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  • AnthonyBourdain The World Just Lost Its Appetite. RIP Anthony Bourdain.

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  • The Garbage Collector Who Found Poetry In Trash

    Cleaning up after Mumbai's massive population is no easy task, but for sanitation worker, Harishchandra Dhivar, writing helps him deal with the stench. On World Environment Day, meet the BMC garbage collector who has written over 200 poems.

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  • Person of the Week: Baba Ramdev

    Baba Ramdev, who is only a few business deals away from launching his own line of yoga-enabled spacecraft, is at this point, just showing off. It wouldn’t come as a shock if he’s the one who finally cures AIDS.

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  • 3800kmsforWomensSafety Walking 3,800 km to Make India Safe Again

    A former marketing professional decided to go on a long walk — 3,800 kms to be precise. Meet Srishti Bakshi, a woman on a mission to make India a safer country for women.

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  • Kleptomaniac Kleptomania: A Rich Man’s Disease? Or Poor Man’s Chori

    I played wingman to a kleptomaniac friend. I distracted a bar waiter, as my buddy Pranay lifted a couple of beers. Unlike him, I was filled with guilt, making me wonder if it was his affluent upbringing that absolved him of regret.

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  • My Bai, the Cleaner of My Conscience

    Even though it’s been years since I sat for an exam, the moment my maid rings the doorbell at 8 am, I break into the kind of cold sweat I’d experience before entering an examination hall. Each time she empties the ashtray into the bin, she gives me a judgey glance and every beer bottle elicits a standard response, “Itni daaru!”

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  • library Meet The Man Who's Building The World's Largest Public Library

    How do you build the world's largest public library in a country where most people can't afford to buy a book? Two Banksy-style artists in Delhi are trying their best to take literature to streets. But can they make reading cool again?

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  • jointfamilytvserialepisodedramaEktaKapoorsaasbahubigbosssitcompoliticshomeeveryday Kyunki TV Bhi Kabhi Real Life Tha

    Indian joint families and the Ekta Kapoor brand of TV serials are caught in an endless loop of art imitating life imitating art imitating life. The only difference is we don’t look as pretty as the characters on TV, and we can’t change the channel when we’ve had enough.

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  • A Class of Flying Colours

    Thane ke ek sharnalaya ke nanhe vaasi apne mohalle ko berang se navrang karne mein jut gaye hain. Scribble Foundation ke sahyog se, ek eent patthar ka neeras sharnalaya, rangon mein dhal kar, ji utha hai.

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  • A Class of Flying Colours

    At a shelter in Thane, its little inhabitants have come together with a group of artists to turn their surroundings from drab to fab. The once dull structure, has now come out on top... with flying colours.

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