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'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away with the British'
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'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away w...

'Both empires had profound influences on modern India.''But neither can India's history be reduced to the actions of imperial rulers.''We need to think about India's history beyond India's current borders.' IMAGE: Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal, with his son Dara Shikoh in 1638. Photograph: Kind courtesy the Victoria and Albert Museum. Scanned from a book, via Govardhan/Wikimedia Commons Harvard historian Sunil Amrith, 38, was utterly surprised and shocked to hear that he had won the ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago

Striking in al-√Āndalus: why Islamic State attacked Spain

Despite its (relatively) low body count and primitive execution, Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona shocked many local and international onlookers. The Islamic State (IS) group was quick to claim responsibility for the attack, in which a van was ...
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'Britain created Pakistan'

'The creation of Pakistan was integral to Britain's grand strategy.''If they were to ever leave India, Britain's military planners had made it clear that they needed to retain a foothold in the NWFP and Baluchistan because that would provide the means to retain control of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.'   IMAGE: Lord Louis Mountbatten, the viceroy of India and his wife Lady Edwina Mountbatten flank Muslim League leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah at the viceroy's house, now ...
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Makoto Kuriya left Japan to study linguistics, came back a jazz virtuoso

When he first left Japan for the US to study linguistics, music was still just a hobby for Makoto Kuriya. In fact, much like Indian parents, his father expressly forbade him from taking up music professionally. However, during his time in the US, Kuriya grew ...
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Match over: Hugh Hefner dies at his Playboy Mansion

Hugh Hefner lived until the age of 91. He lived his life to the very definition of 'fun'. The iconic founder of Playboy magazine died of natural causes at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Playboy Enterprises confirmed his death in a statement on Wednesday, ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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Not about looks: Here's what makes men more attractive to women

There's something about music and tattoos Representational photograph: @Beckham/Facebook A new study has revealed that women rate photographs of male faces more attractive and are more likely to date the men pictured when they have previously heard music. Moreover, highly arousing music led to the largest effect on sexual attraction. 'There are currently few empirical findings that support Darwin's theory on the origin of music. We wanted to use a new experimental paradigm to investigate the ...
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The Piazza and the Car Park

A DECADE IS A long time in the life of a culture, and much changed during the 1980s. But arguably far more changed, and changed unthinkably, between 1989 and 1993. The American writer Benjamin Kunkel, founder-editor of the journal n+1 , said in an interview ...
 Open Magazine2 months ago
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Madam Raksha Mantri, this is what you need to do first!

'She must first change the Rules of Business 1961 that makes the defence secretary and not the defence minister responsible for the defence of the country!' advises Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Congratulations to the new defence minister on breaking yet another glass ceiling by becoming the first full time woman defence minister. Women entered the armed forces some time ago and it was only a matter of time that they crossed the final frontier, so to speak. But it would be unfair to dwell ...
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How Nazis twisted the swastika into a symbol of hate

The images from Charlottesville, Va., of white supremacists marching with Nazi banners reminded us, as if we needed it, that the swastika remains a potent symbol of racist hate. In Germany, where neo-Nazis also march, it’s illegal to display the ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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Uber picks savvy dealmaker, not 'tech bro' as new CEO

SAN FRANCISCO: Dara Khosrowshahi may have been the compromise choice for Uber Technologies Inc's new chief executive. But for a bitterly divided board of directors at a dysfunctional yet highly innovative company, compromise may be what Uber needs.
 Sify2 months ago Khosrowshahi to be Uber CEO  The Financial Chronicle2 months ago Uber picks Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO  Sify2 months ago All you needed to know about Dara Khosrowski, Uber's new CEO  Sify2 months ago
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