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INDIA

HANUKKAH: A HOLIDAY ROOTED AGAINST IMPERIALISM

STRUGGLES FOR SELF-DETERMINATION ARE CONTINUING
Author: Henry Millstein - Published 24-12-2019 10:25 GMT-0000
This week, starting Dec. 22, Jews around the world are celebrating Hanukkah, the eight-day festival that commemorates the Jews’ successful struggle for self-determination from ancient Greek imperialism. A brief summary of the history behind this holiday echoes many struggles of the 20th and 21st centuries:
INDIA: SPORTS

‘CRICKET COUNTRY: THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE FIRST ALL INDIA TEAM CRICKET’ VOTED SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

Author: Harpal Singh Bedi - Published 15-12-2019 16:25 GMT-0000
New Delhi: ‘Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team Cricket’ by Prashant Kidambi. Published by Penguin Viking, was declared Sports Book of the Year at the end of the two day Ekamra Sports Literature Festival here on Sunday.

NETFLIX’S GAME OF THRONES

A MODERN MYSTICISM — THE BRITISH ROYALTY
Author: Anjan Roy - Published 21-11-2019 09:51 GMT-0000
Netflix has released its latest TV serial on the British royalty and “The Crown” is hogging the attention of international media. Even across the “pond” (as they call the Atlantic) in USA, let alone continental Europe, the third season of the episode is being avidly watched, according to some reports.
INDIA

INDIAN SCIENTISTS DEVELOP SMART MICROSCOPY SOLUTION

BETTER AFFORDABLE DIAGNOSTICS ASSURED
Author: Special Correspondent - Published 20-11-2019 10:47 GMT-0000
A shortage of health professionals is a major impediment in handling the current health burden of India, especially in rural areas. Indian scientists have been working on affordable and innovative solutions for medical diagnosis.

REMEMBERING THE GREAT MEXICAN PAINTER FRIDA KAHLO

AN EARLY FEMINIST AND A FIREBRAND COMMUNIST
Author: Peter Frost - Published 07-11-2019 12:22 GMT-0000
Frida Kahlo, the doyen of the Mexican painters of the last century was one of the early feminists and a firebrand communist who took part in every people’s movement despite bad health conditions.

HUNDRED YEARS OF TRIUMPH OF EINSTEIN’S GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

GREAT SCIENTIST WAS SURPRISED AT MASSIVE RESPONSE TO HIS DISCOVERY
Author: Sankar Ray - Published 05-11-2019 09:55 GMT-0000
One hundred years ago on 6 November 1919, the news desk of Times, London, was dazed, stupefied and delighted when the text of announcement from the joint meeting of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Astronomical Society said that measurements taken at the solar eclipse on 29 May 1919 confirmed Albert Einstein’s new theory of relativity, The General Theory of Relativity stood verified. The lead story next day in bold letters, was captioned ‘Revolution in Science’ with a sub-heading, Newtonian Ideas Overthrown. A few days thereafter, New York Times carried .a six-tiered headline, somewhat unthinkable for a science story, “Lights are all Askew in Heavens” , followed down the line with cross headings “Einstein’s Theory Triumphs” , “Stars Not Where They Seemed, or Were Calculated to Be, But Nobody Need Worry.”

ALL ABOUT ABHIJIT BANERJEE, 2019 ECONOMICS NOBEL CO-WINNER

A JOURNEY OF ‘HARD WORK AND HARVARD’ TO ELIMINATE POVERTY
Author: Harihar Swarup - Published 19-10-2019 10:20 GMT-0000
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who has won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, along with Esther Duflo (his economist wife) and Michael Kremer, has observed the Indian economy is on a shaky ground. The data recently available do not hold any assurance for the country’s economic survival anytime soon, he stated. “In the last five years, at least, we could witness some growth but now that assurance is also gone”, Banerjee told a news channel.
UNITED STATES

LEON WOFSY WAS A GREAT ORGNISER EVEN AT 97

THIS COMMUNIST SCIENTIST WORKED TILL HIS LAST DAYS FOR PEOPLE
Author: Conn Hallinan and Max Elbaum - Published 05-10-2019 09:41 GMT-0000
When Leon Wofsy died at age 97 on August 25 this year, progressive movements throughout the United States lost a champion. Leon accomplished many things in his long life. He was an innovative scientist, and a fine writer and teacher, but above all things, he was a patient and peerless organizer.

INDIAN DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURES CAN LEARN FROM UK EXAMPLE

WESTMINISTER SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE GETS A NECESSARY REVIEW
Author: Nipun Saxena - Published 26-09-2019 11:21 GMT-0000
On September 24, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered a historic verdict, a verdict which not only consolidated the core ethos and conventions of democracy, but also echoed the sentiments of Professor A.V. Dicey on Rule of Law, which still reverberates in the corridors of the Balliol College, Oxford University, situated not more than sixty miles from the place where the historic verdict was delivered.