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The economic, social and political toll of Covid-19

March 13, 2020 5:30:53 pm

Pandemics have always caused this damage, even in medieval times, but the shock of seeing whole countries depopulated by scourges like the Black Death overshadowed them

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Discovering the cultural wealth of rural West Bengal

March 15, 2020 9:40:15 am

Villages of artisans and small cottage industries, hamlets of diverse folk art and artistes are all vibrant spaces for tourists.

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When a banking-sector crisis hits, even the most devoted patriots are hurt

March 15, 2020 7:54:13 am

Why do seva of Bharat Mata, when he can't even afford a holiday for his children's mata, asks WhatsApp Uncle

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Writer and former IPS officer Vibhuti Narain Rai on the anatomy of riots

March 8, 2020 1:45:24 pm

The acclaimed writer in Hindi has witnessed and written about several riots, including Hashimpura massacre, in which 42 Muslims were killed by the police. He says that in all major riots, minorities had one common complaint — that the police had not done what it was supposed to do.

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Menopause marks the end of something, but it doesn’t mean your life is over

March 8, 2020 8:45:52 am

In a society where sex is overvalued, menopause can be hard. It’s about time it was normalized and talked about in pop culture — in a way that doesn’t make it sound like it’s the end of the road.

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Mrunmayee Lagoo on co-writing Thappad and the female gaze

March 8, 2020 8:01:56 am

The daughter of Bollywood’s go-to-mother, Reema Lagoo, says domestic violence is linked to patriarchy and male entitlement.

Inside the fast, furious and sometimes feudal world of kambala

March 8, 2020 8:21:31 pm

A centuries-old tradition of buffalo racing in coastal Karnataka and parts of Kerala, kambala has new ambitions and a shining new mascot in Srinivasa 'Bolt' Gowda. But some old questions remain.

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Anju Dodiya: ‘The creative process is a violent one’

March 7, 2020 5:45:46 pm

The Mumbai-based artist on not being defined by her self-portraits and why it’s important for women to speak up.

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How silk cotton trees celebrate togetherness of beings

March 9, 2020 2:01:45 pm

Erupting in red across India’s forests, these trees are like flaming islands in an ocean of green. They signify neither flags of territory nor salutes to freedom, but the spirit of those who know how to live as citizens of the earth.

Justice Richard H Bernstein on how people with disabilities make for good judges

March 7, 2020 10:10:19 am

The first visually-impaired judge to be elected to the Supreme Court of Michigan in the US head and delivers judgments in 26 cases, along with six other judges, every Wednesday. He was in Mumbai recently to talk about better opportunities for people with disabilities.

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A glimpse into sweet-making, one of country’s oldest professions

March 6, 2020 6:30:49 pm

Confectioners haven’t always received their due in the country’s food history.

Building Blocks: How protests in the streets remind us of what we lost as a nation when we gave up our right to the city

March 6, 2020 5:30:45 pm

A brief history of how streets, which act as a stage where our lives play out, connect people, with roads continuing to be its impassive counterpoint

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Why we must not look down on creatures that clear the mess around us

March 6, 2020 5:30:40 pm

The cleaning squad of animals, whose lives' work is to clean up, is dedicated to the idea of recycling.

How algorithm fuels misinformation mills around coronavirus

March 6, 2020 6:28:30 pm

People either dismiss the crisis or avoid scientific measures of control and containment as they put their trust in fake news. A public caution and literacy about how to trust information online are needed.

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Award-winning poet and playwright Lemn Sissay on his lost childhood and a life unmoored

March 6, 2020 5:15:05 pm

The British-Ethiopian writer talks about his poems — on splinters, longing and hope — the power of forgiveness, the struggle to find his family and to reclaim his sense of worth

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Books on the elephant in the room — mental health

March 7, 2020 8:18:25 am

A look at some books that initiates the conversation around depression, anxiety and other mental issues early on.

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How Kolkata’s iconic cabin restaurants played a part in the freedom struggle

March 1, 2020 8:59:39 pm

These restaurants were once a refuge of revolutionaries and lovers and invented dishes such as the famous kabiraji cutlet.

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Hitesh Kewalya: ‘There is a need to redefine masculinity’

March 1, 2020 11:38:33 am

The writer-director of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan on how his exposure to a multicultural way of life has shaped his vision and finding humour in how people go to extreme lengths to avoid talking about sex.

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