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How sunshine is bridging e-learning gap for Ladakhis

Turning on a computer isn’t that difficult. Except, if one doesn’t have the power supply to begin with. While the pandemic era is turning out to be the biggest experiment in remote learning, many children didn’t even get on the starting grid, especially those living in the high mountain desert of Ladakh where schools lie scattered across 60,000 sq km without electricity, phone connectivity or roads, and take anywhere from two hours to three days to reach. Now, a project is using abundant sunshine to combat some of the challenges faced by schoolchildren of Ladakh, especially during the lockdown.
By Mohua Das
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Bengal teacher harnesses TV air waves to school kids cut off from e-learning

When Soumya Sengupta, a zestful 38-year-old looked into the camera and decided to hum ‘Boli o nanadi aar du mutho chaal phele de haritey’ he wasn’t rapping about the proverbial son-in-law but was using the rapid rhythm of this santhali folk tune to demonstrate the life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “You have to do 100 chest compressions in a minute but if you can’t keep count, pump to the tempo of this song,” he explained, bent over a CPR mannequin in a makeshift set set at home made to look like a classroom.
By Mohua Das
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Covid plays villain with film preservation efforts, rare material ruined

Unlike typical desk jobs where one could pack up their laptop and embrace the work-from-home culture when the growing coronavirus emptied out offices and institutions, remote work for archivists can be tricky and almost unfeasible in a line of work that requires physical access to the fragile pieces of history in their care.
By Mohua Das
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Sack of potatoes for squats, bottles for dumbbells...

When the Covid-19 outbreak locked him out of the gym, Rahul Tarfe’s search for items that could double as weights didn’t need to go any further than his kitchen. He grabbed the gas cylinder for a deadlift; yanked the wooden rod from an old cupboard to do pull ups; stuffed his backpack with potatoes to balance on his back for squats, and filled a bucket with water to practise bicep curls.
By Mohua Das
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Child marriages in Maharashtra soar during lockdown

When Mitali Sathe stepped out of her home in Latur decked in a yellow sari, the mehendi and green glass bangles gave her away. A member of an adolescent girls' protection group spotted the 15-year-old before her marriage to a man four decades her senior. After her elder sister's death, Mitali was the sacrificial bride on offer to the 50-year-old widower: he needed her to care for the children. With the protective shield of a school gone, job loss rampant among daily wagers and reduced surveillance of district machinery currently focused on Covid-19 management, many families in rural areas are stealthily marrying their minor daughters off as a survival strategy.
By Mohua Das
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Kerala is one of the most exciting culinary destinations, says chef Gordon Ramsay

Just weeks before the world was turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, British chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay was in Coorg climbing trees of peppercorn and catching karimeen in Kannur’s backwaters. A chat with one of food television’s most recognised faces offered a glimpse of what keeps bringing him back to India, brain food, women’s place at the table and his friendly charm, a far cry from his barbed tongue. Excerpts...
By Mohua Das
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Covid-19 pandemic: Pets bearing brunt of fake news forwards | Hyderabad News - Times of India

Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) denying rumours of dogs being carriers of the virus, many have bee... HYDERABAD: While coronavirus is spreading across the globe, fake news and misconceptions are spreading even faster. One such news is that of dogs and other domestic animals being carriers of this virus. In recent days, the state has seen a spike in abandonment of pets over such misconceptions. Animal activists said that in many cases, healthy dogs are being left on the streets by th
By Srirupa Goswami
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After Covid and cyclone, it’s visarjan before Ganpati for Pen idolmakers

Sunil Sawale, 59, counts his gains and losses as his eyes scan idols of the elephant-headed, mouse-chauffeured god—in various stages of completion—from a corner of his workshop at the Nandimal Naka of Pen in Raigad. By July, they’re usually ready to file out, but this time, they remain half-done, in-waiting or simply rejected in the backdrop of the Covid outbreak that forced his buyers from nearby towns to faraway countries to drop their orders.
By Mohua Das
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Disclosing info about patient unlawful, say mental health experts

