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Pazhaverkadu: The Untold story

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is historically a remarkable place, an abode for Portuguese, Dutch, the Cholas, Vijayanagar, Arabs and finally the British.

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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – Section 108

Section 108. Security for good behaviour from persons disseminating seditious matters (1) When a Judicial Magistrate of the first class receives information that there is within his local jurisdiction any person who, within or without such jurisdiction,— (i) either orally or in writing or in any other manner, intentionally disseminates or attempts to disseminate or […]

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The Criminal Procedure Code – Section 96

Section 96. Application to High Court to set aside declaration of forfeiture (1) Any person having any interest in any newspaper, book or other document, in respect of which a declaration of forfeiture has been made under Section 95, may, within two months from the date of publication in the Official Gazette of such declaration, […]

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THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – Section 95

Section 95. Power to declare certain publications forfeited and to issue search-warrants for the same (1) Where— (a) any newspaper, or book, or (b) any document, wherever printed, appears to the State Government to contain any matter the publication of which is punishable under Section 124A or Section 153A or Section 153B or Section 292 […]

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Tim Berners Lee

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information sharing between scientists in universities […]

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Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB)

The newly passed amendment to the Citizenship Act redefines the way migrants from three countries can become Indian citizens, linking this to their religion. What are the concerns about it nationwide, and why has it faced such fierce resistance in Assam? How does it relate to government’s plans for an all-India NRC? The Citizenship Amendment […]

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Blade Runner: More Human than Human

Where cyberpunk fiction and popular film converged most impressively was in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film noir classic, Blade Runner (Deeley et al., 1982). The film features a sparse plot set in Los Angeles of the near-future, a site where “replicants” have escaped an “off-world colony” to seek their maker, Dr. Eldon Tyrell. Although his corporation’s […]

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2001: A Space Odyssey—Confronting Technology

Since its release in 1968, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has confounded its viewers. As some critics have noted, 2001 is a Rorschach film blot; when you stare at it closely, you end up studying your own assumptions about the world. The film illustrates the role of computer technology in the transformation (or potential […]

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J.C.R Licklider

Known as the Father of the Internet, Licklider was born in 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at the Washington University and graduated in Physics, Maths and Psychology. His main vision was to create computers for decision making. He wanted to build a network of computers to transfer information, also known as ARPANET, later […]

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE – Section 93

The following provision of the Criminal Procedure Codes, 1973 are relevant to media. Section 93. When search warrant may be issued (1) (a) Where any Court has reason to believe that a person to whom a summons or order under Section 91 or a requisition under subsection (1) of Section 92 has been, or might […]

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THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – Section 91

The following provisions of the Criminal Procedure Codes, 1973 are relevant to media. Section 91. Summons to produce document or other thing  (1) Whenever any Court or any officer in charge of a police station considers that the production of any document or other thing is necessary or desirable for the purposes of any investigation, […]

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