Remembering Abdul Sattar (1945-2023): The bibliophile of Pahari Imli and chronicler of Delhi
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by Kanupriya Dhingra
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I first met Abdul Sattar in December 2019, at his house in Pahari Imli, a Walled City neighborhood. His house was only a few minutes away from Jama Masjid’s Gate number one, and yet it took me 30 minutes to reach. Access software such as Google Maps were quite unhelpful. I halted to ask a group of shopkeepers for directions. One of them exclaimed: “Ji, Sattar Sa’ab ko toh hum jaante hain. Log ya toh yahaan imli ka ped dhundhne aate hain, ya Sattar ji ko. Imli ka ped to ab raha nahin, hum Sattar Sa’ab ke ghar ka rasta zaroori hi dikha dete hain.” [“Of course I know Sattar Sa’ab. People either ..read more
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‘I can be scientifically sound in my research and still have a yeti in my story’: Shubhangi Swarup
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by Sayari Debnath
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Five years after Shubhangi Swarup’s debut novel Latitudes of Longing created something of a sensation because of its unusual structure and the vast terrain it covers. Latitudes sweeps across India, from an island, to a valley, a city, and a snow desert to tell four interconnected stories about humans and nature. Latitudes of Longing, translated into French by Céline Schwaller as Dérive des âmes et des continents, is the 2023 winner of the Émile Guimet Prize for Literature. The jury described the book as “Fiction of Nature,” and Swarup agrees that it might be the most appropriate “genre” for h ..read more
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In Indore, ‘love jihad’ vigilantes from Bajrang Dal have a free run
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by Zafar Aafaq
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On the afternoon of January 21, Moin Khan was attending to a personal matter in a court in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, when he got a panicked call from his friend Mohammad Rizwan. “‘Bajrang Dal men have barged into my home, come fast,’ he told me,” said Khan. Unable to leave his work and go all the way to Shree Nagar, a middle-class neighbourhood where his friend lived, the 21-year-old sent his father instead. When his father Anwar Khan Qadri reached the building in which Rizwan lived, he found a mob of 100 men from the Bajrang Dal swarming around the third-floor flat and taking videos. “They had ..read more
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As the last Boeing 747 rolls out of the factory, a history of how it became the ‘queen of the skies’
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by Janet Bednarek, The Conversation
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On September 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. From the beginning, everything about the plane once known as the “queen of the skies” was big. It was the first wide-body “jumbo jet” ever built. About 50,000 construction workers, mechanics, engineers and others took it from an idea to the air in just 16 months in the late 1960s. Until 2007 and the introduction of the Airbus A380, it was the largest civilian aeroplane in the world. Versions of the 747 have been used in a variety of famous ways. In 1990, for example, a pair of 747 ..read more
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What the Union budget gets right and wrong when it comes to protecting the environment
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by Kundan Pandey
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Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated ‘green’ 23 times and ‘sustainable’ nine times in her budget speech on February 1. She pegged ‘green growth’ as one among four opportunities that can be transformative during Amrit Kaal, the term first used by Prime Minister of India in 2021, referring to the next 25 years in India’s growth. The expenditure budget increased by 33% in capital to Rs 10 lakh crore (Rs 10 trillion). As this was the last full-fledged budget of the incumbent government’s current tenure, budget observers had expected that the government would cater to multiple d ..read more
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Muslims think namaaz legitimises terrorism, abducting Hindu girls, says Ramdev
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by Scroll Staff
11h ago
Yoga guru Ramdev on Thursday made derogatory remarks against Muslims, claiming that they believe offering prayers redeems them from all sins, which leads them to terrorism and crime. In a widely shared video from at an event in Barmer city of Rajasthan, he also makes objectionable statements against Christians. Ramdev’s social media posts show that he was attending a congregation of seers in Barmer. In the video, Ramdev says that Muslims commit “a lot of sins”, but offer namaaz religiously. “Because that’s what they have been taught...just pray, do whatever else you want to do,” he says. “The ..read more
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Motorsport: Ford to return to Formula One in 2026 following a team-up with Red Bull
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by AFP
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American car manufacturer Ford will return to Formula One in 2026 with a link-up with world champions Red Bull, the company said on Friday. Ford said they were entering a “long term strategic technical partnership for the development of the next-gen hybrid power unit to be used from the 2026 Formula 1 season onwards.” The company said they would provide the power units for both the Red Bull team and the Alpha Tauri team from 2026 until at least 2030. “This is the start of a thrilling new chapter in Ford’s motorsports story that began when my great-grandfather (Henry Ford) won a race that help ..read more
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Watch: Cricketers Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal enact old ‘Roadies’ audition episode
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by Scroll Staff
13h ago
pic.twitter.com/3PRbX1CjJt — Out Of Context Cricket (@GemsOfCricket) February 2, 2023 ... Read more ..read more
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HPSC Medical Officer registration deadline deferred; check details here
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by Scroll Staff
13h ago
Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has deferred the online application deadline for recruitment to the post of Medical Officer under Advt No. 1 of 2023. Eligible candidates can apply for the vacancies on the official website hpsc.gov.in till February 6, 2023. The vacancies have been raised upto 167. Earlier, the Commission had notified a total of 120 vacancies. The scale of pay is FPL-10 (Rs 56,100). Here’s the official notice. Eligibility Criteria Age Limit: 22 to 35 years as on February 1, 2023. The upper age limit is relaxed for reserved category candidates. Educational Qualification ..read more
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HPSC recruitment 2023: Apply for Mining Officer posts at hpsc.gov.in
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by Scroll Staff
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Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has invited online applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the post of Mining Officer (Group-B) in Mines and Geology Department, Haryana under Advt No. 08 of 2023. Eligible candidates can apply for the vacancies on the official website hpsc.gov.in from February 8, 2023. The last date to apply for the post is February 28, 2023. The recruitment drive aims to fill up a total of 12 vacancies. Eligibility Criteria Age Limit: 21 years to 42 years as on February 28, 2023. Educational Qualification: B.E. (Mining) or B.Tech. (Mining Engineering ..read more
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