Paul Pickering evokes India in new book

The elephant culturally symbolises India more than any other country and British novelist Paul Pickering says the pachyderm in his new novel has her roots in India. According to the author, his book “Elephant” is an affirmation of “I am my voice”.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/features/british-novelist-paul-pickering-evokes-india-in-new-book-elephant/articleshow/82545194.cms

How to impress your crush on text

In a world where texting is the new norm, everyone is on the run to impress their crush with spectacular texting skills. People are trying to learn new ideas everyday on how to be much more impactful via their text messages because communicating via audio and video calls is not always possible. That being said, it’s not easy to impress your crush as feelings of unpredictability and nervousness can get in your way. Hence, we bring to you some ways in which you can impress your crush on text!

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Covaxin vs. Covishield vs. Sputnik V: Possible side-effects

While we wait for Sputnik V to become publicly available, here’s a brief comparison between the three vaccines approved for use in India

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Police misconduct records secret, difficult to access

Police misconduct records are either secret or difficult to access in a majority of states – 35 of them plus Washington, DC But the breeze of openness is blowing. Seven big states have opened records in recent years – California, New York, Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/police-misconduct-records-secret-difficult-to-access/articleshow/82576653.cms

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.

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Learning from India’s laxity, US lining up booster shot for its people

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CDC advisers mull how to use Pfizer shots in kids 12 and up

States are rolling out Pfizer’s Covid-19 shots to pediatricians and even some school vaccine clinics as they prepare to vaccinate millions of kids as young as 12.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/cdc-advisers-mull-how-to-use-pfizer-shots-in-kids-12-and-up/articleshow/82582418.cms

Schools ditch student mask requirements in growing numbers

As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred leaving it in place until the end of the academic year. Parents hurled insults in response.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/schools-ditch-student-mask-requirements-in-growing-numbers/articleshow/82583569.cms

Kalki Kochelin pens a memoir

Actress Kalki Kochelin will turn an author this year with her debut memoir on motherhood. Titled ‘The Elephant In the Womb’, the non-fiction book will be out in the fall of 2021.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/features/actress-kalki-kochelin-turns-an-author-pens-a-memoir-on-motherhood/articleshow/82520721.cms

Is your fatigue an early sign of coronavirus?

How do you then differentiate between COVID fatigue from other forms of fatigue? When should be the time to seek help?

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Drug makers got millions for Covid R&D, mostly in public funding

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US galloping back to normal on the back of vaccines and better understanding of virus

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‘Monster’: Seven life sentences for ex-hospital worker in deaths

A former nursing assistant who killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin at a West Virginia hospital was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge who called her “the monster that no one sees coming.”

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/monster-seven-life-sentences-for-ex-hospital-worker-in-deaths/articleshow/82555090.cms

California governor proposes $12 billion to house state’s homeless

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to “functionally end family homelessness” within five years.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/california-governor-proposes-12-billion-to-house-states-homeless/articleshow/82556886.cms

Alleged serial killer faces death penalty trial in Oklahoma

Jury selection continued Tuesday in the death penalty trial of an alleged serial killer accused of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago.

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