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IIT-Delhi’s School of Public Policy gets a boost

The institute said that through this, it will become a “world-class hub of public policy research and education on issues at the intersection of science and technology (S&T) and development”. The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) Wednesday announced a partnership with Tata Trusts, which would include a grant of Rs 50 crore for five years […]

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In Step With Time

A festival in Mumbai seeks to adapt ancient dance forms for the modern attention span At a time when attention spans are shorter than ever, engaging with traditional art forms might seem far too demanding. This is especially true for performing arts such as the various Indian classical dances which have complex histories and expressions […]

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In Manto, we trust

This week, eight performances pay tribute to Saadat Hasan Manto — on his 64th death anniversary Black Margins or Siyah Hashiye is one of Saadat Hasan Manto’s most searing compilations, and it contains terse prose pieces in Urdu, some only a few lines long, that capture, in just a breath or a gasp, grim images […]

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YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage

Accounts that post videos violating policies on pranks will get a “strike” that will limit some features such as live streaming YouTube on Tuesday clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky “challenges” prompt people to video themselves doing things like biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded. The company already forbid content […]

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The US-China trade war is an opportunity for India

Uncertainty regarding the future of global trade due to US-China trade tensions has presented India with an opportunity to position itself as a key player. India has a number of advantages. It is a thriving democracy with a young workforce; it is strategically located; and it acknowledges the importance of a relatively open economy with […]

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As birthday gift, Mayawati wants SP-BSP alliance victory

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)?chief Mayawati, who formed an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh last week, asked her party workers to ensure victory for the combine’s candidates in the Lok Sabha elections, saying it would be a belated gift for her birthday, which she and her party workers celebrated on Tuesday. She […]