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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic
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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic

Once the ephedra lands in these district centers, often outside areas of Afghan government control, it is milled to a fine powder and sold in bulk quantities at open-air markets that have sprung up with the express purpose of providing supplies to local meth-producers.

Kashmir Himalayas: Kolahoi glacier's retreat can be attributed to climate change, shifts in land use
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Kashmir Himalayas: Kolahoi glacier's retreat can be attributed to climate change, shifts in land use

Scientists said that rapid retreating of Kolahoi and other glaciers in Kashmir is largely attributable to global factors and climate driven by the local land-use changes also has some influence on glacier-retreat.

Jamshedpur's lockdown, in 10 photos: A visual record of life, industry and religion at standstill in Tatanagar
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Jamshedpur's lockdown, in 10 photos: A visual record of life, industry and religion at standstill in Tatanagar

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the overlooked gears that turn the wheel called urban efficiency in Jamshedpur — essential service providers like sanitation workers, nurses and security guards

Anxiety, isolation, warped time: The story of the coronavirus crisis, told through everyday objects
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Anxiety, isolation, warped time: The story of the coronavirus crisis, told through everyday objects

How does the 'everyday' change when you're living through a pandemic? These photographs tell the story of the coronavirus crisis as seen through everyday objects.

Eid in lockdown: Eight Indian photographers document quiet celebrations during coronavirus crisis
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Eid in lockdown: Eight Indian photographers document quiet celebrations during coronavirus crisis

Capping a sombre Ramzan, this Eid was unlike any other in recent memory. But in homes across India, families managed to keep the ethos of the festival alive.

Category Error: Of a community's small pleasures, Biblical plagues, and lives lived on a fault line
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Category Error: Of a community's small pleasures, Biblical plagues, and lives lived on a fault line

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

From Big Night to Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana — food films to inspire your lockdown cooking
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From Big Night to Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana — food films to inspire your lockdown cooking

The harmonised response to the coronavirus lockdown seems to be to get good at cooking. In that spirit, here is a pairing: simple, hearty dishes that can be made with easily available ingredients — inspired by food-centric films that serve as great backdrops for them (or binge-watch accompaniments alongside a meal).

In Hyderabad's Old City, once festive streets are bereft of usual Ramzan fervour in lockdown
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In Hyderabad's Old City, once festive streets are bereft of usual Ramzan fervour in lockdown

Hyderabad’s Old City, with the Charminar, Mecca Masjid and centuries-old Laad Bazaar, has long been the nerve centre of commerce, shopping and festivities during Ramzan. But these once boisterous streets are eerily quiet during the ongoing lockdown.

Category Error: Three stories of love, longing and loneliness against the backdrop of a lockdown
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Category Error: Three stories of love, longing and loneliness against the backdrop of a lockdown

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

Prints for India: Shared love for Delhi prompts four photographers to start a COVID-19 fundraiser
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Prints for India: Shared love for Delhi prompts four photographers to start a COVID-19 fundraiser

Four photographers have founded the Prints for India project, which aims to raise funds for India's most vulnerable, through the sale of 70 prints by 60 contributors.

Loneliness is unavoidable in a time of self-isolation. Why then do we resist it?
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Loneliness is unavoidable in a time of self-isolation. Why then do we resist it?

'I’ve often thought of loneliness like being washed over by the waves of the sea. It doesn’t recede as much as it sticks around like salt, burning in the sun, cooling down in the shade,' writes Sasha Mahuli.

Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?
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Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?

Bhutan has made substantial progress in household electrification in recent years, according to the Department of Renewable Energy. In 2018 over 99.97 percent of households had access to electricity, up from just 30 percent in 2003.

Coronavirus outbreak: Assam's boat clinics conduct door-to-door surveillance on saporis
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Coronavirus outbreak: Assam's boat clinics conduct door-to-door surveillance on saporis

Assam's boat clinics are the primary means of healthcare for inhabitants of the 2500 river islands. They have pitched in to deal with the coronavirus outbreak by carrying out door-to-door community surveillance.

Category Error: Shut in against a pandemic, residents of a high rise complex mull over grief, life, and irony
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Category Error: Shut in against a pandemic, residents of a high rise complex mull over grief, life, and irony

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

Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Janki Bai's is a name that rings in history, memorable as her bright voice
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Dastaan-e-Dilrubai: Janki Bai's is a name that rings in history, memorable as her bright voice

Janki Bai of Allahabad was a singer and poet who rose from extraordinary odds to make a name for herself | From #DastaanEDilrubai, a series by Shreya Ila Anasuya.

Lack of Pak govt's intervention can spur migration, ecological imbalances in once-flourishing Indus Delta
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Lack of Pak govt's intervention can spur migration, ecological imbalances in once-flourishing Indus Delta

Dam construction and mismanagement of water by the government have significantly reduced river flows, causing the Indus delta to shrink, threatening both human life and its ecology.

The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors
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The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors

Each artwork in filmmaker-artist Muzaffar Ali's latest exhibition The Other Side has a single mission: to position itself at the axis of the beauty and wonder of the outdoors. He says ideas come to him when he goes on walks, takes in scenes, when he sees leaves on trees; there is a stack of leaves on his desk at all times.

Category Error: In a lockdown, life moves online, as do learning, news reading and friendships
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Category Error: In a lockdown, life moves online, as do learning, news reading and friendships

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

In new Final Fantasy 7 game, a blueprint for true remakes — and philosophical themes to mull on
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In new Final Fantasy 7 game, a blueprint for true remakes — and philosophical themes to mull on

Considered by many as one of the greatest games ever made, expectations have been sky-high around the return to Final Fantasy 7