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Richa Nigam

Industries that pipped the pandemic

Industries that pipped the pandemic

September 20, 2020

“I stopped taking food from local tiffin service since April. I switched to ordering from Swiggy regularly as it assured me of following all possible safety and hygiene measures including the body temperature of the delivery person and cleanliness rating of the restaurant I ord...

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Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

September 20, 2020

India’s on demand digital streaming industry surpassed the national film industry in terms of both viewership and growth. With entertainment gone online coupled with a surge in online gamers, the pandemic has proven to be a fillip to the sector with consumers confined to their ...

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Wedding band artists lose rhythm of life amid Covid19 pandemic

Wedding band artists lose rhythm of life amid Covid19 pandemic

September 16, 2020

“My wife and I have three children and I am the only one in the family who earns. The last five to six months have been the most difficult ones. I have managed to feed my family just enough so that they can survive. I don’t expect to earn much for the next two months [&hellip...

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International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

September 15, 2020

“I was supposed to receive an award from the state government for one the best professors but suddenly after a Facebook post, my name was withdrawn from the list of nominees,” says an assistant professor at Lucknow University. “All I did was to put up a Facebook post about ...

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Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in US

Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in US

September 14, 2020

Sixty-one-year-old Jay Chaudhry, CEO of cybersecurity firm ZScaler, has been named the richest Indian American in the rankings for 2020 released by Forbes magazine, which goes on to list six other Persons of Indian Origin amongst the 400 richest persons in the United States. Inte...

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Five ancient Indian board games

Five ancient Indian board games

September 14, 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown has forced people to stay home for more than five months, resulting in an unprecedented rise in gaming, both the new online ones as well as the online versions of traditional indoor board games. Ludo King has become one of the most downloaded games in India....

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Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

September 11, 2020

As the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus disease, the organisation of the 77th edition of Venice Film Festival was the first, tentative step towards normalcy and resumption of international gatherings. At the beginning of the year, Italy & Venice in particular had em...

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a parody of suicide prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a parody of suicide prevention

September 10, 2020

On World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on September 10, India holds an unprecedented record of suicide attempts and suicide deaths owing to the pandemic, economic crisis, lockdown stress and lack of suicide preventive measures. The insensitivity of media and unperturb...

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10 mysterious places to visit in India

10 mysterious places to visit in India

September 9, 2020

From worshipping snakes and rats to gravity-defying hills and structures, India is a land full of mysteries. A few places that appear to be straight out of a fantasy novel, there is no dearth of mysterious places to explore here! ‘It happens only in India!’ We’ve often hear...

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Indian-origin Pritam Singh becomes Singapore’s first Leader of Opposition

Indian-origin Pritam Singh becomes Singapore’s first Leader of Opposition

September 7, 2020

Pritam Singh, Singapore’s Indian-origin politician and the secretary-general of the Worker’s Party in the country, was designated as the Leader of the Opposition on last Monday, August 31. The city-state’s Parliament of Singapore conferred the duties and privileges ...

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Teachers’ Day 2020: Teachers who went an extra mile to educate students amidst lockdown

Teachers’ Day 2020: Teachers who went an extra mile to educate students amidst lockdown

September 5, 2020

September 5, 2020 marks the 58th Teachers’ Day in India. While the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted classroom education, thousands of teachers across the country have ensured that their students’ learning process is not interrupted at any cost. As with any ...

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Data experts concerned over contact tracing apps

Data experts concerned over contact tracing apps

September 3, 2020

Globally, the Covid-19 outbreak has upturned all systems with an increasing number of infections and about a million deaths. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Artificial Intelligence and big data is playing a significant role in controlling the spread of the pande...

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