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Mahasweta Das

Majority of Indians unaware they have hypertension, says study

Majority of Indians unaware they have hypertension, says study

May 17, 2019

World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 every year with the aim to spread awareness about the effects of hypertension or high blood pressure and also to promote healthy lifestyle. The theme for this year is ‘Know your numbers’. A new study published in PLOS Medicine on M...

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A taste of India at Cannes 2019

A taste of India at Cannes 2019

May 17, 2019

India is mostly participating at the side events of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival as there is no contribution to the official screening this year.

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Indian artists at Venice Biennale 2019

Indian artists at Venice Biennale 2019

May 16, 2019

India is back at the Venice Biennale with its second-ever pavilion after a hiatus of eight years and also has three artists participating in the main exhibition.

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Regional languages changing India’s internet landscape

Regional languages changing India’s internet landscape

May 14, 2019

With the diverse nature of Indian demography, the growing use of local Indian languages online will change the country's internet landscape breaking the English language barrier.

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Is it unlucky 13?

Is it unlucky 13?

May 10, 2019

Why the number 13 is considered unlucky? Let’s look at the history of triskaidekaphobia (the fear of number 13) and why people fear Friday the 13.

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Tagore’s renunciation of knighthood

Tagore’s renunciation of knighthood

May 8, 2019

‘Kaviguru’ Rabindranath Tagore has not only enriched literature but also contributed to India’s struggle for freedom. On his 158th birthday, here is an account of one of his action which marked his patriotism in face of the colonial rule.

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University of Houston renames building after Indian-American couple

University of Houston renames building after Indian-American couple

May 7, 2019

A building at University of Houston has been renamed after an Indian-American couple in recognition of their contribution to aid research projects, faculty and students at the university.

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India’s pop-up exhibition wins international award

India’s pop-up exhibition wins international award

May 4, 2019

The ‘Bonjour India Experience’ was the flagship initiative of the Bonjour India 2017-18, a festival to celebrate the friendship between India and France through more than 300 events spread over four months across 33 Indian cities.

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Indian origin students nominated for 2019 Schmidt Science fellowship

Indian origin students nominated for 2019 Schmidt Science fellowship

May 3, 2019

Two Indian origin post-doctoral students among the 20 Schmidt Science fellows this year.

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An exhibition of French artist Servières’s work on the City of Joy

An exhibition of French artist Servières’s work on the City of Joy

May 1, 2019

The ongoing exhibition “Ballade Au Crayon Noir: Where Heritage Meets Life” by French artist Jacques Servières celebrates heritage of Calcutta and French colonial Chandernagore through his sketches.

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Bollywood on the cricket pitch

Bollywood on the cricket pitch

April 27, 2019

Cinema and cricket are the two most entertaining activities among Indians. When both are brought together the result is sheer entertainment. With the World Cup just a month away, here is a look at few of the Bollywood movies based on cricket. Cricket is the most popular and mos...

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Put your hawai foot forward

Put your hawai foot forward

April 26, 2019

How did flip flops become the symbol for average Indians? Why are flip flops in India named after the US state Hawaii? Let’s take a dive into the story behind the origin of hawai chappals (flip flops).

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