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Sunder Nursery isn’t just the new Khan Market. It’s Delhi’s paradise in a pandemic

From botany enthusiasts to social media influencers, everyone agrees Sunder Nursery is Delhi’s go-to spot to escape Covid blues.

2020 is the worst year since Independence, but not only because of Covid

As the country enters the third decade of the century, one thing is clear: Its institutions and instincts, resources and reserves will face tough stress tests.
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How India self-inflicted Vodafone & Cairn humiliation over ‘bad idea’ of retrospective tax

In episode 647 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says India must stop digging the hole and rethink its decision to appeal the rulings against retrospective tax.

Walking librarian — the Kerala woman who distributes over 500 books a month on foot

Residents of the hilly Mothakkara village in Kerala’s Wayanad district had no easy access to books at the library. Then Radhamani took matters into her own hands.
File image of Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Oli’s distrust of parliament isn’t India’s concern. China’s meddling in Nepal is

The ground reality in the wake of KP Oli's dissolution of the Nepal Parliament has three important aspects that India must carefully assess before considering its options.

The 10 best books we read this year

Books are what got us through this pandemic. Here’s our pick of the top 10 non-fiction titles in English this year.
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The 2020 Hall of Fame: The people who shone in a difficult year

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Threatened with ‘Christmas gift’, Karima Baloch’s death leaves more questions than answers

Living in exile doesn’t mean a peaceful life for Pakistan's human rights activists. And mysterious deaths like Karima Baloch’s only add to the distress.

Christian gujiya, burning old man, Hindi carols — desi Christmas’ unbeatable jugaad spirit

We may be flooded with Western images of a sparkly pine tree, red stockings stuffed with gifts, and cake. But you can’t get more desi than one does on Christmas.
Revelers at Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration on 31 December 2019 in New York City | Photo: David Dee Delgado | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Maybe 2020 wasn’t quite as horrible as it seemed

The year saw more scientific & technological progress than in recent memory, which will last long after the Covid threat is gone.

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