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Upcoming festive season: A trigger for third wave?

Upcoming festive season: A trigger for third wave?

July 22, 2021

Ever since the pandemic hit India, different state governments as well as the Centre officially promoted social distancing and banned large gatherings. However, the reality as seen in pictures and various events was something else. According to a study by Indian Council of Medica...

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Dowry deaths in Kerala: Evil persists despite high literacy & sex ratios

Dowry deaths in Kerala: Evil persists despite high literacy & sex ratios

July 21, 2021

The recent back-to-back deaths of three young brides in alleged dowry-related cases in Kerala has brought the attention back to this all pervasive social evil, despite the practice having been banned over 50 years ago. The cases have also brought to fore the possibility that the ...

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Coming-of-age in Indian Cinema

Coming-of-age in Indian Cinema

July 12, 2021

The term “bildungsroman” was coined in 1819 and represents a coming-of-age tale of a young, inexperienced protagonist who embarks on a journey looking for life’s answers. Films such as Ladybird (2017) and The Breakfast Club (1985) are among many in Hollywood that have been ...

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Unemployment pushes Malayalee exodus to return to Gulf

Unemployment pushes Malayalee exodus to return to Gulf

March 9, 2021

Gijo Panchachikkal, 51, worked in Bahrain as a manager in a private automobile firm for over 10 years. However, in November 2020, Panchachikkal was forced to go back to Kerala as he lost his job due to the pandemic. Since then, he has been trying to run a business in Kerala by as...

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A problematic homecoming: Malayalee exodus from the Gulf

A problematic homecoming: Malayalee exodus from the Gulf

January 21, 2021

Around 870,000 expats from Kerala came back to their homeland in 2020, according to data published by the Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) department, with 567,000 citing job loss as the reason for their unwitting homecoming. A large majority of the jobs lost were blamed on...

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Rural tourism destinations in India

Rural tourism destinations in India

April 11, 2020

Almost two-thirds of India lives in villages and hence to discover the real India, head to the countryside, a trend that is rapidly catching up with other forms of tourism. Here are some of the rural destinations that made it to the list of Indian travellers. Through the windows ...

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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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Go solo, go far

Go solo, go far

January 16, 2020

First solo trips are not just special but are also the scariest. From choosing the place to planning, to actually going, the entire experience can be nerve-wracking. However, it can also be an overwhelming experience that will bring you closer to yourself.

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Modi’s myriad challenges

Modi’s myriad challenges

January 9, 2020

After storming into office for a second time with a thumping majority, challenges for Narendra Modi’s government has not wilted in any way. Instead it has taken myriad forms…

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Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

December 20, 2019

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO established a list in 2008 to protect and create awareness about intangible cultural practices which define the diversity in heritage of a country and would be lost to the world if n...

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Regional language content rules Indian OTT platforms

Regional language content rules Indian OTT platforms

December 4, 2019

In accordance to a report by RedSeer, a leading Indian media market research group, the Indian OTT (over the top) market is projected to grow 80 pc from 170 million in 2019 to 300 million by 2022. With increasing Internet penetration, the demand for online regional content has gr...

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Unusual Indian temples with their offbeat offerings

Unusual Indian temples with their offbeat offerings

November 29, 2019

Belief is one of the strongest driving forces in world, and when in India you have a varied display of such faith and beliefs. But what when this faith is a bit unconventional? Here are a few offbeat Indian temples which may leave you surprised.

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