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Has Rohit already tossed aside Virat's bad 'luck'?

Has Rohit already tossed aside Virat's bad 'luck'?

If Indian cricket were a cheezy Bollywood comedy, Virat Kohli's favourite line would have been: mera bad luck hi kharab hai - my bad luck is terrible. Virat Kohli not only has had the worst luck among all Indian captains when it comes to the toss, but one of the worst in the world.In any sport, 'luc...

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Why you’ll enjoy Paralympics much more than the Olympics

Why you’ll enjoy Paralympics much more than the Olympics

Ibrahim Hamadtou from Egypt lost both arms in a train accident when he was 10. At Rio Paralympics 2016, he made his table tennis debut. To serve, he throws the ball in the air with one bare foot and hits it with the racket in his mouth. Watching him execute deadly smashes while playing with only one...

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Tokyo 2020 to eternity - some of the greatest moments from Olympics 2021

Tokyo 2020 to eternity - some of the greatest moments from Olympics 2021

On July 26 at the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition, Hidilyn Diaz had an impossible choice. She could lift what she had already lifted before and win a sure silver or lift two kilograms more than she had ever lifted – one more than her competitor - and attempt the gold Philippines had never won...

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Why I still cheer Olympians

Why I still cheer Olympians

That the Olympic Games is morally corrupt is evident. In the middle of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to cancel the 32nd edition not for the ‘spirit of the games’ but due to monetary concerns, while VVIPs and other officials in Tokyo flout Covid safety rules...

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Have you played with Artificial Intelligence

Have you played with Artificial Intelligence

If I ask have you used any Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning / Deep Learning application, chances are you will say no. This despite having used one barely minutes ago in the speech you converted to text, sorting of your email and mobile data, Tweet, FB post or YouTube video you last sa...

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A theocratic government can turn people secular

A theocratic government can turn people secular

On June 18, as Iranians headed out to vote in their presidential election, the ballot – unlike in India – did not have NOTA (None Of The Above). 52% i.e. a majority, did not vote. Since Iran’s Supreme Leader called voting a religious duty, should this also be seen to mean that a majority in the Isla...

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Why a third COVID-19 wave is inevitable

Why a third COVID-19 wave is inevitable

When on March 24, 2020 PM Modi used the analogy of Mahabharata war to say COVID19 would be won in 21 days, he was both right and wrong. Right because that lockdown did help reduce spread. Wrong because pandemics are not one night stands, but a series of waves that require constant vigil.Over a year ...

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How the RSS/BJP failed worst when Indians needed them most

How the RSS/BJP failed worst when Indians needed them most

The sixty lakh member strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s organising and information dissemination capabilities are legendary. Sources have claimed they can organise a crowd in any corner of India within hours. A message originating in a Delhi troll farm is said to reach millions of phones in the c...

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Tears for strangers in a COVID pandemic

Tears for strangers in a COVID pandemic

For nearly five minutes after I called her, neither could speak. I could hear her suckle sobs for her mother who could be put on a ventilator at any moment. I was crying as well, wishing I was in Delhi hugging her.I have lost friends and relatives to diseases and accidents. My father came within min...

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Bangladesh 1971 to Myanmar 2021 – untangling India's refugee dilemma

Bangladesh 1971 to Myanmar 2021 – untangling India's refugee dilemma

Officially PM Narendra Modi was in Bangladesh on March 26 to commemorate the 50th declaration of their independence. Yet the elephant in the room was the anniversary of a genocide that pushed India into its worst refugee crisis and later into a war. Coincidentally, 500 miles from where the PM was, a...

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