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An Artist of the Disconnected World: Kazuo Ishiguro and his works

Vikas Datta A living example that literary art has no national landscapes or limitations, Japanese-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel Literature laureate, is possibly its first recipient whose range of evocative works is not in his mother tongue and deals with situations and settings from far beyond his …

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Sonagachi sex workers scale up Durga Puja

For the first time in five years, sex workers of Sonagachi, considered Asia’s largest red-light area, will be able to scale up their Durga Puja to a major celebration that they have been demanding for quite some time. Inhabitants of Sonagachi in north Kolkata have been organising their own Durga …

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Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030: Study

Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed. According to the study, hotter temperatures speed up the chemical reactions that create air pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matters, which impact public …

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Trump is ’emotionally unstable innovator’: Study

A study led by Queensland University of Technology analysed the tweets of successful industry and world leaders and found that US President Donald Trump is an ’emotionally unstable innovator’. The researchers used machine learning and computerised scientific method of analysing digital footprints to decrypt the personality profiles of 106 superstar …

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