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TV-time in class? Textbooks come alive in Gujarat's schools (Educational Feature)

Bhuj (Gujarat) |Friday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST

In a small school near Bhuj in Gujarat, a group of class five students sit attentively in class, their eyes glued to an LCD screen. The opened science books on their laps have come alive on the screen

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Adopt an animal at Tripura Zoo (Societal Feature)

Agartala |Thursday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST

Ever dreamt of adopting a lion, a crocodile or a Himalayan black bear or any wild animal?

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Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST

For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge numbers -- spanning languages, genres and themes -- to

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One hour a day can change your life: Robin Sharma (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST

Private lessons that leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma has been imparting to billionaires and celebrities have now found their way into his new book "The 5 AM Club", which the globa

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Ganga synonymous with threshold of afterlife, says new book

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST

As millions of devotees continue to gather in the Kumbh nagri to take a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers, a timely book throws light on the "divine pur

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Sample West Coast cuisine in heart of Delhi (Foodie Trail-Delhi)

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:15:11 PM IST

Be it Nandu Puttu (crab), Attirachi Kurumelagu (lamb pepper masala) or Pomfret Kalwan (Goan pomfret curry), there is much that eateries along NH-66, the 1,622 km long national highway that connects Ka

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To clean Goa beaches, this 'waste-bar' exchanges cigarette butts, used straws for beer (IANS Special Series)

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST

You could be fined Rs 2,000 for drinking beer on a Goa beach, but thanks to an innovative green initiative, 10 beer bottle caps or 20 used cigarette butts can fetch you a beer in Goa, if you exchange

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This Bengal teacher collects, cooks food to feed the impoverished (IANS Special Series)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST

While the habit of wasting food at festivities, parties or even at household dinners has become an increasingly callous trend in urban living, a computer science teacher from West Bengal's Asansol is

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A school that challenged the claustrophobic orthodoxy of 'purdah' (IANS Special Series)

Jaipur |Sunday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST

Located in the heart of the capital of Rajasthan, this all-girls school, started by an erstwhile queen, began a silent revolution in 1943 when the region was steeped in the claustrophobic orthodoxy of

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Swimming camels, mangrove islands of Kutch face mounting challenges (Feature)

Bhuj (Gujarat) |Thursday, 2019 1:45:34 PM IST

In the land of contrasts that Kutch is, winter is the lean feeding season for its unique breed of Kharai camels. These camels, unlike the kind most of us are familiar with, are typically dependent on

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Woman acid attack survivor turns saviour for burn victims (IANS Special Series)

Bengaluru |Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST

Even 12 years after she survived an acid attack by a jilted lover during a train journey to Delhi from her hometown Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in April 2006, Pragya Singh remains a beacon of hope for s

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How an all-women driving school is giving wings to women (IANS Special Series)

Mathura/Agra |Sunday, 2018 10:45:05 AM IST

On any busy traffic crossing in the historic Mughal city of Agra, one would be surprised to see the number of women on two-wheelers. Not only young girls, but more and more middle-aged women, includin

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