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The Same Pill That Costs $1,000 in America Sells for $4 in India

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The Same Pill That Costs $1,000 in America Sells for $4 in India Outsiders don’t want their daughters to marry any local boys, according to the village elders swapping stories in a tailor’s shop behind the Sikh temple, because most residents are infected with black jaundice. That’s what they call hepatitis C, which is so common in parts of India’s ... Read More »

This Woman Solved a Mathematical Problem That Was Open For Seven Decades!

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This Woman Solved a Mathematical Problem That Was Open For Seven Decades! Call it a geek streak, but Neena would rather spend her evening solving math problems. It is unadulterated passion for the subject that has made this Indian National Science Academy topper who she is today—the recipient of the INSA Medal for Young Scientists (2014), the Ramanujan Prize (2014), and the Saraswathi Cowsik Medal ... Read More »

India biggest exporter of doctors, nurses to Europe: OECD report

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India biggest exporter of doctors, nurses to Europe: OECD report India has emerged as the largest exporter of doctors and nurses to European countries, a media report said today. More than a third of National Health Service (NHS) doctors, some 35 per cent, in the UK alone were born abroad, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said. “India ... Read More »

Visa-less Orlando Bloom sent back from Delhi airport, returns in 24 hrs after Amar Singh, Sushma Swaraj intervene

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Visa-less Orlando Bloom sent back from Delhi airport, returns in 24 hrs after Amar Singh, Sushma Swaraj intervene Orlando Bloom’s visit to India began on a sour note. The actor, who was invited to the country by UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to promote tourism, arrived in Delhi from London on Saturday at 1.30am, only to learn that the e-visa he ... Read More »

Doc designs Rs 50 device to give patients their lost voice

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Doc designs Rs 50 device to give patients their lost voice Throat cancer patients who have lost their voice can look forward to speaking again, without having to shell out thousands on an artificial voice box. A city-based oncologist has invented a voice prosthesis priced at just Rs 50. The device weighs just about 25 grams and is seen as ... Read More »

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ‘shakha’ spreads its wings to 39 countries

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ‘shakha’ spreads its wings to 39 countries Growing up on the outskirts of Pune, Girish Bagmar came from a family of Congress supporters.While he was fed up of UPA’s scams in 2014, he’s more inclined towards centrist politics than the right-wing BJP. Yet Bagmar, now based in Boston, sends both his sons to shakhas run by Hindu ... Read More »

Indian Schools Are Failing Their Students

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Indian Schools Are Failing Their Students India — For the first time in more than two decades, the Indian government is conducting a comprehensive review of its education policy. The goal is to devise an approach better adapted to the “changing dynamics of the population,” namely its youthfulness, in order to make India a “knowledge superpower.” It’s about time, because ... Read More »

Closeness between Narendra Modi, Barack Obama is real, says US envoy

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Closeness between Narendra Modi, Barack Obama is real, says US envoy We just had an instance of US and India working together for a global goal on climate change. When and how did the breakthrough happen? It’s not a discussion that started two weeks ago. In New York in September, both leaders came together and said they wanted to be ... Read More »

Carry pickle abroad, earn a few bucks

Carry pickle abroad, earn a few bucks oking to send your grandmum’s pickle to someone in the US? Or inquiring about a visitor from the UK to get your favourite Sainsbury’s coffee? Simply post your request on the web pages of startups that connect seekers with travellers across the world. New-age companies like Bangalore-based BMTFT (Bring Me This From There), ... Read More »

Steve McCurry’s portrait of India is a feast for the eyes

Steve McCurry’s portrait of India is a feast for the eyes Celebrated American photographer Steve McCurry has been coming to India for more than three decades. The photographer, who has visited India more than 60 times, once said the country had taught him to watch and wait on life. “If you wait, people would forget your camera and the soul ... Read More »