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Ganeshotsav to turn ‘Arogyautsav’ at Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja

For the first time in its 86-year history, Mumbai’s famed and iconic Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol will not be established during the upcoming 11-day Ganeshotsav.Instead, the 11-day...
Rs.1000 fine for spitting in Connaught Place

Rs 1000 fine for spitting in Connaught Place, other Delhi markets

Spitting at public places will now attract an on-the-spot fine of Rs 1,000 or punishment under provisions of law, for violators visiting the national capital's posh markets...
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Apu from ‘The Simpsons’ will no longer be voiced by a white actor

Perhaps the most famous Indian character on TV, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon of The Simpsons will no longer be voiced by a white actor. Voice actor Hank Azaria had...

Actress Florence Pugh apologises for cultural appropriation

Actress Florence Pugh, who has starred in Little Women and Black Widow, has apologised for cultural appropriation in the past. The confession came as part of a...

On the complex symbolism and mystique of the Aarati

Among the numerous Hindu rituals there is perhaps none more well-known than the aarati ceremony, be it at the temple or for the personal deity (ishta devtha) at home....
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Kahaniyon Ka Shaher: The magical world of storytelling

A lonely senior citizen discovers the internet, falls in love with it, and finds himself a kindred soul.On her 25th wedding anniversary, a...

World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Ways to go sustainable

Sanitary pads are made of plastic, contain cellulose gum and have an absorbent material that converts liquid to gel. All these substances make these sanitary napkins highly...
Wheelchair Wonder Woman

Have wheelchair, will travel

It started as a dream to have visa stamps from every country of the world. By her 50th birthday, she had travelled to 59 countries across six...

Documenting the lockdown in Wuhan

Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City, by Fang FangOn January 25, 2020, after the Chinese central government imposed a lockdown in Wuhan, Fang Fang began publishing...