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Hero and Villain: Robert Clive of the East India Company article icon

History & The Arts 

Hero and Villain: Robert Clive of the East India Company

Robert Clive, a general of the East India Company, was despised by his contemporaries – so why was a statue of him erected outside the foreign office by the Edwardians years later?

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Inside music

This module is an introduction to the creative principles of music. You'll begin by examining the fundamental elements of Western music and comparing them with those of other musical cultures (such as India). You'll develop a detailed understanding of western rhythm, melody, harmony, polyphony, instrumentation, structure and form. You'll learn how to use these elements in song composition and ? by the end of the module ? will have written a complete song with piano accompaniment, using the Sibelius music notation software widely employed in the creative industries.

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The Partition of British India: Timeline article icon

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The Partition of British India: Timeline

Track the key events during British colonial rule leading to the emergence of the independent nation-states of India and Pakistan in 1947.

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The Big Question: Can we trust history? article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

The Big Question: Can we trust history?

There's no one agreed version of history. So how can we trust any of it?

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Can yoga help us achieve sustainable development goals? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Can yoga help us achieve sustainable development goals?

Shonil Bhagwat explains the yogic way of understanding how individual actions relate to global challenges.  

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Can we live harmoniously with wildlife?  article icon

Nature & Environment 

Can we live harmoniously with wildlife?

In light of a man-eating tiger being killed in The Nilgiris District, India, we need to address human-animal and human-human conflict in our forests.

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Ancient Rain: Historic monsoons could help us respond to climate change article icon

Nature & Environment 

Ancient Rain: Historic monsoons could help us respond to climate change

Researching the Indian summer monsoon can allow us to develop a better understanding of our changing climate says PhD student, Katrina Nilsson-Kerr.

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Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some practitioners are worrying about those left behind, reports Aisling Irwin.

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Does Brexit defy gravity? article icon

Money & Business 

Does Brexit defy gravity?

Alan Shipman asks if research showing how trade declines with distance, endangers the vision of a post-Brexit UK thriving on global markets.  

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Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog? article icon

Nature & Environment 

Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog?

The Indian city is seeing levels of dangerous pollution - similar to those that killed Londoners in 1952. Ranjit Devraj shines a light through the gloom.

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Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish article icon

Education & Development 

Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even though it makes it harder to maintain standards.

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Education & Development 

Space for reflection

Madhavi Kapur, head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy, explains why many schools in Asia find students benefit from a little breathing space.

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