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IISc — a 113-year-old story of scientific rigour & academic excellence

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IISc, India’s lone science gem that keeps topping global rankings, leaving IITs, IIMs behind

For 113-year-old IISc, it’s a story of scientific rigour, academic excellence, a unique mix of the two, and competing with the advantage enjoyed by similar institutions & universities in the West, reports Sandhya Ramesh.

 

Public taboo, private brew: Hooch to foreign booze, ‘dry’ Gujarat has never had alcohol shortage

Prohibition has done little to stop people from drinking in Gujarat. What it has impacted is how and what they drink — sometimes with fatal consequences, especially for the poor, reports Soniya Agrawal.

 

41 Indians became Pakistanis last year. Why do they do it? What are the obstacles?

According to official data, the number of Indians who received Pakistani citizenship was up from zero in 2019, to 7 in 2020 and 41 in 2021. India does not allow for dual citizenship, reports Pia Krishnakutty.

 

Why minister Nitin Gadkari is thinking about quitting politics

Only four of the 19 Cabinet ministers inducted in 2014 survive in Modi 2.0 today — Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Narendra Tomar, Smriti Irani. Now they’re gripped with uncertainty, writes D.K. Singh.

 

Modi govt takes IAS promotions to next level — Additional, Joint Secretary now come closer

Under the new system, even though the undersecretary will be promoted to a deputy secretary and then to a director, the function will remain the same, writes Sanjeev Chopra.

 

Dropped my son to school in an Audi RS7. Came back with a lesson on sustainable development

The 12-km journey in RS7 took three litres of fuel generating around 7 kg of carbon dioxide. A fully grown tree absorbs about 21 kg of CO2 every year, writes Kushan Mitra.

 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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