06 August, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

Mizoram’s power minister R. Lalzirliana, 71, has been mopping floors of the hospital where he is being treated for Covid and sharing meals with fellow patients. Mizoram has instances of political leaders living like common men—performing household chores, traveling in public buses et al.
Mixed Shots

Shooting For A Degree

Inside  her hotel room in Zagreb, Olympic medal hope Manu Bhaker is juggling shooting and studies. Bhaker’s pistol gave way to a pen and the shooting gear to her study materials as the 19-year-old logs in for her BA fourth semester exam—a day before the Tokyo-bound Indian shooting contingent hits the range for its first training session in Croatia. A student of political science in Delhi University’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women, the champion shooter’s exams started on May 18. “I will manage both, as I have done in the past,” she told PTI.

The Shark GPS

Sharks use the Earth’s magnetic field as a sort of natural GPS to navigate journeys that take them great distances across the world’s oceans. Researchers said their marine laboratory experiments with a small species of shark confirm long-held speculation...

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