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Google celebrates 107th b'day of Nobel-winning astrophysicist ...

Thursday's Doodle celebrates the 107th birth anniversary of Indian American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 for his theory on the evolution of stars.Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1910, Chandra was a child prodigy. He published his first paper and developing his theory of star evolution before he even turned 20."Today's Doodle illustrates one of the most important of all of S. Chandrasekhar's contributions to our understanding of stars and ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'Reservation at school level creates an inclusive society'

'Younger children don't really distinguish based on class, gender, income and so on.' IMAGE: 'There is an opportunity for children to form friendships across barriers. It is the best stage to make children more inclusive generationally,' says Tarun Cherukuri. Photograph: Reuters Can the reservation of seats for economically weaker sections in private unaided schools bridge the gaps we see in our society? Can it make it more inclusive? Is there a psychological cost that children from ...
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Trend alert: Are you a weekend warrior?

High-income individuals are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines over the brief 2-day period, and remain behind their desks for the rest of the week.  This is Esha Gupta.She is HOT and fit.She is no weekend warrior.Be like Esha Gupta :)Photograph: @egupta/Instagram. Turns out, people with higher incomes tend to be 'weekend warriors,' getting most of their activity on only a few days a week. Previous research has shown that higher income individuals are more likely to be ...
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Why privacy is important and all need it

‘Privacy allows people a space where they can refuse to conform. And it is in that space where liberty flourishes,’ says Gautam Bhatia. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. In No Place to Hide, the book that chronicles Edward Snowden’s unmasking of the American mass surveillance regime, the journalist Glenn Greenwald writes that ‘only when we believe that nobody else is watching us do we feel free -- safe -- to truly experiment, to test boundaries, to explore new ways ...
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Why we need Gandhi and Mandela today

'Religion is but one trait where intolerance manifests itself.' 'We come across ‘chosen’ races, communities, political ideologies, economic systems, all lending themselves to discriminatory arrangements, which trample the rights of those considered beyond the pale of whatever is the favoured calling,' says Shreekant Sambrani. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. The most basic human right is that to life itself, not merely in terms of simple physical existence, but a life of some ...
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Right to privacy: A citizen's inheritance

One of the crucial features of the right to privacy judgment is the understanding that democracy is founded on pluralism and diversity, and pluralism and diversity begin in the mind, says Gautam Bhatia.   In No Place to Hide, the book that chronicles Edward Snowden’s unmasking of the American mass surveillance regime, journalist Glenn Greenwald writes that “only when we believe that nobody else is watching us do we feel free -- safe -- to truly experiment, to test ...
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