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    It's Not Easy Being Handsome

    It is an unfortunate truth that men still earn more on an average in their lifetimes as opposed to women for doing the exact same job.. When it comes to 'attractive' men, the balance gets skewed even further. Or so we think. "It's not easy being pretty" went the saying, when it came to talking about the problems 'beautiful women' faced in terms of the 'haters' who cast...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    The Curious Case Of Birth Anxiety

    Birth anxiety is not as common as death anxiety, but there is a case to be made for thinking about where we came from and how we just started existing Many people feel anxious about the prospect of their death. Indeed, some philosophers have argued that death anxiety is universal and that this anxiety bounds and organises human existence. But do we also suffer from birth anxiety? Perhaps. After all, we are all...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Will We Ever Know the True Origin of COVID-19?SpeculationObfuscation

    There was much speculation at the outset of the outbreak about whether there was an animal link or whether the novel coronavirus escaped from a lab in China. There has been much debate around the world about the source of the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from its origin in a laboratory or at Wuhan's seafood market or some other form of animal-to-human transmission. While...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Rich, Please: How The Pleas Of India's Wealthy Seem 'Fake' To The Masses

    The appeals of India's rich on social media coupled with an aversion to put their significant resources where their mouths are, seems well, rich. When the average Indian gathered with his compatriots 'en masse', to support the fight against the coronavirus, having completely missed the irony of the situation, to offer his/her gratitude with bells, shells and...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    India's initial coronavirus response carried echoes of the colonial era'Uncivilised natives' blamed for diseasePoverty of public health

    Are there similarities? Shinjini Das, University of East Anglia Initial responses to the coronavirus outbreak in India were marked by a spate of racist attacks towards citizens from the north-east of the country, which is adjacent to China. North-eastern residents living in different cities around India...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Will Covid-19 clean up the palm oil and paper industry?

    Like other industries, palm oil- a major contributor to the economies of Indonesia and Malaysia in particular-has suffered from the coronavirus. A small silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic is the environmental gains which are being noted around the world. Even in New Delhi, often singled out as one of the world's most polluted cities, the skies have turned blue as globally...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Size Doesn't Matter With Bullying

    The stereotype of a male bully is a guy who towers over his victim. The female equivalent is the prettier girl harassing the 'nerd' as they call it. Research suggests bullies come in all sizes, however. Whatever their size, all bullies have one thing in common, a small mind. By Dino S When you think of a bullying victim, you do not think of anyone who is 6 feet and over 200 kilos of muscle. That is who...

    • a month ago
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    The 'General' Reputation of Indian Students Abroad Is.Not Good

    The cringey tribulations faced by an Indian student abroad, when faced with his fellow compatriots at foreign universities It would be quite wrong to generalise the behaviour of an entire group of people, but from the surveys we have done, we have found a large groups of commonalities between Indian students studying in both the US and UK. This includes among other things, a lack of...

    • 2 months ago
  • Science & Tech

    The Man They Call India's Seed Warrior

    India's Seed Warrior, Debal Deb is on a mission to save the country's rice biodiversity. The ecologist's sustained effort has created a massive seed bank, housing more than 1,410 endangered rice varieties. Debal Deb is known as the Seed Warrior, having spent the past two decades collecting and preserving India's increasingly rare indigenous rice species. The ecologist's efforts...

    • 3 months ago
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    What are the parameters on which you should evaluate a ULIP?

    ULIP evaluation involves the analysis and comparison of several parameters. The Wealth Secure+ Plan from Edelweiss Tokio Life fares well in all these aspects. Investing in a Unit Linked Insurance Plan is one of the smartest strategies for investors keen on achieving long-term financial goals. And in today's financial markets, there's no dearth of ULIP schemes offered by...

    • 3 months ago

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