Ananya Bhattacharya
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KOCH DIARIES

Blast-Ended Skrewt. ~ Associate Editor, India Today

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Fake news floods before fact checking became a legit job

It was the monsoon of 1993, and two districts of North Bengal were reeling from the horror of a flood that had left it crippled.

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The enduring Bond of the Mussoorie hills

Ruskin Bond's stories are fragrant with the memories of home. His words are understandable. They are as accessible to someone with a PhD in English, as they are to someone who can understand just the basics.

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How Girish Karnad became Tiger Zinda Hai actor

Did we really reduce Karnad to Tiger Zinda Hai actor? How could we?

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The story of Sukumari the Crocodile, who couldn't turn back into a woman

You turn to stories when your reality resembles dystopia. Nothing hits home more these days than that idea of dystopia, which is a reality all of us are now living in.

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Moon, roti and a massacre

The invisible poor will go back to being invisible. That Dark Side of the country cannot be captured. Four rotis can't do it.

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Why the death of Irrfan is a personal loss for an entire country

Irrfan was our own. The father we lost, the lover we never met, the baaghi we all wanted to be, the husband who left without a goodbye.

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O Corona, when will we travel again?

As we sit in our homes, staring up at the sky for the sound of an aeroplane, there's only uncertainty ahead. You don't want your last trip to become your last.

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DailyOh! Shah's signature sends Surat's Patel to jail, to the Biblical Famine we keep talking about

All Rajesh Patel wanted was to travel to Gujarat from Maharashtra - the lockdown notwithstanding.

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DailyOh! China used vaccines 800 years before Jenner, to the Quarantine Island you cannot visit

There is evidence which says China used the smallpox virus itself to 'infect' a person. But why?