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Biden focused G-7 Summit disappoints

Biden focused G-7 Summit disappoints

By Asad Mirza The 3Cs: Covid, China and Climate Change dominated the 47th annual G-7 Summit in Cornwall, UK. But overall the leaders were not able to present a united stand on any major issue. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted the summit to showcase his brand of 'Global...
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Italy first to enter knockouts in Euro 2020

Rome: Italy became the first side to enter the knockout stages of Euro 2020 thanks to a 3-0 win over Switzerland here. The result means they will now fight for the top spot in Group A in their final league game against Wales, who beat Turkey earlier in the day....
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Euro 2020: Germany defeats defending champions Portugal 4-2

Euro 2020: Germany defeats defending champions Portugal 4-2

Munich: Germany got their Euro 2020 campaign back on track -- and blew Group F wide open -- with a 4-2 romp against Portugal in Munich.  After Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his 107th international goal, leaving him two short of Ali Daei's all-time record, to give Portugal an early lead, the...
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President Biden counters China, Russia at summits in Europe

President Biden counters China, Russia at summits in Europe

Geneva: President Biden went to Europe for a week to convince the allies that America was back, and for good; gather them in common cause against the rising threat of China; and establish some red lines for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, whom he called his “worthy adversary.” At G7...
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CEO Satya Nadella steps in as Microsoft Chairman too

CEO Satya Nadella steps in as Microsoft Chairman too

San Francisco: Microsoft board has elected CEO Satya Nadella as Chairman of the tech giant, a first in two decades when Microsoft’s chairman will also be its CEO. Bill Gates was the only other Chairman and CEO of Microsoft who stepped down as CEO in 2000. He stepped down as chairman...
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US to keep pressure on IS, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: CENTCOM

US to keep pressure on IS, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: CENTCOM

Washington: Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), has said that Washington will seek to "keep pressure" on the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda terror groups in Afghanistan, a media report said. "We will still do everything we can to keep pressure on the IS and Al Qaeda,...
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Suu Kyi confronted with sedition charge on 2nd day of trial

Suu Kyi confronted with sedition charge on 2nd day of trial

Bangkok: The trial of Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered its second day on June 15, with the prosecution presenting arguments that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions, part of a package of charges the ruling junta is seen as using to discredit her and consolidate its...
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Chaos in Pakistan Parliament; lawmakers hurl abuses

Chaos in Pakistan Parliament; lawmakers hurl abuses

Islamabad: The Pakistan National Assembly witnessed some unruly scenes on June 15 over Imran Khan government's budget proposals. During the sitting of the House, members of the treasury benches created chaos on the floor and even abused other parliamentarians, according to a video of the incident. The proceedings of the lower...
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China, Pakistan leading race for nuclear weapons: Swedish think-tank

China, Pakistan leading race for nuclear weapons: Swedish think-tank

New Delhi: China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said. It also said as per its assessment, Russia and the...
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Boeing-Airbus trade dispute ends

Boeing-Airbus trade dispute ends

Washington: The US and the European Union agreed to end their 17-year dispute over aircraft subsidies to Airbus SE and Boeing Co that saw the allies impose tariffs on $11.5 billion of each other's exports, EU officials said. The European Commission discussed the accord with member states to get the deal...
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India

Congress needs crisis management strategy and team ASAP

Congress needs crisis management strategy and team ASAP

By Asad Mirza The 3Cs: Covid, China and Climate Change dominated the 47th annual G-7 Summit in Cornwall, UK. But overall the leaders were not able to present a united stand on any major issue. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted the summit to showcase his brand of 'Global...
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Milkha Singh: The ‘Flying Sikh’ no one could catch

Milkha Singh: The ‘Flying Sikh’ no one could catch

New Delhi: A glimpse into the stupendous athletics career of legendary Milkha Singh, who passed away aged 91, can be had from this mind boggling fact: his 400 metres Indian national record stood for 38 years and the 400m Asian record for 26 years. In 1960 in Rome, he came...
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Addressing G-7, PM Modi calls for open vaccine chains

