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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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Donald Trump comes calling

Donald Trump comes calling

February 23, 2020

United States President Donald Trump’s visit is expected to be high on hype, but low on content. And that is not too bad for India.

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Facial recognition raising hackles

Facial recognition raising hackles

February 11, 2020

Facial recognition is being touted as a major technological breakthrough. Easy to abuse, its adoption needs to be strictly controlled.

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Non-cooperation movement

Non-cooperation movement

February 2, 2020

The year 2020 marks 100 years of the non-cooperation movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi as part of the Indian independence movement. A 100 years on, Indians are beginning to rediscover that even though we have stepped into a new century, the troubles we face stay the same, and s...

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Pavillons indiens aux salons Who’s Next et Maison & Objet

Pavillons indiens aux salons Who’s Next et Maison & Objet

September 4, 2019

Du 6 au 10 septembre, l’Inde va venir en force pour exposer son savoir-faire dans l’artisanat, le textile et les objets de décoration, lors de deux grands rendez-vous de la mode et de la décoration : les salons Who’s Next, Porte de Versailles, et Maison & Objet, ...

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