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World Laughter Day: Where did the political satires go?

World Laughter Day: Where did the political satires go?

May 2, 2021

“Thankfully it came and went decades ago. I think it would not have released in the first place if it were to come today. I am also sure that people would have attacked the directors, abused the actors and for the female characters, it would have been way worse. Perhaps, that w...

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Time for India to cancel Jaitapur nuclear power project

Time for India to cancel Jaitapur nuclear power project

May 2, 2021

On March 3, 2021, Electricité de France, EDF, the sole operator of nuclear power plants in France, informed the country’s nuclear safety body, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), of a design anomaly on three nozzles of the main primary system of the European Pressurised R...

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Bishnupur: Land of Terracotta architecture

Bishnupur: Land of Terracotta architecture

May 1, 2021

“It is hard to imagine an entire city built of terracotta, but those who visit Bishnupur in West Bengal can feast their eyes on a temple town built purely of clay and brick,” says Bhuvan Mukherjee, a Kolkata-based engineer who visited Bishnupur about two years ago. Away from ...

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Indian diaspora in UK helps homeland amid healthcare collapse

Indian diaspora in UK helps homeland amid healthcare collapse

April 30, 2021

While the eye-witnesses of the total collapse of the healthcare system in India are getting used to the unfortunate reality, photographs of helpless citizens begging for oxygen for their relatives who are struggling to breathe amidst the Covid-19 surge has shocked and moved the I...

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Sama Chakwa: Mithila’s folk dance in need of saviours

Sama Chakwa: Mithila’s folk dance in need of saviours

April 29, 2021

“It used to be a dance performance where artisans and potters designed special clay toys and lamps that would be easy to carry and balance while performing. Singers and musicians made sure that they filled the performance with optimum innocence and fun with their voice and musi...

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Unconstructed safety net of construction workers in India

Unconstructed safety net of construction workers in India

April 28, 2021

Every morning, groups of men and women squat on pavements in various streets of Delhi, hoping to find the day’s job. They carry their tools and often a measly meal in their bags. Their clothing worn and their skin leathery, the expressions on their faces are weary and resigned....

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From helping the world, India turns to seek help from the world

From helping the world, India turns to seek help from the world

April 27, 2021

On Saturday, a C-17 Hercules transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off from Changi Airport in Singapore and barely a couple of hours later it landed at the IAF base at Panagarh in West Bengal. The aircraft had just completed a special and urgent mission of transporting ...

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“We feel safe unlike Chinese citizens in India”: Indian diaspora in China

“We feel safe unlike Chinese citizens in India”: Indian diaspora in China

April 25, 2021

“You will not feel alienated or insecure if you live there. Media here might have been criticised for other reasons but they have not been aggressive in their portrayal of India. We are aware that there have been tensions on the border for almost a year now but there is no hatr...

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Cinematising Shakespeare

Cinematising Shakespeare

April 23, 2021

While Bollywood will always be indebted to the English playwright, poet, actor and one of the world’s greatest dramatists, William Shakespeare for several successful films like Haider (2014), Maqbool (2003), Omkara (2006), and many others, the gems of adaptations of his plays i...

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World Book Day: Brain-scratchers for bookworms

World Book Day: Brain-scratchers for bookworms

April 23, 2021

While readers may say that there is no greater joy than finishing a book from cover to cover, not all books are that simple get through from cover to cover. With deliberate spelling and grammatical errors and many unusual writing techniques, some books have been nothing short of ...

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Accessible tourism: A long way to go for Incredible India

Accessible tourism: A long way to go for Incredible India

April 22, 2021

For 16-year-old Ekta Manjari of New Delhi, visiting Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala in September 2019 was an experience of a lifetime. So elated is she by her experience that she is already planning her next trip to a destination that could welcome her a...

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Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

April 21, 2021

Days after an unruly crowd of conservative Americans had taken control of the US Capitol, the landmark edifice of democracy, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. took control of the United States of America after he was sworn in as the 46th President on the very steps of the Capitol buildi...

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