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The Future Of Religion: Wanted-Faith For Peace And Love

Religion in the hands of irresponsible powers portends an even more conflict-prone future
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Kobe Bryant: The Kill Bill Connection And Other Career Highlights

The 41-year-old basketball legend passed away in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020

Nigel Akkara transformed from a convict to a socially conscious actor. (Photograph by Bandeep Singh)
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Extraordinary Indians| Nigel Akkara: From Cell To Celluloid

Actor Nigel Akkara underwent a life-changing transformation while in prison. Here's his inspirational story

The Skin Speaks a Language Not its Own by Bharti Kher, Bindis on Fibreglass,  55 7⁄8 x 180 x 76¾ in, 2006 (Photo: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art)
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Interpreting Artist Bharti Kher's Famous Sculpture, 'The Skin Speaks A Language Not Its Own'

Kher assumes the role of an “alchemist” in how she gives life to “something that is obviously dying”

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1946: A Love Story

Little Rubina and her family are trapped in the midst of the Calcutta Killings of 1946. Their lives hang in the balance. Can they survive the bloodbath?

Adil Hussain (Photo: Sandeep Sahdev/India Today)
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Adil Hussain: A Gentleman Actor

The Star Trek performer wears his global profile lightly

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Extraordinary Indians| Bhimavva Chalawadi: A Champion For Sex-Trafficking Victims

Herself 'dedicated' as a devadasi by her parents when she was 15, Bhimavva Chalawadi has freed, rescued and rehabilitated hundreds of women from forced sex work

Illustration by Priya Kurian
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Those Beloved Hospital Kids: Children In A Hospital Campus Breathe Fresh Life Into A Doctor's Mundane Workday

Together with the children in my medical campus, I too rediscover the Hospital Kid buried deep inside me

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Extraordinary Indians| Major D. P. Singh: India's First Blade Runner

In 2011, Singh became the first Indian to complete a marathon on a blade prosthesis. He also became the first Indian amputee ever to skydive solo in 2019

Onion prices soared across the country bringing tears to many, but there were a few social-media mavens who thought of injecting a bit of humour into the distressing trend. (Photos, from left: @WhatsApptxt, PraveenIyer24, @Rupnaths/Twitter)
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The Art Of Kidnapping Buffaloes In The Chambal Badlands

Yes—incidents of kidnapping are not limited to humans only, in India. Stealing and kidnapping buffaloes is highly profitable too

Extraordinary Indians| Commodore Lokesh Batra: A Transparency Activist Who Holds The Powerful Accountable
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Extraordinary Indians| Commodore Lokesh Batra: A Transparency Activist Who Holds The Powerful Accountable

Commodore Lokesh Batra, one of India's foremost transparency activists, leaves those in power bristling through his use of RTIs to expose corruption

What Is Coronavirus? Do You Need to Worry?
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What Is Coronavirus? Do You Need to Worry?

A new strain of the virus has spread across China and it has reached three other Asian countries

Extraordinary Indians| Vanlalruati: Health-Care Crusader Extraordinaire
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Extraordinary Indians| Vanlalruati: Health-Care Crusader Extraordinaire

Vanlalruati has counselled over 1,000 young women and girls living with HIV, coordinated with over a dozen NGOs, reaching 10,000 drug users to increase awareness and campaigned to bring India’s free antiretroviral therapy programme to Mizoram

Extraordinary Indians| Saalumarada Thimmakka: The Green Centenarian
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Extraordinary Indians| Saalumarada Thimmakka: The Green Centenarian

For over 70 years, Saalumarada Thimmakka, now 107, has been planting trees in Karnataka 

Extraordinary Indians| Payal Jangid: A Child-Rights Activist Married To Her Cause
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Extraordinary Indians| Payal Jangid: A Child-Rights Activist Married To Her Cause

Payal Jangid is the first Indian to receive the Goalkeepers Global Goals Changemaker Award from Gates Foundation in 2019. She earned it for her work in combatting social evils like domestic abuse, child labour, ghoonghat pratha [purdah] and early marriage