Commemorated since 1988, the World AIDS Day always has a theme, and this year it is "global solidarity, shared responsibility". World-over, 78 million people have been infected with HIV and 35 million have died from the illness since the first case was detected more than 35 years ago, according to UNAIDS. … [Read more...] about World AIDS Day: Is India winning the fight against new HIV infections?
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These 53 include areas such as Ghaziabad and Faridabad, which are serviced by New Delhi airport, or Vasai-Virar, which is serviced by Mumbai airport. Both New Delhi and Mumbai are slated to get a second airport in the next few years. Similarly, Thrissur, Kollam and Malappuram are serviced by Kochi, Trivandrum and Kozhikode, respectively. … [Read more...] about Where will 100 new airports come up by 2024?
Cohen: It’s just fucking exhausting, but it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, because now other shows are just going to feel like a breeze. Whatever my schedule ends up being next, I’m going to be so confident because there’s nothing that compares to doing this. It’s just grueling. But I think I’ve gotten much better at it. It was mostly a mental thing. My anxiety was crazy, and now I’ve had to tackle it full on. Fringe is like . . . if I was scared of butterflies, it’d be like sticking my head in a box of butterflies. That’s what I’m doing, and butterflies are actually beautiful if you think about it. But they are bugs. … [Read more...] about 4 rising comics explain the thrilling, grueling Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where everyone wants to be the next ‘Fleabag’
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections are slated to be held on 1 December. The polls have gained a lot of attention nationally due to a high pitch campaign and war of words between Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). … [Read more...] about KCR faces BJP, AIMIM scare in Hyderabad municipal polls
In the fall of 2014, an audio innovation called “podcasting” made its debut. At least, that’s the way the cultural conversation made it seem. Podcasts have actually been around for over a decade now, but the true crime series Serial inspired the kind of massive, ravenous reaction that usually heralds a seismic technological breakthrough. While the medium itself may not be so new, this show’s particular format is indeed very hot right now, perhaps serving as a counterpoint to the internet age’s general trend toward the brief, shiny and shallow. Serial took an entire season–12 episodes, in this case–to pick apart just one compelling case. Elsewhere in the podcast world, specifically the crossroads of comedy and pop culture, single-subject deep dives have emerged over the past couple years as fertile ground for intelligent, funny discourse–with no signs of slowing down. … [Read more...] about The Definitive Guide To Definitive Guide Podcasts In Pop Culture