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To boldly go toward new frontiers, we first need to learn from our colonial past
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How should we understand the idea of the frontier in the contemporary world, with spacecraft sailing beyond the solar system and quantum computing taking us deeper into the heart of matter? Many view human evolution as a continual expansion into new ... catchnews.com, 1 month ago

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India has a major stake in Indo-Pacific region: Navy chief

Asserting that "maritime muscle flexing" by some countries and other factors have made the Indo-Pacific region "more contested and more volatile," naval chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday said the engagement of the Indian Navy in these oceans was symbolic of India's dream for this region. IMAGE: Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of naval staff, centre, spoke on 'The Indo-Pacific: Portents and Possibilities' at the geo-economic summit co-hosted by the Gateway House and the ministry of external ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Nationalism? What's that got to do with Trump and Brexit?

Nothing, according to Deepak Lal. He argues that the contemporary attempts to control immigration in the US and UK are not nativist. IMAGE: On a derelict building in Bristol, England, is a mural of former London Mayor Boris Johnson, right, one of the biggest names leading Brexit campaign, and Donald Trump, who supported Brexit. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images. Nativism has been an important feature of the US -- though a nation of immigrants. It was characterised by John Higham, in his ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Everyone's talking but no-one's listening: it's time to reclaim the art of communication

In a world of mass communication and social media, people seem prepared to share their opinion on almost any subject. When it comes to remembering a conversation you were involved in, in most cases the deciding factor is the contribution you made to that ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago

Churkin’s promise: why the solution to the MH17 case may lie with a forgotten legal precedent from 1905

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died of a heart attack . Churkin was famous for clashing with his US counterpart Samantha Power over Russia’s bombing of Aleppo, and when Russia vetoed a a United Nations Security ...
 catchnews.com4 days ago

The Do-gooders

May 31, 1893 is unargu­ab­ly a histo­ric day. On th­is date, two great Indians and visionaries — Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata — sailed together on a ship from Japan to the US. Both, whose lives would ultimately impact millions of their ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 weeks ago

Rishi Kapoor: ‘I Don’t Need to Wear Masks’

ON MY WAY to a shoot a week ago, I had two choices. To re-read the script of the film I was shooting for or to read a book called Khullam Khulla . That’s the title of Rishi Kapoor’s autobiography (HarperCollins, 284 pages, Rs 599), fresh off the rack, ...
 Open Magazine2 weeks ago
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A Matter of Genius

HERBERT BROWN, A winner of the Nobel Prize and one of the 20th-century giants in Chemistry, taught Professor CNR Rao while he was a doctoral student at Purdue University. Brown once said a grain of pollen becomes a tree and a tree spreads into a forest, and a ...
 Open Magazine3 weeks ago
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Pity China's 'bare branches': unmarried men stuck between tradition and capitalism

(Image: Stringer/Reuters) Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is a highlight in Chinese society. But for many young people, the joy of vacation and family reunion is mixed with questions from parents and relatives about their achievements in the past ...
 Sify4 weeks ago
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How the British stole the Kohinoor from a child

'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups speaking a different language, you tell him he must sign this over or else...' The Kohinoor has raised more controversy in history than any other gem.William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, authors of Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond, tell Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel about the ...
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