.... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Ft2QVo0BStIZtaCDuTQxyJ/Whistleblower-Sanjiv-Chaturvedi-NGO-head-Anshu-Gupta-win-Ma.html
DARPA hired a jazz musician to jam with their artificially intelligent software

Wikimedia Commons Louis Armstrong's music will be used to "teach" AI how to play jazz. Artificial intelligence (AI) can paint... ...

http://www.businessinsider.in/DARPA-hired-a-jazz-musician-to-jam-with-their-artificially-intelligent-software/articleshow/48257957.cms?utm_source=ten_minutes_with&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Content_Patnership
Why Einstein matters

Scientist, humanist, icon, Albert Einstein offered a lot more to the world than E=MC2, which is probably just one of the reasons why he remains one... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/career-why-einstein-matters/20150722.htm

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