Addressing G-7, PM Modi calls for open vaccine chains

New Delhi: Calling for “global unity, leadership and solidarity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Saturday emphasized the “special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies to prevent future pandemics”. Addressing the G-7 outreach session via video conference, Modi also expressed India’s commitment to support collective endeavors to improve global health governance. This...
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India reopens big cities as Covid numbers plunge

India reopens big cities as Covid numbers plunge

New Delhi: After weeks-long lockdowns, major Indian cities have reopened for business, with long queues for buses in the financial hub of Mumbai while traffic returned to the roads of New Delhi after a devastating second wave of coronavirus that killed thousands. The graph of new infections has been going down...
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Google pledges Rs 113 crore to boost healthcare infra in India

Google pledges Rs 113 crore to boost healthcare infra in India

New Delhi: Google on Thursday announced new grants of nearly Rs 113 crore to help strengthen India's healthcare infrastructure and workforce in rural areas, as India prepares for the third Covid wave. Google.org will support procurement and installation of approximately 80 oxygen generation plants in healthcare facilities in high-need and...
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Ramdev booked for comments against Covid-19 medicines

Ramdev booked for comments against Covid-19 medicines

New Delhi: The Chhattisgarh Police have registered a case against Yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly spreading false information about medicines used to treat Covid-19, Raipur police superintendent Ajay Yadav said, the media reported. Yadav said a First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged in this regard on the complaint of...
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Indian Army top brass discuss threats from China, Pakistan

Indian Army top brass discuss threats from China, Pakistan

New Delhi: Amid border standoff with China, the Indian Army held a commanders' conference led by General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday to review the operational situation at the border with China and Pakistan. Indian Army Commanders' Conference is an apex level biannual event, which formulates important policy decisions through...
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SII to introduce Novavax vaccine in India by September

Pune: Serum Institute of India (SII) will introduce Covavax in the country by September, the media reported. Covavax is a version of US firm Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate. The SII also said that it will start clinical trials of Novavax for children in July. Novavax vaccine has shown strong efficacy...
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Ex-encounter specialist held in Ambani bomb scare case

Ex-encounter specialist held in Ambani bomb scare case

Mumbai: In a significant development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma's Andheri home and later detained him, as part of the ongoing probe into the cases of SUV planting and businessman Mansukh Hiran murder. An NIA team along with the Mumbai Police swooped at his home,...
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India Class 12 results by July 31: SC

India Class 12 results by July 31: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court gave prima facie approval of the objective scheme submitted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) for awarding marks to Class 12 exams, after the same stood canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme was found...
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Entertainment

How ‘Friends’ helps people around the world learn English

How ‘Friends’ helps people around the world learn English

True or false: In the television show “Friends,” Monica Geller was invited to Rachel Green’s wedding. The question is part of an English lesson for international students in San Jose, California, that is based entirely on the show’s pilot episode. It was designed by Elif Konus, a teacher from Turkey who...
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‘Friends: The Reunion’: The one that flew down memory lane

‘Friends: The Reunion’: The one that flew down memory lane

"Friends: The Reunion" was never really meant to reload the hysteria. The purpose was always to remind the world that the hysteria still exists. Seventeen years after the original series ended its decade's run, the reunion special was essentially aimed at reiterating the fact that nostalgia around the series is...
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Matthew McConaughey engages in conversation with Sadhguru

Matthew McConaughey engages in conversation with Sadhguru

Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey took to Instagram to inform fans that he would engage in a conversation with Sadhguru. The interview went live on YouTube. The Oscar-winning actor's discussion with the spiritual guru pertains to Karma, crafting one's destiny, the connection between yoga and religion, and exploring the unknown. The...
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Host of Bollywood celebrities contract Covid-19

Host of Bollywood celebrities contract Covid-19

As India is battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more celebs are sharing their coronavirus positive statuses on social media. On Monday morning, Vicky Kaushal turned out to be the second Bollywood star to have tested positive. Vicky Kaushal posted about being COVID-19 positive just hours...
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Vikas Khanna’s movie poster on Times Square billboard

Vikas Khanna’s movie poster on Times Square billboard

Just like his film, ‘The Last Color’, that is all about promises, director Vikas Khanna sure knows how to keep his word. A few years back, he had made one to Neena Gupta, the actress of his film, saying that a poster of her from the film will be up on billboards at...
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‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ returns for Season 2 on Jan 11

‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ returns for Season 2 on Jan 11

‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ is set to kick off its highly anticipated second season on Jan 11 at 1.35 am on NBC and across digital platforms. The late-night series heads into its sophomore season with an all-new look as Lilly showcases her signature authenticity, observational comedy and creative talents...
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Netflix’s ‘Delhi Crime’ wins Best Drama series at International Emmy Awards 2020

Netflix’s ‘Delhi Crime’ wins Best Drama series at International Emmy Awards 2020

Netflix India Original series ‘Delhi Crime’ helmed by Indian-Canadian director Richie Mehta has bagged the best drama series honor at the 48th International Emmy Awards. Told from the perspective of the Delhi Police team investigating the crime that made global headlines, the series deconstructs the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who...
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Akshay Kumar to go into the wild with Bear Grylls

Akshay Kumar to go into the wild with Bear Grylls

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will soon embark on a wild trip with TV host and adventurer Bear Grylls. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi and superstar Rajinikanth, Akshay is the next icon to feature in an upcoming episode of the show "Into The Wild With Bear Grylls". Akshay shared the news...
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Raveena Tandon to award nine special children for academic achievements

Raveena Tandon to award nine special children for academic achievements

Raveena Tandon, a humanitarian and philanthropist, has often underlined the importance of education for underprivileged and differently-abled children in the country. As a public figure, she has been associated with various non-profit organizations which support the cause. Encouraging young minds yet again, this time the actress has stepped forward to...
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Prabhas teams up with ‘Tanhaji’ maker for 3D biggie ‘Adipurush’

Prabhas teams up with ‘Tanhaji’ maker for 3D biggie ‘Adipurush’

Telugu superstar Prabhas is set to collaborate with director Om Raut of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior fame, for a 3D film titled Adipurush, to be shot in Hindi and Telugu, and later dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and other languages. "Every role and every character comes with its own challenges, but portraying a character like...
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Sports

Italy first to enter knockouts in Euro 2020

Rome: Italy became the first side to enter the knockout stages of Euro 2020 thanks to a 3-0 win over Switzerland here. The result means they will now fight for the top spot in Group A in their final league game against Wales, who beat Turkey earlier in the day....
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Euro 2020: Germany defeats defending champions Portugal 4-2

Euro 2020: Germany defeats defending champions Portugal 4-2

Munich: Germany got their Euro 2020 campaign back on track -- and blew Group F wide open -- with a 4-2 romp against Portugal in Munich.  After Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his 107th international goal, leaving him two short of Ali Daei's all-time record, to give Portugal an early lead, the...
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Milkha Singh: The ‘Flying Sikh’ no one could catch

Milkha Singh: The ‘Flying Sikh’ no one could catch

New Delhi: A glimpse into the stupendous athletics career of legendary Milkha Singh, who passed away aged 91, can be had from this mind boggling fact: his 400 metres Indian national record stood for 38 years and the 400m Asian record for 26 years. In 1960 in Rome, he came...
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Athletes could be kicked out of Olympics for violating Covid rules

Tokyo: Athletes and officials who violate the Covid-19 rules could be kicked out of the Olympics, according to revised rules outlined in the third and final editions of the Tokyo 2020 playbook revealed. The third version of the playbook, published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee...
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India name 15 for WTC final as Axar, Sundar excluded

India name 15 for WTC final as Axar, Sundar excluded

Southampton: India named six batsmen, five pace bowlers and two spinners along with two wicketkeeper-batsmen in the 15-member squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, starting on Friday at the Hampshire Bowl here. From the main squad that has travelled to England, Mayank Agarwal, Axar Patel, Washington...
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Ronaldo’s brace powers Portugal to win, France pip Germany

Ronaldo’s brace powers Portugal to win, France pip Germany

Seville: When Cristiano Ronaldo stepped onto the pitch in Portugal's Euro 2020 opener against Hungary, history had already been made -- the 36-year-old became the first player to appear at five editions of the European Championship. But it was not the only record he set that day -- the double...
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Golf: Indian-American teen Megha Ganne finishes T-14th at US Women’s Open

Golf: Indian-American teen Megha Ganne finishes T-14th at US Women’s Open

San Francisco: American golfer of Indian origin Megha Ganne finished a creditable Tied-14th at the US Women's Open Championship here. As Megha fell by the wayside with a final round 77, Filipina Yuka Saso overcame back-to-back double bogeys early in the round to make the playoff before going on to become...
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Ethiopian Gidey breaks 10,000m world record

Ethiopian Gidey breaks 10,000m world record

Hengelo (The Netherlands): Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey clocked 29 minutes 01.3 seconds to break the women's 10,000-metre world record by five seconds during the Ethiopian athletics trials here. "I expected to run a world record. I would like to try to break the 29-minute [barrier] in 10,000m in future," the 23...
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Top Aussie players may withdraw from WI tour

Top Aussie players may withdraw from WI tour

Sydney: Seven top Australian players -- Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson -- could pull out of the national team's white-ball series in the West Indies next month, according to media reports. The development comes a day after Cricket Australia announced...
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Sunil Chhetri now 3 short of Pele’s 77 international goals

Sunil Chhetri now 3 short of Pele’s 77 international goals

Doha: Ace forward Sunil Chhetri has become the world's second most prolific goal scorer among the active players -- his tally of 74 is second only to Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo's 103 -- but the India captain is not counting them as yet. In the all-time goal scorers' list, Chhetri is...
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Business

A Challenge to Corporate ‘Raj’

A Challenge to Corporate ‘Raj’

By  Neera Kuckreja Sohoni On June 15, the Anti-trust regulator in the UK announced it has opened a year-long probe into Google's and Apple’s mobile ecosystems (iOS and Android) suspecting a possible stifling of competition. Facebook is facing a challenge in the European Union on the issue of use of...
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Is your name lucky for you?

Is your name lucky for you?

By Sidhharrth S Kumaar The letters of your name have the power to help you build a successful life. Owing to the benefits that the study of numerology offer, several celebrities and business tycoons have paved their way to success by changing their names. Celebrity name changes Not many people...
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CEO Satya Nadella steps in as Microsoft Chairman too

CEO Satya Nadella steps in as Microsoft Chairman too

San Francisco: Microsoft board has elected CEO Satya Nadella as Chairman of the tech giant, a first in two decades when Microsoft’s chairman will also be its CEO. Bill Gates was the only other Chairman and CEO of Microsoft who stepped down as CEO in 2000. He stepped down as chairman...
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Coca-Cola loses $4 billion after Ronaldo gesture

Coca-Cola loses $4 billion after Ronaldo gesture

London: Coca-Cola has said that "everyone is entitled to their drink preferences" after football star Cristiano Ronaldo removed two of the company's soft drink bottles from his press conference. The incident happened during Ronaldo's press conference. At the pre-match press conference for UEFA Euro 2020, the Portuguese star wasn't pleased...
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Twitter loses status of intermediary platform in India

New Delhi: Social media platform Twitter has lost its status of intermediary platform in India over non-compliance to the new intermediary guidelines. As a result of the development, the company has lost its legal shield in the country from prosecution over posts. "Twitter has lost its status as an intermediary...
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Adani Group cos say FPI accounts not frozen

Adani Group cos say FPI accounts not frozen

New Delhi: Denying freezing of accounts of three foreign portfolio investors (FPI) holding shares in Adani Group companies by the NSDL, group companies have said that such reports are "erroneous" and "misleading". In separate communications to the BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE), all the listed Adani Group companies...
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Innovation came to rescue during Covid: Modi

Innovation came to rescue during Covid: Modi

New Delhi: Inviting investors to the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that innovation came to the rescue during Covid as he highlighted India's major benefits for both investors and innovators. Delivering his keynote address at the 5th edition of VivaTech, one of the largest digital and start-up...
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India’s forex reserves rise by over $5 billion

Mumbai: India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $5.271 billion during the week ended May 28. According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the reserves increased to $598.165 billion from $592.894 billion reported for the week ended May 21. India's forex reserves comprise foreign currency assets (FCAs),...
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Infosys regrets glitches on ITR portal: Nilekani to Nirmala

