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How Sri Lanka is facing an economic disaster after overnight switch to total organic farming

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Sri Lanka’s overnight flip to total organic farming has led to an economic disaster

Dwindling foreign exchange reserves, a sinking currency and soaring food inflation have come together to create a crisis which is unprecedented even by the record of the island nation that was torn by civil war for decades, reports Samyak Pandey.

Three questions for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi, but answer the third first

Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi be defeated? If yes, how? Is anyone trying to defeat him? These are key questions opposition leaders hoping to take on Modi in 2024 need to answer, writes Shekhar Gupta in ‘National Interest’.

A bowl of millets a day could keep cholesterol and diabetes at bay, study finds

ICRISAT study analyses data from 19 studies, finds that consuming millets reduces diastolic blood pressure by 5%, BMI by 7% in overweight and obese people, & cholesterol by 8%, reports Samyak Pandey.

Covishield at 88% beats Covaxin hands down in India’s vaccination race

Of the total 65,28,84,303 doses administered in the country so far, 57,40,49,757 (87.93 per cent) are Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and 7,88,34,546 (12.07 per cent) are Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, reports Angana Chakrabarti.

New Chand Nawabs reporting from the ground in Pakistan — from PM’s bath tub to donkey heights

Whoever taught us that reporters need not be part of the action, didn’t see the talent pool in Pakistan, writes Naila Inayat.

Why stop at Mughals, Manoj Muntashir? Mandela can teach you a lot about forgetting

Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir argued that Indians have forgotten their ancestors — but he is being a dishonest archaeologist, writes Dilip Mandal.

Hinduphobia is a reality. Scholars at ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference must know

Scholars from Western universities — from Columbia to Rochester — write and oppose what they understand are disturbing assertions on Hinduphobia, write Parth Parihar and Indumathi Viswanathan.

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