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Confusion, fear and panic have gripped countries and corporations the past few months as Novel Coronavirus has continued its unstoppable march through the world. And though science offers us a far more sophisticated set of tools to deal with a pandemic of this nature today than it did millions of
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Students have borne the brunt of the brute force of power over the ongoing countrywide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Be it the attack at Jamia Milia, Aligarh Muslim University or JNU. It is their opposition to the Act that has riled the leaders of the ruling party
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In the Greek pantheon, Zeus grabs all the eyeballs. He fought the Titans, he established Olympus and his roving eye makes for many interesting escapades. All this while Hera, his wife, stands by warming and protecting the home and hearth. But that was not always the case. The subjugation of
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Whenever Peacocks are the focus of conversation, the tail forms the epicenter of the tale- iridescent feathers that have a symbolic mystical eye shimmering in each one-cannot help but make the human consciousness to rise up to imagine and query its existential purpose! Whether those fixed unseeing eyes, are the
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Over the past few months, chaos has reigned on the streets of Delhi. Literally so, as men in black coats have set fire to cars and buses in their clash with the police and metaphorically too, as a thick black smog licks its way through to every corner of the
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The first thing that hits you as you reach the end of the road is the sound. It doesn’t just hit, it assails; and as I came to realise, it takes over all your senses. The river Parvati rushes all the way down from the Man Talai glacier where it
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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is one of the most awaited movies of 2016, from the ‘X-Men’ film series. The official trailer released recently reveals that Apocalypse, the immortal and invincible, wakes up after thousands of years to be disillusioned by the world as he sees it. He decides to cleanse mankind and
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During a recent interaction with students, I was asked by one of them – why are myths so silly? While the child got stern looks from his teacher, it reminded me of the days, when I had similar questions and more. As a child, I not only found them silly,
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Recent controversies regarding the age-old traditions of barring women from entering two temples have rekindled the debate on discrimination. Forced attempts to enter the Shani temple at Shingnapur in Maharashtra and the legal efforts to entire the Sabarimala temple at Kerala is in the news. Views on this range from
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Just what is it about drought that brings out the worst in mankind? How do we define drought – is it the tyranny of nature or should we say, it’s the sheer absence of nature? Major parts of our country is suffering from drought or drought-like conditions leading to displacement
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