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1.67 million deaths due to air pollution in India, says study

1.67 million deaths due to air pollution in India, says study

October 22, 2020

The first-ever State of Global Air 2020, a report on air pollution around the world prepared by US-based Health Effects Institute, says that long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution in India played a role in more than 1.67 million deaths from a variety of disease...

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Sparkling, scintillating superstar Shammi

Sparkling, scintillating superstar Shammi

October 21, 2020

Often called the first rockstar of Indian cinema, Shammi Kapoor, is remembered for his legendary films, boyish charm, dance moves and never-ending energy.

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9 Indian states celebrating Navratri in 9 different ways

9 Indian states celebrating Navratri in 9 different ways

October 20, 2020

The Hindu festival of Navratri, which means nine (nav) nights (ratri) in Sanskrit, is celebrated over nine consecutive nights during the autumn. The celebrations vary across regions, according to local customs and traditions, but the main theme of the festival is the victory of ...

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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: Test for Modi & Nitish Kumar in equal measure

Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: Test for Modi & Nitish Kumar in equal measure

October 19, 2020

The migrant crisis, unemployment, annual floods, Covid-19 pandemic and new farm laws likely to be big factors when Bihar votes in October-November assembly elections.

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5 Female Indian diaspora authors telling stories of a mixed culture

5 Female Indian diaspora authors telling stories of a mixed culture

October 18, 2020

Often drawing a parallel between different cultures and varied experiences of women across the globe, female authors of Indian diaspora have to their credit a plethora of critically acclaimed pieces of literature.

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236 dalits adopt Buddhism in protest against Hathras Case

236 dalits adopt Buddhism in protest against Hathras Case

October 16, 2020

dalit conversion in india, The Hathras rape and murder case has again brought focus on the precarious situation of the Dalits in the country in the past few years.

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Lazying on the Blue Flag certified beaches in India

Lazying on the Blue Flag certified beaches in India

October 15, 2020

Eight beaches in India have been awarded Blue Flag certification, an international label for clean, safe and environment-friendly beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators.

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7 Hollywood films with popular Indian songs

7 Hollywood films with popular Indian songs

October 14, 2020

Indian viewers turned nostalgic, ecstatic and stunned when the Ryan Reynold-starring Deadpool (2016) opened to Mera Joota Hai Japani, a Hindi song from 1955 film Shree 420. The fervour reached a crescendo when director Tim Miller included Yuhin chala chal rahi, a song from Swa...

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6 eco-friendly traditional practices for sustainable environment

6 eco-friendly traditional practices for sustainable environment

October 13, 2020

Reviving a few traditional practices from different regions in India can go a long way in reducing plastic usage. While covid19 saw an increase in the use of plastics, a few people & companies have turned to traditional alternatives.

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World Mental Health day: Pandemic worsening mental health for millions

World Mental Health day: Pandemic worsening mental health for millions

October 10, 2020

In the last six months of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a surge in mental health issues all over the world. Lack of proper mental healthcare, budget and awareness makes the situation in India worse than ever.

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SC verdict against the idea of protests, say Shaheen Bagh protesters

SC verdict against the idea of protests, say Shaheen Bagh protesters

October 8, 2020

Shaheen Bagh protestors feel deceived and dissatisfied with the Supreme Court’s verdict that public places cannot be occupied indefinitely in the name of protests.

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Six Indian diaspora directors acing Hollywood

Six Indian diaspora directors acing Hollywood

October 8, 2020

Hollywood has been a dream destination for many from the entertainment and visual art fields across the world. While Bollywood boasts of being the second biggest money-making film industry in the world, filmmakers from Indian diaspora have also received attention and appreciation...

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