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A few Essential Movies & Series to watch for all the Chess lovers out there

A few Essential Movies & Series to watch for all the Chess lovers out there

Chess is the oldest surviving board game in the world. Mankind has been able to play and preserve the tradition of playing Chess for well over 5500 years now (different dates put forward by several scholars). While it is generally claimed that Chess originated in India, depictions of games identical to Chess with actual remains of a few chess...

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination is real and here's how to deal with it

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination is real and here's how to deal with it

Can you relate to this? It’s 2 am on one of the weekdays, and you are – although very exhausted, still awake doing activities over the internet or just devoting some ‘me time’ on a hobby. It could be anything, you could be caught in an endless cycle of scrolling in one of the social media platforms, binge watching a...

Pondicherry: A region steeped in history

Pondicherry: A region steeped in history

Most of us are probably aware of Pondicherry’s French colonial past. However, the region holds within itself rich history that can be dated back to about two thousand years. Around 180 BCE onwards, the sandy beaches 4Kms South of present-day Pondicherry town was a bustling trading city in the Eastern Coast of India. Now, known as Arikamedu...

The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs that Happened in 2020

The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs that Happened in 2020

Every year the Scientific community amazes us with ground-breaking research and discoveries, the year 2020 was no different. While the year 2020 will always be remembered as a historical watershed moment in the world, due to the havoc caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic resulting in the world’s economic systems reduced to a shadow of its...

Ancient DNA Samples are Revealing all sorts of Unexpected & Controversial Findings

Ancient DNA Samples are Revealing all sorts of Unexpected & Controversial Findings

The Genomic revolution is well underway, and research on ancient DNA samples are revealing a human history far more complex than anybody had ever imagined.  Genetics as a discipline, have long studied present day populations to take a peek into the past. Recent advances in Ancient DNA technologies are beginning to shed new light, and has...

5 Reasons Why One Should Pursue Anthropology for Higher Studies

5 Reasons Why One Should Pursue Anthropology for Higher Studies

Anthropology as a subject is a somewhat poorly understood one among all the fields in Social Sciences. It stems from the root word 'anthro' which means human. Unlike other disciplines in the Social Sciences such as Phycology, Politics, History, Linguistics, Archeology, and so on, which are very much specific in nature, Anthropology, on...

5 Most Anticipated Games Lined up for 2021

5 Most Anticipated Games Lined up for 2021

The year 2020 has been a memorable one characterized by people's widespread deaths and economic disruption caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Despite the widespread financial losses sustained, the global video game industry, on the other hand, is thriving. The Covid-19 induced lockdowns all over the globe, boosted up user engagement in...

A look into the lesser known creative side of AI

A look into the lesser known creative side of AI

Artificial Intelligence, in a span of a few years, has drastically changed the world we live in. Even if we don’t realize, AI is everywhere, making the world functioning as we know it today. From chatbots to detecting credit card frauds and self-driving cars – AI has made our lives easy going from tasks that require following...

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari - A book that dives into the future of mankind

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari - A book that dives into the future of mankind

“This is the best lesson to learn history, not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies” – Yuval Noah Harari, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the author of the global bestseller “The Sapiens.” A couple of years ago, I stumbled across a...

Herbs and Spices used in Assamese Cuisine: The Secrets for a Disease-free healthy life

Herbs and Spices used in Assamese Cuisine: The Secrets for a Disease-free healthy life

Assam – the state in Northeast India tucked in between mountain ranges from all sides, and a thousand rivers running through narrow hilly valleys that ultimately joins the main river the Brahmaputra is a state in India filled with natural visual treats. Other than the vivid natural beauty, the state also boasts diverse communities hailing...

A Sudden Unplanned Trip to Kodaikanal, the first of many that followed

A Sudden Unplanned Trip to Kodaikanal, the first of many that followed

Back in the first week of December 2017 – a University student at the time, I had recently finished my semester exams and had plans to visit Bangalore to meet a childhood friend. From Bangalore, I had further plans to visit Delhi the same month. Despite such a busy month with scheduled flights to catch, I had an entire week free up my...

Tech Tools that Make Writing Research Paper Stress-Free & Inclusive

Tech Tools that Make Writing Research Paper Stress-Free & Inclusive

Working on a research paper is not just about writing the actual paper – it evolves in stages that need to be accomplished before you can even get to the writing process. To begin with, you need to choose a research paper topic and formulate a thesis sentence. This thesis statement is the key to your research. Before forming a thesis,...

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