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Google celebrates Nellie Bly's 151st Birthday with a musical doodle

What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist

Elizabeth Jane Cochrane (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922), better known by her pen name, Nellie Bly, was a trailblazing journalist who not only paved the way for women in media at a time when women still didn’t have the right to vote, but also also championed the power of journalism as a tool of social justice. Maria Popova ...

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An overview of ghodi village

Muslim village plays elder brother to Hindu hamlet

|By Narendra Kaushik| Point Blank 7 Exclusive| Greater Noida: It is a tale of two villages. Supposed to be descendents of two Bhati Rajput or Rawal Rajput brothers, the two villages Ghodi Bachchera and Til Begumpur, located on the outskirts of Greater Noida, have maintained brotherhood for at least a few centuries. Every time there is a marriage, a death ...

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New times, new battles in India and beyond

By Mari Marcel Thekaekara | New Internationalist| I grew up in the 1970s, in Calcutta – now Kolkata. I was bombarded with new ideas and alien concepts. That meant being plunged from a conservative Catholic convent, and a practically Victorian society and mindset, to a world where I listened to Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Ravi Shankar, Pink Floyd, protest music ...

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