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Top five palace hotels in India

Top five palace hotels in India

March 16, 2020

For most people, luxury means royalty and vice versa and luxury tourism has come to gain equivalence with kings and palaces. Though the royalty has long been abolished in India, tourists can still get a kingly feel by opting to stay in one of the several palaces that have been converted into hotels India’s history […]

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COVID-19: University campus advisory released

COVID-19: University campus advisory released

March 16, 2020

Campuses of universities and colleges are characterised by the most powerful communities of students and the faculties co-existing together.

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Revolutionary caricatures

Revolutionary caricatures

March 13, 2020

In the world of editorials, caricatures are a medium to tell hard-hitting news softly The Wire, an online news portal, recently featured a cartoon, captioned roti to a riot that depicted the recent riots in Delhi and the condition of the poor. The cartoon featured where a starving farmer had written roti (bread) on a board […]

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LGBTQ representation in Indian cinema

LGBTQ representation in Indian cinema

March 12, 2020

From decriminalising homosexuality in 2018 to portray the love stories of the LGBTQ+ community as ‘normal couples’ in its cinema, India and Indian films have come a long way. Indian cinema and the discussion on queer love stories has been a long one with twists and turns, ups and downs. India has seen cinematic brilliance […]

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Viral Xenophobia

Viral Xenophobia

March 12, 2020

As the world grapples with the new virus, there’s a less talked about the side effect of coronavirus which is xenophobia The coronavirus has been dominating global headlines for the past few months, causing worldwide panic and mass hysteria. Stores around the globe have run out of protective face masks in stock and Corona beer […]

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Colonial heritage cities in India

Colonial heritage cities in India

March 6, 2020

Besides the British, India has seen several other colonial powers and each left its mark through buildings, and structure. Thus different cities in India bear the hallmark of each of these European nations

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Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

March 2, 2020

Holi is the most vibrant festivals which signify the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. As the earth wakes up from its winter slumber, the people get ready to coat each other in the colours of spring

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Disappearing arts of India

Disappearing arts of India

February 22, 2020

India’s art heritage is as diverse as its people. India is known for its rich cultural heritage from the ancient times, yet amidst all these there are art forms that are dying

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Top five disappearing places

Top five disappearing places

February 15, 2020

These locations might not be dying but like Venice, they are incurably sick.

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Himachal farmers switch to aromatic plants

Himachal farmers switch to aromatic plants

February 14, 2020

Erratic weather conditions have made some farmers across the Himalayan state switch to aromatic plant cultivation to boost incomes.

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Tirthan Valley- A slice of paradise in Himachal Pradesh

Tirthan Valley- A slice of paradise in Himachal Pradesh

February 6, 2020

Fascinating deciduous forests of spectacular shades of green, interspersed with quaint little villages by the Tirthan River, make this valley one of the most picturesque spots of Himachal Pradesh.

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Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

February 6, 2020

In Indian cinema, the issue of caste was seldom a prominent subject with most film-makers and is rarely dealt with the seriousness and urgency it deserves. The marginalization that is a reality in the social space extends to the film world as well. 

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