Month: November 2020

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Meet the Plogman of India

Patriot catches up with Ripu Daman Bevli, India’s foremost exponent of plogging – a sport that combines marathon running and picking up litter along the way Plogging is a combination…

Too few cops, overload of cases

Delhi Police is dealing with an overload of pending cases due to a shortfall in manpower, low fresh recruitment and lack of on-job training exercises Delhi has just 6,576 police…

Events of the week

Auction alert What: For all those looking to collect Modern art, AstaGuru is set to present a special online auction titled ‘Collectors Choice: Modern Indian Art’  to cater to the discerning…

Winter of our discontent 

While the conversations around air pollution heat up around the onset of winter in Delhi, local year-round factors are often overlooked  Despite the ban on firecrackers, norms were flouted and…

“I wanted to narrate a story that was real”

Tarun Jain’s Kaala, a film on racism, makes its way to the Oscars. The filmmaker gives an insight into the ideation, research and filming process A young boy from Nigeria,…

At home with humanity

Artist Vikash Kalra has pledged Rs 100 crore to NGOs working to support the marginalised through sale of his artwork that depicts the suffering brought on by the pandemic Drawing…

Blood banks hit by pandemic

Lack of voluntary donors due to Covid restrictions has hit the supply of blood for transfusion Last month, Mandeep (name changed) met with an accident — a bull gored him…

Content is king – or slave?

The OTT platforms in India fear the looming danger of censorship after government’s new move Imagine watching Sacred Games – one of India’s most popular series – without Gaitonde hurling…

Axing its own foot?

The Haryana government’s move to pass a Bill securing private sector jobs for locals faces flak from within the BJP itself For the people, but against the essence of equality…