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The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is a leading research center for the ancient Middle East. The museum houses some 350,000 artifacts — around 5,000 of which are on display — excavated mainly by OI archaeologists. Founded in 1919, at a time when the Middle East was called the Orient, the OI has pioneered innovative excavations and comprehensive dictionary projects that chronicle ancient civilizations. The Oriental Institute Museum aims to understand, reveal, and protect anci ...
 
The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being. SEASON 2 OUT NOW • JANUARY 20, 2020 For the second season of Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative, we took the podcast on the road, from Little Rock to Chicago to Philly and back to NYC. Ho ...
 
History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, “Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’Orient classique” and published in 1903-1904. Maspero was a largely self-taught master of hieroglyphic translation. In November 1880, he was placed at the head of a French archeological mission, which developed later into the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale. M ...
 
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In the Wake of the Phoenicians: Makers of the MediterraneanPresented by David Schloen, OIFrom olive oil to the alphabet, the Phoenicians left a lasting mark on the Mediterranean. The OI's David Schloen guides us through exciting new research into this ancient civilization and anticipates future excavations of Phoenician colonies in coastal Spain.In…
 
We have 5 ways to check to see if you're ready for vanlife. We also explore alternate uses for Frisbees, talk about FastCaps, visit the Oriental Institute and talk about air bag issues. 5 things to check to know you're ready for #vanlife. Like camping? Like problem solving? Have enough money? Figured out relationships? Have a mission? A Place to Vi…
 
Although this history has largely been forgotten today, India was the epicenter of three major pandemics throughout the 19th and early 20th century. A new book by the economist Chinmay Tumbe, The Age of Pandemics: 1817-1920—How They Shaped India and the World, takes readers on a tour of three previous pandemics—cholera, the plague, and influenza—th…
 
For a larger regional and global presence, India needs to be pro-active in joining free trade agreements. Dropping out of RCEP is an opportunity lost to push the Indian industry towards greater competitiveness. Anupam Manur and Manoj Kewalramani examine what this means for India's trade strategy and why Delhi must change its protectionist stance. Y…
 
Indian markets started the week on a positive note with Nifty ending above the key resistance level of 13,100 on December 1, boosted by the better than expected GDP data. Bank Nifty also surged high and surpassed 29,800 levels led by the PSU bank stocks. On the technical front, secondary oscillators suggest that markets are likely to remain volatil…
 
First, we’re speaking with The Indian Express’s Arun Janrdhanan in Tamil Nadu about the uncertainty over superstar Rajinikanth’s entry into state politics. Can the actor enter the fray this late and hope to make an impact? Then, we’re speaking with The Indian Express’s Deeptiman Tiwary about how some terror groups use tunnels to infiltrate into Ind…
 
In this podcast, Kanchan Gupta shares his views on the recent farmers' protests in India around Delhi and the subsequent media coverage of the same. This podcast was inspired by a beautiful Twitter thread by Kanchan Gupta where he explained the way media houses used to operate in the past and then drew a parallel with the current agricultural refor…
 
At a time when the Serum Institute of India is seeking emergency authorisation of Covishield (which is what the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca is called in India), the company has found itself embroiled in a big controversy over allegations of side effects from trials. While on one hand, the company CEO Adar Poonawala ha…
 
In this episode of The Heartland Institute's Health Care News Podcast, Vice President Jim Lakely and Health Care News Managing Editor AnneMarie Schieber let out some frustrations about the way the media and government are mask-shaming the public, locking down our economy again, and giving mixed messages on vaccines and other treatments for COVID-19…
 
Both the US and Europe have attempted to regulate 'Big Tech' effectively. Soon, it will be India's turn to work out new ground rules for these novel technologies and business practices. Atish Padhy and Saurabh Modi join Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss what India should learn from the Western experience, and how can it approach the regulation of "Big T…
 
In the week gone by, Nifty registered a fresh record high of 13,145, but saw some profit-booking at higher levels. However, it didn’t correct much as the undertone remained strongly bullish. In fact, we saw modest recovery towards the fag end to conclude the week with nearly a percent gain around the 13,000-mark. November was a historical month for…
 
First, we’re speaking with The Indian Express’s Udit Misra about the latest GDP numbers that indicate India is still in a recession, but yet may be reason for some cheer. Then, we’re looking pharmaceutical firm Moderna seeking emergency authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Episode on recession: https://bit.ly/3kEDfz5 Episode on Moderna…
 
Caste Oriented Radicalization of Youth | இளைஞர்களின் சாதி சார்ந்த தீவிரமயமாக்கல்If you find this interesting, please share this with your friends.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summasinthanigalTwitter: https://twitter.com/ssinthanaigalFollow the Podcast on Other PlatformsSpotify: open.spotify.com/show/15gvLSz7M8SCSeHB5bNedRApple Podcast: apple.…
 
Greater Hyderabad is going for civic polls on 1 December and the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to gain some ground. From deploying political heavyweights like Union Ministers Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, UP CM Yogi Adityanath to raising the communal rhetoric — the party seems to be fighting this election tooth and nail. While the BJP has promised to…
 
This week, Cyrus is joined by professional badminton players Tanvi Lad and Shlok Ramchandran, hosts of the new show The Millennial Athlete on the IVM Podcasts network. Cyrus takes to them about how they started out in their careers, why COVID seemed like a welcome break at first, what it was like not getting to train everyday because if the lockdow…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened inequalities in India's education sector. While many schools and colleges have resorted to online classes, millions of students struggle to get access to the required technology. Should India consider declaring 2020 a zero year, requiring all students to repeat this academic year in 2021-22? Saurabh Modi and Atish…
 
In this week's episode of 'Paisa Vaisa', Host Anupam Gupta is joined by Kalpen Parekh, President and Aparna Karnik, Head of Risk and Quantitative Analysis at DSP Mutual Fund. They talk about DSP Mutual Fund's latest offering - the DSP Value Fund. In the first half, they discuss their perspective on value investing, its process and performance. The …
 
First, we’re looking at the controversy over providing 83-year-old Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy with a sipper and straw in jail. The Indian Express’s Sadaf Modak, who’s covering the case, explains why it is so difficult to give an inmate something that seems so innocuous. Then, we take a quick look at the farmers’ continuing protest in Delhi aga…
 
Here are the top cryptocurrency news headlines from India this week: Bitcoin price touches all time high in India: https://coincrunch.in/2020/11/24/bitcoin-all-time-high-india/ ; Lack of easy investment options a major concern for crypto investors, reveals CoinDCX Mood of the Nation survey: https://cryptodost.io/exchange/lack-of-easy-and-seamless-i…
 
Cricket has a unique place in Indian society, and has touched and shaped millions of lives. Ramachandra Guha joins Amit Varma in episode 201 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe how he came to love, play and even administer the 'most subtle and sophisticated game known to humankind.' Also check out: 1. The Commonwealth of Cricket -- Ramachandra G…
 
Timecodes 4:14 - Headlines 7:51 - Cyclone Nivar hits Chennai and Puducherry 14:43 - Kerala withdraws Police Act amendment 28:57 - Farmer protests 44:05 - Jallikattu goes to the Oscars 47:24 - UP brings ‘love jihad’ ordinance 1:12:15 - ED summons Shiv Sena MLA 1:16:57 - Subscriber mail 1:27:47 - Sushil Modi accuses Lalu Prasad Yadav of running polit…
 
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