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New dawn of Indian women’s cricket, after the Mithali, Jhulan era

  • Women’s T20 Challenge underlines fresh talent in the country, though India’s two greats would be leading, rather than missing out, had the launch of women’s IPL not been delayed.
Smriti Mandhana (L) and Harmanpreet Kaur pose with the Women's T20 Challenge trophy.(IPL)
Smriti Mandhana (L) and Harmanpreet Kaur pose with the Women's T20 Challenge trophy.(IPL)
Published on May 28, 2022 10:50 PM IST
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BySnehal Pradhan

Let me have a week with Malik, I’ll make him touch 160kmph: Brett Lee

  • The former Australia pace ace says Umran Malik can prosper in all formats.
Former Australia speedster Brett Lee and pace sensation Umran Malik
Former Australia speedster Brett Lee and pace sensation Umran Malik
Published on May 28, 2022 08:54 PM IST
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By, Mumbai

Sanitation: A women-led, game-changing, initiative

  • NGO Shelter Associates, which has been working with the urban poor in Maharashtra to provide basic services, has came up with the concept of One Home One Toilet
Using technology and Google Earth for poverty mapping, the NGO worked with urban local bodies to provide 25,000 home toilets across slums in seven cities of Maharashtra. (HT/Representative Image)
Using technology and Google Earth for poverty mapping, the NGO worked with urban local bodies to provide 25,000 home toilets across slums in seven cities of Maharashtra. (HT/Representative Image)
Published on May 28, 2022 08:48 PM IST
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When Warne made Rajasthan Royals dance to his winning beat

  • As 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals look to regain the IPL title, players from that triumph recall the inspiring leadership of the late Aussie spin legend.
Shane Warne(IPL)
Shane Warne(IPL)
Published on May 28, 2022 08:23 PM IST
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By, Ahmedabad

Distributed RE is the future of green energy transition

  • Increasing the scale of DRE would offer an opportunity to meet renewable energy targets and provide returns to investors. A collaborative approach is needed
Immediate climate action is especially critical for a post-pandemic future. (Reuters)
Immediate climate action is especially critical for a post-pandemic future. (Reuters)
Updated on May 28, 2022 08:17 PM IST
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What was the rationale for the wheat export ban?

  • At a time where there is a crisis, we would have got credit for enhancing exports. We would also have established a market for the future. Does this suggest a well-thought-out decision?
Not surprisingly, the decision has infuriated farmers and upset traders deeply. (PTI)
Not surprisingly, the decision has infuriated farmers and upset traders deeply. (PTI)
Published on May 28, 2022 08:15 PM IST
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The story of ebbs and flows of translated works in India

  • Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand confirms that we can tell the world stories from all the languages of the land, paving the way for a new beginning of growth and sustenance
What we urgently need to do is to offer time and space to writers and translators so that they can continue to tell us who we are.  (Getty Images)
What we urgently need to do is to offer time and space to writers and translators so that they can continue to tell us who we are.  (Getty Images)
Published on May 28, 2022 08:14 PM IST
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Sarfaraz and Musheer, Mumbai cricket’s family business

  • Hard-hitting batter Sarfaraz Khan is already set in the Mumbai Ranji team while younger will also be in the squad for the knockouts starting on June 6.
Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan during Ranji Trophy(PTI)
Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan during Ranji Trophy(PTI)
Published on May 28, 2022 05:53 PM IST
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By, Mumbai

Jos Buttler: Lost and found within a sizzling season

  • The Rajasthan Royals enforcer had to shake off mid-tournament doubts and anxiety, and the brilliant century to seal the team’s IPL final spot shows the England batter is back to his best.
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his century(PTI)
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his century(PTI)
Published on May 28, 2022 05:46 PM IST
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By, Ahmedabad

Book Box: The book lover's guide to New York

  • Explore New York with these seven books, shop at an independent bookstore, and tour a literary tavern
A Book Lover's Guide to New York. 
A Book Lover's Guide to New York. 
Updated on May 28, 2022 05:13 PM IST
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A hitchhiker’s guide to the metaverse: Everything you can do today

Get fit, get hired, go partying, go shopping, find your tribe, or reanimate a pet you miss. In the metaverse, a sprawling virtual world, there is no fixed landscape, few regulations. Here’s a look at what’s on offer for Indian users today and what you need to know before you inevitably dive in
The Daler Mehendi concert, organised by the platform PartyNite on Republic Day, drew over 800,000 people to the metaverse, who claimed free passes by signing in with an email ID and phone number. (Photo courtesy: Karthick Chirra)
The Daler Mehendi concert, organised by the platform PartyNite on Republic Day, drew over 800,000 people to the metaverse, who claimed free passes by signing in with an email ID and phone number. (Photo courtesy: Karthick Chirra)
Updated on May 28, 2022 03:03 PM IST
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Plan, aim, shoot: How to score your #CoupleGoals, by Simran Mangharam

