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Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Lifestyle

Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply

Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.

World Population Day 2020: India need to focus on quality health care for all in the post-COVID-19 era
science

World Population Day 2020: India need to focus on quality health care for all in the post-COVID-19 era

With the private health sector failing to provide equitable healthcare, we should consider regulations to ensure it acts in the people's interests and not in the quest for profits.

Desert locust swarms invade India: They are millimetres in size but millions in numbers
India

Desert locust swarms invade India: They are millimetres in size but millions in numbers

The current locust swarm is thought to have originated in southern Iran due to the Indian Ocean Dipole, which caused warmer waters to its west and cooler waters to its east.

Singer-songwriter Nikhil D'Souza on his Bollywood music, biggest artistic influences, and launch of his EP
Entertainment

Singer-songwriter Nikhil D'Souza on his Bollywood music, biggest artistic influences, and launch of his EP

Singer of Bollywood hits like 'Shaam' and 'Mere Bina', Nikhil D'Souza is currently working on widening the scope of his repertoire, with a new EP that recalls the innocence of childhood.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hand washing is recommended but where is the water to wash my hands?
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hand washing is recommended but where is the water to wash my hands?

Regions facing water problems, contamination and inefficient management are wondering where the water to maintain this hygiene will come from.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas become first couple to top People Magazine's best-dressed list
Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas become first couple to top People Magazine's best-dressed list

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have become the first-ever couple to top 2019's best-dressed list published by People magazine.

Philip Kotler fetes Modi for receiving namesake award; Rahul Gandhi mocks PM, says honour is fake
India

Philip Kotler fetes Modi for receiving namesake award; Rahul Gandhi mocks PM, says honour is fake

Internationally acclaimed economist Professor Philip Kotler on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award.

Mamata Banerjee welcomes SC verdict on West Bengal panchayat polls, terms it 'victory of democracy'
Politics

Mamata Banerjee welcomes SC verdict on West Bengal panchayat polls, terms it 'victory of democracy'

Mamata Banerjee called the Supreme Court verdict on West Bengal panchayat poll as a "victory of democracy and of the people"

Jay Weinstein captures contrasting facial expressions in his photography series So I Asked Them To Smile
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Jay Weinstein captures contrasting facial expressions in his photography series So I Asked Them To Smile

In 'So I Made Them Smile', Jay Weinstein meets new people across the globe and captures their spontaneous smiles

Congress says Rahul Gandhi's tweets are 'resonating with people' after party vice-president gains over a million followers
Politics

Congress says Rahul Gandhi's tweets are 'resonating with people' after party vice-president gains over a million followers

With Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi gaining more than one million followers on Twitter in the past three months, the party on Friday said that his tweets laced with satire are resonating with the people of the country

Watch: A day in the life of Delhi's female bouncer Mehrunnisa
India

Watch: A day in the life of Delhi's female bouncer Mehrunnisa

Mehrunnisa works in a library in the day, and as a female bouncer at a club in Delhi's Haus Khas Village in the night. She is among the first woman bouncers in India. In this video​, she reveals her motivations, encounters with machismo, and her plans for old age. Interestingly, her sister Tarannum is also working as a bouncer in the same club.

101 Dinner with Dons: A meal with Dindigul's MK Tevar is like an episode of Breaking Bad, the Biryani edition
101 India

101 Dinner with Dons: A meal with Dindigul's MK Tevar is like an episode of Breaking Bad, the Biryani edition

Some say Dindigul is the murder capital of Tamil Nadu. It's no wonder it's home to people like MK Tevar — a local don who has played many roles in his life. From selling lottery tickets, to working at hotels, and even working as an electrician, Mr. Tevar talks about how going to jail actually exposed him to more criminals and 'rowdies'. This is what made him join a life of crime. But like most people in his line of work, what the don really has a passion for, is food.

Watch: Deepak Sharma, the man who took a 'Meme' too far
India

Watch: Deepak Sharma, the man who took a 'Meme' too far

Deepak Sharma started off as your average 'meme-subject'. But he went from funny and weird to horrifying really fast when he released a video beating up a young boy, for creating memes or "may mays" about his religion.

101 Traces: The owner of the Great Golden Circus talks about its glory days and the bleak future of the circus
101 India

101 Traces: The owner of the Great Golden Circus talks about its glory days and the bleak future of the circus

Anwar Khan of the Great Golden Circus talks about its glory days, and the bleak future of the circus. His circus has a massive set up, spanning multiple tents and acts. While it used to boast of crowds of almost 2000 people per show, and four shows per day, it's facing a bleak future now. With his better shows seeing an audience of only around 100 people, Anwar fears that the days of the circus are numbered.

101 Traces: The last of Kolkata's singing Fakirs
101 India

101 Traces: The last of Kolkata's singing Fakirs

The era of the singing fakir announcing the 'sehri' during Ramzan may be over. Where a decade ago, there were over 100 fakirs in Kolkata, today, Mohammed Sabbir is just one of the handful left. Waking at 1 AM every day during Ramzan, he wanders the streets, singing to wake people up for the sehri or morning prayer. These days, mosques also announce the morning prayer, rendering the fakir's job defunct. For generations, Mohammed Sabbir's family has performed this duty, not for money, but as a good deed.

Watch: A short history of the GIF as it turns 30
World

Watch: A short history of the GIF as it turns 30

Popular among reaction-providers and humour-inducers, the GIF is also famous for the debates it sparks every time it’s mentioned – How does one say it?

Good social skills at work are a must to avoid getting replaced by a robot
News & Analysis

Good social skills at work are a must to avoid getting replaced by a robot

People with personality traits such as great interpersonal skills, intelligence and vocational interests may be less likely to fall victim to automation.