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Ladakh peace deal: Enter the Dragon

Ladakh peace deal: Enter the Dragon

February 13, 2021

A satisfactory outcome of any negotiation is when you end up with more than what you had before, or the other party loses more than you do. Maybe it is time that the powers that be in Delhi learnt the art of negotiations again and preferably from the Chinese who seem to best thei...

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World Radio Day 2021: Community radio in India

World Radio Day 2021: Community radio in India

February 12, 2021

“The community radio station, Radio Hevalvani’s interviews with doctors pushed me to get myself tested for the deadly disease,” says Ram Lakhi. “And I tested positive. I did not bother much till I heard about it on the radio. Thankfully, with timely intervention and a...

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Writing with Fire: Dalit women’s fearless fight on silver screen

Writing with Fire: Dalit women’s fearless fight on silver screen

February 11, 2021

Amid internet shutdown at the National Capital’s borders, where farmers are protesting against the farm bills, and concerns over freedom of speech, a documentary film by a Delhi-based duo on grassroots journalism has won two awards at the just-concluded prestigious Sundance Fil...

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Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

February 10, 2021

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  Naveen Godiyal quotes Mary Anne Radmacher, a famed writer and an artist based in the United States while talking about his experience of volunteering across different places in India as a backpac...

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India’s budget for mental health leaves a lot to be desired

India’s budget for mental health leaves a lot to be desired

February 9, 2021

The Union Budget 2021-22, announced on February 1, proposes a corpus of INR 712.69 billion for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This also includes the budget for mental healthcare – a total of INR 5.97 billion. One would have expected that a good chunk of this would be fo...

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Govt jobs or protests? Nitish Kumar asks Bihar to choose

Govt jobs or protests? Nitish Kumar asks Bihar to choose

February 7, 2021

Within days of news that Uttarakhand Police were going to keep track of ‘anti-national’ social media posts while conducting police verification for passport applications, reports emerged from Bihar indicating that the state government had apparently decided to go even furth...

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Circadian rhythm and heliotropism

Circadian rhythm and heliotropism

February 5, 2021

Have you heard of circadian rhythm and heliotropism? These phrases are the scientific terminologies to describe the behaviour of a sunflower in the fields. The sunflower turns to be always facing the Sun. Greta Thunberg, who turned 18 just about a month back on January 2021, real...

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Dignity is all we need: Domestic help in India

Dignity is all we need: Domestic help in India

February 5, 2021

“I was asked not to use the washroom even though I cleaned it. They asked me to go to public toilets. I often used to use the washroom while nobody was watching me but one day I was caught and they fired me. Was I less human than them in any manner,” asks Anita, domestic [&he...

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Sense & sensibilities in Bollywood’s posters

Sense & sensibilities in Bollywood’s posters

February 4, 2021

Like the Indian cinema, its film posters have also gone through a radical transformation linked to new technology and the proliferation of visual culture in the 21st century. In India, like in most parts of the world, film posters have historically been integral to the distributi...

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Bastar: A tribal treasure trove

Bastar: A tribal treasure trove

February 3, 2021

Often overlooked by travellers, Chhattisgarh’s Bastar is a myriad of wonders. A goldmine of fascinating tribal culture in India, it thrives on the cultural magnitudes, age-old traditions and rituals that are yet to be explored. Whether it is the exclusive handicrafts, wild rive...

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Miniature art: Inside the magnificent 3mm universe

Miniature art: Inside the magnificent 3mm universe

February 1, 2021

For many, passing a thread through the eye of a needle would rank among one of the toughest things to do. It requires immense concentration and patience to find success. And, here is Ganesh Subramanian, a goldsmith and miniature artist, who has perfected the art of the small and ...

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Digital voter ID – a double edged sword

Digital voter ID – a double edged sword

February 1, 2021

The Election Commission of India, on January 25, 2021, rolled out the electronic version of the voters’ photo identity card which can be stored on mobile phones and downloaded on personal computers.

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