Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
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No longer an exclusive Lutyens’ Delhi library. IIC digitises rare collections for all

The library at India International Centre has digitised nearly 9,434 items from its unique and rare collection of books and materials, some dating back to 17th century.

I asked historians what find made them go ‘wait, wut?’ The answers didn’t disappoint

I asked a simple question on Twitter. About 300 historians replied.

‘Bulldozing heritage’: Bihar plan to partly raze 130-yr-old Khuda Bakhsh library sparks outrage

Khuda Bakhsh library is an ‘Institution of National Importance’ according to Parliament. Now, Nitish govt's plan for elevated road suggests knocking down its historic Curzon Reading Hall.

How a Delhi Police library is keeping slum children in school and away from crime

With free wifi, computers and books, the Delhi Police Public Library in R.K. Puram aims to provide an environment that is conducive for studying for slum children.

Walking librarian — the Kerala woman who distributes over 500 books a month on foot

Residents of the hilly Mothakkara village in Kerala’s Wayanad district had no easy access to books at the library. Then Radhamani took matters into her own hands.

On Camera

YourTurn

J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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