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Examinations, Class 10 exams, Board Exams, Boardexamscancelled

With CBSE Class 10 exams cancelled, I missed my validation

It was as though I had been running a marathon this entire year and right when it was my time to sprint across the last 100 m, everyone was halted.

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 |  The Other Side Of Farming |  4-minute read
Village girl, Farmer, VillagelifeThe Other Side Of Farming

The story of the mad girl from the village who listened to no one

Every village has one. The girl who listens to nobody, but her own heart. Here’s a story of one.

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 |  The Other Side Of Farming |  3-minute read
Farming, Owl, Wildlife, PoachingThe Other Side Of Farming

The bird and the believers: How the curse of the owl fell upon me

An account of what it is to be a lover of wildlife, so close yet so far from nature.

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Miseries, Challenges in life, Meditation, Spirituality

How we can become the best version of ourselves

When we pass through challenges, we emerge stronger than before if we cultivate the right attitude. If we don’t accept them, we will not learn anything, and nothing good will come out of it.

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 |  The Other Side Of Farming |  3-minute read
Physical deformity, Leprosy, Farm labourers, FarmersThe Other Side Of Farming

Contempt and compassion: Every village suffers it

The meaning of humanity, or the lack of it, is discovered by living in a village.

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St antony's college, Oxford professor, Cricket historian, Davidwashbrook

RIP David Washbrook: Historian, scholar, mentor par excellence

It isn't as if David Washbrook and I spoke to each other every day. In fact, we did not for months. But between 2001 and 2021, we knew that we were always there for each other. He was my mentor and also a dear friend.

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Deaths, Tedros adhanom ghebreyesus, Pandemic, 2020

Forgive 2020, it did no wrong

When did the loss of a celebrity become so personal that you began rating the year based on celebrity death count?

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Atrocities against kashmiri pandits, Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiripanditexodus

Why I, a Kashmiri Pandit, picked up the pen instead of the stethoscope

In the run-up to the anniversary of the Kashmiri Pandit Exodus in January, there is a case to give voice to those who lost theirs, in the amplified din of power or politics.

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 |  KOCH DIARIES |  3-minute read
Work from home, Lockdown, Pandemic, Goodbye2020KOCH DIARIES

Goodbye 2020: The year of loss, WFH backaches, and everything abnormal

2020 made a sticky mess out of all our dreams, achievements, plans, hopes and thoughts for a future.

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 |  11-minute read
Wuhan, Air India, Covid19, Vandebharatmission

What flying home to India from China on a Vande Bharat Mission flight was like

My paranoia of not spending much time in transit in these turbulent times of a pandemic also prompted me to book my whole itinerary in such a way that I eventually had to change four flights in less than 24 hours to reach Kolkata from Beijing.