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Sarasvati T

Sarasvati T

Sarasvati T is a multimedia journalist. Her beats of interest are education, issues of social justice and internet freedom.

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Mumbai rains: Leptospirosis alert — check symptoms and preventive measures

Mumbai rains: Leptospirosis alert — check symptoms and preventive measures

As the civic body alerts Mumbaikars about a rise in the cases of leptospirosis in the city after over a week’s heavy rainfall, Mid-Day Online reached out to city-based experts to know the symptoms and preventive measures for the disease... [Read More]

21 July,2022 09:38 AM IST | Mumbai | Sarasvati T
Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala dress row: Here’s how Indian museums preserve textiles

Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala dress row: Here’s how Indian museums preserve textiles

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While the controversy concerning reports of Kim Kardashian damaging Marilyn Monroe’s iconic gown deepens, textile conservators and archivists tell us how historical textiles and costumes are preserved in India’s museums... [Read More]

23 June,2022 03:37 PM IST | Mumbai | Sarasvati T
World Hypertension Day: Why young Indians need to be cautious about high BP

World Hypertension Day: Why young Indians need to be cautious about high BP

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While hypertension affects over 40 percent of adults in India, only over five percent of diagnosed hypertensives are undergoing treatment for the condition. On World Hypertension Day, experts weigh in on the causes, effects and prevention of hypertension... [Read More]

16 May,2022 03:32 PM IST | Mumbai | Sarasvati T
Six years after demolition, Dr Ambedkar Book Centre lives on as makeshift stall

Six years after demolition, Dr Ambedkar Book Centre lives on as makeshift stall

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`Shelf Life` is a weekly series that explores the reading culture in Mumbai. In part one, Mid-day visits Dr Ambedkar Book Centre, once a magnet for students and book sellers in the city, which is now reduced to a make-do stall. After the centre was razed by miscreants, its lone showrunner Mangala Waman Kadam is continuing the struggle for revival... [Read More]

31 March,2022 03:37 PM IST | Mumbai | Sarasvati T
How ‘Zollywood’ explores the zest of Vidarbha’s lesser-known zhadipatti theatre

How ‘Zollywood’ explores the zest of Vidarbha’s lesser-known zhadipatti theatre

The Marathi film ‘Zollywood’ offers an unfiltered glimpse into Vidarbha’s thriving zhadipatti theatre scene. Director Trushant Ingle and writer-actor Asawari Naidu tell us about their early engagements with the form and challenges in bringing it to the big screen... [Read More]

05 September,2022 08:34 PM IST | Mumbai | Sarasvati T
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IN PHOTOS: 10 exceptional artworks by differently-abled artists

IN PHOTOS: 10 exceptional artworks by differently-abled artists

Despite the odds, many talented artists with different abilities find solace and expression through art. Here is a list of 10 remarkable artworks curated by Atypical Advantage, to remind us that nazariya (perspective) is more vital than nazar (eyesight)... [Read More]

20 June,2024 02:07 AM IST
IN PHOTOS: Two trains crash head-on in Chile, 2 killed

IN PHOTOS: Two trains crash head-on in Chile, 2 killed

At least two people were killed and nine others injured Thursday when a train full of passengers collided head-on with another train. Pics/AFP (Text/AP)... [Read More]

20 June,2024 09:50 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Groom-to-be Zaheer Iqbal, SRK with AbRam, and others

Spotted in the city: Groom-to-be Zaheer Iqbal, SRK with AbRam, and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day... [Read More]

20 June,2024 09:09 PM IST
Dozens of students detained for protesting outside MoE, Pradhan's residence

Dozens of students detained for protesting outside MoE, Pradhan's residence

More than two dozen students from different universities and members of various students` outfits were detained on Thursday while they were protesting against the cancellation of the UGC-NET examination and irregularities in the NEET. Pics/PTI... [Read More]

20 June,2024 08:09 PM IST
Bigg Boss OTT 3 House Photos: Dragon to storybook, check out the interiors

Bigg Boss OTT 3 House Photos: Dragon to storybook, check out the interiors

Following the grand preview of this season`s host, the ever-charismatic Anil Kapoor, the first glimpse of the Bigg Boss OTT 3 house is here, and it is all things fantasy! ... [Read More]

20 June,2024 07:39 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Fireman injured, vehicles damaged as tree falls in Thane

IN PHOTOS: Fireman injured, vehicles damaged as tree falls in Thane

A fireman was injured and two vehicles were damaged on Thursday after a tree fell following heavy rains in Maharashtra`s Thane city, civic officials said. Pics/RDMC... [Read More]

20 June,2024 06:22 PM IST
T20 World Cup 2024: Team India's stats ahead of the Super 8 stage

T20 World Cup 2024: Team India's stats ahead of the Super 8 stage

Team India is all set to enter the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024. They will play their first Super 8 match against Afghanistan. Here`s a quick look at the performances of Indian stars in the tournament`s league stage (Pic: File Pic/X/@T20WorldCup)... [Read More]

20 June,2024 06:10 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: After Bandra, The Little Easy opens its new outpost in Andheri

IN PHOTOS: After Bandra, The Little Easy opens its new outpost in Andheri

The Little Easy was born from founder Vishesh Shah`s passionate dream of opening a neighborhood cocktail bar and café with a variety of good food and cocktails... [Read More]

20 June,2024 04:16 PM IST
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Sara Ali Khan had no idea she’s related to Dilip Kumar | Sit With Hitlist Promo

