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The virus is saving lives as the Earth is healing

Stanford University has conducted a research on the long-term benefits of this current rejuvenation of the planet due to the lockdowns and the study showed that humanity will benefit tremendously in future due to the respite received by the environment

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Pandemic not the first nor the last

The present experience forms a part of the collage of this planet’s history. How we respond will determine how the future shall emerge Clearly the planet is passing through challenging times. However, this is not the first time in the

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Indo-US ties – Bending backwards

Over-the-top preps for Trump visit invite criticism. Do the poor need to be swept under the carpet? At one end, there is the propagandist accusation that we do not own our Indianness enough as a people or aren’t proud of it. On

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Quantify the effect on each person

A dynamic per capita impact index can help nations narrow down on particular areas where human beings are suffering the most due to climate change, the major perpetrators of it and those who are being able to adapt to it

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Animals are born free, let them live free

Elephants have a high emotional quotient and a very specific, inherent sense of self. They are highly complex social and sentient beings and their experience of captivity is no less than a loss of free will, autonomy and freedom comparable

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International Bill of Rights for the Passengers

There is little doubt that mass production of commercial airliners has made flying more affordable but is it time for an international bill of rights for the passengers? Ostensibly, the Airbus A320neo series of aircraft is an incremental change over

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Witness Jordan’s history through ‘A Map & A Lens’

Bashar Tabbah’s book, A Map & A Lens: Jordan Sights Unseen and Stories Untold, through photographs and texts, tracks the unfolding of the entirety of Jordan’s history One can divide writings about countries into three broad categories — academic or

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Should we really be “celebrating” Women’s Day?

Forget the streets to even at home, women are not safe anywhere. Although gender violence in the country is akin to an elephant in the room, we still lack a uniform redressal mechanism Recently, the streets of Delhi witnessed an

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The Changing Face of Gorakhpur

In my almost two years of stay in Delhi, I have developed a fad for Shankar Market in Connaught place. The reasons are not legion but a single one that binds me to that market. It has a book shop

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The Changing World of Science

DNA segments and sex determination   While it is known that the sex of a baby is determined by its chromosome make-up at conception, new research has identified a “regulator” that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide

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