Infosys regrets glitches on ITR portal: Nilekani to Nirmala

New Delhi: Responding to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamans call to attend to the complaints of the taxpayers regarding issues on the newly launched ITR e-filing portal and improve the service quality, Infosys Co-Founder and Chairman Nandan Nilekani said the company regrets the initial glitches and is working to resolve the...
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El Salvador becomes first nation to make Bitcoin a legal tender

El Salvador becomes first nation to make Bitcoin a legal tender

San Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced that the country has approved the bill to make Bitcoin cryptocurrency a legal tender in the Central American country. The Central American country is now the first country in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender. "The #BitcoinLaw has been approved...
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Health

Wise Smoke for the Deep Throat

Wise Smoke for the Deep Throat

Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya To keep the voice healthy, medicated herbs needed to be introduced into the throat periodically. Lozenges, teas and gargling work, but they touch deep into the throat for just moments. Ayurveda spent considerable time developing delivery forms for its medicines, addressing the concerns of ease of...
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‘Yoga in the US needs more authenticity and people of color’

‘Yoga in the US needs more authenticity and people of color’

--Suni Gargaro, the founder and CEO of Sunia Yoga Suni Gargaro sells yoga clothes, mats and other accessories. being of Indian origin in the yoga industry in the US means her business, Sunia Yoga, is more than what she sells — it is about representing the Indian cultural heritage of yoga....
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Learn six Indian language basics with AR lenses

Learn six Indian language basics with AR lenses

The Augmented Reality lenses help Snapchatters understand the basics of six Indian languages -- Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu and Kannada. They combine augmented reality and machine learning to recognize over 1000 objects and translate their names to the language one is learning, in real-time, Snapchat said in a statement....
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READER FEEDBACK

READER FEEDBACK

I read your article titled ‘Kadha vs Pharma Cocktail', which is timely and gives the real picture of what is happening in this jumbo-populated country of half-learned people - India.  Here people are blindly following anything western-styled, even blindly consuming modern medicines which they know have serious side effects. Most people...
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The Mathematical Language of Magic

The Mathematical Language of Magic

Everyday Ayurveda by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Imagine a language that embeds its understanding of chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, botany, physiology, ecology and other sciences into the etymology of words. That language is Sanskrt. With layers and layers of subtle mathematical nuance in tone, cadence, and rhythm, Sanskrt is a language done...
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Now you have AcroYoga: Yoga in new avatar

Now you have AcroYoga: Yoga in new avatar

AcroYoga Global (AYG), the only worldwide online community for the practice and teaching of AcroYoga, celebrated the first anniversary of its online teaching platform on May 27, 2021.  Combining the principles of traditional yoga practice and acrobatics, AcroYoga is a partner practice that involves creating and building physical shapes through collaboration, communication, and physical...
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The Anchor of the Mind is the Present Moment

The Anchor of the Mind is the Present Moment

by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Many are mentally and emotionally unsettled these days, eyes awash in a list of 100,000 who have died in a sea of bad leadership on the same day 100,000 kadas are reported in a country where more were predicted to die. The brain is unsettled with...
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The Lost Rulers of the American Dream

The Lost Rulers of the American Dream

by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya   Perhaps one of the most dangerous trends in America today is allowing people with alarmingly low skill sets to occupy seats meant for people with true competence. Not only is there a disparity in wealth, and a disparity in health, there is also an increasing and...
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The World Cup: Kadha vs. Pharma Cocktail

The World Cup: Kadha vs. Pharma Cocktail

A deep dive into the Swami Ramdev vs IMA controversy   In 1999, Swami Ramdev began teaching westernized Indian people yoga. Within three years, large stadiums in north India filled with Indians eager to learn pranayam, basic asanas, and how to use local spices and herbs to better their health. The yoga camps spread...
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India’s DRDO to launch anti-Covid drug next week

India’s DRDO to launch anti-Covid drug next week

The first batch of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for the treatment of moderate to severe Covid-19 cases will be launched next week, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization has said. "The first batch of 10,000 doses of 2-DG medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 infected patients would be launched early next...
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