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How To Stop Covid’s Second Wave
Covid was always an insidious enemy. In March 2020, it crept up on us without fair warning. In March 2021, just when we thought we had got the better of the virus, dropped our masks, shunned social distancing, opened up our offices, wedding venues, h
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Joining His Dots
India’s first modern artists, born before Independence, faced a near-impossible challenge. They sought to attain modernity at an international not a parochial level, but at the same time were required (and some sincerely wished) not to forfeit their
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Returning Soon?
On April 4, Akshay Kumar announced on social media that he had contracted Covid-19. A day later, 45 crew members from his upcoming film, Ram Setu, also tested positive in Mumbai. It is not the start the producers were looking for after the mahurat at
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The Subaltern Can Sing
This is a wonderful and generous collection of digitised tracks from all over the world—music recorded on 78rpm shellacs between the 1920s to the ’60s. Not the usual collectors’ fare of classical music maestros or jazz and blues numbers, Jonathan War
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Multiple Personalities
Q. For every Mumbai Saga and Chehre, there are independent titles like Tigers and Harami in your oeuvre. The general rule is that once you have a brand, you satisfy the audience by giving them more of the same. Actors fall into that trap. When I did
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In The Pipeline
The Rohit Shettydirected action drama, made at an estimated budget of Rs 200 crore, has revised its release date three times already. Will it be fourth time lucky? SalmanKhan’s last Radhe post on Instagram read, “Eid ka commitment tha, Eid par hi aa
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Six Ambushes, Similar Stories
Maoists kill 75 CRPF personnel and a state police constable. Largest single-day loss of life in internal security. What went wrong: Officers did not know the terrain; troopers camped at a tribal village, revealing their numbers; returned by the same
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Covering All The Bases
As the first two phases of the West Bengal assembly poll, covering 60 seats in West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Bankura, Jhargram, Purulia and South 24 Parganas, got over on April 1, the BJP claimed victory in no less than 50 seats. Trinamool Congress
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Leaving The City Behind
Located at an altitude of 1,850 metres above sea level, this home by Studio Lotus lies in the blue mountains of the Nilgiris and is embedded within lush green estates of tea and coffee, fruit orchards and botanical gardens. The design approach aims a
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The Bijapur Bloodbath
On the night of April 2, around 2,000 security personnel left their camps in Tarrem, a village in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, for an operation. The mixed group included men from the state police’s Special Task Force, the District Reserve Guard (
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Division Of Labour
The five zones have been carved on the basis of Lok Sabha constituencies (Bengal has 42)—and one observer has been appointed for (all assembly segments under) each LS constituency These observers are local MPs and top office-bearers from the BJP’s ot
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Perfect (Comic) Timing
Mukhate tasted massive success with his hilarious musical remixes from trending internet dialogues including, “Rasode Me Kon Tha” and “Tuada Kutta Tommy, Sada Kutta Kutta?” Singh has racked up more than a million followers with her brand of situatio
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Campaign Cred
Has Rahul Gandhi found a stand-in for poll strategist Prashant Kishor? Most Congress leaders are upbeat about the party’s return to power in the Assam assembly election. Their confidence stems from the feedback provided by DesignBoxed, a digital camp
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Missing In Action
The absence of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra, the two star campaigners of the Congress, from the West Bengal assembly election scene has raised questions about the party’s strategy in the state. Elections to the 294 assembly seats in Bengal
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Mukhtar’s Legal Wrangles
■ The big case now against the mafia don is a triple murder in 2009 in Mau. Contractor Ajay Prakash Singh a.k.a. Munna was killed by bike-riding assailants. Later, Prakash’s associate Ram Singh Maurya and gunner Satish were also murdered. The trial i
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Rebuilding The World
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a renewed distrust of public transport in its existing form. That’s where ‘Capsule for Automated Transit’ (CAT) comes in. “CAT, a prototype personal rapid transit, features automated pod vehicles operating on a net
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Will Our Jabs Offer Enough Protection?
Over 75 million people have received one dose of vaccine, and around 10 million people have been fully vaccinated with two doses (as on April 7, 2021). The concern now is whether these shots will be enough to protect against the new variants that are
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The Sultan Of String
Though Anoushka Shankar’s social media is almost always relatable, there are moments when her pedigree shows. On February 25, for instance, she was at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios when she posted on Instagram. Providentially, she was recording i
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BJP’s Bengal Regiment
After a stellar show in the 2019 general election, winning 18 of 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the BJP emerged as the principal challenger to CM Mamata Banerjee’s TMC in West Bengal. In the run-up to the assembly election, which got under way on M
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Vaccine Strategies Of Other Countries
Ensuring supply: Agreed to share health data of the vaccinated with Pfizer in return for enough vaccines Ensuring demand: Comprehensive local outreach helped overcome vaccine hesitancy Open to all: The vaccine is available to all over 16 Mass publ
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Mutant Strains Of Covid-19
Emerging from Wuhan, it replaced the first virus identified in Jan. 2020, and became the dominant global strain by June What does the mutation do? Helps the virus attach more efficiently to the ACE2 receptor in the human host How infectious is it?
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What is it? Covaxin is an “inactivated” vaccine developed by chemically treating novel coronavirus samples to make them incapable of reproduction. This process leaves the viral proteins, including the spike protein of the coronavirus, which it uses t
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Sop For Avoiding An Ambush
Security forces must travel via ridges and hillocks; it is more difficult to lay ambushes on high ground. Jungle tracks usually used by Maoists to lay ambushes Avoid villages that could have Maoist informers. Villages must be entered only after a sec
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Holes in Your Facebook Wall
The latest Facebook data breach, which reportedly compromised the personal data of over 533 million users, including 6.1 million Indians, has once again focused attention on the social media behemoth’s apparent laxity in protecting the privacy of its
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All The King’s Men
A total of 132 BJP leaders, including Union ministers, MPs, chief ministers and senior party people, have been campaigning in West Bengal while 15 leaders are camping in the state for the entire duration of the election. They will focus on 109 key co
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The Other Viral Fever
In early March, a zany coronavirus-themed song-and-dance video featuring Jamie Lever, her father Johnny and her brother Jesse collected a million views in two days. The idea to work together germinated several months ago when the veteran comic saw hi
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Mumbai Confidential
On April 5, Anil Deshmukh of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) became the first home minister of Maharashtra to quit on charges of corruption. Deshmukh stepped down after the Bombay High Court ordered a preliminary inquiry by the CBI (Central Bure
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From The Editor-in-chief
In the first week of March, with the daily cases of Covid-19 reduced to a trickle, officialdom was busy patting itself on the back for having conquered the virus, unlike many advanced countries. The euphoria did not last long. In just 24 hours on Apr
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Time Up For The Don
The Banda district jail on Police Line Road has seen a flurry of activity in the past few days. Even DIG (Jails), Prayagraj range, P.N. Pandey, was camping here, ostensibly to strengthen the jail’s security system. The preparations were for mafia don
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