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A breakthrough in neuroscience

Nandkumar M Kamat   NRI Croatian scientist Nenad Sestan has stunned the world by ‘reviving’ dead brains. The 47-year-old scientist is a professor of neurosciences, comparative medicine,

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Uncut diamonds need good polishing

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES   “Whenever you keep score in love, you lose.” If we take this quote to the playing fields of Goa where young boys are being trained the basics of football in various grass root programs– the score of the love these boys have for the ball tells a story of big wins for the game.

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IPL rewards performance, rejects emotion

With performance the only currency, only a few India players are in business this IPL. MSD is the brilliant finisher, coolly taking on bowlers in the death overs. Hardik Pandya has inherited Dhoni’s skills and is no less destructive while closing games. Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant have made decisive contributions.

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Inside India’s Hogwarts

Lavina Mulchandani Hindustan Times   You  probably wish you could make some of your colleagues disappear. But there’s only one place where you get to actually do that kind of thing (legally, at least).

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Writing a new world

Dhrubo Jyoti   When Baby Haldar’s ‘Aalo Andhari’ came out in 2002, it was a bombshell. A searing narration of how she was sold off at 13, raped, and then eked out a living as a domestic worker, stealing time to write between work, the book catapulted Haldar into literary stardom.

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The India we’ve created

Karan Thapar   It’s only to be expected in a democracy that a country will be divided between those who passionately support the ruling party and others who are firmly loyal to the opposition. However, a recent survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) suggests two further divisions in India that are deeply disturbing.

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Question Modi’s election promises

Rupa Subramanya   Five years after Narendra Modi swept to power in a landslide election victory, and as he again faces the voters, we should ask: has he delivered on his campaign promises of Acche Din and “minimum government, maximum governance”?

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Insects that heal

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi   Human beings have used insects as medicine in different human cultures throughout the world, but very little research was done to convert local use into proven, standardised medicine.

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Kick the quota to the curb

Lalita Panicker   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress take great pride in pointing out to the electorate how they are like chalk and cheese, with totally different views on just about every issue.

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