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Women more oppressed than ever under Taliban rule

The recent announcement that women and girls in Afghanistan have been banned by the Taliban government from visiting parks and gyms – even if accompanied by a male “chaperone” – has understandably been greeted with outrage. The UN special…

Qatar World Cup beams misogyny around the world

One of the fundamental questions relating to the 2022 World Cup being hosted by Qatar is what message this gives to women and girls around the world. Fifa purports to uphold human rights. Its decision, in 2010, to award the hosting duties…

European film festival goes pan-India

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) wrapped off its physical edition in New Delhi on November 13 and launched its virtual version from November 15 through December 15, 2022. The Indian audience will have access to 35 films in 25…

The 8th Edition of India Bike Week

Five different race tracks, Wheelie Training, Biker’s Mart (Indoor & Outdoor Expo), Big Trip sessions, Ladakh Tent, the Club Village, Jameson’s Howling Dog Bar, and more-this year’s India Bike Week 2022, organised by PETRONAS Sprinta,…

AstaGuru’s first exclusive intl auction

The second half of the nineteenth century was a remarkable period in the history of modern art. Beginning in the 1860s, the western world saw the emergence of several important movements that sought to challenge the hitherto accepted…

The Foundational Leader

Contemporary Indian history is incomplete without the mention of Jawaharlal Nehru. The impact of various decisions that he made as Independent Indias first Prime Minister has been long-lasting. Nehru was born on November 14, 1889 to a…

The Philosophy of Philosophy

In his ‘Twilight of the Idols’, Friedrich Nietzsche said: “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Without philosophy, life would be impossible too. Plato banished poets from his Republic which he imagined would be ruled well by the…

Twitter under Musk: ‘Demise’ of the blue bird

What do a cybersecurity researcher building a system to generate alerts for detecting security threats and vulnerabilities, a wildfire watcher who tracks the spread of forest fires, and public health professionals trying to predict…

#RIPTwitter trends

The hashtag "RIPTwitter" is trending and lots of the site's users are scrambling to download their data. They're also sharing alternative places to find them (consumer champion Martin Lewis, who has two million Twitter followers, has set…