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Opinion

Freedom of speech is a joke

Monday, 01 March 2021

Bengal conundrum

Monday, 01 March 2021

Uneasy truce

Monday, 01 March 2021

A flight and travel after one year

Saturday, 27 February 2021
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Entertainment

Alia Bhatt to star in, produce 'Darlings' with SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment

Monday, 01 March 2021

Actors Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew are all set to star in the upcoming dark comedy "Darlings". Billed as a story of a quirky mother-daughter duo, "Darlings" is backed by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment and Bhatt's banner Eternal Sunshine Productions. This would be the 27-year-old actor's...

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Agenda

Leadership lessons from turbulent times

Sunday, 28 February 2021

As the pandemic brought the world economies to a halt/slowdown, different industries are leading their way through the crisis and changing the core strategy. Disha...

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The Magic of Mandu

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Mandu's geographical location is what made it such an important city. It prospered greatly under the Sultans of Malwa for nearly 200 years, writes Smita...

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The China factor

Sunday, 14 February 2021

The Backfire in Nepal: How India Lost Plot to China Author: Sanjay Upadhya Publisher: Vitasta, Rs 495 The Backfire in Nepal: How India Lost Plot to China...

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Wastewater surveillance for detecting early spread of Covid

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sewers or sewage treatment plants can provide near real-time outbreak data as they constantly collect human fluids shed by infected population. Real-time community sewage detection...

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Astroturf | Attaining the state of Yoga

Sunday, 28 February 2021

There are two working tools of the Dhyana process — an imagery to focus upon and a mantra related to the image — as has...

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Features

Balance of both worlds

Monday, 01 March 2021

Actor Varun Sharma tells Sakshi Sharma that his forthcoming horror-comedy, Roohi, is all about entertainment The trailer of horror-comedy Roohi opens with people talking about a...

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Protein inherited by humans from neanderthals linked to reduced COVID-19 severity: Study

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Increased levels of a protein, which humans have inherited from neanderthals, are associated with reduced disease severity in COVID-19 patients, according to a study that...

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A summer retreat in Dehradun

Friday, 19 February 2021

Having a kulfi outside my office on a hot summer day refreshed my mind with memories from the past. The wave of nostalgia took me...

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Guru-shishya parampara is what it’s about

Monday, 01 March 2021

Aavartan IMDB *ing: Sushma Seth, Shovana Narayan, Sunit Razdan, Mrinalini and Gurjeet Singh Channi Rated: 5/10 The latest film by writer-director Durba Sahay, who had made her debut as a director with The Pen, is a take on the guru-shishya...

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Talktime | ‘I don’t take acting advice from my father’

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor | He was recently seen in AK VS AK on Netflix, though short, his role is receiving a lot of appreciation from...

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Colour me different

Sunday, 28 February 2021

From a 15-year-old who has designed a model that uses photographs to identify children afflicted with Down Syndrome to a 16-year-old who has been working...

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Be a technology lawyer

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

A decade back, one would have not imagined how studying BTech with LLB would be helpful, but in the last few years the integrated BTech-LLB...

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BJP behind Jan 26 violence: CM

Monday, 01 March 2021 | Staff Reporter

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at the BJP-ruled Centre over “apathetic” attitude towards the farmers who have been protesting for the last three months at Delhi’s borders — Singhu, Tikri and Ghaziabad, against the three Farm Laws. Addressing a ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’...

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Play ‘Ala Afsar’ staged at Ravindra Bhavan

Monday, 01 March 2021 | Staff Reporter

he drama ‘Ala Afsar’ in Nautanki style was staged on Sunday at Ravindra Bhavan. This all-encompassing masterpiece of Mudra Rakshasa and staged in various cities of the country has been appreciated. Vinod Rastogi Smriti Sansthan from Prayagraj presented this drama. The story of the top officer is as follows, Chitpur Town Chairman,...

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2nd phase of Covid vaccination from today

Monday, 01 March 2021 | PNS

A second phase .of the Covid-19 vaccination drive would start from Monday. People above 60 years and those above 45 years having co-morbidities can receive the vaccine shot. Elderly people have to show their identity card to take Covid-19 vaccine jab while people with comorbidities will have to produce a health...

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Villagers install stone plaque near airport

Monday, 01 March 2021 | PNS

A few members of the tribal community on Sunday installed a stone plaque at a plot of land near the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi stating that the land belongs to the Gram Sabha and the law of the Panchayati Raj should be enforced there as per the Provisions of...

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58,000 more bank correspondent sakhis appointed

Monday, 01 March 2021 | PNS

To promote self-reliance in women, their empowerment and Digital India, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched the 'Ek Gram Panchayat Ek Banking Correspondent' scheme under which 58,000 Bank Correspondent Sakhi have been appointed. "These bank correspondent sakhis will help in promotion of various financial inclusion products along with banking facilities. For...

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Man trampled while taking selfie with elephant

Monday, 01 March 2021 | Staff Reporter

A 21-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in a village in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district on Sunday while trying to take a selfie with the animal, a Forest Department officer said. The incident took place in the morning in Gudhyari village in the Sarangarh Forest Range when Manohar...

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Six states show surge in COVID cases; India's total active cases reach 1,68,627

Monday, 01 March 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have shown a surge in new COVID-19 cases contributing to 87.25 per cent of 15,510 fresh infections reported in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. India's total number of active COVID-19 cases was recorded at 1,68,627, comprising 1.52 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said highlighting five states that account for 84 per cent of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for...

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Exotica

By the time we are in February, most of us figure out which of the New Year Resolutions would become an integral part of our lives and the ones which were made under the influence of impulsive emotions spiked by copious quantities of liquor. With the previous year having proved that life can be unpredictable, a semblance of bringing about some order can be found in following a pre-decided path by way of bringing about small yet positive changes in your life. So, working on improving your health, eating clean, exercising regularly or even living in the moment can make for long-lasting transformations that would impact your existence profoundly.
The issue this time around is reflective of the evolution that we have witnessed in the past 12 months. The rise of the OTT platforms during the pandemic has coincided with the dominance of talent over star power. And if there is one name — that leads the pack under the onslaught of this trend — it has to be Pankaj Tripathi, our celebrity interview for this edition. Moving on to our other pieces, three travellers decided to explore the hill State of Uttarakhand and found that the more you wander, the more likely you are to find yourself. One cycled across scenic stretches, the other tested her endurance to go on a challenging high-altitude trek, and the third alternated her workation with tapping into the wild side. All of the travellers essentially ended up doing what the heart desired rather than following the oft-beaten path. So, dear readers, do just that in the year....
All this and more in the February issue of the Exotica