Anwesha Mitra

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Ayodhya Bhoomi Pujan: The Muslim architect who first found proof of Hindu structure under Babri Masjid

On August 5, decades of debate and discussion with come to fruition with the foundation stone of the Ayodhya Ram Temple being laid by Pri...Read More

Decoding Obamagate - the 'biggest political crime' according to Donald Trump

Decoding Obamagate - the 'biggest political crime' according to Donald Trump

With the US Presidential elections drawing near, President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama have been making headlines. As T...Read More

Kishore Kumar's Birth Anniversary: When the legendary singer snubbed Indira Gandhi

Kishore Kumar's Birth Anniversary: When the legendary singer snubbed Indira Gandhi

The Emergency period is a portion of Indian history that many recall in an unfavourable light -- from the restrictions placed on civil li...Read More

Demonstrators attend a Black Lives Matter protest to express solidarity with US protestors in Melbourne on June 6, 2020 and demand an end to frequent Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia | Representational image

Not Satire: Canadian company head drops 'chief' from CEO title to 'respect indigenous people'

Still using words like "master bedroom" or asking people how they are? Or perhaps you admire Mahatma Gandhi or praise events by clapping?...Read More

Kargil Vijay Diwas: How Pervez Musharraf stabbed India in the back after launch of Delhi-Lahore bus route, Vajpayee's visit

Kargil Vijay Diwas: How Pervez Musharraf stabbed India in the back after launch of Delhi-Lahore bus route, Vajpayee's visit

It was the year ­1999, and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had just taken a bus to Lahore in Pakistan. Many saw this as a gesture of ...Read More

In Pictures: As lockdown ends, toxic foam seen in Yamuna river at Delhi

In Pictures: As lockdown ends, toxic foam seen in Yamuna river at Delhi

Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, there had been some reports about how nature was healing and recovering as people stayed home and businesses ...Read More

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Why are Kashmiri Pandits seeking an apology from Barkha Dutt? Here's all you need to know

A video of journalist Barkha Dutt speaking about how Kashmiri Pandits had gone from "privileged elites" to "hapless victims" has once aga...Read More

Vikas Dubey Encounter: Some questions that Yogi govt and UP Police really need to answer

Vikas Dubey Encounter: Some questions that Yogi govt and UP Police really need to answer

Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter with the Uttar Pradesh police on Friday morning after attempting to flee. He had made hea...Read More

Coronavirus in Mira Bhayandar: COVID-19 centres, private hospitals, helplines and other important information

Coronavirus in Mira Bhayandar: COVID-19 centres, private hospitals, helplines and other important information

With COVID-19 cases recently crossing the two lakh mark in Maharashtra, the state government has put many precautionary measures in place...Read More

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Netizens concerned after report alleges 'ventilator scam' over PM CARES Fund

The PM CARES Fund has been a topic of debate for many since its inception. Created to provide relief measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic,...Read More

Pictures worth a thousand words: Six children who became the face of global tragedies

Pictures worth a thousand words: Six children who became the face of global tragedies

Over the course of the last few days, a three-year-old child in Kashmir has become a talking point for many on the internet. During an en...Read More

CISCE cancels pending exams slated for July; says ICSE and ISC students may get option to write exams later

CISCE cancels pending exams slated for July; says ICSE and ISC students may get option to write exams later

Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak and consequent restrictions, students across India had been thrown into a state of confusion over the...Read More

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CISCE warns ICSE schools against forcing students to pick dates, says matter pending in court

In recent days, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, there has been quite a bit of consternation over pending or approaching exams for st...Read More

Now FaceApp has been cancelled for 'gender swap' photos that can 'trigger' gender dysphoria

Now FaceApp has been cancelled for 'gender swap' photos that can 'trigger' gender dysphoria

Unless you've been residing under a rock, you've probably seen the recent trend of morphed photos where people 'swap genders' or edit the...Read More

What's in a name? Pakistan Minister says COVID-19 is named for '19 points'

What's in a name? Pakistan Minister says COVID-19 is named for '19 points'

There are times when one simply has to pause a moment to marvel at human intellect and the way people continue to push at the boundaries ...Read More

Chaolung Sukapha memorial, Jorhat

Who is Chaolung Sukapha? All you need to know about the Ahom king an ISI professor called a 'Chinese invader'

On Friday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called for "stringent action as per law" against Garga Chatterjee, an assistant profes...Read More

Modi and Mamata: How Didi’s Fani shriek lost its gusto amid Cyclone Amphan

Modi and Mamata: How Didi’s Fani shriek lost its gusto amid Cyclone Amphan

In May 2019, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata had said that she did not consider Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country’s leader an...Read More

Rattling windows and no electricity - How I survived the day during Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata

Rattling windows and no electricity - How I survived the day during Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata

I write this with a weak internet connection that has only marginally improved since Cyclone Amphan whipped past a little more than a day...Read More

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Mother’s Day 2020: From MamaEarth to FirstCry – a look at some of the successful companies dedicated to mothers

Ghazal Alagh began looking for toxin-free, safe baby products when she was expecting her first child. The results were not very reassurin...Read More

What is the Hong Kong model, and how did the city avoid a major coronavirus outbreak?

What is the Hong Kong model, and how did the city avoid a major coronavirus outbreak?

Till date, the territory has recorded 1044 cases and 4 deaths. Recently social distancing rules have been relaxed somewhat in the area.

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