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  • Schools to remain closed on Christmas, says CBSE 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of the controversy surrounding the observance of good governance day on Christmas day, the Central Board of Secondary Education on Monday made it clear that participation in the event was "voluntary" as schools will remain closed on that day and essays would be submitted...
  • Newton didn't give second law of motion: research September 21, 2014

    Shimla: In Isaac Newton's time, the terms 'acceleration' and 'second derivative' did not exist, so he could not have deduced F=ma, the second law of motion. This has been unscientifically credited to Newton, says a research paper. The paper "Isaac Newton, Leonhard Euler and F=ma" was written by Ajay Sharma, assistant...
  • Indian essay competition to be held in Australia July 1, 2014

    Melbourne: Over 5,000 primary schools in Australia are set to hold a first of its kind essay competition this month on similarities and differences between Diwali and Christmas. The inaugural competition is being organised by 'Celebrate India' group, an Indian organisation mainly responsible for conducting Diwali celebrations here. The function...
  • Margaret Atwood is my current literary goddess: Annie Zaidi December 14, 2012

    Annie Zaidi writes poetry, essays, fiction of varying lengths, and scripts for the stage and the screen. She is the author of 'Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales', a collection of essays that was shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award (nonfiction, 2011), and the coauthor of...
  • Delhi University panel bans Ramanujan's essay March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi University, under pressure from rightwing groups, on Friday finalised the ban on AK Ramanujan's famous essay titled 'Three Hundred Ramayanas'. An online petition against the ban has been floated and protests are planned next week. Delhi University's Academic Council met on Tuesday and came on the conclusion...
  • Guha among 22 awarded Sahitya Akademi Awards February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Historian Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi and novels and essays by Gopalakrishna Pai, Kashinath Singh and Manik Sitaram Godghate alias Grace are among 22 books which were awarded prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards for this year. Eight books of poetry, seven novels, three essays and one each short story,...
  • Knowledge should not be banned: Kabir Bedi October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Actor Kabir bedi has started a protest opposing Delhi University's decision to remove late poet and translator AK Ramanujan's essay 'Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation' from its history syllabus. "I have signed petition opposing Delhi University's removal of of AK Ramanujan's '300 Ramayans' from...
  • Young Indians win 'Time' essay competition December 6, 2010

    Singapore: Three young Indians on Monday swept the Time Magazine's first Asian essay competition on the challenges that the continent face in the 21st century. Dehradunborn Sarabjit Singh came first in the continentlevel essay competition, while the joint runnersup were Gemlyn George from Tamil Nadu, New Delhi's Rohit Pathak, and...
  • Tihar jail photo essay: reflections of women in prison September 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Journalist Amba Batra Bakshi and photojournalist Renuka Puri spent a year researching the lives of women in Tihar Jail. The aim of the project was to tell the stories without judgement. The product of the hardwork was a photoessay that takes the viewer into the heart of Tihar...