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A play inspired by Bharati’s verses

How S.V. Sahasranamam’s stage adaptation of the poet’s Panchali Sabadham became a huge success September 11 marked the death centenary of poet Subramania Bharati (though it says September 12 on the official death certificate). His works, which spanned a wide range of subjects such as nationalism, philosophy and society, have inspired the world of arts […]

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IIT Guwahati launches new centre for intelligent cyber physical systems

The CICPS will have six major components — technology development, centre of excellence, human resource development, technology business incubation and Mtech programmes in robotics and artificial intelligence. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati today launched the Centre for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (CICPS), aimed at developing indigenous technologies. The centre will target developing a minimum […]

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‘Deathloop’ game review: Addictive action, on repeat

The roguelike genre goes mainstream in Arkane Studios’ latest PlayStation 5 exclusive, Deathloop which blends raw shooter action with a 1960s James Bond-like world, on loop The 1993 Bill Murray-starrer Groundhog Day became the unofficial term for the much-loved time loop narrative paradigm. The same temporal phenomenon is at the core of Arkane’s latest first-person […]

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‘Gully Rowdy’ movie review: Rowdyism and silly laughs

Inconsistent characterisation and lack of depth in the subject mars this entertainer Director Nageswara Reddy, in a departure from his earlier genre of comedy (his last outings were Acharya America Yatra and Tenali Ramakrishna BA.BL), tries his luck with an action film interspersed with comedy. The introduction is interesting but soon one realises that the […]

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NEET skewed results in favour of English-medium, well-off, urban, CBSE kids, Tamil Nadu panel finds

The nine-member panel, tasked by the state government to assess the impact of NEET on medical admissions, found that the proportion of rural students fell from an average of 61.45% (pre-NEET) to 50.81% (post-NEET). THE PROPORTION of students from rural areas, economically weaker backgrounds, Tamil-medium schools, and state board affiliated schools in Tamil Nadu’s medical […]