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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
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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.

Reply All's PJ Vogt on 'The Case of the Missing Hit' — the podcast episode being considered among the medium's best
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Reply All's PJ Vogt on 'The Case of the Missing Hit' — the podcast episode being considered among the medium's best

A '90s pop song that no one seemed to have heard of, and of which no trace could be found on the internet. A caller who'd tried for months to locate the original. And a dogged host who wouldn't give up. Reply All | PJ Vogt | Gimlet Media | #TheCaseOfTheMissingHit

Inside 'Lovely Villa': The homes we build are witnesses to our lives
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Inside 'Lovely Villa': The homes we build are witnesses to our lives

Lovely Villa, a housing complex in Mumbai built by architect extraordinaire Charles Correa, was more than just a building. It was a microcosm of a secular nation, a notion of ideal living, and a repository of memories past and future for its residents. Rohan Shivkumar and Avijit Mukul Kishore's documentary on it looks at how it represented making order out of chaos, both in the political and personal sense.

Coronavirus Outbreak: A database of books, performances, courses available online in these times of social distancing
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Coronavirus Outbreak: A database of books, performances, courses available online in these times of social distancing

Several museums and art galleries have opened up their collections for viewers to enjoy from the comfort of their couch. Google Arts and Culture has teamed up with hundreds of these museums across the globe, digitising some of their art collections.

For Real Kashmir FC, the challenges and thrills of hosting an I-League contest in Srinagar
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For Real Kashmir FC, the challenges and thrills of hosting an I-League contest in Srinagar

“Holding a football match in Kashmir is not like holding it elsewhere in the country. The challenges here are all very different,” says Real Kashmir FC's co-owner Sandeep Chattoo | Read Shubham Pandey's story, offering a ringside view of the club's trials and achievements, amid a crucial home game.

A river runs through it: Tracing the Dahisar's meandering — and dwindling — path
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A river runs through it: Tracing the Dahisar's meandering — and dwindling — path

Beyond the walls of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the Dahisar river flows crystal clear under the boughs of Casuarina and Gulmohar trees. A hundred steps later, vibrant life gives way to concrete inertness, and the river turns septic.

Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Remembering Jahanara Kajjan, whose incandescence burned briefly, but brightly
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Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Remembering Jahanara Kajjan, whose incandescence burned briefly, but brightly

Little is known about Jahanara Kajjan, a singer-actress who was active in the 1920s and 1930s, on the stages of the Parsi theatre in Calcutta, and in early cinema, and whose 105th birth anniversary was observed in February 2020. What we do know about her makes one lament the limitations of the Indian film archive, particularly lacking in information about the interiority of the women who were crucial to the making of the film industry — not only in Bombay, but in regional centres such as Calcutta and Madras. Introducing #DastaanEDilrubai, a new series by Shreya Ila Anasuya.

In Maharashtra's villages, Dalit families' decades-long battle to reclaim rightful watan lands
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In Maharashtra's villages, Dalit families' decades-long battle to reclaim rightful watan lands

The Bombay Inferior Village Watans Abolition Act, 1958 aimed to protect Dalits' access to land. Over 6.28 lakh acres of 'watan' land was awarded to Mahar and Ramoshi communities across Maharashtra. But the intended beneficiaries have been locked in a long and uphill struggle to lay claim to this land.

Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta: Rise in sea-levels to put densely populated region in peril
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Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta: Rise in sea-levels to put densely populated region in peril

Being one of the most vulnerable regions in the world, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta presents a major challenge for climate change adaptation of nearly 200 million inhabitants. It is often considered as a delta mostly exposed to sea-level rise and exacerbated by land subsidence.

Kaveri delta: How Tamil Nadu's new protected special agricultural zone will impact livelihoods
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Kaveri delta: How Tamil Nadu's new protected special agricultural zone will impact livelihoods

Kaveri Urimai Meetpu Kuzhu (Kaveri Rights Retrieval Committee) coordinator P. Maniarasan says that he and hundreds of other farmers are sceptical not about the spirit of the bill but about its efficacy to address the emerging threats.