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America’s Caste System
Termed an “instant American classic” by The New York Times, Isabel Wilkerson’s thorny book is not the first to use “caste” to probe America’s racial ills. A European word popularised in India by the Portuguese, “caste” has often featured in explanati
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All Hands on Deck
WINNER: CMC, VELLORE For Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, a 3,000-bed tertiary care teaching and charitable hospital, providing Covid care involved many challenges. Infection control and triaging protocols were put in place in January 2020
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The Religion of Love
It seems fitting to listen to Michael Nyman’s eponymous and haunting piano score as one reads Karuna Ezara Parikh’s debut novel The Heart Asks Pleasure First. The theme of star-crossed lovers is one that is beloved of the Indian subcontinent but gain
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Clarity, But No Closure
On September 29, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI’s) enquiry into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput crossed a major milestone. A seven-member panel of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) submitted a forens
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High On Trust
JOINT WINNER: MEDANTA HOSPITAL, Gurugram With the Covid pandemic and the sudden decline in demand for in-patient and out-patient care—even surgeries shrunk in numbers—Medanta scaled up its technology-based services. Telemedicine consultations saw a
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Striking a Balance
Q. Has this been your longest spell without shooting? I always wanted a period when I wouldn’t have much to do. Sadly, it came in the form of a pandemic. I did some farming in my village Budhana (Uttar Pradesh) during the lockdown and watched some 25
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Price Of Prejudice
THE DETAILS—FLASHING ACROSS NEWSPAPER HEADLINES AND television screens and circulated over social media—are by now all-too-familiar. Of a young Dalit girl, not yet 20, dragged into the fields, allegedly gang-raped by four upper-caste men, tongue cut,
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First on Many Counts
JOINT WINNER: MAX SMART SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL, SAKET, New Delhi Towards the end of April, Max Healthcare became the first hospital in the country to successfully treat a Covid patient with plasma therapy. The hospital’s commitment has ensured th
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The Curse Of Being A Dalit Woman
CHARGE-SHEET RATE IN CRIMES AGAINST DALITS HAS COME DOWN FROM 88.5% IN 2009 TO 78.5% IN 2019; WITH 81.8%, UTTAR PRADESH MAINTAINS A BETTER RECORD THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE 11% of rape victims in 2019 were Dalits 94% of cases under the Scheduled C
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Distress Buster
WINNER: RELIANCE FOUNDATION The Reliance Foundation set up India’s first dedicated Covid-19 facility in Mumbai, at the SevenHills Hospital, in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The 100-bed hospital was scaled up to 250 beds
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Not Just A North Indian Menace
Nine states—Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh—accounted for 84 per cent of all crimes against Dalits in 2019, though they are home to only 54 per cent of India’s SC population 66.
India Today1 мин. чтенияBiology
The Virus Watchdog
WINNER: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY, Pune Since confirming in end-January that the novel coronavirus had arrived in India, the National Institute of Virology has been on a mission to enhance testing capacity, provide training and develop new test
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Mamata Goes To War
ON October 3, the heart of Kolkata was besieged by thousands of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters decrying the alleged gang-rape and torture—and eventual death—of a Dalit woman in Hathras, in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, and the state machinery’s perce
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Community Effort
WINNER: CARITAS INDIA Caritas has played a major role in providing help during the pandemic. Father Paul Moonjely, executive director, says Caritas organised awareness drives, research meetings, webinars and workshops, aside from distributing food,
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Welfare In The Time Of Polls
Benefits: Rs 1,000 per year for higher education of girls (13-21 years) and Rs 25,000 grant after attaining 18 years Outlay: Rs 7,000 cr (2020-21) Beneficiaries: 6.5 million girls Benefits: Subsidised rice at Rs 2 a kilo Outlay: Rs 5,000 cr annu
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Helping Hand
WINNER: RASHTRIYA SEWA BHARATI Turning adversity into opportunity, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS’s) social service body, the Rashtriya Sewa Bharati (RSB), has made great strides in serving those in need during these past few months. It open
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Chasing The Cure
The Covid ward at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital has seen a number of recommended drugs enter and exit their registers. Back in March, doctors here were handing out anti-HIV medication to their patients before the highly-debated hydro
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Passing The Test
WINNER: MYLAB DISCOVERY SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. On March 18, virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale, Mylab's research and development chief, submitted two key proposals—one to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, and the other to the Central Drugs
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Line Of Treatment
Drug: Lopinavir and ritonavir Use: Antivirals used for HIV treatment Status: No longer part of treatment Drug: Hydroxy-chloroquine (HCQ) Use: Anti-malarial medicine; recommended as a preventive drug Status: Being used for preventive care Drug:
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The Postal Army
WINNER: DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS Never in his three decades of service at the department of posts has Rajbir Singh felt the kind of pressure he has during the Covid pandemic, but he has also never felt more proud. A postman at
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It has been seven decades since Independence, yet India has been unable to purge the curse of caste from its society. It permeates our electoral politics, our social lives, our jobs and even marriages. The ones who suffer most are those at the bottom
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China’s Maritime Challenge
It’s December 2025 and ‘Exercise Sea Dragon’ has begun. The world’s largest navy has bided its time for decades and is now ready to project power beyond its shores. Two PLAN (People’s Liberation Army-Navy) aircraft carrier battle groups, the Shandong
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Reel Villain, Real Hero
WINNER: SONU SOOD While most of his peers used the lockdown to take a sabbatical and stayed indoors, Sonu Sood stepped up and emerged a hero, a role that Bollywood hasn’t often entrusted him with. The actor’s charitable work during the pandemic has
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A Horror Film Of Its Own
Bollywood is currently going through a PR crisis, one that it didn’t see coming. It began on June 14 when actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide—a conclusion that Mumbai Police arrived at long ago and one that the All India Institute of Medical S
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Once Upon A Crime
Simulating primal fears, ‘exposure therapy’, an education in survival—all sorts of theories have been proffered for why true crime as a genre will never cease to have a loyal following. To the ’90s generation that grew up on India’s Most Wanted and C
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Bjp’s Plan B?
The race for Bihar has suddenly opened up, just weeks ahead of a three-phase assembly election, which gets under way on October 28. The NDA alliance is officially riven, with Chirag Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) deciding to categorically ba
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A Gendered Approach
Arrested on charges of “being an active member of a drug syndicate” and arranging drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput. Granted bail on October 7 The NCB found a 2017 WhatsApp chat between her and her manager discussing‘maal’, on the phone of Jaya Saha, R
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Run Jadhav Run
Within just three weeks of taking up running, Rahul Jadhav could cover a distance of over 18 kilometres easily. Over the past few years, the 44-year-old has participated in over 20 marathons and running events. And while long-distance running is what
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Nothing Official About It
The LJP contesting separately may create a triangular contest in Bihar, which may benefit the RJD-led alliance If Chirag takes out 10% from the NDA tally and the RJD increases its numbers by a bit, it will throw open the election, which seemed one-si
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