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Delhi’s drum makers abandon art for rag picking during pandemic

Delhi’s drum makers abandon art for rag picking during pandemic

September 29, 2020

“How are we going to sell anything if they don’t even allow public celebrations of any festivals. Navratri is here but they are not allowing any one to celebrate it. If people don’t participate in festivities how are people like us going to survive? This has traditionally b...

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There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

September 27, 2020

As we are celebrating world tourism day, how seriously is the tourism industry in India threatened by the pandemic and do you see a meaningful revival in foreseeable future? On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2020, the travel and tourism industry knows that there is nothing to ...

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India’s 2 million homeless: Unseen victims of Covid-19

India’s 2 million homeless: Unseen victims of Covid-19

September 22, 2020

According to the Housing and Land Rights Network of India, an NGO that fights for the right to housing among others, the number of homeless people in India is much more than the official estimates of 1 million. It says that about one percent of residents of all Indian cities are ...

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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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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receive an award from the state government for one the best professors but suddenly after a Facebook post, my name was withdrawn from the list of nominees,” says an assistant professor at Lucknow University.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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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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Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US President goes on

Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US President goes on

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 marks a century of voting rights for women in the United States. Yet, unlike many other developed or even developing countries, the US is yet to elect a woman as its President or even vice president. While the likelihood of getting a female vice president is still...

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Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

August 22, 2020

Even though Earth Overshoot Day 2020 has been delayed by three weeks due to coronavirus pandemic, humanity is racing ahead to rapidly devour all global resources. If the whole world lived like Qatar, global resources for an entire year would be exhausted by February 11. For Luxem...

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