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Manoranjan Byapari: At 70, the rickshaw-wallah turned feted writer and MLA, is looking to the future rather than the past
Politics

Manoranjan Byapari: At 70, the rickshaw-wallah turned feted writer and MLA, is looking to the future rather than the past

In the recently-held West Bengal assembly polls, Byapari’s remarkable story took another twist.

Israel-Palestine conflict escalates, leaves 59 dead: A look at what sparked latest wave of violence
World

Israel-Palestine conflict escalates, leaves 59 dead: A look at what sparked latest wave of violence

The recent nightly clashes began at the start of Ramadan, when Israeli police placed barriers outside the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City

COVID-19: From criticism of 'vaccine diplomacy' to undercounting of deaths, an overview of global coverage of crisis in India
India

COVID-19: From criticism of 'vaccine diplomacy' to undercounting of deaths, an overview of global coverage of crisis in India

International media outlets are questioning why the Indian government did not do enough to secure COVID-19 vaccines for its citizens

Unseen warriors of COVID: No rest for gravediggers in Bengaluru as crematoriums run out of space
India

Unseen warriors of COVID: No rest for gravediggers in Bengaluru as crematoriums run out of space

At the city's Chamrajpet crematorium, authorities had to put up a 'housefull' sign and families were told to wait with bodies in ambulances to avoid overcrowding

Australian media report on 'weaponising' of SARS renews tensions between Canberra, Beijing
World

Australian media report on 'weaponising' of SARS renews tensions between Canberra, Beijing

The document quoted by the media report shows Chinese officials describing SARS coronaviruses as heralding a 'new era of genetic weapons'

How India's small, homegrown fashion brands are stepping up to raise essential funds for COVID-19 relief efforts
Lifestyle

How India's small, homegrown fashion brands are stepping up to raise essential funds for COVID-19 relief efforts

From amplifying COVID-relief resources for oxygen, ICU beds, plasma, and medicine on Instagram to donating up to 100 percent of their sales to organisations working on the ground to provide aid to those affected, fashion is positioned to help.

Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Lessons learned from P Vijayan and the Left's historic return to power
Politics

Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Lessons learned from P Vijayan and the Left's historic return to power

Along with welfare politics, the Left has also benefited from the significant shift in Kerala’s political landscape with the rise of Hindu nationalism

West Bengal Election 2021: Voting for Phase 8 slated to be held today; steps to locate polling station
Politics

West Bengal Election 2021: Voting for Phase 8 slated to be held today; steps to locate polling station

A polling station is a designated place where electors go to cast their vote. A polling booth, on the other hand, is set up by parties and candidates beyond a distance of 200 meters from the polling stations

COVID-19 vaccination net to be cast wider from 1 May; experts flag inadequate supplies, pricing concerns
India

COVID-19 vaccination net to be cast wider from 1 May; experts flag inadequate supplies, pricing concerns

The crucial third phase of India’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy, under which everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible for inoculation, will begin from 1 May

Left to Right: In Jangalmahal, history of political partisanship, economic aspirations push voters towards BJP
Politics

Left to Right: In Jangalmahal, history of political partisanship, economic aspirations push voters towards BJP

Jangalmahal is now seen as one of the strongholds of the BJP, and the party claims it will win all seats in the region

Joe Biden's Afghanistan pullout represents a victory for Pakistan; but at what cost?
World

Joe Biden's Afghanistan pullout represents a victory for Pakistan; but at what cost?

'It will be difficult, if not impossible, for Pakistan to control the Taliban and other militant groups in Afghanistan as the country spirals into a civil war'

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Govt must take cue from global examples, roll out targeted information campaigns
India

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Govt must take cue from global examples, roll out targeted information campaigns

Vaccine hesitancy has been compounded by the ongoing experience of surviving in the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated uncertainty

BoJack Horseman and the women who want to move on: In S6, Diane, Princess Carolyn have a shot at healing
Entertainment

BoJack Horseman and the women who want to move on: In S6, Diane, Princess Carolyn have a shot at healing

By shining a light on the women whose lives have most been informed by BoJack, the show is offering its lead star to step back, to let others speak unto his misbehaviour,

Myanmar coup: Civil servants, policemen taking refuge in Mizoram say ready to return and stand with 'our people'
India

Myanmar coup: Civil servants, policemen taking refuge in Mizoram say ready to return and stand with 'our people'

The early arrivals have been in Mizoram for more than a month. Their life subsisting thanks to the contributions of well-wishers and their hosts

Crowdfunding efforts for minorities targetted for faith show public's resistance to politics of hate
India

Crowdfunding efforts for minorities targetted for faith show public's resistance to politics of hate

Immediately after the news of both incidents became public, people from many faiths contributed to the victims. Many perhaps felt shame and anger in the way these innocents had been targetted because of their religion

SC order allowing deportation of Rohingya migrants runs contrary to principles of human dignity
India

SC order allowing deportation of Rohingya migrants runs contrary to principles of human dignity

The ruling of the Supreme Court is reminiscent of the jurisprudential baggage that India has been carrying since partition

How a sense of place and the passage of time is created in two gentle films, Bombay Rose and Ottaal
Entertainment

How a sense of place and the passage of time is created in two gentle films, Bombay Rose and Ottaal

What these two films have in common is how they create a sense of a setting as something inseparable from the inner lives of the protagonists.

Bengal Assembly Election 2021: TMC compromised police and bureaucrats, BJP will destroy corrupt nexus, vows Rahul Sinha
Politics

Bengal Assembly Election 2021: TMC compromised police and bureaucrats, BJP will destroy corrupt nexus, vows Rahul Sinha

The 57-year-old former Bengal BJP chief is the candidate from Habra which falls under the Barasat Lok Sabha constituency of North 24 Pargana district

BJP trying to mislead Matua with fake and arbitrary promises, claims Dalit TMC candidate Manoranjan Byapari
Politics

BJP trying to mislead Matua with fake and arbitrary promises, claims Dalit TMC candidate Manoranjan Byapari

The prolific Bengali Dalit writer has been influenced by the work of Left labour leader Shankar Guha Niyogi and is also a disciple of noted Bengali author Mahashweta Dev

From Scheduled Tribe status to battle over 'D voter' tag, Assam's Gorkhas give voice to longstanding demands
Politics

From Scheduled Tribe status to battle over 'D voter' tag, Assam's Gorkhas give voice to longstanding demands

The Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha (BGP), a pan-India organisation and one of the parties to the NRC case at the Supreme Court, has estimated that more than one lakh Gorkhas have been excluded from the NRC