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IIMC introduces courses on Natya Shastra, ancient arts treatise

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will now be teaching its students the intricacies of Indian communication theories included in Bharat Muni’s Natya Shastra, an ancient treatise on performing arts. Students will be taught the model from the current academic session by experts who are familiar with …

8 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Walmart Bike

Walk into any Walmart or other mass-market retailer, or log onto Amazon.com, and you’ll find mountain bikes, road bikes, and town bikes—some for under $100 and some from brands you can find at your local independent bike dealer for more money. The biggest retailers are able to sell …

Is this the first picture of Royal Enfield’s new 750 cc bike?

A picture shared by Royal Enfield’s President Rudratej Singh on Twitter created a flutter among bike enthusiasts awaiting details of the company’s much-anticipated 750cc model. In his tweet, Singh had shared a picture of himself in full riding gear alongside Siddhartha Lal, the CEO of Eicher Motors and Royal …

Exclusive: Rapido set to acquire Hyderabad bike-sharing startup Getbike

Bike taxi company Rapido is in advanced stages of completing a deal to acquire Hyderabad-based Vave Infosolutions India Pvt. Ltd, which runs motorcycle-sharing startup Getbike, three people familiar with development told VCCircle. The deal will help Bangalore-based Rapido, run by Roppen Transportation Services Pvt. Ltd, enter Hyderabad by …

State pays millions for predatory journal articles

The South African government spent between R100 million (US$7.5 million) and R300 million (US$23 million) over a 10-year period in subsidies for academic articles published in predatory journals, according to a South African Journal of Science study, writes Sarah Wild for Quartz. Internationally, the academic world has seen a spike in …

Predatory journals offer ‘authorship for sale’

Some predatory journals are prepared to add authors to research articles that they had no involvement with in return for payment, a study has found. Other publishers offered to write and publish an article in return for money, the 18th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, …