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Skeletons found at Rakhigarhi date back to around 2500 BC | ancientorigins.net

Archeologist who found 4,500-yr-old skeletons in Haryana doesn’t buy Aryan invasion theory

Vasant Shinde says skeletons found in Rakhigarhi date to around 2500 BC, and there’s only ‘stray evidence’ of contact with Central Asians at that time.
Image of Chandresh Singh and Dhara Mehta | Facebook

How an Army officer proposed to his air hostess girlfriend after grad ceremony in Chennai

Chandresh Singh and Dhara Mehta’s love story is breaking the internet, but the fairytale ending hasn’t come without hardship.
Representational image | ThePrint

One in every 3 women who commit suicide globally is an Indian

Indians also account for 1/4th of all men who commit suicide. The problem is especially high among the age group 16-39, and among the elderly.
Subramania Bharathiyar | ThePrint.in

Subramania Bharati: The Mahakavi Modi invoked in his Independence Day speech

On his 97th death anniversary, recalling the poet, social reformer and freedom fighter who altered history despite a short life.
Illustration by Nayanika Chatterjee | ThePrint.in

Smriti Irani may rage on Twitter, but she’s always relaxed on Instagram

One of Union minister Smriti Irani's recent posts was captioned ‘a little eyeliner and it’s a new spin to old me’.

On Pash’s birthday, remembering the fiery poet killed so young by terrorists

The radical Punjabi poet, labelled a Naxal and assassinated by Khalistanis, was born on this day in 1950.
Illustration depicting Achillus and his cousin Patroclus | Commons

Here are 9 memorable homosexual characters from literature

As Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality, here’s a look at nine queer characters that fought society’s norms.
Chinese customers look at the new iPhone X at an Apple store | Getty images

Censored, yes, but China’s versions of Instagram and WhatsApp are a global rage

Apps like TikTok and We Chat reportedly have millions of users around the world, and a bike-sharing app has already reached 200 cities.
ConQuest

From suffrage to the right to sleep, India’s youth ask (and answer) the right questions

At ConQuest, university students locked horns to test their knowledge of the Indian Constitution, history and politics.

Our ancient ancestors deserve thanks for the cheese we eat today

Humans have been making cheese using the utensils, plants and techniques available to Neolithic farmers.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.