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    Calligrapher monk Robert Palladino, who inspired Mac typography, dies at 83

    Father Palladino, a Roman Catholic priest who learned the art of calligraphy as a Trappist monk, inspired the transformative typefaces used in Apple’s first machines, and by extension the modern personal computer. Prior to Mac, computers and operating systems used fonts and typesets that boasted all the artistic appeal of an IBM punchcard. As reported […]

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    Private schools fill just 15% of 2.2 mn seats reserved for poor students

    Governments can spend as much as 20% of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for reimbursing schools for admitting students under this provision of the RTE act. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Six years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act set aside 25% of seats in private schools for poor students, implementation of the plan […]

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    Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

    From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to […]

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    The teacher with a million-dollar plan

    Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Mumbai: Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016, knows what she is going to do with her million dollars if she wins—she will share it with the nine others. “They all need the […]

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    First read: Craving in a taxi and heading into rehab

    13.4K Total Views I’ve thought about that first night I chased smack so often in the nine years since that it has acquired the dull tedium of watching, in slow-motion rewind, a movie you’ve already seen. Almost a part of somebody else’s life, y’know? I smoked the first line and paused. Nothing happened. No lightning […]

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    Old is gold: How Kolkata’s greying population is feeding a new kind of business

    Photo Credit: Rana Chakraborty 31.4K Total Views A drive down Kolkata’s spine, the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass that connects the north and south, will tell you what the city is really worried about. Between signboards advertising new-age condominiums, five-star hotels and schools with “world class” facilities are a number of ads by hospitals and pharma companies […]

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    Military courts in Pakistan are not helping counter terror threats

    Photo Credit: AFP 20K Total Views The killing of at least 20 students and staff of Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, disturbingly reminiscent of the attack a year ago on the Army Public School in Peshawar, has once again brought into focus the efficacy and legitimacy of the country’s National Action Plan. This includes at […]