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    Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747

    Photo Credit: pixabay 30K Total Views It’s difficult to imagine now, in the age of mass global travel, that building an aeroplane to carry hundreds of people at a time was once seen as a huge risk. But as the world’s first wide-body airliner, the Boeing 747 went on to change not only aviation but […]

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    The Daily Fix: Pakistan may not like Anupam Kher, but can it not tolerate him?

    Photo Credit: PTI 11.4K Total Views The Latest: Top stories of the day 1. The Supreme Court has referred a clutch of curative petitions on the 2013 verdict upholding Section 377, which criminalises consensual sexual intercourse between two adults of the same sex, to a five-judge bench. 2. In a veiled attack on the Congress, […]

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    Why Delhi residents are skipping work to save a dying lake

    Photo Credit: Save Lake Naini 16.4K Total Views People mostly look at me in disbelief when I mention that I live across a lake in Delhi, India’s capital city, known more for its concrete than its wetlands. Most people, in fact, are not even aware that such a natural lake exists in the heart of […]

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    Bah! Humbug! Why tourists should steer clear of Goa’s overrated Carnival

    Photo Credit: YouTube 21.5K Total Views Earlier this week, residents of Panaji, Goa’s capital, awoke to the sight of large pink masks and blue, red and green buntings being draped on the street along the Mandovi River, where a sprinkling of brown-headed gulls enjoyed the early February sun. This weekend, Carnival ‒ the burst of […]

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    Why football’s I-League is well and truly India’s ‘invisible’ league

    Photo Credit: IANS 12.9K Total Views Leicester City are currently top of the English Premier League. Catalan giants Barcelona thrashed rivals Valencia 7-0 on Thursday. But if you were to ask Indian football fans about the state of affairs in India’s own league, the majority would probably draw a blank. But it would be unfair […]