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Watch: Elephant herd wallows in muddy waters to beat the summer, internet approves

Now, a video shared by an Indian Forest Service officer (IFS) showing how elephants are “killing the heat” has been doing the rounds on the internet.  In the 30-second clip, one can see a large gathering of elephants congregated near what looks like a small pond. The huge beasts, young as well as fully grown …

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Elon Musk replied to a tweet related to valves, and the internet is confused

Unlike most business magnates and celebrities, Elon Musk has been incessant with his tweets. On Monday afternoon, the world’s richest man replied to an engineering-related tweet that confused the internet. A Twitter account World of Engineering, which goes by the Twitter handle @engineers_feed, shared picture of a chart that showed different types of values and …

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Atmanirbhar internet is about self-sufficiency, not protectionism

Propriety suggests a tried and tested method for making conclusions. It begins with formulating a hypothesis, testing it through research and then assessing its correctness. Another alternative is to turn this method on its head and work backwards. It entails the formulation of a favourable conclusion, which is followed by cherry-picking facts. Unfortunately, this method …

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Man picks bank’s fake number from internet for card activation, loses Rs 2.77 lakh

A 61-year-old steel businessman from Malad (west) fell prey to cyber-fraud when he picked up a fake number of his bank from the internet to activate his credit card and ended up calling a cyber-fraudster who tricked him into transferring Rs 2.77 lakh. The complainant told the police that he has been using a credit …

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Explained: Why the Russia-Ukraine war threatens to splinter the internet

In 2001, when the internet was staring at a slew of regulations from across the globe, Clyde Wayne Crews, a researcher at libertarian think-tank Cato Institute, proposed the idea of ‘splinternet’ — an internet splintered into disparate realms controlled by different dispensations or powers. The fundamental proposal was to have more internets instead of having …

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‘India’s real strength’: Photo of footballers praying before match wins internet

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, the official Twitter handle of the Indian football team shared a bunch of pictures before the start of a friendly match with Belarus. One of these pictures went viral, as it encapsulated the essence of what many netizens called: “unity in diversity”. In the now-viral picture, one can see three players …

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Rajeev Chandrasekhar: ‘Big Tech weaponised internet amid conflict, presiding over splinter-net’

Amid the continued “weaponisation” of the internet by some Big Tech platforms during the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict bringing back the focus on the sweeping powers of social media platforms, India is readying a new cybersecurity and data governance framework. These actions by Big Tech companies put into perspective and call for a renewed focus on …

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‘Love the confidence’: Child’s hilarious bike parking video wins over internet

A video of a young boy of about five to six years of age confidently parking his bicycle at a car parking spot has gone viral. What is interesting is that one can see a car waiting to arrive at the spot but the little child claims the place and puts his bike. Netizens seem …

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A postcard from Bhangal: Post office in HP, poor internet, this Punjab village has been struggling for decades to ‘connect’

A postcard from:  Bhangal village, Sri Anandpur Sahib (Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border) Sitting MLA: Rana Kanwar Pal Singh (Congress) Voters: 1100 approx* In the run-up to the Punjab polls when the candidates are being encouraged to campaign on digital platforms due to Covid-19, a village on the Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border has been struggling for decades to …

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Yohani, Sahdev Dirdo and Dananeer Mobeen: Meet 2021’s top 5 viral sensations who won over the internet

As the world attempted to move towards normalcy after a year of raging pandemic, people gravitated towards entertaining individuals irrespective of barriers created by language or nationality. The netizens consumed funny videos, tuned in for melodious music, and sometimes decided to take on billionaires who were iffy about tax reforms. All these factors brought us …

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