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What cookbooks from 16th- and 17th-century England tell us about spicing up lockdown cooking 26.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Cookbooks from this era were surprisingly accessible to common as well as elite households.
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Not Black Swan or Grey Rhino: Why Black Jellyfish is the perfect metaphor for the Covid-19 pandemic 18.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Within the Johari Window framework, Covid-19 is an ‘unknown known’ phenomenon
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How dangerous is Styrene, Vizag's killer gas? 7.5.2020 Rediff: News
On Thursday in Visakhapatnam, hundreds of villagers, most of them children suffered the consequences of the vapour leak like irritation in eyes, breathlessness, nausea and rashes, and over 100 people were admitted to government and private hospitals. Several police personnel, who came for the rescue operation, also suffered symptoms like breathlessness, irritation in eyes and fell unconscious.
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Meet medieval India’s working women who defied societal roles and rose to power 27.4.2020 Scroll.in
Scant historical records offer us glimpses into their lives.
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How 17th century Dutchmen helped shape the modern-day advertising industry 26.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A survey of 6,000 newspaper ads include notes on missing persons to items on sale.
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Putting women on the map: Feminist cartographers are filling in urban design data gaps 29.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Women mappers tend to add services such as hospitals, toilets and domestic violence shelters, often overlooked by men.
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Google 3D: How to view AR tigers, bears, pandas, other animals up close 27.3.2020 DNA
However, in order to do this, google will require access to the camera attached to your desktop, phone, laptop, or computer, so that it can insert an animal into the vicinity.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Five corona cases | City shuts down for a week | Bannerghatta park’s eco-sensitive zone cut down…and more 14.3.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Corona and cholera cases reported, Bannerghatta National Park's eco-sensitive zone cut by 100 sq km, court orders removal of hazardous transformers - catch up on news from the city this week, in our roundup.
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Despite operating at 150% capacity, we incurred a loss of Rs 4 cr in 2018-19: C V Deepak, General Manager, Chennai Airport 26.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Chennai Airport's GM Finance C V Deepak explains the complexities involved in running an airport, but is confident that with the new terminals being built, the airport will be able to keep pace with growth in passenger traffic.
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Contested citizenship: What Constituent Assembly debates from 70 years ago reveal about India today 26.2.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Some ideas from the late 1940s mirror current views on Indian Muslims and minority rights.
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Tamil bags first place in online contest 24.2.2020 Hindu: Fitness
Twelve out of 62 participants were first-time contributors
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Bidar sedition case: Students were ‘counselled’, not interrogated, Karnataka government tells HC 20.2.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The court was hearing a plea filed by advocate Nayana Jhawar, questioning the investigating officer’s conduct and asking whether rules were followed.
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Commuters willing to shift to BMTC if fares are reduced, finds survey 19.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A survey conducted by the advocacy group BBPV found that working class commuters spend a lot more while travelling in BMTC than in other transport modes.
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Knowledge on small cities: What are we missing? 19.2.2020 Citizen Matters
Urban research has been disproportionately focused on big cities. Consequently, the knowledge that informs the thinking and decisions for the future of urban India is also largely derived from larger cities. How can the information deficit on small cities and towns be bridged?
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Anti-CAA protests in Bengaluru on December 18 curtailed illegally, says Karnataka High Court 13.2.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The court observed that the order does not stand the test of judicial scrutiny, and ruled that petitions challenging it can be taken up for preliminary hearing.
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Oscars 2020: Renee Zellweger wins Best Actress for ‘Judy’ 10.2.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
She played American showbiz legend Judy Garland in the biopic directed by Rupert Goold.
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Were Nehru and Menon responsible for the 1962 defeat? 28.1.2020 Rediff: News
'Rightly or wrongly, 1962 got ascribed to Krishna Menon and him alone. That's unfair.' 'Certainly, he was one of the guilty men, but he was not the only guilty man. Mistakes were made all around.'
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At 19, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra 22.1.2020 Rediff: News
'It is my duty to tell them about the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our land.' 'The free air of freedom that we breathe is because of men like them.'
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51 years ago, the death of a student leader sparked a mass upsurge in former East Pakistan 20.1.2020 Scroll.in
Amanullah Mohammad Asaduzzaman’s nephew recalls how his uncle’s killing in police firing eventually led to the Bangladesh war for liberation.
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Making Wikipedia more useful 18.1.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
Guesstimates suggest that around 80 to 85 per cent of Wiki information is accurate. That is less than 95 per cent that is considered the gold standard for 'normal' encyclopedias'. But 80 per cent is a reasonable baseline for somebody who's starting to research a topic and it does suggest that crowd-sourcing works, even though it is a long way from perfection, says Devangshu Datta.
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