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Classism or ‘just a rule’? It’s 2021 & nightclubs in India still deny entry to people on basis of appearance

Recently, a group of brothers and sisters visited THE GRID, a popular microbrewery in Kolkata, where one of them was denied entry for wearing uncovered shoes.

In The News

Titanic conspiracy theories: Here’s why people think the ship sank

Late in the evening on April 14, 1912, the historic RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank into the icy waters of the North...

7 reasons why India’s global rank for healthcare is a shame: Review ahead of World Health Day

An impoverished man carried his wife's body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide...

How to achieve equality and reduce India’s gender gap?

India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap...

Stories

Everyday stories that keeps India ticking.

These children in Tamil Nadu return to school daily to water saplings amid pandemic

It is incredible that these children have taken it upon themselves to create a change even as the world is battling a pandemic.

Kerala’s Ernakulam to have its first shelter home for transgenders

Although the home, situated at Thrikkakara, is yet to be inaugurated, some trans women are already living there.

Meet Artist Dr Gattem, Guinness World Record holder for miniature artwork

Meet Artist Dr Gattem, Guinness World Record holder for miniature artwork. On World Art Day 2021 we bring you an exclusive interview with Venkatesh...

Chennai-based Dr Soosan Jacob among world’s top women ophthalmologists

Soosan Jacob has entered the ‘Power List 2021’, which includes the top 100 influential women ophthalmologists in the world.

Bengaluru man grows terrace jungle, hosts various birds and 50 types of butterflies

Nataraja Upadhya has grown 300 varieties of plants, including 100 trees of 72 species, creepers, fruit trees, and vegetables in his terrace jungle.

Podcasts

Pop culture

‘Get well soon sir’ trends on Twitter as Sonu Sood tests positive for COVID-19

Sonu Sood has tested positive for COVID-19 and the actor took to his social media to announce the same. While his post read COVID - Positive, it also said, Mood and Spirit - Super...

Fast and Furious 9 trailer: Twitter is convinced it is the best action movie of 2021

The Fast & Furious 9 trailer is now streaming on YouTube and fans seem to be raving about it. We will see Vin Diesel and John Cena take over the big screens this time...

Facts you might want to know about Osho before watching Searching for Sheela

Netflix has been on quite the roll as far as its docu-films are concerned. And now, the OTT platform is all set to release a docu-film on Osho's closest aide, Ma Anand Sheela. In...

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Must reads

Here’s Delhi Police’s ‘pawri’ meme urging citizens to take precautions amid Covid surge

Amid the sudden surge in Covid cases, the Delhi Police took to social media to urge citizens to take precautions and stay at home.

After ripped jeans remark, here’s a look at some atrocious statements made by people in power

Over the years, several powerful people have made claims that disappointed us, outraged us and led to social media rebellions.

The Essential Commodities Act explained: Here are 5 things you need to know

A Parliamentary Panel has asked the Central Government to implement in "letter and spirit" the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act — one of the laws...

Forget premiere clothing range pageants, this tribal fashion show in Bastar is the inspiration we need

The garments worn by the models in the Bastar fashion show were made from the indigenous-traditional textiles and beautiful traditional fabric of Bastar.

Rekha Mishra rescues 950 children from runaway, kidnap and trafficking

Rekha Mishra rescues 950 children, here is what you all need to know about the super cop. She is not an ordinary policewoman but has...

Equality & an end to victim-blaming: Here’s what women think is a real step towards their empowerment

For this article, I decided to ask some women from around India -- all of them in their 20s -- what change in society or our mindset would be a real step towards women empowerment for them.

Stories - Lost & Found

From a small food delivery app to a $6 billion IPO: Story of Zomato is nothing short of amazing

Zomato has been one of the most used apps and have been the world's largest growing Food-Tech Company. Here is the story of a giant food-tech app's journey.

Music from the spider web: A new invention that allows to learn spider speech

Music from a spider web, have you ever heard of such a thing before? Well, in a unique invention, the structure of a spider web has...

Israeli scientist finds a way to cure deadly brain cancer

Israeli scientist finds a way to cure deadly brain cancer. Tel Aviv University (TAU) have announced a groundbreaking discovery in understanding and treating one...

Increased sunlight exposure can lower COVID-19 deaths: Study

Increased sunlight exposure can lower COVID-19 deaths The coronavirus has been raging all over again in the summer. Meanwhile, a recent retrospective analysis showed...

Reflecting sunlight can cool Earth’s ecosystem: Study 

Reflecting sunlight can cool Earth's ecosystem says research. More research is required to consider the ecological impacts of solar radiation modulation (SRM) technologies that...

Bacteria discovered in International Space Station; suggests plant growth in space: UoH, NASA study

Bacteria discovered in International Space Station; suggests plant growth in space: UoH, NASA study says. Let's read below to know more. According to a recent...

Elon Musk says you can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin

Elon Musk just tweeted that Tesla now accepts 'Bitcoin' as a mode of payment and netizens just can't handle themselves.

World Water Day: All you need to know about water crisis in India

World Water Day: All you need to know about water crisis in India. Read below to know more.  India is now experiencing the most severe...

Meet Praful Billore, a young chaiwala who is selling tea across India with a turnover of crores

Praful Billore from a small village in Madhya Pradesh who is well known as 'MBA chaiwala' (Mr Billore Ahmedabad chaiwala) is one of the...

Remembering Sandeep Unnikrishnan on his 44th Birthday

Sandeep Unnikrishnan's 44th Birthday; the hero who died rescuing 14 hostages during 26/11 Mumbai attack. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was born on 15 March 1977. Today...

These 10 young Indian women should definitely be your idols

Today on International Women's day we decided to list down 10 young Indian women who will inspire you to follow your dreams.

Meet the woman who has rehabilitated over 240 street dwellers by giving them a new lease of life

Manisha rehabilitates 240 street dwellers and drug dealers Manisha Krishnasamy rehabilitates 240 street dwellers and poor by providing them the essentials. A 23-year-old from Erode...

International Women’s Day 2021 date, theme and more: Everything you need to know

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. If you are curious as to whether the Women's Day date changes, no it...

Indian-origin scientist controls $3 billion worth NASA’s Mars rover mission from his London apartment

Indian-origin scientist controls NASA's Mars rover mission from his one bed room apartment above a salon in London. Who is he? Let's read to...

80-year-old drives bike for 68 km to get COVID-19 vaccine

80-year-old gets COVID-19 vaccine; Ram Kishore Sahu drove on his bicycle for over 68 kilometres from his native village Sarjamdih, Tamar Block to Ranchi...

COVID-19 vaccine drive phase-II: Check eligibility and how to register

COVID-19 vaccine phase-II drive begins from today, here is what you all need to do if you are planning to get the shots: How...