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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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On an average a woman applies lipstick about 2.5 times daily and uses 24 milligrams (mg) of it. Those who slather it on could be using as high as 87 mg of lipstick a day. Check out what is the average intake of chromium from the brand of lipstick you use and how much more is it from the acceptable limit http://ow.ly/sITGV

A recent report by non-profit Pratham has revealed that more than a fourth of rural students opt for private schools for better education. For how long will the government schools in India continue their poor show despite funds and schemes being flooded at regular intervals to improve the quality of education in these schools? http://ow.ly/sK7SX

Tribal affairs ministry has finally attempted to give forest dwellers their due welfare benefits, but only through a compromise. Will the benefits doled out at the cost of other privileges help in development of villages in the forests or is it only a half-hearted effort? http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/halfway-through

In a landmark decision, the United States Congress has instructed the government and its agencies to oppose any financial or policy support to large dams. Can India follow suit? http://ow.ly/sKrj0

Sikkim and Haryana have managed to eliminate open defecation by redesigning Centre's sanitation programme. Here is a look at what models were adopted by these states and why elimination of open defecation across villages in India is a MISSION POSSIBLE http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/mission-possible

It’s a US study on pollution and the news is not good yet again for us. Despite sulphur dioxide emissions from India’s thermal power plants going up by a whopping amount, the government has never been hesitant in claiming that the situation has improved. Who is accountable for the health risks and who pays the price of such callousness? http://ow.ly/sMuxw