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In the midst of deep grief, a scholar writes how Hindu rituals taught her to let go

Cultures have built elaborate rituals to help humans process the grief of losing someone. Rituals can hold the core beliefs of a culture and provide a sense of control in an...

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...

Recording the histories of Indian ayahs who travelled the world

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  In tracing the relationships between Indians and their colonisers, there’s often one interesting figure who stands out – the Indian ayah. She cared for...

PM Modi: ‘Frontline workers will be first to get Covid vaccine’

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  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that health and frontline workers will get priority when it comes to getting the Covid vaccine when it...

India’s Pilibhit Reserve gets global award for doubling tiger population

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  The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the Uttar Pradesh Forest department have bagged the first-ever international award, TX2, for doubling the number of tigers...

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on ‘The Last Queen’ and women empowerment

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  Reading about the Kohinoor diamond and how it was taken by the British from Maharaja Dalip Singh and given to Queen Victoria, writer Chitra...

Indian app to support farmers wins 2020 ‘Call for Code’ challenge

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  India-based agri-tech startup AI Farm has been chosen as the Asia Pacific Regional Winner of Call for Code, a competition asked developers to create...
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