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How social media influencers created support for the abrogation of Article 370

Social media channels and influencers have steadily and covertly shaped public thought and discourse, explains a new book India’s YouTube streams are filled with influencers like Sandeep, who are aligned with the Hindu right-wing and provide everything, from polemical, communally charged rhetoric to ‘analysis’ and …

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5 travel trends to look out for in 2024

From dry dripping to affordable luxury, the trends that are likely to influence travellers’ choices in the coming year From holidaying at the location where a popular TV series was shot to travelling just to taste the milk cake that a celebrity raved about vacationers …

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Why do employees quit soon after being promoted?

Slow appraisal processes and lack of ample support can drive people away A goal for most employees is to get a shiny new promotion or a raise, a tangible vote of appreciation from their company. Then why would someone quit their job immediately after getting …

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Learnings from 2023 to help build a better office in 2024

From creating more growth opportunities to building trust, the HR needs to be employee-first in the new year Emerging from the pandemic’s impact, organisations waved the back-to-office flag this year, ushering in an era of several hybrid work models that put the concept of remote …

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A tale of two libraries in the Nilgiris

Coonoor residents feel a stab of envy at having lost their colonial-era library, while Ooty has safeguarded the heritage building that houses the historic Nilgiri Library The retreating monsoon finds the residents of the Nilgiris unfurl their umbrellas and shake out their raincoats, thankful that …

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Creating a better future one cloth bag at a time

A group of women from Paalaguttapalle village in Andhra Pradesh have gained financial independence by making sustainable cloth bags that have travelled the world Climate change took away the only source of income of 72 families in Paalaguttapalle village in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh …

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Children get a new museum of answers in Mumbai

Mumbai’s newest children’s museum, the Museum of Solutions, blends objects and experiences Children clamber up an abstract structure that looks like a cross between Jack’s giant beanstalk from the fairytale and an art installation. “I am constantly in awe of the way children of all …

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A note on the issue: When it is dark enough

The Dark-Sky Movement, which aims to prevent light pollution and preserve existing dark zones, is slowly gathering steam in India The first time I truly understood the meaning of the term light pollution was also the first time I saw the stunning whorls of the …

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Rainbow Lit Fest returns with a wide range of speakers

A unique literature festival, focusing on queer rights and concerns as well as inclusivity, will feature Kalki Koechlin, Gurcharan Das, Saurabh Kirpal and others as its speakers This year has been quite the rollercoaster for the LGBTQIA community in India—one that had started with hope …

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How astrotourism is growing in India

The pandemic, Isro’s ‘Chandrayaan’, Elon Musk, and a slew of amateur astronomy clubs have all served as catalysts in India’s skyrocketing interest in astrotourism It is bitterly cold. Even in mid-May. Out on an open terrace, close to midnight, the temperature hovers around low single …

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