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COVID-19 crisis highlights long-term neglect of Himalayan women in determining water policies
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COVID-19 crisis highlights long-term neglect of Himalayan women in determining water policies

In moving forward as the cases rise and water availability goes down the Hindu Kush Himalayan region has a choice: to deal seriously with its water problems, to involve women and marginalised communities in its decision-making, or to suffer the consequences of a health emergency boosted by a long neglect of its water policies.

Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic, countering a culture obsessed with being 'useful'
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Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic, countering a culture obsessed with being 'useful'

In a more well-adjusted world, we would not expect ourselves to be constantly productive during a pandemic. But our world is dysfunctional at best, and we need reminders about how we’re not working from home but rather "at home during a crisis, trying to work", to stop feeling disappointed in ourselves

On 50th Earth Day, a look at what is causing the Amazon rainforest to fast approach its tipping point
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On 50th Earth Day, a look at what is causing the Amazon rainforest to fast approach its tipping point

Amazon Aid Foundation founder Sarah duPont talks about the Amazon rainforest's tipping point, a documentary on illegal gold mining, and effects of the coronavirus on the indigenous inhabitants of the region.

Category Error: In the midst of a pandemic, life goes on in an Indian high rise complex
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Category Error: In the midst of a pandemic, life goes on in an Indian high rise complex

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Struck by coronavirus crisis, art enthusiasts rally around Hyderabad's century-old Surabhi theatre group
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Struck by coronavirus crisis, art enthusiasts rally around Hyderabad's century-old Surabhi theatre group

The Surabhi theatre group is known for its repertoire of plays that draw from Indian mythology, staged every weekend at the Lalitha Kala Toranam in the Public Gardens in Hyderabad.

Thrissur Pooram cancelled due to coronavirus crisis: What the festival means to a city and its people
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Thrissur Pooram cancelled due to coronavirus crisis: What the festival means to a city and its people

The cancellation of the Thrissur Pooram in the wake of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown has hit the city — which has a deep-rooted emotional and economic connection with the festival — hard.

Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Revisiting the poetic tradition and artistic legacy of Chanda, better known as Mah Laqa Bai
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Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Revisiting the poetic tradition and artistic legacy of Chanda, better known as Mah Laqa Bai

This week in #DastaanEDilrubai, a series by Shreya Ila Anasuya: Chanda, or Mah Laqa Bai, was a contemporary of Mir, Dard and Sauda. Scholars agree that she was among the first, if not the first woman to have published her own diwan of Urdu poetry.

Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kathmandu, ancient stone water spouts offer solace during lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kathmandu, ancient stone water spouts offer solace during lockdown

Kathmandu's ancient water distribution system through stone spouts provides both water and arena for social theatre.

Category Error: Three snapshots of life during a pandemic, from an Indian high rise complex
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Category Error: Three snapshots of life during a pandemic, from an Indian high rise complex

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Even as the return of a tiger to Ajanta after over 50 years shows their resilience, conservation requires trust with local people
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Even as the return of a tiger to Ajanta after over 50 years shows their resilience, conservation requires trust with local people

With TPWL-T1C1 as tigers return to Ajanta, prioritising conservation over human safety needs trust between the people who want to see these animals protected, and the people who will live with the animals that have been protected.

How sustainable methods adopted by tribal honey hunters could conserve bee population, improve food security
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How sustainable methods adopted by tribal honey hunters could conserve bee population, improve food security

The Nilgiris are home to over eighteen ethnic groups. Of them, Kattunaickens, Kurumbas, Sholigas and Irulas are known to be the primary honey hunter tribes.

Category Error: In an Indian high rise complex, residents respond to a world they no longer know
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Category Error: In an Indian high rise complex, residents respond to a world they no longer know

In a new column, 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Turning newspapers into sculpture: Amritah Sen's unique art traverses fear, life's uncertainties and politics
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Turning newspapers into sculpture: Amritah Sen's unique art traverses fear, life's uncertainties and politics

Kolkata-based artist Amritah Sen's intriguing creations, a hybrid of newspapers or books and sculptures, mirror the society as we know it today. The results are stirring images that follow her stream of consciousness, to reflect grotesque realities, capturing the artist's reactions to the world around her.

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma levels the playing field between artist and muse
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In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma levels the playing field between artist and muse

The relationship between male artist and female muse has been as deeply unequal as it is romanticised. Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire upends that narrative.

Remembering Nemai Ghosh: The unassuming man behind the extraordinary photographer
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Remembering Nemai Ghosh: The unassuming man behind the extraordinary photographer

Photographer Nemai Ghosh's enviable eye for detail and perseverance steered him through 25 years with Satyajit Ray, where he meticulously recorded every moment of his movement through film sets, dubbing and recording studios, and even his home. Ray's son Sandip takes us down memory lane, tracing the life of an extraordinary man.

Caught in a series of dams and hydro projects, is Nepal's Marsyangdi river slowly drying up?
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Caught in a series of dams and hydro projects, is Nepal's Marsyangdi river slowly drying up?

The Marsyangdi used to offer a three-day rafting trip in a 52-kilometre section from Nygdi to Kahirene. Due to three operating hydro projects, the rafting is now largely a thing of the past.

With Mithila art, women in Nepal's Janakpur brought about a socio-cultural renaissance
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With Mithila art, women in Nepal's Janakpur brought about a socio-cultural renaissance

Women in Nepal's Janakpur have found a new lease of life, full of hope, optimism and self-worth, by taking to the region's ancient traditional art of Mithila painting.

Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Mukhtar Begum's music moved a world that desperately needed her magic
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Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Mukhtar Begum's music moved a world that desperately needed her magic

As the world reels from the spread of a pandemic and is forced to reckon with the breakdown of its known systems, perhaps those of us who have the means to do so can seek a quiet moment to find Mukhtar Begum's music, and let it change us | From #DastaanEDilrubai, a series by Shreya Ila Anasuya.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'No matter what it takes, I will walk the 500 km to Kanpur'; stories from the migrant exodus out of Delhi
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Coronavirus Outbreak: 'No matter what it takes, I will walk the 500 km to Kanpur'; stories from the migrant exodus out of Delhi

While most of the country has stayed indoors, for the millions of undocumented workers in India’s informal economy, the lockdown has meant a long trudge home.

In Ladakh, vulnerable migrant workers face increasingly uncertain future as coronavirus outbreak unfolds
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In Ladakh, vulnerable migrant workers face increasingly uncertain future as coronavirus outbreak unfolds

'I first travelled to Ladakh in 2011 and have since been documenting the migrant workers and their living situation. Over the past decade, they may have acquired more construction tools but overall, their conditions haven’t changed much and their struggles remain the same,' writes Ritayan Mukherjee of his photo project documenting migrant workers in Ladakh.