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Glorious Triple: How Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma forged the greatest opening partnership in ODI cricket
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Glorious Triple: How Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma forged the greatest opening partnership in ODI cricket

In their 2017 South Africa Women's Quadrangular Series match against Ireland, Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut became the only opening pair in the history of the sport to record a triple century stand in the limited overs format.

Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: A tale of two hawkers who coexist in the camaraderie of commerce
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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: A tale of two hawkers who coexist in the camaraderie of commerce

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

Pandemic In Memoriams: Memories from 2020's COVID-19 crisis pop up on social media as throwbacks, reposts
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Pandemic In Memoriams: Memories from 2020's COVID-19 crisis pop up on social media as throwbacks, reposts

As we navigate these weeks that are unspooling a year after March, April and May 2020, memories from earlier in the COVID-19 crisis are popping up in people’s social media feeds when throwbacks, reposts and commemorations crack open the digital time capsule of the pandemic before it’s even over.

Along Nepal's Kamala river, cultivation has brought both opportunities and problems for farmers
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Along Nepal's Kamala river, cultivation has brought both opportunities and problems for farmers

Hundreds of families are adapting to sandbank cultivation on both sides of the Kamala. The practice has appeared along a 35-kilometre stretch of the river.

How a reluctant Russian singer became the poster boy of China's Sang culture, hero of young pessimists across the country
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How a reluctant Russian singer became the poster boy of China's Sang culture, hero of young pessimists across the country

Feelings such as dejection, frustration, along with self-deprecation and pessimism, have in the last few years come to be unabashedly celebrated in China in a distinct youth subculture known as Sang culture.

COVID-19 pandemic underlines neglect of human rights, health discrimination towards the disabled
World

COVID-19 pandemic underlines neglect of human rights, health discrimination towards the disabled

Research on COVID-19 and disabled people in low and middle-income countries has found that the pandemic threatens to reverse progress towards reducing poverty and improving access to education and employment for disabled people.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'
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An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Shadowing the honorary secretary of a cooperative housing society 
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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Shadowing the honorary secretary of a cooperative housing society 

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

Jose Gregorio Hernández, Venezuela's beloved 'doctor of the poor', to be beatified following 72-year campaign
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Jose Gregorio Hernández, Venezuela's beloved 'doctor of the poor', to be beatified following 72-year campaign

Known as the "doctor of the poor, Hernandez is set to be beatified by the Catholic church, a step towards sainthood, on 30 April.

With US troops leaving Afghanistan, young women dread Taliban's return: 'Society will be ruined'
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With US troops leaving Afghanistan, young women dread Taliban's return: 'Society will be ruined'

With US troops committed to leaving Afghanistan completely by 11 September, women are closely watching the stalemated peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government over the post-withdrawal future.

The comfort of reading in World War I: The bibliotherapy of trench, troopship and hospital magazines
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The comfort of reading in World War I: The bibliotherapy of trench, troopship and hospital magazines

A deep dive on how these magazines cared for soldiers, considering their significant psychological and emotional benefits.

30 years since liberalisation, India's fight against poor energy access might get tougher owing to COVID-19 crisis
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30 years since liberalisation, India's fight against poor energy access might get tougher owing to COVID-19 crisis

Covid-19 is expected to make energy access even more challenging as more people will be pushed to poverty and they will not be able to spend money on clean fuel.

Development projects lined up for Odisha's beaches known for their red ghost crabs
India

Development projects lined up for Odisha's beaches known for their red ghost crabs

Talsari beach in Odisha and other beaches along the Balasore coast, draw many local tourists and wildlife enthusiasts hoping to get a glimpse of red ghost crabs that turn up every year in large numbers.

Food Files: How Portuguese maritime endeavours post-1498 resulted in a culinary sea change for India
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Food Files: How Portuguese maritime endeavours post-1498 resulted in a culinary sea change for India

With previously unknown produce — such as pineapples, guavas, cashew nuts, chillies, tomatoes and potatoes — from the “New World” making its way to the shores of the “Old World”, “host” cuisines found themselves adapting new techniques to incorporate foreign fruit into their existing diets

'Look after my babies': In Ethiopia, a Tigray family's quest amid gunshots, ethnic violence
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'Look after my babies': In Ethiopia, a Tigray family's quest amid gunshots, ethnic violence

Five months after it began, the armed conflict in Ethiopia has turned into what witnesses describe as a campaign to destroy the Tigrayan minority. Thousands of families have been shattered, fleeing their homes, starved, murdered or still searching for each other across a region of some 6 million people.

The Forest Beneath the Mountains: Read an excerpt from Ankush Saikia's book where fiction meets history and Assam's ecology
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The Forest Beneath the Mountains: Read an excerpt from Ankush Saikia's book where fiction meets history and Assam's ecology

Weaving in local elements in its language and texture, Saikia examines issues that do not often appear in Indian fiction.

Suffragette white: Decoding the colour's 110-year-old history of being used as a protest tool by women
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Suffragette white: Decoding the colour's 110-year-old history of being used as a protest tool by women

Suffragette white was first donned en masse in June 1908 on Women’s Sunday, the first “monster meeting” hosted by the WSPU in London’s Hyde Park. The 30,000 participants were encouraged to wear white, accessorised with touches of purple and green.

As COVID deaths cross 3 million globally, a look at the pandemic's most defining images
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As COVID deaths cross 3 million globally, a look at the pandemic's most defining images

To mark the milestone of 3 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide, The Associated Press asked 15 photographers in 13 countries to pick the single image they shot that affected them the most, and explain why.

Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: When gentrification is as much about people as it is about localities
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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: When gentrification is as much about people as it is about localities

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'An uncharted territory of travelling through an unperceived threat'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'An uncharted territory of travelling through an unperceived threat'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.