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How Indians are using Clubhouse: From talent hunt to live shows, a peek into some popular rooms

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How Indians are using Clubhouse: From talent hunt to live shows, a peek into some popular rooms

The Live audio app came to India during the Covid-19 pandemic, and quickly became the go-to-socialising network for its ease of use and diversity of topics.

COVID-19 impact | Why the extra Rs1.2 lakh for 10 days of quarantine is tripping up Indian students headed to the UK

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COVID-19 impact | Why the extra Rs1.2 lakh for 10 days of quarantine is tripping up Indian students headed to the UK

India was put on UK's red list on April 23, 2021, mandating flyers to isolate in a government-approved hotel after arrival in the UK. But it’s out of budget, students complain.

COVID-19 impact | 1.5 years on, students enrolled in Chinese universities are stuck in India due to travel restrictions

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COVID-19 impact | 1.5 years on, students enrolled in Chinese universities are stuck in India due to travel restrictions

China hasn’t announced plans to call foreign students back to its colleges, labs, and internships, and this has medical students particularly worried.

COVID-19 impact | Rush to get US visa appointments is testing Indian students' patience

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COVID-19 impact | Rush to get US visa appointments is testing Indian students' patience

The US colleges are set to reopen in August-September but Indian students are still scampering for a visa slot to get there.

India's first skater girl on Olympics 2021, the Netflix film, and challenges to bringing more girls into the sport

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India's first skater girl on Olympics 2021, the Netflix film, and challenges to bringing more girls into the sport

2021 is the first year we'll see skateboarding at the Olympics. Bengaluru-based Atita Verghese is prepping the next-generation of skateboarders from India.

Ahead of the FRIENDS reunion, fans tell us why they can’t get enough of the show

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Ahead of the FRIENDS reunion, fans tell us why they can’t get enough of the show

Zee5 will stream the show in India. But there's still a question mark over whether fans here will be able to see the reunion show with the rest of the world on May 27.

Need a break? Look up at the clouds

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Need a break? Look up at the clouds

Cloud watching is on the rise during the pandemic; those who indulge in it say it is a total stress-buster and helps them take their mind off the gloom in the world.

What happened with the Messi murals that kicked up a storm on social media?

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What happened with the Messi murals that kicked up a storm on social media?

Budweiser India in April invited ire when it painted murals of much-loved football icon Lionel Messi over street art in the national and financial capitals of India - but should street art even be protected? If so, who should protect it and are there rules and laws for it?

Meet the girl who's winning hearts in McDonald's India's 'inclusive' burger box ad

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Meet the girl who's winning hearts in McDonald's India's 'inclusive' burger box ad

Paulami Patel was 12 when she lost her right hand to electrocution but that hasn't stopped her from being independent and inspiring

Look out of 10,000+windows in 110 countries with this Indian couple’s website

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Look out of 10,000+windows in 110 countries with this Indian couple’s website

A web application, WindowSwap lets people submit the view from their window as a 10-minute recorded clip, as well as watch what others have uploaded.

Bored? Look out of 10,000+windows in 110 countries with this Indian couple’s website

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Bored? Look out of 10,000+windows in 110 countries with this Indian couple’s website

WindowSwap lets you peer out of a stranger's window virtually. And it is inspiring people to set travel goals, beat stress, teach geography and stay creative

Two women from Bengaluru are breaking the silence over pregnancy and infant loss in India

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Two women from Bengaluru are breaking the silence over pregnancy and infant loss in India

1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss yet couples feel ashamed to talk about it. However, Swagata Majumdar Bhattacharya and Kavita Nehemiah are telling the stories of pregnancy loss and grief as it is - to promote empathy for parents like them

Two Delhi women are driving the message of fat acceptance one podcast at a time

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Two Delhi women are driving the message of fat acceptance one podcast at a time

Fat.So? is back with the second season and it will discuss the mental and emotional struggles of living in a fatphobic world on alternate Sundays.

This Tamil Nadu man has found a vegan, zero-waste answer to the coveted Cashmere

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This Tamil Nadu man has found a vegan, zero-waste answer to the coveted Cashmere

Gowri Shankar has produced ‘Weganool’ fibre from a dryland weed and organic cotton and has trademarked the innovation.

World’s first cold-smoked coffee is here, thanks to this Bengaluru brand

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World’s first cold-smoked coffee is here, thanks to this Bengaluru brand

Ol’ Smoky is smoked in a closed room for 13-14 hours passively, infusing earthiness of the smoke and flavours of the firewood into the coffee beans. The team of Maverick & Farmer tells us more.

Lights, video call, screenshot — how photographers are adapting to the new normal

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Lights, video call, screenshot — how photographers are adapting to the new normal

A few Indians are doing virtual photoshoots over Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Google Duo and webcam.

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