In the warp-speed world of today, where fallacious information proliferates faster than the unerring one and any content that goes viral on the Internet is taken at face value, Sidin Vadukut questions the authenticity of such propagated messages. Times of India, 2 weeks ago
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Sidin Vadukut Sidin Vadukut’s book The Sceptical Patriot tries to question the legitimacy of a range of popular notions of ‘Indian history and greatness’. Assertions like ‘have Indians really invented the zero’, or ‘is Sushruta the world’s first ...Asian Age, 3 weeks ago History: facts or fiction The Hindu, 2 months ago
Next year Gandhi's statue will share space with Churchill's memorial in Parliament Square. Gandhi will sit, or stand, a stone's throw from a building in which he was reviled not that long ago. Photo: AFP Earlier this week British chancellor George ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago
Various "facts" and "quotes" about India, including those that have gained currency through chain emails, Facebook updates and forwards circulating through the Internet have been scruntinised in a new book. Did India really invent the zero? Was ...Business Standard India, 2 weeks ago
Critics of the Modi government have always believed that the BJP — as an affiliate of the Sangh Parivar — has a "saffron" agenda. The initial statements made by the new HRD Minister, Smriti Irani , and the new Chairman of the Indian Council of ...Moneycontrol.com, 3 weeks ago
I f youve spent any time at all online, youve probably come across an email forward that credits the origins of just about everything of value in the modern world to India. Depending on how long youve been online (and therefore, how many times ...Forbes India, 3 weeks ago
Indian soldiers in the trenches, World War I, 1914-1918. One hundred years ago, the nations of Europe—democracies, republics, constitutional monarchies, empires—all tumbled into a war that wreaked murder and savagery on a truly global scale.Livemint.com, 1 month ago
According to Nehru's biographer Benjamin Zachariah, National Herald was born out of Nehru's political frustrations in the mid-1930s. Photo: Thanks to recent developments in a high-profile court case, Ive been spending some time reading up about ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
edition of The New York Times, Manu Joseph mentions that home minister Rajnath Singh, formerly a physics lecturer, "believes that ancient Hindu scriptures and a conversation with the poet Rabindranath Tagore helped Werner Heisenberg formulate ...The Sunday Guardian, 1 month ago
Some people are born football fans, some achieve football fandom, and others have football thrust upon them. In my case, I think it was a little bit of all three. I was born in Kerala in 1979, but then quickly whisked away to my father in Abu Dhabi, ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
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