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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Siddharth Banerjee and Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee discuss the art of hyper learning
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Siddharth Banerjee and Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee discuss the art of hyper learning

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Siddharth Banerjee and Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee talk about starting 52 Red Pills, and what hyper-learning involves.

From Radical Dharma to All About Love, a look at queer Black Buddhist perspectives on spiritual practice in contemporary texts
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From Radical Dharma to All About Love, a look at queer Black Buddhist perspectives on spiritual practice in contemporary texts

Several queer Black Buddhist authors have showed me how spiritual practice can be a liberating force in the face of challenges as huge as racism, sexism and queerphobia.

Read an excerpt from Dr Bonnie Henry's 'Soap and Water and Common Sense': Nothing is immune to Microbes Inc
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Read an excerpt from Dr Bonnie Henry's 'Soap and Water and Common Sense': Nothing is immune to Microbes Inc

In Soap and Water and Common Sense, Dr Bonnie Henry traces the evolution of common sicknesses and explains how staying healthy boils down to basic hygiene.

Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Cyrus Oshidar on MTV’s irreverent success, brand building and the vision behind 101India
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Cyrus Oshidar on MTV’s irreverent success, brand building and the vision behind 101India

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Cyrus Oshidar talks about MTV in the ‘90s, the relevance of pop culture in brand-building and the thought behind 101India.

On Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 100th death anniversary, stories of his childhood, how he moulded Pune's culture
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On Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 100th death anniversary, stories of his childhood, how he moulded Pune's culture

Today, Bal Gangadhar Tilak's influence can be felt strongly in the city’s pulse – in the elongated Tilak Road (one of many in India); in the sarvajanik Ganeshotsav and Shivajayanti festivities, celebrations which he organised to nurture communal harmony; and in the Kesari Wada, his home, nestled in the heart of the city.

In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma
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In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma

The Disaster Tourist challenges the reader to evaluate our curiosity about traumatised communities and landscapes that appear exciting for their unpredictability and history of ruin.

The Friday List: From Juggernaut's Silent Book Club to Jim Sarbh and Bruce Guthrie conversing about theatre, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From Juggernaut's Silent Book Club to Jim Sarbh and Bruce Guthrie conversing about theatre, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial
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To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial

You’re 40 today, which makes you part of the first-ever batch of millennials to hit the big four-oh. This generation grew up with you. And you of all people know that as a generation, we just can’t seem to catch a break.

Narrative, characters are most attractive aspects of Mafia: Definitive Edition, says Haden Blackman
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Narrative, characters are most attractive aspects of Mafia: Definitive Edition, says Haden Blackman

Ahead of the 25 September release of the ground-up remake of 2002's Mafia, Tech2 spoke to Hangar 13 president and chief creative officer, Haden Blackman

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Karthik Ganesan, CEEW Research Fellow, talks about the importance of climate activism and sustainable living
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Karthik Ganesan, CEEW Research Fellow, talks about the importance of climate activism and sustainable living

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Karthik Ganesan talks about climate change, the danger of urban water resources and the importance of sustainable living.

Shakuntala Devi's family on Maths whiz: 'She believed the human brain was capable of far more than a computer'
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Shakuntala Devi's family on Maths whiz: 'She believed the human brain was capable of far more than a computer'

As a biopic on Shakuntala Devi, starring Vidya Balan, comes to our screens this Friday, a conversation with the Math whiz's daughter Anupama Banerji yields many anecdotes.

Revisiting artist Waswo X Waswo's prescient 'Like A Leaf in Autumn' series in wake of Black Lives Matter movement
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Revisiting artist Waswo X Waswo's prescient 'Like A Leaf in Autumn' series in wake of Black Lives Matter movement

Amid the widespread protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement this year, the themes explored in Waswo X Waswo's October 2019 exhibition of miniature paintings, Like A Leaf in Autumn, feel quite timely.

Remembering Aunty Nonie: A reflection on the life of my family’s most prolific talent, Eunice de Souza
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Remembering Aunty Nonie: A reflection on the life of my family’s most prolific talent, Eunice de Souza

It was only after coming to Mumbai to work as a journalist that I fully understood Aunty Nonie’s legacy. Or as the world knew her, the late poet, teacher, literary critic, researcher and novelist Eunice de Souza.

Amid lockdown, digital book clubs offer readers an opportunity to connect, combat isolation
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Amid lockdown, digital book clubs offer readers an opportunity to connect, combat isolation

During the pandemic, and the extended lockdown, several people have turned to reading as a way to establish connections and communicate with friends, and often, complete strangers.

Tamil Nadu’s folk artists strike new-found resonance amid COVID-19 — a reminder of the role they played in past epidemics
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Tamil Nadu’s folk artists strike new-found resonance amid COVID-19 — a reminder of the role they played in past epidemics

Marginalised and subaltern forms of musical expression, performing arts and literature have historically fulfilled a range of purposes in Tamil Nadu. Under the lockdown, the fate of their proponents remains uncertain

As an atheist, why I'm running scared of the God-fearing lot during the coronavirus pandemic
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As an atheist, why I'm running scared of the God-fearing lot during the coronavirus pandemic

After massive swarms of locusts hit Gurgaon and parts of Delhi last month, in the middle of the pandemic, I couldn’t stop myself from going down this rabbit-hole, despite being an atheist all my adult life: what if there really is a God?

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Harsh Songra talks about his experience with Dyspraxia, stereotyping in Indian cinema and creation of his MyChild App
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Harsh Songra talks about his experience with Dyspraxia, stereotyping in Indian cinema and creation of his MyChild App

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Harsh Songra talks about growing up with Dyspraxia, founding the MyChild App and where he found his inspiration.

Wildlife photographer Shaaz Jung: 'Next big issue India will face is man-animal conflict'
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Wildlife photographer Shaaz Jung: 'Next big issue India will face is man-animal conflict'

Wildlife photographer Shaaz Jung talks to Firstpost about his viral black leopard photos, and importance of local involvement in conservation efforts as India tackles man-animal conflict.