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Fly to work? Meet the ‘Marvel Man’ working on it

For the “Marvel Man” Sam Rogers the whole idea is not to just provide entertainment and fun for the audience, but work on more lightweight and efficient parts and let humankind fly safe from one place to another in the near future Imagine going to the office flying at a speed of 50 kilometres per hour. No traffic woes, no …

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Single-origin honey is wowing palates and docs

Vanessa Viegas The term single-origin is typically used for teas, coffees, and chocolate. The idea is that their flavour is likely to be more pure, less adulterated, because their core ingredient comes from one, high-quality source. It’s hard to imagine how one would organise a single-origin honey. Bees can’t be told where to shop for pollen. But, single-origin honeys are …

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Fighting the good fight

Joining Asia’s best MMA academy Evolve, and then signing with Asia’s biggest MMA production, One Championship, Ritu chose a career much different from her sisters Babita, Geeta and Vinesh Karan Prashant Saxena Ritu Phogat had been following mixed-martial arts since she was young. Born into one of the most popular wrestling family in India, the Phogats, Ritu was bound for …

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Waiting for the next big thing

Cricket, or any sport for that matter, is brutally uncertain with a high failure rate but the BCCI cushions the fall of those who fail Amrit Mathur Almost 30 years back, speaking about the challenges every cricket administrator faces, Ali Bacher said three elements are critical for success: talent, goodwill and money. Ali, former player and captain of the national …

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A lathi story

Lathi-charge regularly made headlines during the colonial rule– and it continues to do so 72 years after Independence. A look at the use of the lathi over the years Manoj Sharma and Karn Pratap Singh When Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, visited Ghorghat village in Bihar’s Munger district in 1934, the villagers wished to gift him a lathi. …

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Take a poke at handmade tattoos

NATASHA REGO Katyani Jaswal, 24, was 10 when her brother got his first tattoo. She’s been plotting her own first ever since, but wanted it to be at the hands of someone she connected with. It would be ten years before she figured out that person could be herself. She first heard about hand poke tattoos in college, got tattoo …

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From grief to glory

Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra had been away from competitions for nearly eight months due to injury, but a throw of 83.90 metres in September 2018 at the 68th All India Inter-Services Athletics Championships in Jalahalli earned him the berth Karan Prashant Saxena In July last year, Neeraj Chopra expressed desire to participate at the World Athletics Championships after Athletics Federation …

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Can’t fight the moonlight

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Moonlight, its presence and absence, affects reproduction, foraging, communication, and other aspects of an animal’s world. Nocturnal animals can hunt or forage more easily under the light of the moon – although venturing out on moonlit nights also comes with the risk of being hunted yourself. From prey behaviour to birdsong – lunar light affects everything. Lions …

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Be vigilant, not a vigilante

Shashi Tharoor VIGILANTE (noun), a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement actions without legal authority, often involving physical violence against an accused or suspected law-breaker. USAGE: The gau-rakshak samitis have constituted themselves into vigilante groups, intercepting and assaulting anyone they suspect to be transporting cattle illegally for slaughter. Though the word vigilante derives in the …

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A “history” budget

It did not have a bold demand stimulus, a public investment stimulus or any supply-side stimulus Praveen Chakravarty Let us indulge in a thought experiment. Millions of people in the Chinese province of Wuhan are badly affected by the deadly coronavirus, for which there is no easy cure. This has been acknowledged universally as a massive health crisis. In this …

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