Newly married couples often find it hard to sink into life as a duo. Be patient, talk it out and chalk out your own markers of happiness
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Updated on May 28, 2022 06:55 AM IST
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BySimran Mangharam

Au revoir from women’s seeds comes early in Paris

  • Seven of the top 10 seeds have exited French Open, a first since 1976.
Karolina Pliskova during the French Open.(AP)
Karolina Pliskova during the French Open.(AP)
Published on May 27, 2022 10:41 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

An old address for new design at Mumbai’s gallery 47-A

Jewellery and clocks from old aeroplane parts, fountain pens from artillery shells. Old things find new life in artist Satyajit Vetoskar’s new show at a new gallery which aims to bring the bustle back to Khotachiwadi, Mumbai’s heritage precinct.
A view of artist Satyajit Vetoskar’s first show, Future.IsNow, which opened at gallery 47-A at Khotachiwadi, Mumbai’s heritage precinct. (Courtesy: 47-A)
A view of artist Satyajit Vetoskar’s first show, Future.IsNow, which opened at gallery 47-A at Khotachiwadi, Mumbai’s heritage precinct. (Courtesy: 47-A)
Updated on May 27, 2022 10:03 PM IST
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ByDhamini Ratnam

The Indian athlete and sport itself is at the back of the priority queue

  • That long lens photo in the Indian Express became stinging symbol: no matter our achievements on the world stage, regardless of Khelo India, when the demands of even minor masters have to be served, it is very easy to sideline sport in our country.
The viral photo of the IAS couple and their dog. (Courtesy: Indian Express)
The viral photo of the IAS couple and their dog. (Courtesy: Indian Express)
Published on May 27, 2022 09:41 PM IST
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BySharda Ugra, New Delhi

Check out this artist’s cutting-etch rock art gallery

It’s taken Chitta Dey more than 25 years to build a gallery of birds and animals, etched into rockfaces in Purulia. He hopes it gets viewers to see vulnerable species differently
Reference lines and shading at Pakhi Pahar, one of his earliest works. All that remains is a flock of soaring birds, carved into rock. Dey says he hopes that future generations will look at his carvings and mark the presence of these creatures, some of which might be lost by then, and be moved to conserve what remains. (Images courtesy: Chitta Dey)
Reference lines and shading at Pakhi Pahar, one of his earliest works. All that remains is a flock of soaring birds, carved into rock. Dey says he hopes that future generations will look at his carvings and mark the presence of these creatures, some of which might be lost by then, and be moved to conserve what remains. (Images courtesy: Chitta Dey)
Updated on May 27, 2022 10:02 PM IST
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ByNatasha Rego

The true greatness of Real and Liverpool

  • The Champions League finalists are not only playing great football in the present but they are also future ready.
General view of a sign outside the stadium REUTERS/Lee Smith(REUTERS)
General view of a sign outside the stadium REUTERS/Lee Smith(REUTERS)
Published on May 27, 2022 09:32 PM IST
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By, Kolkata

Punching back at the patriarchy: The Sporting Life by Rudraneil Sengupta

The real fight for Indian women athletes is off the ring. And more of them are now taking up sports that are actively smashing gender stereotypes
In India, being a young woman in a sport is almost always hard. For some like Mary Kom, opposition came in the form of her own father. (PTI)
In India, being a young woman in a sport is almost always hard. For some like Mary Kom, opposition came in the form of her own father. (PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2022 10:02 PM IST
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ByRudraneil Sengupta

One more time, with feeling: Some sequels are worth the wait

Can a sequel, released after a long gap, top its predecessor? For some, it’s an expensive gamble; some offer more than nostalgia. A look at what follow-ups of the past tell us
Top Gun came out in 1986, establishing Cruise, then 24, as an action hero. He’s nearly 60 now, promoted to US Navy captain in the sequel, and working hard to recreate the magic from 36 years ago.
Top Gun came out in 1986, establishing Cruise, then 24, as an action hero. He’s nearly 60 now, promoted to US Navy captain in the sequel, and working hard to recreate the magic from 36 years ago.
Updated on May 27, 2022 10:01 PM IST
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Understanding India’s women empowerment, or the lack of it

Traditionally, Indian society has been known to impose various kinds of restrictions upon women and it is widely believed that patriarchal practices are engrained. How empowered are Indian women in various aspects of life in India today? Have things improved, as far as the agency of women is concerned?
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Updated on May 27, 2022 11:00 PM IST
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For boxing champ Nikhat Zareen, it’s a bout time

