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Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

April 23, 2020

April marks the beginning of wedding season in India. But with the lockdown ruling out large gatherings, some couples are turning to the digital space to tie the knot.

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No lockdown on domestic violence

No lockdown on domestic violence

April 16, 2020

#StayHomeStaySafe is the tagline being aggressively pushed by the government to keep people indoors during the lockdown. However, to an increasing number of women in the country, just the reverse has become true as domestic violence rises.

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Saviours of the society

Saviours of the society

April 15, 2020

Even as the entire nation stays indoors, trying to save itself from Covid19 pandemic, medical professionals, police, paramedics, firemen and pharmacists are keeping the society safe by leading the battle against the pandemic from the front.

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Mumbai moments in lockdown

Mumbai moments in lockdown

April 8, 2020

Ever since the lockdown began, people in Mumbai have dealt with it in their own way. A few lucky ones chose to pack their bags and leave for their hometown, while those who couldn’t, found themselves stuck in a crisis of a lifetime. Some decided to face it with grit and the res...

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Corona times: Saving a stranded Spaniard

Corona times: Saving a stranded Spaniard

April 7, 2020

At a time when the entire nation is under a lockdown and all airports shut following the Coronavirus outbreak, a Spanish national will be able to be reunited with his family, thanks to a special flight that will leave Mumbai this Thursday.

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Internet portal of S2S launched for the stranded students in COVID19

Internet portal of S2S launched for the stranded s...

April 4, 2020

Amidst the lockdown when thousands of students are stranded, especially those from the marginalised sections, a website portal has been launched by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in collaboration with TERRE Policy Centre to extend support.  Much needed interne...

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The lockdown that never was

The lockdown that never was

March 31, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden announcement of a complete lockdown nationwide has led to chaotic scenes all over the country as millions of migrant workers, threatened by starvation due to absence of any work, were forced to leave for their villages, most of them on foot...

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Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

March 30, 2020

With the entire nation locked down in the fight against a deadly virus, several reports of clean air, reduced pollution levels and threatened species re-emerging have surfaced. Is a pandemic the only way nature can heal? Painted in the shades of light blue, the sky of Delhi is ma...

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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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Death penalty in India: A questionable debate

Death penalty in India: A questionable debate

March 22, 2020

The hanging of four persons convicted for the brutal rape and murder in ‘Nirbhaya’ case in Delhi on Friday brings the issue of death penalty back in focus. Is death sentence a deterrent?

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