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How the millennial demand for high-quality coffee can help climate change

The global coffee industry’s value has nearly doubled to $90 billion in the last decade. But communities with rich histories in coffee farming are struggling.

Don’t blame only English elite. Indian secularism failed in Hindi heartland first

It cannot be a mere coincidence that the shrinking of the bilingual space has coincided with the surge of the Hindutva project.
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Why Rahul Gandhi is a misfit in Kapil Sibal’s public limited company

Kapil Sibal’s article about the brand value of a public limited company becomes an interesting political read if you apply the Congress context to it.
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Art 370, CAA, triple talaq, Ram Mandir are just one cycle of Modi’s ‘permanent revolution’

If the opposition is waiting for BJP's cultural nationalism to subside of its own and material issues to become salient again, it will have to wait for a long time.
Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.

Lights, camera, caste – An Ambedkar photo made it to Bollywood after 38 yrs of independence

It took a J. Om Prakash film to acknowledge B.R. Ambedkar as being backdrop-worthy for Hindi films.

You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
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Cool NRI cousins were once the gateway to the world. Now they’re chanting Mera Hinduism Mahan

An Indian-origin influencer went viral on social media recently for decrying hate against unfair treatment of Hindus and being bullied for wearing a bindi.

Twitter’s planned subscription service could work with these ideas experts suggest

From exclusive premium content and ideas to a more searchable platform, experts come up with suggestions for Twitter to build its subscription service.
Jammu: Students go to school as they reopen after five days closure following a security clampdown in view of abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, in Jammu, Saturday, Aug 10, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI8_10_2019_000094A)(PTI8_10_2019_000202B)

Students in Kashmir attended regular classes for only two weeks in the last one year

The price Kashmir’s economy paid for 5 August: ₹40,000 cr and unemployment levels twice the national average.

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Twitter, not Microsoft, should buy TikTok

TikTok would be perfect product to extend Twitter’s reach toward younger audiences, broadening its viewer base & advertisers that want to reach them.
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IndiGo to raise Rs 4,000 crore to make up for coronavirus cash drain

The fundraising measures, along with its free-cash balance, should provide IndiGo with 10 months of liquidity.

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Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.