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Dristi Sharma

Dristi Sharma

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Dristi Sharma specialises in digital journalism and data. Her areas of interest are politics, gender and social issues. Dristi is a sub-editor at DailyO.

By Dristi Sharma

Ladies Night is a nightmare. You're welcome to change my mind.

If there's anything most of us love more than drinks, it is free drinks. May it be when someone else is paying or when we are attending what clubs call 'ladies night', it is always an experience that we remember the next day, when we get the most terrible of hangovers.

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Eating 500 kg marijuana, drinking beer, and everything else four-legged rats have been blamed for

Can rats eat 500 kg of marijuana? That's a question a lot of people have been wondering since Mathura Police, rather infamously, claimed the same in court. The court was baffled too, just like you and me.

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What is werewolf syndrome that MP teen suffers from? A dermatologist explains

For the longest time, society has been fascinated with congenital disorders such as excessive body hair growth, thanks to pop culture films such as Bhediya, Twilight, or Vampire, in which characters such as werewolves are frequently dramatised and romanticised. However, someone's reactions to seeing people suffering from such chronic conditions in real life are extremely different.

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Covid cases in China have hit a new high, and people are fearing for their life

Covid cases in China have now reached a new high; since the pandemic began. Official data shows China's Covid cases have reached a deadly 55,616, with a weekly average of 21,000 cases.

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What is the Assam-Meghalaya border dispute?

Named seven sisters, the northeastern states of India often fight for their 'part' of land. This often results in disputes, inter-state crossfires and sometimes also leads to casualties. On Wednesday, six people, including a forest guard, were killed in a firing incident at Mukroh village in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills.

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Argentina and Chile fought for control of Antarctica...by having babies in The Last Continent

Today Antarctica is controlled by a treaty called the Antarctic Treaty, which gives permission to 12 nations to do research in the area. 

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Covid cases in China spike, country goes back to terribly strict rules

China's struggle with Covid-19 doesn't seem to be ending. After easing the Covid norms, China has returned back to stricter rules as cases are on a rise again.

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Iran protests: Prominent actresses arrested, football team refuses to sing national anthem at World Cup

The government-opposing anti-hijab demonstrations in Iran have been going on for more than two months now. The protests entered their fourteenth week, this week, and things are bloodier than ever.

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43 years not enough: World's longest-serving Prez, Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, seeks re-election

Equatorial Guinea is a tiny African country with a population of less than 1.5 million. Its President, the world's longest-serving leader, Teodoro Obiang, has won every single election in the last 43 years overwhelmingly. Now he is seeking a re-election to extend his tenure.

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The 250-year endurance of Birkenstocks, from Steve Jobs to Gen Z

Out of all the things former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was known for, his attire was unquestionably one of them. His 'uniform', which comprised a black turtleneck, jeans, and dad sneakers, is surely well-known today, but his constant companion in the early 1970s when he was building Apple, was a pair of Birkenstock sandals.

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COP27 has turned into a fancy formal political conference with no real conclusions

Every year, global decision-makers meet to discuss and debate solutions to the most urgent issue faced by humanity: climate change. The meeting or summit is known as the Conference of Parties, or COP.

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Sandhya Devanathan named new Meta India head 2 weeks after Ajit Mohan's resignation

Two weeks after the departure of its India head Ajit Mohan, Facebook's parent company Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as its new top executive for the country. Devanathan will transition to her new position on January 1, 2023, according to a statement from Meta.

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How did Poland get caught in the Russia-Ukraine crossfire?

After a long meeting, Poland's President Andrzej Duda said that there is no evidence to suggest the missile strike in country's Przewodów region was an intentional attack or that it was launched by Russia.

