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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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UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too far

UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too far

July 13, 2021

In many ways it was heartening to see that the G7 Summit 2021, held in the United Kingdom on June 11-13, delved in detail on topics beyond business, trade, investment, strategy and power. For once, it took up issues that concern people and their well-being – health, poverty, ed...

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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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Covid-19 causes surge in illegal wildlife trading & poaching

Covid-19 causes surge in illegal wildlife trading & poaching

May 28, 2021

During India’s first major Covid-19 lockdown last year, reports began to emerge that due to the economic slowdown, there were drastic decreases in the levels of water and noise pollution, and a much-welcomed uphill trend in air quality. However, one aspect that was initially ov...

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Indian thespians pushed out of the limelight by Covid-19 pandemic

Indian thespians pushed out of the limelight by Covid-19 pandemic

May 26, 2021

India is renowned for having one of the most popular and prolific movie industries. According to the American Enterprise Institute, Bollywood surpasses Hollywood in terms of number of movies and moviegoers (1000 movies a year watched by an estimated 3 billion people worldwide). T...

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International Nurses Day: Blurring lines of gender in healthcare

International Nurses Day: Blurring lines of gender in healthcare

May 12, 2021

India has recorded a spike in demand for male nurses amid the pandemic. The reason being that a lot of women have quit their jobs in fear of infection or of taking it home and passing it on to their family. “I am a frontline worker. I work as a nurse and most probably, I [&hell...

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Covid-19 decelerates India’s fight against tuberculosis

Covid-19 decelerates India’s fight against tuberculosis

March 24, 2021

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in the nine most impacted countries in the world fell by up to 41 pc on 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, says a report by Stop TB Partnership, a global body fighting the killer disease since 2000. In its report published last...

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Web series that rose to unscaled heights in 2020

Web series that rose to unscaled heights in 2020

December 31, 2020

While everyone was locked inside homes and the theatres shut, OTT dominated the screens this year. The entertainment industry churned out brilliant web-series with intricately woven and multi-layered plots that hooked the audience for the entire lockdown. The dramatic hooks and e...

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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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Senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons 2020: Anxious, abandoned & ailing

Senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons 2020: Anxious, abandoned & ailing

October 1, 2020

“Most of the older persons here have lost their sense of general awareness and don’t understand what the pandemic is all about. Since it is difficult to make them understand the risks involved and how to take precautions to keep themselves safe, we have no option but to keep ...

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BeepTrace: Solution to privacy issues in Covid19 contact tracing

BeepTrace: Solution to privacy issues in Covid19 contact tracing

September 29, 2020

With aggregated phone tracking helping governments fight coronavirus, the next wave of technology is digital contract tracing. However, due to the nature of contact tracing, privacy is a major concern, significantly affecting uptake of contact tracing applications across the glob...

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Industries that pipped the pandemic

Industries that pipped the pandemic

September 20, 2020

“I stopped taking food from local tiffin service since April. I switched to ordering from Swiggy regularly as it assured me of following all possible safety and hygiene measures including the body temperature of the delivery person and cleanliness rating of the restaurant I ord...

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