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Omega-3: Study published in BMJ claiming no benefit for type 2 diabetes has myopic vision

Most respondents in the omega-3 study published in the BMJ are from Europe and North America; such results can hardly be applied worldwide

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Freight Equalisation Policy Crippled Bihar, Bengal, Odisha

The freight equalisation policy ensured that Maharashtra and Gujarat enjoyed hegemony in metal as well as cotton while Bihar, Bengal and Odisha got an upper hand in none

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Tilak Can’t Be Damned, Viewed Through Modern Prism

After targeting Raja Rammohun Roy, Rajiv Malhotra has targeted Bal Gangadhar Tilak, quoting him out of context; a snippet historian’s take is but just as serious as the conspiracy theory about Rabindranath Tagore-composed National Anthem or the Congress propaganda that Jawaharlal Nehru launched the IISC and HAL

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Rash Behari Bose: The Forgotten Hero

The fact that the British humiliated him on grounds of his ethnicity would be the trigger to developing a strong determination to prove Bengalis could match the British in warfare

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Medieval Inspiration For Indian Independence Movement

Although the idea of a unified nation-state was far from conceptualised during the medieval era, the rulers always shared a civilisational connect with India’s past

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Partition Of Bengal (1905) Shaped Indian Freedom Movement

A look at the events around that time that shaped the character of the revolution and the subsequent Partition of the nation

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Saturated fats: Misinformation, ignorance of scientific evidence guide dietary recommendations

With scientific evidence finding no links between saturated fats and heart disease, dieticians and doctors were forced to revise their stance

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Bihar Deaths: Misreporting Aggravates Failed State

A study of hypoglycaemic encephalopathy, which is actually the disease that killed children in Bihar, will lead one to the root cause of malnutrition, a condition for which the state is responsible

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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay: Whose Pen Shaped Modern Indian Thought

Bankim Chandra has become primarily famous for his work Anandamath and the song Vande Mataram. While he is always seen as a nationalist figure his works reflected that they were far beyond patriotic novels and poems

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Haldighati: Beginning, Not End, Of Maharana Pratap

A closer look as to why historians have not done justice to the larger impact of the Battle of Haldighati on its anniversary