Confidentiality sits at the very heart of the intimate, emotional details that one reveals to their psychotherapist, and the trust that their deepest secrets are safe when confiding, which makes it imperative that a cocoon of strict legal and ethical codes surround the practice and privacy of this talking cure.
By Mohua Das
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The homecoming of Chencho Gyeltshen | Football News - Times of India

This story is from February 13, 2019 A throw in. Less than 20 minutes on the clock in the match against NorthEast United FC. The ball is launched high in the air and into the box. Juanan flicks it on and, in a flash, Chencho Gyeltshen slips his marker and slides in the winner. A goal to mark his last outing in the blue of Bengaluru FC. The striker, who struggled for playing time since his switch to the Indian Super League side in the summer after leading an unfancied Minerva Punjab to the I-Lea
By Sandeep Menon
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A shuttle-packed relationship | Badminton News - Times of India

This story is from December 25, 2018 BENGALURU: There were 108 shots in that rally. The last one flying just wide of the line and the camera cuts to Tien Minh Nguyen , his hands on his knees. Leading 20-18 in the third game against Denmark ace Jan O Jorgensen , that rally could have won it for Nguyen. Instead the tide changed. But the Vietnamese, true to his reputation back home - the athlete with a Herculean progress - found a way in the end, winning 21-8, 17-21, 22-20 to become the first from
By Sandeep Menon
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Back to the grind for Trungelliti | Tennis News - Times of India

This story is from November 13, 2018 BENGALURU: "He (Prajnesh) told me that I owe him a lot of money," laughs Marco Trungelliti . Speaking here, the Argentine is relaxed on the couch as he chortles about this year's French Open. Prajnesh Gunneswaran was ahead of Trungelliti for a place in the French Open main draw, in the list of lucky losers, but left to play a Challenger in Italy not expecting such high number of pullouts from Roland Garros . And that is when Lady Luck smiled on the journey
By Sandeep Menon
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Gaming addiction is now 'officially' a disorder! Here's what we need to know - Times of India

With gaming addiction having been added to the already exhaustive list of disorders by the World Health Organization in ICD-11, experts all over the world are debating whether it was the right thing to do. Some are saying that the decision is not ‘properly informed’ while some think that it absolutely makes sense as even gaming can affect one’s 'social and occupational functioning'.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Stephen Hawking's life: A story of willpower and strength - Times of India

There's one thing that's certain and it's death, but how and when it comes is something that can't be in one's hands. Or can it be? Looking at how Hawking survived over half a century of being handed over the death sentence, the scales are tipping toward a yes.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Women, know these 5 facts about abortion in India! (and what's wrong with the act) - Times of India

Despite almost 50 years of the incorporation of the MTP act and the vindication of women's right to abort, abortion still remains a hotly debated and taboo issue in India. The half-a-decade old law is probably the most liberal in the world but is still not free from fallacies.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Revealed: SRK’s trainer reveals ideal pre and post workout diets - Times of India

The man behind the chiseled body of King Khan and his hot bod is his personal fitness trainer Prashant Sawant. In an exclusive interview with us, Prashant talks about his journey with the Fan actor, how SRK is like an elder brother to him and SRK’s fitness and diet plans for the upcoming flick.
By Sangeeta Soni
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“Embroidery is not fashion but the very fabric of Kutch” - Times of India

There’s a magically real quality about hand-crafted embroidery. The rural landscapes of India have always had tribes who are masters of the art of embroidery and one such village is Kutch. After the 1969 drought in Kutch, women of that landscape were brought together by Chandaben Shroff to form what is known as ‘Shrujan-Threads of Life’ today. With more than sixteen different styles of embroideries inspired from tribal groups and communities of Kutch, the group of women became self-sufficient bread earners for their families.
By Sangeeta Soni
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A book you can’t stop reading till you know ‘whodunit’ - Times of India

Having been off Dean Koontz’s Watchers a little while ago and having fallen in love with it, I was all set to read another suspense thriller novel and I stumbled upon Penumbra by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay. The claims had been tall – a book that is a must for crime-thriller lovers, a one-sitting read, and so on, and I decided on being my own judge.
By Sangeeta Soni
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Challenge CBSE: Old mantras, new heights | Lucknow News - Times of India

