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The Covid Generation
On a study table, jostling for space between medical books and video game controllers, lies a crumpled Dunkin Donuts napkin. It had remained in the pocket of Rohan Kulkarni’s jeans since the last time he had been out with his friends from college. Th
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Rest For The Restless
Associated with several non-profit organisations, Prakash Nayek always had his hands full. If not fighting for the rights of the elderly, or against skyrocketing medical expenses, he would be running from one hospital to another to admit friends or t
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The Dark Hours
In 1842, chief magistrate J.H. Patton drew up an elaborate plan to rid Calcutta of crime. Splitting the city geographically into upper, middle and lower divisions, Patton appointed 300 constables to the police in each. Their daytime duties were not u
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Little Miss Sunshine
She was 13 when an accident in her hometown of Hoshiarpur in Punjab left her paralysed from the neck downward. As several schools turned her away, all Pratishtha could see ahead of her was darkness. “I know what it is to be deprived of freedom and st
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Elder Care
Be mindful of older people’s need for social connectedness. It takes just a phone call and a warm hello to show you care Stop bombarding the elderly with negative news. Allay pandemic-related anxieties by being frank but gentle Reduce their digit
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The British had already begun to establish themselves in India but hadn’t yet taken control of its cultural life. Western imperialism then only floats in the background in Ruth Vanita’s debut novel Memory of Light, which centres on a love story betwe
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From The Editor-in-chief
More than four months after India formally began its battle with the coronavirus, we have crossed 1.5 million Covid-19 cases. We now have the dubious distinction of being the country with the third-highest number of Covid-19 cases after the US (4.5 m
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Tough Not By Choice But Necessity
Pushan thinks that living through the Covid times is being part of history. “It’s like seeing an exploding volcano at close range. I am fascinated as well as overwhelmed by this spectacle of fantastic fury.” Not that he wants events such as Covid to
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The Suburbs Beckon
arendra Sharma, 39, an employee with JSW Steel in N Mumbai, had been hunting for a second home for some time when he learned of a new project by a reputed developer of affordable homes in Vasind, some 60 km from Mumbai. He booked an 855 sq. ft apartm
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Looking Within
Taslima Nasreen’s latest offering, Shameless, is uniquely structured. Translated from Bengali by Arunava Sinha, the novel is as much about the creative process as it is about communal violence and religious persecution. It elaborates on the plight of
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Glutton For Exercise
Paridhi Doshi had it all planned. She would give her finals at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), attend Cultural Day, the prom and farewell, and then head to the US in the last week of June for a month-long holiday, her first
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5 Current Trends Driving Home Demand
A preference for affordable homes—jobs aren’t secure and pay cuts are rampant Self-owned homes are in greater demand than rental properties thanks to Covid-19 Buyers are looking for larger homes with better amenities to facilitate work from home The
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Sartorial Success
Neeta Lulla believes in the power of the work you put in Neeta Lulla’s sartorial journey began in a small room at her in-laws’ home in Mumbai. “They said I shouldn’t be simply sitting at home,” says Lulla, 55, who was a teenage mother when she began
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The Boundary Dispute At Home
The Union government’s recent decision to start a delimitation exercise in four northeastern states—Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur—and the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has caused much consternation in the Opposition. Assembly
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Mentor And Guide
The year couldn’t have begun any better for Avnie. A multinational employment services company had offered her a job at Rs 10 lakh per annum as early as in January, five months before she was to complete her course. Thrilled, Avnie went on a celebrat
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Hotbeds Of Excellence
India has nearly 1,000 universities, making our higher education system one of the largest in the world. With a current enrolment of 35.7 million students, India is second only to China’s 41.8 million. India’s Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), which refer
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Bright Star
Most Saturdays of Ashmita Guha Neogi’s childhood were spent in Delhi’s cinema halls, thanks to her cinephile father. “His enthusiasm for Salman [Khan] and Satyajit Ray is the same,” says Neogi. Her own passion for films bloomed at Jamia Millia Islami
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Limits Of Delimitation
The CAA 2019 offers a path to citizenship for immigrants—including those settled in India illegally—from neighbouring Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as long as they are non-Muslims. There is fear among native Assamese that a large number of Hin
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High On Self-motivation
When his university classes shifted to Zoom, Tangri did not despair like many of his peers. “I didn’t face any issues taking my classes online,” he says. “We could reach out to the teachers for queries and they supported us a lot.” He might only be 1
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JNU has been from its inception encouraging and promoting an interdisciplinary approach in PG programmes. Almost every PG programme of the university has an inbuilt structure that allows students to opt for courses from any other discipline available
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Humanising the Mother
Q. Biopics tend to be hagiographic accounts. Is Shakuntala Devi any different? I was very particular that if I chose to do a biopic, it cannot be a puff piece. It makes for boring viewing. I ended up saying no to many after The Dirty Picture for thi
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Is It Priyanka’s Time Yet?
Congress president Sonia Gandhi is unwilling to continue in her present post beyond August 10. Son Rahul, too, is non-committal. Discussions are now under way to convince them to let Priyanka don the mantle, but Sonia feels her daughter might not be
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Battle Of The Mind
After being together for more than a year, Swapnakalpa has just broken up with her boyfriend. They had had their differences for a while now, but the lock-down made her review their relationship with a lot more pragmatism. Suffering from depression a
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The post-graduate (PG) programmes are designed to cater to the specific academic requirements of industry while also imparting life skills (LS) and transferable skills (TS) to students. The curriculum is regularly upgraded and every PG student gets p
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Mahato And The Tribal Vote
Agamchha tied around his head, Chhatradhar Mahato digs his heels into the slush while tending to the paddy. In his new avatar as a farmer, he’s trying to hard-sell a bhoomiputra (son of the soil) image. There’s a new slogan too—‘A tribal for tribals’
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A Stray Cause
Had this been any other July morning, Anushtha would have been applying for internships or sitting for exams. But like many other young people, she too found her life thrown into uncertainty thanks to Covid. “We don’t know when exams will take place
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DR V.K. BAHL Dean (academics), AIIMS Best medical university AIIMS has been setting the agenda for methodologies and innovations in medical education. We are constantly incorporating the latest advancements in global research and clinical care in ou
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Doing Business with the Other China
On June 23, Yang-wei Liu, chairman of the Taiwan based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co—better known for its electronics manufacturing arm, Foxconntold shareholders he saw India as a bright spot for business development. A couple of weeks later, there w
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Down, But Not Out
Jagdish Surve, 49, a former deputy general manager in the IT department of a multinational logistics company in Mumbai, received his pink slip this April. Losing his job was a shock, he says, because he had been working with the firm for 19 years, an
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