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Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

North India’s air is ‘severe’, avoiding coal is one way to deal with it

In an interview to ThePrint, Professor A.R. Ravishankara highlights major sources of air pollution in north India and the issues with coal industry.

North India sees coldest February in 5 years. Here’s why

With temperatures in north India hitting a five-year low, ThePrint explains what a polar vortex is and how it breaks down.
A rave party in Bangalore | Robert Wallis/Corbis via Getty Images

Brash Delhi vs laidback Bengaluru: How India’s party scene changes with the zone

The nightlife culture of India has undergone a sea change in the last 10 years, and there is no one way the country kicks up its heels.

What the history of foreign invasions tell us about suicides across India

On suicide rates, there is a clear divide between north and south India.
Massive storm at Cheet village in Agra district on Friday

Frequent thunderstorms and dust storms another gift of a warming world

The mechanisms for thunderstorms and dust storms are essentially the same; the only difference being that it’s a thunderstorm when there’s moisture, and a dust storm when it’s dry.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Coming soon: A swanky north Indian base for the RSS near Panipat

So far, RSS had to rent venues for its events in Delhi-NCR. Now, its state-of-the-art campus can even host the BJP meetings and seminars.  The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has finally zeroed in on a piece of land that will become the base of its activities in north India. It wanted a gurukul-like village hamlet setting, where it would build state-of-the-art facilities to conduct various events around the year, and has found a 21-acre site near Samalkha village in Panipat, Haryana, that suits it just fine. The buildings on the site will be single-storey structures, and according to RSS sources, will feature a mix of modern urban and traditional rural aesthetics. According to the sources, the new centre won’t just be for RSS events – even the Bharatiya Janata Party can use it to hold meetings and seminars. #RSS is set to get a state-of-the-art base near Delhi, its first outside of Nagpur, reports @pragyakaushika https://t.co/5WVFB1WIRF pic.twitter.com/Uc5PiGki3R — ThePrint...

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Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.


Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.