For years, the boxer lost fighting spots to her idol Mary Kom. Now, at 25, the fifth Indian to win the Women’s World Boxing Championships, is stepping into her own spotlight
”Getting a lot of punches from boys made me strong enough to fight back, not only in the ring but outside the ring also. I take a stand for myself,” says boxing champ Nikhat Zareen, who became the first Indian to win gold at the Women’s World Boxing Championships since MC Mary Kom in 2018, and only the fifth Indian ever. (Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
”Getting a lot of punches from boys made me strong enough to fight back, not only in the ring but outside the ring also. I take a stand for myself,” says boxing champ Nikhat Zareen, who became the first Indian to win gold at the Women’s World Boxing Championships since MC Mary Kom in 2018, and only the fifth Indian ever. (Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 27, 2022 10:01 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

When marriage is not a safe and essential space

The ordeal of Sujata Khullar, a victim of domestic abuse, is a reminder of how too many women sacrifice too much of themselves for marriage, assuming it to be a safe space. Her experience — and her courage — should also make us connect the dots to the larger debate around why marital rape is still not a crime in India
Sujata’s story reinforces what the hard facts tell us. More women are abused, assaulted and violated within a circle of trust than by strangers. National Crime Records Bureau data reveals that more than 90% of Indian women know their perpetrator (Shutterstock)
Sujata’s story reinforces what the hard facts tell us. More women are abused, assaulted and violated within a circle of trust than by strangers. National Crime Records Bureau data reveals that more than 90% of Indian women know their perpetrator (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 27, 2022 07:48 PM IST
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Only drastic steps will soften the climate blow

Issuing colour-coded alerts, distributing packets of oral rehydration solutions, and closing schools and offices are nowhere near enough. We need drastic measures. In the worst heatwaves, how about rationing air-conditioning for private users
New Delhi: A man drinks water to quench his thirst on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI05_17_2022_000187B) (PTI)
New Delhi: A man drinks water to quench his thirst on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI05_17_2022_000187B) (PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2022 07:30 PM IST
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ByAmita Baviskar

There is near-silence on domestic violence

We are in a crisis. For years, traditionalists have placed Indian families on a culturally superior pedestal and insisted that marriage is a sacrament despite data that tells us emphatically that the home is not the safest place for women
In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, the word
In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, the word "violence" is pasted onto a wall by a group of women in a dark street in Paris. In Paris and cities across France, the signs are everywhere. "Complaints ignored, women killed" and "She leaves him, he kills her," they read in black block letters pasted over stately municipal buildings. Under cover of night, activists have glued them to the walls to draw attention to domestic violence, a problem French President Emmanuel Macron has called "France's shame." (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu) (AP)
Updated on May 27, 2022 07:31 PM IST
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Delhi: A united approach is key

To help Delhi become a truly world class city and ensure a minimum quality of life to all its citizens, it is imperative that both prongs of the Capital’s government work together
The warm welcome extended by chief minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal to the new L-G and the scenes of bonhomie at the oath-taking ceremony augur well. (Hindustan Times)
The warm welcome extended by chief minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal to the new L-G and the scenes of bonhomie at the oath-taking ceremony augur well. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 27, 2022 07:29 PM IST
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A simple, realistic, solution to the paywall maze

  • Indian, as well as global news media, has been experiencing a crisis in the digital era. It is time to think about alternative revenue models. Here's a way
Is there a way to reduce the hassle cost for newspaper readers without adversely affecting the subscription revenue flow? (Shutterstock)
Is there a way to reduce the hassle cost for newspaper readers without adversely affecting the subscription revenue flow? (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 27, 2022 07:03 PM IST
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The slow burn of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul

  • Slow starts seem impractical in a format where teams have plenty of batting power to spare in 20 overs.
Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians(PTI)
Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians(PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2022 05:26 PM IST
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That electric feeling: The Gujarat Titans are finally home

  • A sea of blue will greet Hardik Pandya and Co when they play the IPL final.
Gujarat Titans players during Qualifier 1(IPL)
Gujarat Titans players during Qualifier 1(IPL)
Published on May 27, 2022 05:10 PM IST
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By, Mumbai

Terms of Trade | Why current form of secular politics is helpless, once again

  • India has been seeing a proliferation of demands claiming that many ancient mosques were allegedly built by demolishing temples, with ineffective opposition to these movements. 
Does this mean there is no way in which this majoritarian trend can be prevented? (PTI)
Does this mean there is no way in which this majoritarian trend can be prevented? (PTI)
Published on May 27, 2022 03:36 PM IST
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Interview: Vijay Maurya, screenwriter: ‘Cinema needs talent and temperament’

The writer of Gully Boy, Tumhari Sulu and Chillar Party, among others, talks about the intricacies of dialogue writing, and why writers should subdue their egos
Vijay Maurya (Courtesy VM)
Vijay Maurya (Courtesy VM)
Updated on May 27, 2022 02:52 PM IST
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ByMihir Chitre
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