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Who is Shakuntala Devi? What was the secret of Shakuntala Devi’s calculating abilities?

Shakuntala Devi (1929-2013), the subject of a new film released on Amazon Prime on Friday, has always been associated with an element of mystery. She was not formally educated, and was far from exceptional in cognitive tests, and yet she could perform calculations with large numbers in a few seconds, sometimes instantly. A look at her Read more about Who is Shakuntala Devi? What was the secret of Shakuntala Devi’s calculating abilities?[…]

Happy Teachers’ Day: “True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves,’ Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had said

A celebration of teachers and gurus around the country, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th September, a day that coincides with the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the former President of India. Dr Radhakrishnan had said that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. And it is this belief of his that Read more about Happy Teachers’ Day: “True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves,’ Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had said[…]