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A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, photographers talk us through their most defining images of the pandemic
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A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, photographers talk us through their most defining images of the pandemic

A collection of images that defined the year since the 24 March 2020 lockdown, narrated in the voices of photographers who shot them.

As Europe's COVID-19 lockdowns drag on, police and protesters clash more frequently
World

As Europe's COVID-19 lockdowns drag on, police and protesters clash more frequently

Coronavirus regulations that were expected to last no more than a few months have now been in place for a year, causing tensions between police and the public

New study claims three feet of physical distance enough for students, top experts concur
World

New study claims three feet of physical distance enough for students, top experts concur

Lower physical distancing policies can be safely adopted in schools, as long as other measures including universal masking are in place.

Poland: On International Women's Day, protestors take to the streets to condemn abortion ban
World

Poland: On International Women's Day, protestors take to the streets to condemn abortion ban

This year’s Women’s Day, which was marked with protests, comes after a near total ban on abortion took effect in January in the mostly Roman Catholic country, a step that had long been been sought by the conservative ruling party, Law and Justice.

In a winter without festivals, kite flying on Makar Sankranti offers hope for a socially-distanced, eco-friendly celebration
Lifestyle

In a winter without festivals, kite flying on Makar Sankranti offers hope for a socially-distanced, eco-friendly celebration

With people engaging in customary duels of kite flying from rooftops of their respective places, COVID-19 restrictions like night curfews, curbs on public gatherings, and the firecracker ban will not rob Makar Sankranti of the fun and frolic it is associated with.

The M Night Shyamalan interview | 'Ramifications of pandemic coincide with the minimalistic way I like to tell my stories'
Entertainment

The M Night Shyamalan interview | 'Ramifications of pandemic coincide with the minimalistic way I like to tell my stories'

M Night Shyamalan says the pandemic protocols have only facilitated the way he likes to tell stories like Servant Season 2 on Apple TV+ — singular setting, limited cast, and deliberate quietness.

People who have been vaccinated need to continue wearing a mask as they can spread the virus
science

People who have been vaccinated need to continue wearing a mask as they can spread the virus

The coronavirus vaccines are injected deep into the muscles and quickly absorbed into the blood, where they stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies.

Virtual fatigue, virtual joy: In 2020, the screen was a door that opened onto experiences both welcome and exhausting
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Virtual fatigue, virtual joy: In 2020, the screen was a door that opened onto experiences both welcome and exhausting

2020 is the year we lost. For those lucky enough to stay inside, it has been a year of diminished experiences.

Life after COVID-19: Duration of immunity, fear of reinfection among key concerns after recovery
Health

Life after COVID-19: Duration of immunity, fear of reinfection among key concerns after recovery

Since COVID-19 is a new disease and the world is still learning about it, there’s no consensus as of now on how long immunity against COVID-19 lasts.

Amarinder Singh announces night curfew in Punjab from 1 Dec; fine for not wearing masks to be doubled
India

Amarinder Singh announces night curfew in Punjab from 1 Dec; fine for not wearing masks to be doubled

The fresh curbs, which will be reviewed on 15 December, also restrict operation timings for all hotels, restaurants and marriage palaces till 9.30 pm (edited)

Oxford Languages' 2020 Word of the Year: An unprecedented choice that highlights linguistic effect of COVID-19 on English
Arts & Culture

Oxford Languages' 2020 Word of the Year: An unprecedented choice that highlights linguistic effect of COVID-19 on English

The 2020 report does highlight some zippy new coinages, like 'Blursday' (which captures the way the week blends together), 'covidiots' (you know who you are) and 'doomscrolling' (who, me?). But mostly, it underlines how the pandemic has utterly dominated public conversation, and given us a new collective vocabulary almost overnight.

CA Exams 2020: ICAI to initiate legal action against candidates sending threat mails to exam centres
India

CA Exams 2020: ICAI to initiate legal action against candidates sending threat mails to exam centres

Warning candidates against indulging in ‘irregular acts', the ICAI also said that it has directed examination centres to bring such instances to the notice of the institute with details of such candidates

As Sunburn 2020 announcement faces flak, course for live music events in post-COVID era seems increasingly unclear
Entertainment

As Sunburn 2020 announcement faces flak, course for live music events in post-COVID era seems increasingly unclear

The idea that the Sunburn Festival could go on in this COVID-19 climate — albeit in a truncated avatar — seems nothing short of absurd. Or is it?

Mumbai local trains can accommodate only 25% commuters with social distancing, says Railways
India

Mumbai local trains can accommodate only 25% commuters with social distancing, says Railways

The Railways response came a day after the Maharashtra government proposed that general public be allowed to travel on Mumbai locals, which in pre-COVID times, carried around 80 lakh people daily

The David Guetta interview | 'Everything I've created has love, hope and joy; it isn't all dance and groove'
Entertainment

The David Guetta interview | 'Everything I've created has love, hope and joy; it isn't all dance and groove'

In this exclusive interview, the Grammy Award-winning French DJ and songwriter talks about how music can help the world wade through ongoing crises, and why listening to music is becoming a more solitary practice.

Schools reopen after lockdown: Teachers, parents fear spiralling COVID-19 cases, say enforcing protocols no mean task
India

Schools reopen after lockdown: Teachers, parents fear spiralling COVID-19 cases, say enforcing protocols no mean task

From demarcating spaces for parking of school buses to appointing staff for thermal checking, a lot of preparation is required to adhere to safety protocols

The Friday List: From Cavalli's music to touring the world through 80 trees, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From Cavalli's music to touring the world through 80 trees, 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.

Lessons from COVID-19: Govts must re-imagine public transport, other facilities to adapt to pandemic
India

Lessons from COVID-19: Govts must re-imagine public transport, other facilities to adapt to pandemic

Digitised and updated maps of land use, as well as data on population density, building density, road networks, etc can help cities prepare better for situations as the present one

The Friday List: From a class on silhouette portraits to a reading of Eidgah Ke Jinnat, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a class on silhouette portraits to a reading of Eidgah Ke Jinnat, 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.

No order on fining people for not wearing face masks while driving alone, says health ministry
India

No order on fining people for not wearing face masks while driving alone, says health ministry

Wearing a mask is essential only if there is more than one person in a car, said Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan