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United by country, divided by ideology

United by country, divided by ideology

July 31, 2021

It is often said that it is the environment that you are in those shapes you, it moulds your perspectives, your opinions, and your view of the world, from your favourite ice cream flavour to your political leanings. For Indian Americans, that comes as a mixed bag because they gro...

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Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

July 27, 2021

As the economic and social cost of the Covid-19 pandemic becomes clearer, worrying reports of hundreds of thousands of students from various states either dropping out, giving up education entirely, or move from the more expensive private schools to government-run schools that ar...

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Feroz Shah Kotla: Of djinns, faith and history

Feroz Shah Kotla: Of djinns, faith and history

July 24, 2021

Feroz Shah Kotla fort was built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1354, as the core of the new imperial capital of Firozabad in today’s south Delhi. However, with change of dynasties, Kotla fell into obscurity and it was only in the latter half of 20th century that it became rele...

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Indian Americans’ hegemony in Spelling Bee contests

Indian Americans’ hegemony in Spelling Bee contests

July 22, 2021

At the recently concluded finals of the National Spelling Bee contest 2021, Zaila Avant-Grande, stunned her Indian rivals and went on to become the first African-American to win the contest in 96 years. Avant-Garde beat 10 other rivals in the finals, nine of whom were Indian-Amer...

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Indians keen to start travelling again: Thomas Cook, SOTC survey

Indians keen to start travelling again: Thomas Cook, SOTC survey

July 11, 2021

There is a strong demand amongst Indians to begin travelling immediately as nearly 7 in 10 persons say they are keen to travel this year itself, while the remaining prefer to wait for next year before they begin travelling , while the remaining 31 pc are eagerly waiting for 2022 ...

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Undocumented cries of children in Covid-ravaged India

Undocumented cries of children in Covid-ravaged India

May 28, 2021

Mira and Akriti (names changed), six and four-year-old respectively, run around with their dollhouse and a toy-kitchen set as they cannot decide on what to cook for their make-believe dinner party. With toy kitchen-sets in their hands, they fight with each other as they are unabl...

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Transforming small cities into smart cities: SRMIST & TERRE Policy

Transforming small cities into smart cities: SRMIST & TERRE Policy

May 26, 2021

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Chennai, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TERRE Policy Centre which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Our campus in Chennai is like a small city and our aim ...

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National Tap Dance Day: Dancers put their best foot forward

National Tap Dance Day: Dancers put their best foot forward

May 25, 2021

   Tying the laces of her specially-designed Tap shoes, 23-year-old Mrigya Tiwari gets ready for her daily dance rehearsals. She, unlike other dancers and performers, not only has to carry her shoes and costume, but also a giant wooden block that will enhance the quali...

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World Goth Day: Exploring hidden, dark world of Indian goths

World Goth Day: Exploring hidden, dark world of Indian goths

May 22, 2021

“Indian goths are not easy to spot – they prefer to lie low and not flaunt themselves I think. Of course, unless you are an influencer and have to earn money, the better way to explore goth culture is to explore it in dark, hidden ways,” says Shiney, a Mumbai-based goth...

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International Tea Day: Tea, tourism & treat for travellers

International Tea Day: Tea, tourism & treat for travellers

May 21, 2021

Over the last decade, among the new niches of tourism emerging in India is tea tourism. With hundreds of tea estates spread over thousands of acres in the Himalayan foothills or in the Nilgiris, India, one of the top tea producers in the world, is experimenting with tea tourism. ...

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Ever-growing garbage hills of Delhi

Ever-growing garbage hills of Delhi

May 20, 2021

Hawks, vultures and other birds hover around the towering Ghazipur landfill on the eastern fringe of Delhi. Stray cows, dogs and rats wander at will over the huge expanse of filth that covers an area of over 70 acres. Ghazipur garbage hill, which was once a landfill, rises by nea...

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Indian-South African musicians’ concerts from home become global hit

Indian-South African musicians’ concerts from home become global hit

May 17, 2021

For Johannesburg-based Indian origin musicians, Chitra Perumal, Pooven Pillay, Lexy Shunmoogam, Kreasan Moodley and a few others, past few months have been extremely busy. They have been rehearsing, performing, organising virtual concerts and connecting to Indian classical music-...

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