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The battle for a disease-free India

HARSH VARDHAN Our people are our greatest strength. India cannot realise its demographic dividend without its citizens being healthy. This government believes in realising the full potential of our people, and, so, has made health a national priority. Despite its economic strength and growing global stature, India continues to face multiple challenges in health. An estimated six crore Indians get …

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Rise in antimicrobial resistance

To meet a growing demand, animal husbandry has been intensified, with among other things, an increased reliance on the use of antimicrobials. Farmers use antimicrobials to treat and prevent infections for animals raised in crowded conditions but these drugs are also used to increase weight gain, and thus improve profitability. This excessive and indiscriminate use of antimicrobials has serious consequences: …

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In Liverpool, a working class hero is something to be

If Liverpool is this relentless forward-pressing team, it is because players have bought into Klopp’s idea of football Dhiman Sarkar It wouldn’t have surprised many had Jürgen Klopp done an Eric Cantona and turned up in casuals at an awards gala, but having tuxedoed it to Milan on Monday night he announced he would contribute to charity. Made from the …

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Is Rishabh Pant a problem or a solution?

Mahavir Rawat I think cricket players from metro cities, especially those from Mumbai and Delhi, have a big advantage. No, I am not talking about the cricket grounds or cricketing academies or the entire cricket set-up as such — I am talking about the media and the publicity industry that thrives in these metro cities. So, when an Ishan Kishan …

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Creating a sustainable environment

Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK Having moved to Goa close to two years ago, residing and working out of Saligao, Miniya Chatterji’s company- Sustain Labs Paris, is a sustainability incubator for large organisations. The former chief sustainability officer at the $4 billion Jindal Steel and Power company has now taken on Anant National University as a client of Sustain …

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Are you game?

Meet the youngsters live streaming video-game play for a living. Earnings come from advertising, subscription fees, and special consultations. But gamers have to keep it lively with jokes, narration, and plenty of action Vanessa Viegas You don’t have to compete to make a living playing games online. Avid gamers are now streaming their play to live audiences, and earning up …

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White on white: How to make sense of fashion’s spotless trend

On the runway, on the street, even in the White House, fashion is bleaching it out as women wear all-white ensembles to make a statement. Here’s how it became the pigment of our imagination Rachel Lopez Has style been whitewashed? What explains fashion’s current obsession with putting on a white outfit, throwing on a white blazer, adding a white belt, …

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Forgotten story of Jammu Muslims

Karan Thapar These days, we hear a lot about what happened to Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. It’s often described as ethnic cleansing and genocide. For some, it’s justification for the recent de-operationalisation of Article 370. But not a word is spoken about what happened to Muslims in Jammu five decades earlier. That’s been completely forgotten. Yet, as Wajahat Habibullah, who …

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Animals vote, get drunk, and eavesdrop on conversations too

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Are we the only ones who vote, drink, sleep around, and eavesdrop on conversations? Every animal does the same thing. So, why not see the world through a new lens and realise that all of us are the same. It will make it easier for you not to make them suffer, or tolerate people and decisions that …

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Let boys have free expression

Lalita Panicker The images of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan breaking down when he heard that the Chandrayaan-2 mission had not gone off as planned set off a flutter on social media. Many sympathised with the brilliant scientist and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to console him. But there were many who were critical, saying his display …

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