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Lending a hand to employees in caronavirus chaos

Offshore floating casino Big Daddy, is set the ball rolling in alleviating fears of employees during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Company officials said that, they are trying to safeguard the well-being of employees by making sure that they follow the 21-day lockdown. The casino’s 350 plus employees who reside in the company accommodations across Panaji will receive three meals (breakfast, …

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The relevance of Akbar

Karan Thapar It was “Zeeks” Sinha at Doon School who taught me there are two Indian monarchs we can legitimately consider “Great”, Ashoka in the third century BC and, 18 centuries later, Akbar. I took his word for it. As I grew older and read more widely I realised he was right. But now a biography of Akbar has revealed …

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How to fall in love with pre-loved fashion

Entrepreneurs and influencers are thinking up creative ways to make thrift-shopping as enjoyable as buying new outfits Cherylann Mollan It’s eco-friendly, cost-effective and looks great on Instagram. And as thrifting — buying pre-owned clothes, shoes and accessories — catches on, the hush hush sense of doing something almost embarrassing is fading. Instead, young urban Indians are celebrating their thrift finds …

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Life in the time of coronavirus

As COVID-19 pushes us to a life of social seclusion, a look at what this lifestyle change means for us POULOMI BANERJEE AND NATASHA REGO It would seem like a dream come true. Weeks of family time, with no office or school to disrupt the togetherness. Except that 39-year-old Gurgaon-based techie, Niranjan Singh Manohar and his wife, Shalini, are running …

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The Iranian connection of the Kumlbi

TENSING RODRIGUES We seem to be leading to a sharp bend in our story. Up to now we have held that the kumlbi along with similar communities spread across the Indian peninsula, which we have collectively called the kur group of communities, could be the descendants of the Out of Africa dispersals, and therefore adivasi (ab-origine) in the true sense. …

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Democracy in descent

Ramachandra Guha These past few weeks have been bad, if not disastrous, for Indian democracy. Three public institutions that were not in rude health to begin with have further declined in capability and credibility. First, the police. The misdoings of the Delhi Police in Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University were trifling compared to the riots that it enabled …

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Journalism in the time of a pandemic

FREDERICK NORONHA Every once in a while, we come across a serious issue which is complex and so very difficult to understand. We are not specialists; at best, we are generalists. Yet, we are expected to read and understand technical matters, including sensitive medical issues. Can we get it wrong? Could we be off-target? Of course, we could. One thing …

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Preparing India for a deeper crisis

Barkha Dutt There are no two ways about it: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing us for the worst, while obviously trying to avoid panic. Listening to his address to the nation, I was grateful for one thing. There was no attempt to play down the gravity of what the coronavirus could mean for India. This was in stark contrast …

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Surviving the coronavirus

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi By now you must be fed up with reading or listening to things about the coronavirus. It has taken everyone’s attention away from what they do, to whether they want to live or not. Economy, foreign affairs, shops closed, a potential food rationing coming up, unseasonal rains, global warming, a rise in cancer cases – every worry …

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What’s essential and what’s not?

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Essential is described in the English dictionary as something ‘absolutely necessary’ or ‘ extremely important. And hence basic needs like food, clothing and shelter  classified under Maslow’s Hierarchy is what most of the people think is vital for human survival, but many have their own necessities, something they want or they they do that’s …

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