Students celebrate their success after CBSE declared its class 12th results, in Lucknow on Saturday. By : Shivangi Pandey and Kanishka MishraLUCKNOW: Self-study and staying stress-free are the two success mantras that highscorers swear by.Sharing their experiences, they said pursuing their hobbies helped them handle examination stress all through the year. Besides, they maintained a ‘no’ to coaching classes to save both time and energy and depended on their classroom and self-study.Scoring 98.4
By Kanishka Mishra
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Collectors missing, trash rots on roads | Lucknow News - Times of India

This story is from May 21, 2018 With garbage not being picked up, residents in Bangla Bazaar and Aashiana said they were forced to throw it on... LUCKNOW: Garbage collection from homes remains a challenge for Lucknow Municipal Corporation despite its efforts to streamline the process. LMC had appealed to residents to hire sanitary workers from its partner Eco-Green and dismiss private ones. It had also revised the charges for garbage collection from doorsteps as part of an elaborate plan to
By Kanishka Mishra
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LMC: Garbage raises stink as LMC ‘clean city promise’ falls flat | Lucknow News - Times of India

This story is from May 28, 2018 Garbage dumped on Rana Pratap Marg, less than a kilometer away from te DG office in this file phot. Photo: Man... LUCKNOW: Lucknow streets and colonies will remain littered for some more weeks as Lucknow Municipal Corporation is set to miss its May 31 deadline to clean the city phase-wise. In March, LMC had selected 40 Adarsh wards (five from each zone) to achieve 100% door-to-door garbage collection and cleaning of streets. LMC had planned to clean all 110 ward
By Kanishka Mishra
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Beating the heat with water therapy, terrace gardens | Lucknow News - Times of India

This story is from May 28, 2018 Chik or bamboo curtains are effective to insulate hot air from homes, keeping it comfortable. LUCKNOW: From setting up a terrace garden to keep the blazing sun away from their homes to using water therapy of exercising in water to retain energy, Lucknowites are doing whatever it takes to keep heat at bay. A teacher, 32-year-old Archana Singh of Indiranagar has begun water therapy to keep not just her body temperature down but also gain psychological benefits.
By Kanishka Mishra
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'Housefull 4' becomes Akshay Kumar's 13th film to enter the Rs 100 crore club; Find out his other century films - Times of India

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By AKHIL NAIR
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Will Chiranjeevi and Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Sye Raa' duplicate the success of 'Saaho' and 'Baahubali' at the box office? - Times of India

The love of Bollywood stars for their pets is not unknown. They often treat their fans with photographs and videos of their furry friends on social media. Their pictures make us fall more in love with them for being such an adorable ‘pet parent’. Be it Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra or Disha Patani, they never fail to express their love for their ‘furry friends’. Let’s a look at a few Bollywood celebs and their adorable pets…
By AKHIL NAIR
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September 2019 box office report: 'Saaho', 'Chhichhore' and 'Dream Girl' success give Bollywood it’s best month of the year - Times of India

As Mumbai police continue to probe the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, reportedly, the officials have not yet found anything ‘sensational.’ The report of an entertainment portal also suggests that that police have not yet found anything unusual during their probe and are close to wrapping up their investigation within a few weeks.
By AKHIL NAIR
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'Housefull 4': Here's a look at the previous installments of the successful comedy franchise and its box office numbers - Times of India

The late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was seen avidly online on social media and interacting with his fans from time to time. Speaking of which, a comment of a Sushant fan has been making rounds on the internet where the user is seen requesting Sushant to not give up and die soon. To this, the ‘Raabta’ actor replied saying, “yes I surely will. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Ps. Please don’t die soon cracked me up. HAHA, sure buddy. J."
By AKHIL NAIR
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Trade talk: Will 'The Zoya Factor', 'Prassthanam' and 'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' be able to break the box office dominance of 'Chhichhore' and 'Dream Girl'? Find out - - Times of India

As Mumbai police continue to probe the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, reportedly, the officials have not yet found anything ‘sensational.’ The report of an entertainment portal also suggests that that police have not yet found anything unusual during their probe and are close to wrapping up their investigation within a few weeks.
By AKHIL NAIR
The Times Of India