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Meghalaya is all pink, thanks to cherry blossoms.
If you enjoy cherry blossoms, this is the ideal time of the year to visit Shillong, Meghalaya's capital. (Credit: Twitter/@NomadsShillong) 
Cherry blossoms herald the arrival of spring and are a common sight in Japan. (Credit: Twitter/@amarik)
These light blooms, known as "sakura" in Japanese, represent spring, since it is a season of renewal. However, because the blooms are temporary, they also represent the fleeting aspect of existence. (Credit: Twitter/@amarik)se light blooms, known as
Every year, Meghalya organises a festival, to celebrate the advent of the cherry blossoms. Sightseeing, picnics, music festivals, and literary events are all part of the festival. (Credit: Twitter/@amarik)
The Cherry Blossom Festival 2022 began today, November 17, and will run till November 26.
The festival began with the Road to Cherry Blossom, a multi-city pre-festival package of events taking place from October 15 to 29 in cities spanning India, Thailand, and Malaysia. (Credit: Twitter/@Szarita Laitphlang)
Trump is fighting 2024 US Presidency. He has several legal issues to deal with though.

Donald Trump is back. With his party on the verge of capturing the House of Representatives in the ongoing midterm elections, Trump today announced his next presidential candidacy for 2024.

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China goes easy on Zero Covid rules, but sees spike in cases. What now?

Even though the infection rate is not noteworthy in comparison to the population of 141.24 crore, China's draconian 'zero-Covid policy' makes experts wonder what could unravel in the next few days.

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Comedian and auto enthusiast Jay Leno suffers serious burns after his car bursts into flames

The former Tonight Show host, Jay Leno suffered serious burns after one of his automobiles burst into flames in his garage. He is being treated for at a Los Angeles hospital and is now recovering.

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Get a job in 60 days or get out of US: After Twitter and Meta layoffs, H-1B visa holders plead for work

The Meta and Twitter layoffs have left so many people astonished and shocked, but what comes next for them is nothing less than a nightmare. These people now have 60 days to find a new job, or else they would be deported back.

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Actors and athletes in Iran are supporting the protests. Here's how

Despite a deadly crackdown, Iran's anti-regime protests, which are now in their eighth week, are showing no signs of slowing down.

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How you can plan a holiday-season trip without going into panic mode

Planning a vacation can be very stressful. Going back to your home town or preparing for your much-needed vacation can be just too much for some people. And it is perfectly normal.

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Why do airlines ground planes? Where do broken airplanes go?

Aviation consultancy firm Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) on said that more than 75 planes of the Indian carriers have been grounded due to maintenance and engine-related issues. These planes account for around 10-12 per cent of the Indian fleet.

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Why do so many earthquakes strike Nepal?

Nepal sits on the boundary of two massive tectonic plates - the Indo-Australian and the Asian plates. It is the collision of these plates that has produced the Himalayan mountains, with them, the earthquakes.

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Republicans gain, but no red wave so far in US midterm elections

The US midterms elections are now inching closer to their final results. And despite several exit polls predicting that Joe Biden's Democratic Party will lose badly, they did much better than everyone's expectations.

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A person from California just won the $2 billion Powerball jackpot. How much money will they take home?

Someone in the US just won the highly-anticipated Powerball Jackpot by beating the odds and becoming the 1 in 292.2 million. The winning price is two billion dollars! (Talk about getting lucky).

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53 days and 304 deaths later, Iran is still crying for Jin Jiyan Azadi

It's been 53 days now since the protests started against the Iranian regime. At least 304 people have died. It all began with the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the infamous morality police of the country.

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Why are US midterm elections so important?

The US midterms will take place today (November 8) and people will decide who controls US Congress - Democrats or Republicans. These polls will also decide the future of the Joe Biden's Presidency.

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If you had Covid, you are more susceptible to neurological disorders, says new research

Scientists are calling Covid-19 a silent killer due to its ability to activate the same inflammatory response in the brain as Parkinson's disease.

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Kenya's 2-year drought has killed a thousand animals, caused food shortage

Kenya is facing its longest drought in 40 years. Not just the humans, but the wildlife has also been severely affected due to this water scarcity. According to a report released by the country's tourism department, at least 1,210 animals have died in the past nine months.

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7 spookiest places around the globe

Spooktober is over, but not our fascination with the horror genre. From horror movies to stories, we are interested in all. If you are missing spooky content on your feed, we have got you.

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The meaning behind Día de Los Muertos or the Day of the dead has evolved. Here’s how

The Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos is a festival meant to honour the loved ones who have passed, which starts on October 31 and generally lasts till November 6.

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