White clothing dictat in sport needs to be reconsidered for period days

It had felt awkward when boys at her academy didn’t know why Aditi Mutatkar came for badminton training, wearing dark shorts a few days of the month. And doubly embarrassing when they finally figured out why. Because they are giggled. And it grated on her already jumpy nerves. The former international shuttler remembers that feeling … Read more

Sangurur bypoll: 100 days after Punjab sweep, AAP thwarted in CM bastion by Moosewala, rage, inaccessibility

Barely three days after the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab marked its 100 days, the Sangur bypoll outcome has come as a sobering reminder that a record sweeping poll can be followed by a humiliating electoral defeat. Sangurur, the pocket borough of Chief Minister Mann, had catapulted him into the political stage by electing … Read more

Practise yoga 365 days a year, CM exhorts youth

Chief Minister Sawant performing pranayama on the occasion of International Day of Yoga at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Tuesday. Staff Reporter Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that yoga asanas are an important form of physical and mental exercise which helps to gain control over the body and mind. … Read more

EU bought 61% of Russia’s fossil fuels in first 100 days of Ukraine war

NEW DELHI: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine since late February has pushed up energy prices to record highs and tightened global supplies. With an increased number of sanctions on Russia imposed by some of the major importers of the world, countries are struggling to arrange for sufficient supplies of fossil fuels. However, despite the West’s attempt … Read more

After a political storm, gay days return to Disney

Last Friday evening, about 6,000 people — almost all of them gay men — poured into a Walt Disney World water park near Orlando, Florida. Each had spent $100 or more on tickets for a private, adults-only Pride bacchanal called Riptide. “For one night, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park becomes entirely yours for the party … Read more

Russia may be in Ukraine to stay after 100 days of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this week that enemy forces now control almost 20 per cent of the country’s territory Kiev: When Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine in late February, the Russian president vowed his forces would not occupy the country. But as the invasion reached its 100th day Friday, Moscow seemed unwilling to … Read more

Chirag Dilli and its bygone days of colorful weddings

In our third story of the five-part series on the history and culture of Delhi’s urban villages, we take you through the lanes of Chirag Dilli. Today, Chirag Dilli is a densely-populated, vibrant urban village in South Delhi, with a sizable population of Brahmins, Jats, Jatavs, Valmikis, Muslims (Querishis and Nais), Punjabis, and Jains. But … Read more

Severe heatwave sweeps India; temperatures to rise further over next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the current spell of heatwave may further intensify over the next five days, with temperatures touching 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. The forecast shows that heatwave conditions are very likely over northwest and central India during the next five days, and over east … Read more