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Opinion

India is very much a democracy

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Ready, go?

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Stop the cruelty

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The sinking of a paper boat

Monday, 17 May 2021

Keep going

Monday, 17 May 2021
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Entertainment

Sachet and Parampara: Didn't realise our daily social media banter would be so popular

Monday, 17 May 2021

The singer-composer duo of Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur has discovered an instant connect with fan on social media. Apart from their music, the real-life couple says they are happy with the response they have been getting for their videos that are often loaded with a daily dose of banter. "Our...

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Agenda

The fight for sanity

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The impact of the pandemic on the youth is disruptive. While they are actively helping others, they are also simultaneously dealing with immense emotional turmoil...

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Climate Change & India

Sunday, 09 May 2021

A rapidly growing and changing country like India should focus on avoiding emissions by setting key sectors on a low carbon growth path, with robust...

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The bitter pill

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America Author - Gerald Posner Publisher - Simon & Schuster, Rs  799 What makes Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning...

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Systemic flaws in Indian health sector exposed

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The biggest problem, more relevant to India, is the presence of an extremely high educational hierarchy, which places MBBS course at the top while degrading...

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The potency of sound

Sunday, 16 May 2021

A mantra is an instrument of the mind that helps us to concentrate, intensify and spiritualise our consciousness, writes Hingori Mantra is a sound, a certain...

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Features

Don’t lock your spirits down

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Pandemic-induced lockdowns have become a way of life. After talking to a few clinical psychologists, Christy Varghese realises how important it is to change our...

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INBRIEF

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

One may have never thought that a treatment could be designed not for your hair or skin but for your clothes. You may have heard...

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Instagram working on new tools for influencers

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Facebook-owned Instagram is working on a suite of new tools to help influencers make money off its platform, including creator shops, affiliate commerce and a...

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‘I’m having loads of fun working with kids'

Sunday, 16 May 2021

LAVINA TANDON, who plays Jhanjharika in Nikki Aur Jadui Bubble, a fantasy show on Dangal TV, speaks with SHALINI SAKSENA about her role, the challenges...

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Life saviours

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The second wave of COVID-19 is leaving death and destruction in its wake. Amidst this chaos there are people who are working round the clock...

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YOUNG ONES ON TARGET

Sunday, 16 May 2021

While the second wave of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc, doctors and experts are predicting the onset of the third wave, a killer for children....

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Follow proper revision strategy

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

JEE Main May session has been deferred. MUSBA HASHMI speaks with NITIN VIJAY, Managing Director, Motion Education, who talks about how students can make the...

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Urine of desi cows effective in anti-Covid fight: Pragya

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | Staff Reporter

Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Bhopal Pragya Thakur was on Monday in controversy for her claims that the urine of desi cows could help anyone avoid Covid-19 infection. Thakur claimed that she herself takes desi cow urine daily and this is the reason, she was not infected by Covid-19 virus and...

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Cured of Covid, woman dies in car mishap

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | PNS

Family members of 45-year-old Bijli Bhoi of Tikilipada in the Hemgiri area of Sundargarh district had been elated to know about her recovery from Covid-19. Little did they know that a car accident would kill the woman and her daughter a day later. According to reports, the woman was admitted...

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Recovery rate rises to 88.54%

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | PNS

At a time when the district health officials have brought momentum into vaccination drive against Covid-19, the number of cases is continuing to reduce. The city registered more recoveries than fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. In 208 new cases were detected and 521 people recovered from the infection...

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Himachal urges Centre to provide 200 ventilators

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | PNS

Himachal Government has urged the Central Government to provide 200 additional ventilators to the state from PMCAREs fund, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday. The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting with the senior officers of the State Government and Principals of Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Dr....

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Covid curfew extended to May 25 in State

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | PNS

The State Government has decided to extend the Covid-curfew in the state from the morning of May 18 to 6 AM on May 25. The decision was taken in a high level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Monday. Informing about the decisions taken in the meeting,...

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Inclusive strategy brought positivity to 9 percent: CM

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | Staff Reporter

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Monday that an inclusive and a sound strategy on Covid-19 management has helped to bring down the positivity rate to 9 percent in the state. He said the Covid spread in the state is being controlled. In April, the positivity rate was 30 percent...

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At 1240, Mumbai logs lowest COVID-19 cases since Mar 9; 48 die

Monday, 17 May 2021 | PTI | Mumbai

Mumbai reported 1,240 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day count since March 9, and 48 more deaths on Monday, the city civic body said. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s updated data, with the addition of 1,240 cases, the tally of coronavirus infection rose to 6,89,936, while the death toll increased to 14,308. The financial capital has reported around 300 fewer cases and 12 less fatalities as compared to Sunday, when the city had witnessed 1,544...

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Exotica

April proved to be a cruel month where the loss of life and illness were rampant while health facilities, medicines and oxygen proved to be grossly inadequate. But the glimmer of hope came from ordinary people, unknown strangers, who have been extending a helping hand to ensure each life counts.
In times of such gloom, our celebrity interview, tenor Andrea Bocelli's elevating voice can uplift flagging spirits even when you cannot understand the Italian in which he sings. While travel is shut for quite some time to come, our writers had taken advantage of the window that the dip in the Corona cases had given to venture to Lo Manthang in Nepal, a place so isolated that it is yet to make its way to Google Maps. And at the other end, there is a piece on Bhangarh in Rajasthan, which has the distinction of being the most haunted place in the country. Of course, before we knew what a pandemic could do, one of our travellers had walked along the beach in Sydney to discover Bollywood landmarks, which has finally made its way to the edition.
Venturing out for an iftaar or sehri walk, a favourite pastime of all faiths that are united by the love of good food, is certainly foolhardy at present. So, our chefs give you the recipes to devour Ramzan delicacies at home.
All this and more in the May issue of Exotica.