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Cold War 2.0: China vs. USA with India in tow

Cold War 2.0: China vs. USA with India in tow

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war. - Sun TsuChina – on the back foot all year because of its coronavirus handling – played catch up to Sun Tsu last week when it sent a strong message to the world during the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) annual National People’s Congress (NPC) held ...

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Lockdown in Chennai: Animal lovers from city feed strays

Lockdown in Chennai: Animal lovers from city feed strays

While the nation-wide lockdown has affected people's lives adversely - in more ways than one - stray animals have ended up becoming an unforeseen casualty of the COVID-19 crisis.With a rising number of positive coronavirus cases in the country, several states have implemented complete lockdown by sh...

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No land’s man: How can we change the migrant’s condition?

No land’s man: How can we change the migrant’s condition?

Image credit: Satish AcharyaEvery time the coronavirus-enforced lockdown is extended, or there is a minor decline in the number of new cases or ratio of deaths to infection, there is excitement about the curve having been flattened.The bhakts shower praise on their political gods, the Twitterati put...

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Heedless care!

Heedless care!

What we get to see on televisions today is the heedlessly caring Amitabh Bachan and Kamal Hassan, along with a bunch of ignorant sadist clowns. The two most prominent icons among the iconoclastic cadre present in the country today. These men are great actors and assumedly the 'pride' of the nation a...

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Let my people go....

Let my people go....

Labouring masses have tried walking great distances with their kith and kin. Very few have made it to their home towns and villages. Some have died in this regard, some have been beaten to death while trying to reach their distance, some have been chased away to loiter on the streets, some have kill...

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Wages of Wrath: COVID-19 unmasks real map of the world

Wages of Wrath: COVID-19 unmasks real map of the world

Sanjay, a gym-rat college student, thought farm labour work was easy till he tried it. He pulled the tomatoes so hard, he damaged the plant. Carrots he plucked so softly it wouldn’t come out. Half of all potatoes he dug, had tool injuries. In a week Sanjay developed shoulder and backaches.Sanjay was...

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Bois Locker Room: A complex issue

Bois Locker Room: A complex issue

Over the last week, after alleged screenshots from the Instagram group “Bois Locker Room” went viral, there have been extreme reactions to it.What we know is that – allegedly – a group of boys and some girls from “elite Delhi schools” formed a social media group in which they shared pictures of othe...

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Proverbs and the business-savvy Gujarati

Proverbs and the business-savvy Gujarati

A look at diverse literature in the Gujarati script. Image credit: Chetan HinguJust a few days ago, we observed Gujarat Day. 1 st May is the anniversary of the day when the state of Gujarat was carved out of erstwhile Bombay State. Gujarat Day brought out many memories in my mind about the culturall...

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Is over-emphasis on a COVID-19 vaccine hurting the world?

Is over-emphasis on a COVID-19 vaccine hurting the world?

“I never imagined in my wildest fantasies that someday a benefit to smoking would be found, that too inside a pandemic,” this friend told me laughing. He was reacting to research that shows that the novel coronavirus seems to be - non-euphemistically speaking - repulsed by smokers.Considering him th...

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Relevance of being Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Relevance of being Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

When there don’t seem many voices of sanity and reason, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, the nonagenarian scholar has been speaking his mind, indifferent to the fact that he was condemned for being a rebel. He has repeatedly been called anti-Muslim and heretic.The criticism didn’t deter him from speaking hi...

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