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Vipasha Kaushal

Vipasha Kaushal

Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

March 28, 2020

Even though international organisations like RSF and Amnesty International have called the internet shutdown in J&K a ‘potentially criminal’ move during a pandemic, the Indian government continues to keep internet and mobile data communications out of the reach of the res...

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The curious case of cannabis

The curious case of cannabis

March 26, 2020

Although cannabis has been hailed as a sacred plant in the ancient Indian texts, the law classifies it as illegal. However, despite the tag of illegality, cannabis continues to be produced, sold and consumed. The government may be better off regulating it. One of the things wildl...

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Charming city of Cuttack

Charming city of Cuttack

March 25, 2020

Cuttack, a city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, is almost an island due to its location at the head of the Mahanadi River delta and surrounded by the great river and its tributary, the Kathjuri River. Nearly 25 km away from the state’s capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, takes...

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The supercomputer scene in India

The supercomputer scene in India

March 25, 2020

India eyes at attaining global competitiveness at supercomputing with a planned major escalation in its supercomputer count from a mere three to 17. But the journey ahead is a tough and long one to go.

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Restoring history

Restoring history

March 21, 2020

The restoration of various heritage sites in India has not only opened more avenues for tourists to visit but, has also contributed to the conservation of India’s rich history. India’s robust history speaks for itself amidst the presence of numerous ruins and remains of herit...

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5G In India

5G In India

March 16, 2020

5G enabled phones have already hit the markets in India. However, there still is no trace of the 5G network. Undoubtedly, 5G or the fifth-generation wireless network technology has been one of the global buzzwords for the past few years. While some Asian, American and EU count...

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Coronavirus scare: Masking the nation

Coronavirus scare: Masking the nation

March 15, 2020

With over 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country and two deaths, the scare of the virus has triggered a rising demand for face masks in India even as the government struggled, initially, to send out the right message. The growing surge in COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) cases in ...

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Eating with hands in India

Eating with hands in India

March 4, 2020

Nearly a decade ago Oprah Winfrey, an American celebrity, commonly dubbed as the ‘queen of all media’, created an uproar in India when she wondered if Indians were‘eating with their hands’. Her remark reflected the global outlook on eating with hands as an uncivilised and...

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The dark world of dark patterns

The dark world of dark patterns

March 2, 2020

Have you ever observed how some online platforms themselves check the subscribe or notification boxes for you, add quantities to your cart, tell you if your favourite products are selling out and continue to maintain their presence in your email inbox one way or the other?

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In conversation with PAPA CJ

In conversation with PAPA CJ

February 29, 2020

From political satires to bone tickling narratives of a middle-class lifestyle, standup comics have piping hot content for one and all. Papa CJ, one of the most celebrated Indian-origin standup comedian talks about the rising culture of standup comedy in India and around the worl...

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Anay Saxena- the nine year old author

Anay Saxena- the nine year old author

February 28, 2020

Anay Saxena, a nine-year-old from Jaipur, has already authored two books. A voracious reader of the works of Dav Pilkey and Jeff Kinney, he aspires to write like them someday. Saxena wrote his first book at the age of seven. Find out more about this young author, who is busy penn...

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Fate of print media in the digital world

Fate of print media in the digital world

February 23, 2020

Magazines have always had a glamour and charm of their own. However, with the advent of internet and digital space, magazines and other print media has been facing challenges like loss of readership and dwindled sales. Nicholas Coleridge, former president of Condé Nast Internat...

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