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An employee monitors an incoming telegram at a telecommunications office in Bangalore. (Credit: Getty Images)

The End of an Era: India Shutters its Telegraph System

After more than 160 years, India is set to shut down all telegraph services due to the rising ubiquity of smartphones, email and texting.

Mohandas Gandhis

6 Things You Might Not Know About Gandhi

On the 65th anniversary of the iconic Indian leader’s assassination, find out more about this life and legacy.