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India’s Next Partition

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It could happen as soon as 2025.

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India This Week

Jagan Reddy: Paternity Power Test Enfant terrible The Congress High Command has been in a tizzy for the past 10 months because of the waves of challenges being mounted by its Kadapa MP, Jaganmohan…

Why Fireflies Blink

Here’s something to make Wordsworth cringe, an explanation to how fireflies blink from a paper by two University of Guwahati scientists in the June issue of Journal of Biosciences: ‘The generally…

Ball to Ball Confrontation

The World Cup is over. But players have still not figured out how to control the notorious Jabulani, the tournament’s official ball. Most long range shots flew wide off the target. Goalkeepers…

The Ovary Dialogues

Biology, not bureaucracy, might soon determine a British citizen’s right to free IVF treatment at the National Health Service. Presently, women above age 40 cannot receive free help with assisted…

The First Bionic Cat

Meet Oscar, the world’s first bionic cat. After he lost both back paws in a painful accident with a combine harvester, his owners had little hope of his survival and much less of his ability to…

Wonder Woman Remodelled

One of DC comics’ oldest heroines—Wonder Woman—has now become eligible for a costume upgrade. Clad in a red bodice and star spangled underwear for 69 years, she now sports skin-tight black pants, a…

The Tagore Tactic

A beleaguered CPM, banished from the Darjeeling hills after it opposed the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in the early 1980s, is now planning to use Rabindranath Tagore to regain a toehold in…

Green Laundry

Levi Strauss & Co is asking customers to come up with eco-friendly and sustainable methods of drying clothes. Sure, clotheslines and clotheshorses are the easiest and most cost-effective ways,…

Your e-Passport is Here

As the mammoth task of issuing unique identification numbers gets underway, the less ambitious and long-awaited e-passport scheme seems to be ready for take-off. Four months after External Affairs…

Elephant Passes

The Bengal forest department and the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway have proposed underpasses and overbridges to protect jaywalking elephants in the northern part of the state. The designated safe…