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The Babri canon: Putting words to complex emotions

Literature on the events of 1992-93 capture the stories of ordinary people caught in a pivotal moment in history It’s been 31 years since the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, was demolished on 6 December 1992. In 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the building …

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Planning for the polycrisis

COP28 discussions on the Loss and Damage Fund are critical for planetary health. At its heart, the fund should adhere to the principle that the polluter pays It is now confirmed that this year has been the hottest in the last 125,000 years. To put …

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How to island hop in the Caribbean this winter

As flights increase and regional connections improve, multi-island adventures are getting easier to plan Visiting more than one Caribbean country on a single vacation has typically been a surprisingly complex proposition unless you were sailing or cruising. Attempting it by plane has often entailed paying ultra-costly fares …

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Indian volleyball aims for its high point at Club World Championships

Ahmedabad Defenders’ participation in the Men’s Club World Championships in Bengaluru is a rare period of optimism for Indian volleyball For decades, it has been one step forward two steps back for Indian volleyball. On 6 December, the sport hopes to step into the spotlight …

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Travel: 7 tips for a successful vacation with friends

From giving each other time apart to planning a budget to deciding what to eat, here are some tips for a great holiday When your job is to track the best restaurants across the US and beyond, the brief calls not just for a lot …

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Travel: Explore New Orleans and enjoy its unique soundtrack

Music is accessible in New Orleans in a way that many cities do have space for—every street corner hosts a local band or ensemble playing hip-hop, pop, jazz or classical tunes Many cities have distinct sounds—from the blare of horns or the call of street …

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Rare protest allowed in UAE at COP28 climate talks

Activists and researchers held protests under strict guidelines in the protected ‘blue zone’ to raise issues relating to the Israel-Hamas war, environmental degradation and human rights Participants at the United Nations’ COP28 climate talks on Sunday were greeted by a rare sight in the United …

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Book extract: How to stay relevant in the new world of work

In ‘Career 3.0’, author Abhijit Bhaduri offers a new approach and outlines key skills needed to thrive in today’s work landscape As the nature of work is evolving, so are the career archetypes. Career 1.0 and Career 2.0 are giving way to Career 3.0. Career …

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Let’s talk about the quality of air you breathe at office

Is the quality of the air you breathe indoors good? At work, it’s a question that companies need to pay heed to It’s a routine that Preethi Gavagal, a senior staff engineer in her 30s at a leading technology company, has become used to. After …

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How we went from gaslighting to authentic

From gaslighting, we have moved to authentic. Authentic is the Merriam-Webster word for 2023. Gaslighting was the word of the year in 2022. The search for authenticity reached new heights this year. “We see in 2023 a kind of crisis of authenticity,” Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, Peter …

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