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Rooftops as an antidote to the lockdown: A photographer documents people's shared joys, closeness on terraces
Arts & Culture

Rooftops as an antidote to the lockdown: A photographer documents people's shared joys, closeness on terraces

On a rooftop, it is possible to convince yourself that not everything has changed since the pandemic: it’s still possible to spend time with family outdoors, to play the odd game of cricket, to meet friends and relatives.

Insider Take By D.Narain, Simon Wiebusch Bayer CropScience Limited | Economy Under Lockdown | Agriculture
India

Insider Take By D.Narain, Simon Wiebusch Bayer CropScience Limited | Economy Under Lockdown | Agriculture

Agriculture industry veterans D.Narain, Senior Bayer Representative, SouthAsia and Managing Director, Bayer CropScience Limited and Simon Wiebusch, COO Bayer CropScience Division of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka highlight challenges faced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sayani Gupta on playing a Northeastern character in Netflix film Axone: Authenticity is most important
Entertainment

Sayani Gupta on playing a Northeastern character in Netflix film Axone: Authenticity is most important

Sayani Gupta discusses Axone, arguably the first mainstream Hindi film that addresses the bias against Northeasternes, and how she has witnessed the same in her life.

Goa Photo Festival chronicles the pathos in people's lives, their private spaces, and food practices
long-reads

Goa Photo Festival chronicles the pathos in people's lives, their private spaces, and food practices

The third edition of Goa International Photography Festival was held from 6 to 8 December in the village of Aldona (North Goa), known for its rich architectural heritage, which later inspired the overall theme of the festival — of working with 'living heritage'.

Ten best TV shows of the decade, ranked: From Fleabag, Breaking Bad to BoJack Horseman and True Detective
Entertainment

Ten best TV shows of the decade, ranked: From Fleabag, Breaking Bad to BoJack Horseman and True Detective

The 2010s changed television forever. We live in a post-TV era where TV continues to peak or has already peaked, depending on whom you ask.

From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans
India

From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans

Once animals are grouped, a mechanism comes into play that makes living in a group efficient

How OnePlus created a perfect community is a lesson for all tech providers
Life

How OnePlus created a perfect community is a lesson for all tech providers

A little incentive for all the hard work the community puts in shows that OnePlus values their contribution in more ways than one.

Understanding mental illness: The balance between community support and personal growth
Life

Understanding mental illness: The balance between community support and personal growth

Are we obliged to get help to relieve our family and friends of some of their emotional burden? My answer is yes, for those of us who have access. However, community is everything for those of us who can and cannot afford therapy, for without it, therapy can only take us so far

Kolis, Mumbai's aboriginal fishing community, gets a retrospective look with a pop-up museum in Thane
Life

Kolis, Mumbai's aboriginal fishing community, gets a retrospective look with a pop-up museum in Thane

The exhibition was put up by the Tandel Fund of Archives — a public art project and a pool of archives which aims to gather and document information of the Son Koli communities in and around Mumbai

Antarctica's ecosystem thrives on nitrogen-rich poop of penguins and seals
science

Antarctica's ecosystem thrives on nitrogen-rich poop of penguins and seals

The 'influential excrement' supports mosses & lichens, which in turn sustain microscopic life.

NIA arrests in Jafrabad: Callous handling of crimes in minority-dominated areas adds to victimisation, alienation
India

NIA arrests in Jafrabad: Callous handling of crimes in minority-dominated areas adds to victimisation, alienation

There are many Jafrabad-like neighbourhoods in urban India, and callous handling of incidents like Wednesday's NIA raids in North East Delhi could push them further away from the mainstream

Video Volunteers: Frontline heath workers are playing a crucial role in maternal care in West Bengal
Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers: Frontline heath workers are playing a crucial role in maternal care in West Bengal

In Shikarpur, West Bengal, frontline health workers are encouraging pregnant ladies to opt for delivery in hospitals as opposed to deliveries at home.

Google's Bulletin app will let anyone submit news stories for and about their communities
News & Analysis

Google's Bulletin app will let anyone submit news stories for and about their communities

Expanding its reach into the hyperlocal news, Google has introduced a new app named "Bulletin" that allows anybody to submit stories

In Chennai's slums, football is more than a sport; it's a key to a better way of life
Life

In Chennai's slums, football is more than a sport; it's a key to a better way of life

Football is a sport widely played in the slum communities of Chennai, and each locality has stories about the difference it's made

Student in Washington, US kills classmate, injures three others in high school shooting
World

Student in Washington, US kills classmate, injures three others in high school shooting

A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington state high school killed a classmate who confronted him Wednesday and wounded three others.

Gujarat government promises to hold talks with agitators seeking quota for Patidars
India

Gujarat government promises to hold talks with agitators seeking quota for Patidars

The Gujarat government will hold talks with Patel quota agitators and other community leaders in the coming days to resolve the sensitive issue "at the earliest", deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said on Sunday

Living with patriarchy: A negotiation for equality and dignity
long-reads

Living with patriarchy: A negotiation for equality and dignity

With a sense of the crisscrossing realities that we all endure and live with, the everyday ‘patriarchies’ that we encounter are bound to appear equally complex and diverse.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella believes that the company is successful because it gives back
News & Analysis

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella believes that the company is successful because it gives back

'The ability of Microsoft that operates in more than 190 countries to compete in so many places is vital to the company's overall long-term growth.'

Microsoft Philanthropies has contributed $10 million to India in cash and tech investments in 2016
News & Analysis

Microsoft Philanthropies has contributed $10 million to India in cash and tech investments in 2016

Microsoft Philanthropies, created a year ago, on Thursday said it has contributed a total of over $10 million towards community development in India last year.

The Kaur Project: A photography, storytelling website gives voice to Sikh women in the US
Life

The Kaur Project: A photography, storytelling website gives voice to Sikh women in the US

The Kaur Project is a storytelling and photography website that highlights the lives, struggles, and achievements of Sikh women in North America