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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Santosh Babu talks about psycho-analysis, hypnosis and understanding the subconscious mind.

India bans 59 chinese apps: TikTok's runaway success in India is a story best understood through the rise of the platform's many stars
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India bans 59 chinese apps: TikTok's runaway success in India is a story best understood through the rise of the platform's many stars

To study the popularity of TikTok in India is to study an emergent Indian class, a group of individuals for whom the platform is a space inclusive of all kinds of sensibilities and contradictions.

Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour
India

Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour

The way in which the system of appointments is currently functioning needs rethinking with a majority of the surveyed advocates demanding greater transparency in its operation

A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India
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A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India

In blurring the divides between mainstream culture, alternative subcultures, and the grassroots counterculture, the internet is reducing elitism that comes with homogenous cultural consumption and moulding India’s cultural sensibility in a decidedly democratic way.

Indian way of conflict avoidance is by dialogue, not by brute force, says Narendra Modi in video message at IIM-Kozhikode seminar
India

Indian way of conflict avoidance is by dialogue, not by brute force, says Narendra Modi in video message at IIM-Kozhikode seminar

In a world that is seeking to break free from mindless hate, violence, conflict and terrorism, the Indian way of life offers a ray of hope, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday

The clampdown on counter-culture: How limited dissent is reducing movements to might-have-beens
India

The clampdown on counter-culture: How limited dissent is reducing movements to might-have-beens

What began as a decade of restoration of democratic values with stand up comedy and Dalit rap at the forefront is now a controlled space for dissent.

Collectively find solutions to problems such as climate change, says Ram Nath Kovind
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Collectively find solutions to problems such as climate change, says Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind said, 'We need to nurture our youth to become leaders in whatever vocation they may choose and in their social lives.'

NORMAL, Gaysi Family's latest zine, meditates on queer horror steeped in Indian-ness
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NORMAL, Gaysi Family's latest zine, meditates on queer horror steeped in Indian-ness

Gaysi Family's quarterly magazine, Gaysi Zine, brings together NORMAL, a collection of 18 literary pieces that meditate on horror from a queer perspective.

Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely
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Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely

The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.

Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts
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Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts

Syrians in exile participate in initiatives to protect artifacts, keep the culture alive in the diaspora.

What a 70-deer-tooth necklace tells us about the lives of our Ice Age ancestors
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What a 70-deer-tooth necklace tells us about the lives of our Ice Age ancestors

Around 19,000 years ago in France, an adult woman was buried with a necklace made of 70 red-deer teeth.

Sports betting is wrong morally, culturally
World

Sports betting is wrong morally, culturally

Morality condemns dilution of household income in a game of chance

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

Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma
India

Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma

Delhi-based Kathak dancer Uma Sharma says she is filled with regret to see the path India is treading, and how the political landscape has altered in the last five years

Naruhito's era named Reiwa ahead of emperor's abdication; Japan breaks tradition of naming imperial reigns from Chinese classics
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Naruhito's era named Reiwa ahead of emperor's abdication; Japan breaks tradition of naming imperial reigns from Chinese classics

The era of Japan's next emperor, Naruhito, will use the culturally significant name ‘Reiwa’ to connote pursuing harmony, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes to promote national pride

How potatoes and chillies conquered Indian cuisine
India

How potatoes and chillies conquered Indian cuisine

Black pepper was the main source for heat in northern Indian food until the 18th century, which was when chillies slowly started to make an appearance

EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, holds talks under new framework to enhance cultural ties
India

EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, holds talks under new framework to enhance cultural ties

In yet another step towards improving ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Friday held extensive talks under a newly established framework to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two nations.

Rosogolla Dibas: What this humble sweet, once at the centre of a culture war, means to Bengal
India

Rosogolla Dibas: What this humble sweet, once at the centre of a culture war, means to Bengal

Rosogolla Dibas is a timely reminder to all of us to not take our heritage for granted. Envious neighbours are always coveting a piece of the chhena pie

Ram Nath Kovind in Prague: President says India, Czech Republic built strong contemporary partnership
India

Ram Nath Kovind in Prague: President says India, Czech Republic built strong contemporary partnership

Ram Nath Kovind said Saturday that India and the Czech Republic have built a strong contemporary partnership on a shared past of flourishing trade in spices and silk.

Kathak's conundrum: Amid appreciation for outward dazzle, is genuine artistry in danger of being overlooked?
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Kathak's conundrum: Amid appreciation for outward dazzle, is genuine artistry in danger of being overlooked?

In today’s world of many distractions and fast-track achievements, a disciplined, patient learning of the art form such as Kathak becomes rare