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Pandemic chokes bookstores, but books survive

Pandemic chokes bookstores, but books survive

January 18, 2021

The little nooks and crannies in bookshops had long been the abode of bookworms until the stores were shut suddenly due to the onset of Covid-19 pandemic. While booklovers tried to do with digital alternatives for their reading, bookstore owners had little choice but to sit out t...

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Inside Majnu ka Tilla: Delhi’s own Mini Tibet

Inside Majnu ka Tilla: Delhi’s own Mini Tibet

January 12, 2021

Inside the crowded lanes of Majnu ka Tilla, the walls are painted in red, protesting against the Chinese occupation of Tibet. The walls read, “India-Tibet border, not India-China border.” The ‘Mini Tibet’ in the National Capital echoes the demands of a free Tibet....

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Cautious cheers for New Year

Cautious cheers for New Year

December 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve is an eagerly awaited moment for most, especially the youth the world over, as people look forward to the year to end and festivities to begin. This year, too, people have been longing for the year end to arrive, though for a different reason. Practically everyon...

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Growing appetite for cafes with a cause in India

Growing appetite for cafes with a cause in India

December 28, 2020

These cafés not only serve delicious food, but also seek to stir up one’s conscience. These have been focal points to create awareness, support social causes and fight social stigma.

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Curtailed Christmas in times of Covid

Curtailed Christmas in times of Covid

December 25, 2020

Oliver Cromwell remains a controversial figure for curtailing the Christmas celebrations. The Lord Protector and his Puritan supporters declared Christmas illegal until 1660. COVID-19 has brought Christmas to a similar fate this year.

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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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Embroidery market frays amid the pandemic

Embroidery market frays amid the pandemic

August 31, 2020

India is one of the biggest exporters of embroidered fabrics and garments in the world. From flea markets to shopping malls, one can see clothes, bags, curtains, covers and many other items laced in beautiful embroidery. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic this year, embroidery mar...

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Pandemic deprives 40 pc children in Delhi of right to education

Pandemic deprives 40 pc children in Delhi of right to education

August 28, 2020

Despite lockdown being eased in many states, educational institutes have remained shut and are continuing with online lessons. However, the most vulnerable parts of the society have been paying a heavy price due to a huge digital divide. Children in Yamuna Khadar village in easte...

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All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era of pandemic

All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era of pandemic

August 3, 2020

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have changed the meaning of fashion. With changes in day to day lifestyle, clothing and makeup trends, fashion as a key tool for mental fitness is gaining popularity. “They say there’s nothing that a red lipstick can’t fix. It has never...

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Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through horror

Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through horror

July 22, 2020

Supernatural and horror stories in Indian cinema are the new genre of feminist stories. Female ghosts aren’t there to just haunt people, but also portray patriarchy, social norms and subjugation of women.

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Revolutionary caricatures

Revolutionary caricatures

March 13, 2020

In the world of editorials, caricatures are a medium to tell hard-hitting news softly The Wire, an online news portal, recently featured a cartoon, captioned roti to a riot that depicted the recent riots in Delhi and the condition of the poor. The cartoon featured where a starvi...

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Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

March 2, 2020

Holi is the most vibrant festivals which signify the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. As the earth wakes up from its winter slumber, the people get ready to coat each other in the colours of spring

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