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Category: Culture

Embalmed In An ‘Unusual’ Manner

Howard Carter (May 9, 1874 – March 2, 1939), the British Archaeologist and Egyptologist, was stunned by the opulence of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamun after discovering his tomb on […]

A Humongous Curse

The original Constitution of India had two important clauses: 16(4) and 335. The Article 16(4) of the Indian Constitution (1949) states: “Nothing in this Article shall prevent the State from […]

An(other) Attempted Assassination

The decade-and-a-half-old memories recently returned to Pakistan. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto (June 21, 1953 – December 27, 2007) was assassinated after addressing a political rally in Rawalpindi’s […]

Shedding Light On Lies

This may start with an old, perhaps exaggerated, story… Once, a Soviet official, involved in the Five-Year Plan, was asked to visit the Office of Joseph Stalin. Stalin had reportedly […]

Preying On Poor & Illiterates

Indian media have reported that men are paying off debts by auctioning teenage and young girls of their families in the western Indian province of Rajasthan. Reports suggest that the […]

The ‘Self’ & The ‘Profile’

The arrival of satellite channels at our drawing rooms in the 1990s, and the increasing usage of smartphones and growing popularity of Social Media in the early 21st Century have […]

On Globalisation & World Politics

Authoritarian rulers have emerged in various parts of the world in recent times, and their emergence raises an important question: Is Democracy in danger? In fact, the definition of Democracy […]

Her ‘Belief’ In Chains

Fatemeh ‘Mary’ Mohammadi was born in a Muslim family in Iran. Later, the 24-year-old Human Rights activist converted herself to Christianity, and paid a high price for her faith and […]

In The Headlines, Once Again

Not many people have heard the name of Wong Liu Tsong (January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961), known professionally as Anna May Wong, until a few days ago. She […]