Society

All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era of pandemic

All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era...

August 3, 2020

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have changed the meaning of fashion. With changes in day to day lifestyle, clothing and makeup trends, fashion as a key tool for mental fitness is gaining popularity. “They say there’s nothing that a red lipstick can’t fix. It has never...

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Crematorium workers handling Covid19 deaths lack basic safety equipment

Crematorium workers handling Covid19 deaths lack b...

July 30, 2020

Crematorium workers, who handle dead bodies of Covid19 victims, remain unnoticed but are important warriors in the battle against Coronavirus pandemic. Yet, these workers in Delhi lack basic safety measures to protect themselves from Covid19 virus.

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Female comedians in India battle the dark side of standup comedy

Female comedians in India battle the dark side of ...

July 27, 2020

Even as more women get into stand up comedy in India, they face online abuses, sexual harassment and physical threats from social media trolls almost every day.

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Floods overwhelm pandemic-hit Assam

Floods overwhelm pandemic-hit Assam

July 23, 2020

Assam’s annual ritual of devastating floods comes on the back of a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus cases. Now a cocktail of the two dangers threatens not just millions of humans but also puts in peril the state’s rich wildlife.

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Errant students, painful parents & long hours: Hallmark of online classes for teachers

Errant students, painful parents & long hours...

July 17, 2020

Online classes sound very hip and cool, but they have doubled the workload for teachers, who may not be in the limelight during the pandemic. Yet, they have been waging an impressive battle to keep the classes going on even as they face abuse from school managements, students and...

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Police brutality in India is on the rise & Indian judges are fast asleep, says Colin Gonsalves, human rights lawyer

Police brutality in India is on the rise & In...

July 10, 2020

Senior advocate of Supreme Court of India Colin Gonsalves has long fought for justice for common people and taken up human rights violation cases with a vengeance. Founder of Human Rights Law Network, says police brutality has risen unbridled in India due to a nexus between polic...

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How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covid-19 in Mumbai

How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covi...

July 2, 2020

As India marked National Doctors Day on Wednesday, Dr Vaishali Venu, a practising doctor and president of Doctors For You, an NGO, recounts the life during the pandemic.

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Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

June 26, 2020

Drug abuse, one of the key banes of Indian youth, is set to become a bigger menace during Coronavirus pandemic.

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World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill battle

World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill b...

June 12, 2020

Child labour is one of the several persisting social problems in India, despite decades of action to remove the evil practice. The coronavirus pandemic could have made the situation far worse.

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World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

June 4, 2020

In line with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, urban forests could become instrumental in protecting biodiversity and cleaning up the Earth at the same time. Friday marks the 46th World Environment Day (WED), a global event coordinated by United Nations Environmen...

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