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The 3D artist who is bringing stories to life through art

Professor John Kuriyan’s journey to deanship is an inspiration

Urban designer, Manushi Ashok Jain is making a difference with purposeful initiatives

Padma Shri Kaleem Ullah Khan, who has given India over 300 varieties of mangoes

Bharat Mirle:

The filmmaker brings the world into the heart of the Western Ghats

GI walks hand in hand with Global Indians. Game changers who lead by example.
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#1
India at 75: How was August 15 chosen as India’s Independence Day? – Business Standard
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How a young New Yorker stranded in Calcutta became the first American editor of a Sanskrit text – Scroll.in
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In search of the lost “Greek” tribe of Alexander the Great – The Critic
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#4carbon cost
Breathing LiFE into the climate narrative – The Indian Express
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India’s love affair with chess – The Hindu
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‘Memsahibs’: How British women negotiated food and fear (and love and life) in colonial India – Scroll.in
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India at 75: How was August 15 chosen as India’s Independence Day? – Business Standard

(This article first appeared in Business Standard on August 8, 2022)

  • From 1930 till 1947, India celebrated January 26 as its Independence Day. It was changed to August 15 in 1947. Here is why…

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How a young New Yorker stranded in Calcutta became the first American editor of a Sanskrit text – Scroll.in

(This article first appeared in Scroll.in in August 9, 2022) 

  • In 1846, a ship crashed into the sandbanks of River Hughli just as it was approaching the Calcutta harbour. On board the ship was a 21-year-old New Yorker in search of his runaway brother...

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In search of the lost “Greek” tribe of Alexander the Great – The Critic

(This article first appeared in The Critic in August 2022)  One hundred and twenty-seven years ago, a mysterious Afghan pagan tribe, the Kalash, fled Islamic religious persecution to three secretive valleys in a remote corner of what is now north-western Pakistan...

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Climate Change

Breathing LiFE into the climate narrative – The Indian Express

(This article first appeared in The Indian Express on August 5, 2022)  In the midst of a global climate crisis, and as India gets closer to hosting the G20 presidency, it is important to recognise our country’s leadership at both ends of the climate debate: By walking the talk on our climate commitments as well as leading people-powered climate action. In November 2021, at the CoP 26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in addition to announcing the panchamrit, or five climate-related commitments of the country, also articulated the concept of “Lifestyle for the Environment” (LiFE) — advocating for “mindful and deliberate utilisation” by people worldwide, instead of “mindful and wasteful consumption”...

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Viswanathan Anand on facing an opponent

India’s love affair with chess – The Hindu

(This article first appeared in The Hindu on August 4, 2022) 

  • There are reasons India’s chess profile has gone stratospheric and the youth parade at this Olympiad is testimony to how many prodigies the country has churned out…

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‘Memsahibs’: How British women negotiated food and fear (and love and life) in colonial India – Scroll.in

(This article first appeared in Scroll.in on August 3, 2022)

  • An excerpt from ‘Memsahibs: British Women in Colonial India’ by Ipshita Nath…

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Global Indian | World in Numbers

Statistically speaking

200 million

On August 15, 2022, India will celebrate its 75th Independence Day. To mark the event, the government of India is organising several events under 'Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav'. The government aims to hoist 200 million Tricolours to mark the special occasion.

6 medals

The number of medals, including 3 gold, that Indian wrestlers have won at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

23,000 Indian students

Are reportedly stuck back home in India due to Covid-19 restrictions in China. The Chinese government says the process for their re-entry into the country has been initiated.

22 medals

The total number of gold medals Indian athletes won at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

$18.9 billion

The amount of revenue generated at the recently-concluded 5G telecom spectrum auction. It is the highest amount India has collected not just through an auction but also through bidding of any national natural resource like land, coal or power. 

8 billion

World’s population would be 8 billion at the end of 2022 as per the UNs latest release of its world population estimates. Since 2019, the global population growth rate has fallen below 1% according to UN.

Global Indian | Did You Know? 

Fun facts about India and Global Indians

Chandra X-Ray Observatory at NASA is named after Indian-American mathematician and astrophysicist Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar. It allows scientists to obtain X-ray images of exotic environments to convey the structure and evolution of the universe.

Indian American lawyer, Roopali H Desai, recently became the first South Asian woman to serve as a judge in the USA. A resident of Arizona, she was confirmed to serve in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco.

As we celebrate our 75th year of Independence, the August 15 gun salute will feature the indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, developed by DRDO and manufactured by Bharat Forge and Tata Power. It replaces the British 1-pounder gun.

Five Indian Navy officers scripted history by completing the all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the Arabian Sea. The officers of INAS 314 completed the mission in the North Arabian Sea onboard a Dornier 228 aircraft.

On July 26 2022, the earth took 1.50 milliseconds less to complete a full spin - the shortest day since 1960. This minor deviation in the planet's geographical poles is called the Chandler Wooble, after American astronomer Seth Carlo Chandler.

The Indian postal system was established by Robert Clive in 1776 in Calcutta, which ushered in the age of dak bungalows, also known as circuit houses which were used as inns.

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