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In praise of a frenemy

Frederick Noronha I first ran into Francis Rodrigues via cyberspace maybe two decades ago. As they say, you never know who you’re dealing with when on the Internet. “The ‘person’ on the other end of the line could well be a dog,” as the old cyber-joke goes. It soon became clear that Francis was obviously very talented. As we got …

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Distinct stomach cancer identified in younger patients

Many people under 60 who develop stomach cancer have a “genetically and clinically distinct” disease, new Mayo Clinic research has discovered. Compared to stomach cancer in older adults, this new, early-onset form often grows and spreads more quickly, has a worse prognosis, and is more resistant to traditional chemotherapy treatments, the study finds. The research was published recently in the …

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A portrait of a city and more

Kunal Ray I often think about ways of writing about the city. There aren’t any easy resolutions. Cities have defied norms and stereotypes, and writing about them ought to enable newer insights into unknown aspects, the seamier underbellies that lie far removed from the many accounts that bring to life the pavements and its many activities amongst other issues that …

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Striking Gold

Augusto Pinto The sporting scene in the year 2020 is going to be dominated by the Tokyo Olympics. How is India going to fare in it? To find the answer to this question let’s see how many medals have been won by India in the past 28 Olympic games. Well, India has so far won 28 medals (nine gold, seven …

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Decoding Johnson’s poll victory

Mark Tully The new year will see Britain leaving the European Union (EU). How has this happened and what will it indicate for the future of Britain, India and the rest of the world? It’s happened because Boris Johnson, the populist leader of the Conservative Party, has trounced Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn in the election. The nationalist Johnson fought on one …

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20@20

The generation born in 2000 will turn 20 next year. As these Gen Z youngsters leave their teenage years behind, a look at 20 ways in which the world around them has changed Poulomi Banerjee What writer Vivek Menezes from Goa, remembers of the year that his eldest son, Rohan, was born in is that it was a much friendlier …

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Gobble gobble: The Christmas bird

While most of us think of turkey as imported meat, there are farms breeding it in India HT MEDIA  “… And grandpapa always will toddle down, all the way to Newgate Market, to buy the turkey, which he engages a porter to bring home behind him in triumph” – Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Dinner’, 1836 A few years later, in …

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Questions about the Citizenship Act

Karan Thapar I wonder if the government really understands why the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has provoked so much anger? It’s because how a country defines its citizens also defines the sort of country it is. Citizenship is the right to have rights. Everything flows from it. Now the constitutionality of CAA will turn on two key questions. First, does …

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How we are raising vicious children

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi All of us want peace on earth but, as we grow in size, we humans have become more distressed and more apart from each other. While we live together like lemmings, unfortunately we do not behave like lemmings who live in harmony. We have split the world into small pools of hatred and not only do we …

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Need of the hour: Police initiatives involving communities

Lalita Panicker The police response to rape, the latest one being the violation and murder of a young Hyderabad veterinarian, has been most often inappropriate or inadequate. In the Hyderabad case, the police gunned down the alleged accused, an incident which was lauded by many, but raises worrying questions about due process. In other cases, the response is usually indifference. …

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