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  • END OF AN ERA – King Roger retires

    Akshaykumar Swarnakumar
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    Sep 19, 2022
    A sad week in the world of tennis. After more than 1500 matches over 24 years, the King of tennis has announced his retirement. The Greatest of all time closed his career with 20 Grand slam titles, spending five seasons as the No. 1 tennis player, and contributed to the era of men's tennis.
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  • The rise and fall of Tamil Rockers: home of Indian pirated media

    Shiva Sankar Modala
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    Sep 19, 2022
    Tamil Rockers is an internet pirate website that posts newly released movies on the first day they are available in theatres. If anyone pirate or sell a product that is protected by copy rights, they will be fined three lakh Indian Rupees (INR) and sentenced to three months in jail, according to the 1957 Copy Right Act (an Indian act). In India, these illegal websites are restricted, but many people can still easily access them. 
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  • New iOS 16 top features

    Shiva Sankar Modala
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    Sep 19, 2022
    Apple has released iOS(iPhone Operating System) 16, so let's examine all of its excellent features.
    Live wallpapers: Sort of. You still can't get fully moving video wallpapers like you can on Android, but you do not get wallpapers that animate as you switch between the lock screen and the home screen. This is a feature that Xiaomi(mobile company) has had for years, but it still gives the iPhone a much-needed life into them.
    New wallpaper gallery: At the moment, the only way to constantly get new wallpapers is to go to the app store and download one of those free wallpaper apps that offer you an advertisement whenever you click a button. Apple is now attempting to implement this feature internally, so now when you go to select a new wallpaper, your phone will serve you a combination of both new wallpapers that it thinks you'll like and also photos you've already taken that it thinks are a good fit. Oh yeah, and if you get bored easily on your home screen, you can now set it to shuffle so every time you check your iPhone's lock screen, you'll see a different picture.
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  • Illinois banned cash bail: Now what?

    Nova Ammerman
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    Sep 19, 2022
    Cash bail has been a controversial practice for a long time, and governor J. B. Pritzker has just signed a bill ending cash bail in its entirety by 2023.  Whilst many racial justice groups and leftists are celebrating, many critics argue that this move will increase crime in the state, with some even drawing parallels to “The Purge”. 
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  • Gautam Adani: From college dropout to world's second richest man

    Shiva Sankar Modala
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    Sep 19, 2022
    We frequently read or heard stories about billionaires who left college early to start successful businesses,  everyone from Steve Jobs and Michael Dell to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. In actuality, the proportion of college dropouts on the billionaire list is abnormally high. Although all of these success stories are outlandish, they have one thing in common: they all took place in western nations, specifically America. Not only does this make the path simpler because there are more opportunities, but it also means that the consequences of failing are not as severe. In the worst case, you can just work as a burger flipper at McDonald's and make ends meet. However, considering the fierce competition for even entry-level positions in many Asian nations like India, if you don't succeed with your business and don't have a degree, you very well may wind up homeless. Despite this, an Indian man by the name of Gautam Adani was prepared to leave both high school and college in order to pursue his aspirations. And just this week, Gautam overtook Jeff Bezos to overtake him as the second-richest person in the world. So, this is how a college dropout ended up being the richest guy in Asia.
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  • Why are we unhappy?

    Abishek Nagarajan Parimala
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    Sep 19, 2022
    If you open any social media platform, you can see 13 and 14-year-olds engaging in discussions about depression and anxiety. While our lives have become increasingly more comfortable and convenient – with things that were once considered impossible or a luxury like air conditioning and fast transportation now available to most of the general public, why are we still unhappy?
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  • Can social media be addictive?

    Keerthana Reddy Mucherla
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    Sep 19, 2022
    Social media first served as a means of keeping in touch with friends and family, but they have now developed into a desired pastime enjoyed by people of all ages. Social media's strength is the allowed flexibility in communicating and interacting with anybody around the world, and with so many people at once. They enable us to remain in contact with friends who live far away, communicate with one another, and access an infinite quantity of knowledge. They also allow us to learn about what is taking place around the world in real-time.
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  • How to fall in love with reading

    Ramya Krishnan
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    Sep 19, 2022
    Have you heard the saying, "If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book.". Well, it's an absolute truth. All you need to kindle your interest is to find the right book. I found mine when I was in secondary school. A book named "Ponniyin Selvan" written by well-known Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy, was a gift from my father.
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  • Living alone: growing up 101

    Madhushalini Murali
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    Sep 19, 2022
    Being a young adult in this tech-oriented world with big exposure and even bigger responsibilities is a wonderful experience. Add a pinch of adventure to that by living independently, and it gets to a whole new level. By socio-cultural norms, us humans have evolved to take care of our children until they complete their schooling at least. With the basic knowledge of the world and the experiences we have had so far with our family, we are setting foot into the world and adulthood simultaneously.
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