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Slavery was never abolished – it affects millions, and you may be funding it

The modern day estimate for the number of men, women and children forced into labour worldwide exceeds 40 million.

In this Punjab town, a Muslim family credits Ramlila for its fame and fortune

Faqir Mohammad has been organising Ramlilas for 20 years, and he’s far from the only Muslim who’s enthusiastic about this annual event in Punjab.

In modern Ramlilas, Hanuman uses zip-line but Sita is still played by a man

Organisers of the Ramlila don’t tinker with the script. They have just been infusing productions with new technology and special effects.

Why Bishop Franco Mulakkal is among the most powerful Christians in Punjab

Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, headed the Jalandhar diocese, a powerful body that promotes Catholic Christian activities in Punjab & Himachal.

Remembering Kannadasan, the Tamil lyricist who wrote over 5,000 songs & 4,000 poems

Credited with bringing prominence to lyric writing in Tamil cinema, Kannadasan also won a Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Cheraman Kadhali.

At the heart of Sabarimala Temple’s bar on women lies a story of unrequited love

Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala Temple, is said to have been born of a union between Shiva and Vishnu, when the latter was in the form of Mohini.

Falling divorce rate in US has a lot to do with millennials’ attitude to marriage

Unlike baby boomers, millennials prefer marrying once they have completed their education, established their careers and accumulated sound finances. 

Long before India’s #MeToo, Pati Patni Aur Woh thought workplace harassment was funny

B.R. Chopra film’s overarching philosophy remains ‘men will be men’.

K.B. Sundarambal — the first film artiste to get elected to a state legislative council

On her 110th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks back at the extraordinary life of this Tamil singer and actress.

Remembering Guru Dutt, the genius filmmaker

The journey of the actor-filmmaker was full of challenges even as he made several classics, including Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool.

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YourTurn

Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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