Sara Ali Khan had no idea she’s related to Dilip Kumar | Sit With Hitlist Promo

Sara Ali Khan spills the beans on her friendship with contemporaries Janhvi Kapoor and Ananya Panday as she graces Sit With Hitlist by Mayank Shekhar for Mid-day. The actress had no idea she was related to late superstar Dilip Kumar. Sara also jokes about being served gold with roti at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding. She goes on to mention how she nearly passed on ‘Atrangi Re’ to Alia Bhatt. Watch the entire episode on Mid-day.com on June 22.... [Read More]

21 June,2024 12:00 AM IST
Shaan’s son Maahi sings the iconic song ‘Tanha Dil’ | World Music Day Exclusive

Shaan’s son Maahi sings the iconic song ‘Tanha Dil’ | World Music Day Exclusive

Bollywood’s iconic singer Shaan’s son Maahi is all grown up! And while he shares an uncanny resemblance with his father, this 19-year-old is not your ordinary star kid. He comes bearing an equally melodious voice that has the power to mesmerise. With two of his tracks ‘Sorry’ and ‘Jaadugari’ already finding a spot in everyone’s hearts, a performance at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, and a passion for music like no other, Maahi may seem to have it all, but what sets him apart is the fact that he acknowledges his privilege. This World Music Day, Maahi speaks exclusively to mid-day.com about taking Shaan’s legacy forward, comparisons, pressure to sustain in showbiz, and more.... [Read More]

20 June,2024 07:44 PM IST

"No Muslims In Modi Cabinet.." Is Pakistan Trying To Provoke USA Against India?

The 2024 Lok Sabha Elections concluded on June 4, marking the world`s largest democracy festival. The NDA secured a decisive majority, with BJP leading with 240 seats. On June 9, PM Modi and his ministers were sworn in amid global leaders. Pakistan, unsettled by Modi`s third term, voiced continual hostility. At a June 13 US State Dept briefing, a Pakistani journalist failed to sway opinion against India, alleging PM Modi`s Hindu-centric policies. The US State Dept declined comment on India`s internal affairs, instead celebrating India`s elections. Despite global leaders congratulating PM Modi on June 4, Pakistan awaited his oath ceremony.... [Read More]

20 June,2024 05:22 PM IST
International Yoga Day 2024: Yogini Hansaji Yogendra's life-changing interview

International Yoga Day 2024: Yogini Hansaji Yogendra's life-changing interview

This International Yoga Day 2024, get the right guidance from the real Yogi. Dr. Hansaji Yogendra - Director of The Yoga Institute Mumbai - the oldest Yoga institute in the world sat down with Mid-day`s Katyayani Kapoor for a candid discussion on Yoga secrets and how it holds the power to uplift our lives. In this exclusive video, Dr. Hansaji Yogendra shared the real meaning of Yoga, healing through Yoga, nutrition hacks, the secrets to living a good life and solving life problems, easy yoga poses, healing diseases naturally and the right way to eat in alignment with the concept of Yog. Watch this powerful interview now.... [Read More]

20 June,2024 05:00 PM IST
WATCH: Vladimir Putin & Kim Jong Un Spend Quality Time Together

WATCH: Vladimir Putin & Kim Jong Un Spend Quality Time Together

Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded a brief state visit to Pyongyang on June 19, during which he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a defensive partnership agreement, emphasizing its non-threatening nature. The visit was marked by shared moments, including interactions with dogs and driving, captured extensively by cameras. Their time together underscored a personal rapport amidst diplomatic discussions, showcasing moments of camaraderie against the backdrop of international scrutiny.... [Read More]

20 June,2024 04:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Hooch Tragedy:  Annamalai Blasts Stalin Govt Over Tragic Incident

Tamil Nadu Hooch Tragedy: Annamalai Blasts Stalin Govt Over Tragic Incident

. MS Prashanth, Kallkurichi DC, confirmed the grim tally, which left families devastated at hospitals. The newly appointed District Collector made a poignant visit to check on patients` conditions amid the unfolding crisis. Reports indicate that 107 individuals were admitted to Kallakurichi hospital, with 59 subsequently referred to facilities in Salem, Villupuram, and Puducherry. Of the deceased, 18 lost their lives at Kallakurichi Government Hospital, underscoring the severity of the situation stemming from the consumption of illicit alcohol.... [Read More]

20 June,2024 03:01 PM IST
UGC-NET Exams Cancelled Amid NEET Row ! Huge Political Row Erupts

UGC-NET Exams Cancelled Amid NEET Row ! Huge Political Row Erupts

The Ministry of Education canceled the UGC-NET June 2024 exam following concerns over potential compromise, based on inputs from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre. The decision, impacting 11,21,225 candidates who took the exam in OMR mode on June 18, aims to uphold exam integrity. The move sparked political controversy, with NSUI calling for an NTA ban and Shiva Sena criticizing the government. CBI will investigate the alleged exam compromise. The government assured transparency and announced plans for a fresh exam, emphasizing its commitment to students` interests. Nationwide protests are scheduled, highlighting widespread concern over exam sanctity.... [Read More]

20 June,2024 01:54 PM IST
 NEET Results Controversy: Here's What Alakh Pandey Adviced To Students! WATCH

NEET Results Controversy: Here's What Alakh Pandey Adviced To Students! WATCH

Alakh Pandey, in conversation with ANI, emphasized the urgency of addressing any lapses in the conduct of NEET-UG 2024, stating that student confidence in the exam`s credibility is at stake. Encouraging faith in the Indian judiciary, he urged students to trust the system`s ability to deliver swift justice. He stressed the need for expedited decisions to uphold transparency and accountability in educational assessments. The Supreme Court`s directive to the Centre and NTA underscores the importance of thorough scrutiny and action in ensuring fair and flawless examination processes, reassuring students of a fair and just environment.... [Read More]

20 June,2024 11:48 AM IST
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