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    Ground Zero: Disgusting men and their odious ideas

    As I write this, in freezing Delhi, the Raisina Dialogue, 5th edition, is currently ending. Now for those who aren't sure what this is, let me explain.Every year since 2016, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation, a Delhi-based think tank, get together to host foreign ministers from all over the world in wide-ranging discussions on co-operation in...

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    Deep Musings: A poet of honest simplicity

    In the firmament of Hindi literature, Harivansh Rai Bachchan has an image of a permanent star. He would have been equally famous even if he had not been the father of Bollywood's most distinguished actor. Though Dr Harivansh Rai is predominantly known as a poet, he was equally good as a prose writer. The four volumes (Need ka nirmaan phir, Kya bhooloon kya yaad karoon, Basere se door and Dashdwaar...

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    It's personal: Notes to my younger self by Suchitra Pillai

    There you are, with your long hair and hyper energy. I see you are ready to take on the world. Well, it's a fabulous world you are about to step into, Suchi... So don't you worry child... coz heaven's got a plan for you. Twenty and ready to take one of the biggest steps that a woman can take - marriage. Are you sure you want to do this now? It may not work out. Maybe you...

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    Functional is fashionable too

    Though not all fashion trends suit you, some throw up surprises. These days, functional garments like hidden pockets, adjustable trouser lengths, anti-wrinkle garments, etc are a norm. In fact, last year reversible clothing appeared on the scene and one still sees it as a part of one's work attire. With regards this trend gaining prominence, designer Aakansha Agrawal, Director-Founder of brand Gulaal, states,...

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    Book Review: An interactive & dynamic guidebook

    The book is a teach yourself guidebook. We all face uncertain times in our lives. This book endeavours to provide you with strategies to cope with during testing times and feel happy and stronger. The author Donal Robertson is a registered psychotherapist, specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), clinical hypnosis and other evidence-based approaches.

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    Meet 10 year old Raahithi - a blogger and budding entrepreneur

    Achievers evidently bloom earlier than ever these days. At the age of 10, Raahithi Tripuraneni is not just a successful blogger who reviews books and has gained many followers for the unique concept of her page, she has also been selected as a semi-finalist in IIT Bombay's International Business Plan competition, Eureka Junior.

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    Book Review: Just out

    Book: The Making of HeroAuthor: Sunil Kant MunjalPublisher: HaperCollinsAfter escaping to the partition-ravaged cities of Amritsar, Agra, Delhi and finally settling in Ludhiana in the 1940s, four of the six Munjal brothers built their business, part by part.

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    Book Review: First hand account of fugitive Pablo Escobar lives

    Bographies of criminals only serve to prove that "the evil that men do lives after them"; another despicable story gets recorded for posterity - often times in an attempt to show the "better side" of the criminal (Bollywood hasn't been far behind). Pablo Escobar (1949-1993), the "King of Cocaine", has been the subject of at least eight books,...

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    Book Review: Unveiling the vision of Gandhari

    There has been a plethora of feminist retelling of Indian mythologies in recent times. Several authors are taking up cudgels for characters who had an important role to play in the stories but were not given a strong enough voice. The epic Mahabharata is an example of extreme masculinity or testosterone overload in which the women while being key to the proceedings still play a peripheral role.

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    Book Review: Depiction of rationality and effective altruism

    When Artificial Intelligence is depicted in films and books it tends to be capable of learning to feel emotions, and absorbing moral values. This book, The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality, and the Race to Save the World by Tom Chivers is said to be the first-ever book-length examination of the modern rationalist community.

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