Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

It’s around 1.40 on a bright sunny day in July. The campus of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, is abuzz with ongoing admissions. The Student Centre is packed. Laughter, cheers, and chattering permeate the air. At some distance from this assimilation of old and new bonhomie, and tacit political manoeuvring for the forthcoming student union elections, is the vice-chancellor’s (VC) office. Needless to say, it stands in solitude. The air of childlike wonder from Stu-C refuses to blow this side. Nevertheless, it is an important space — both administratively as well…

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Toxic Rice: How Soaking it Overnight Before Cooking Can Prevent Cancer

Toxic Rice: How Soaking it Overnight Before Cooking Can Prevent Cancer

Love eating rice? Can’t imagine life without a bowl of fish curry and rice or rajma-chawal? Well, here’s some news for rice eaters. The humble ingredient may not be as good for your health as you may think it to be. We are living in a chemical age, there’s no denying that fact. And these chemicals seem to be creeping into our food by all sorts of means. During agriculture, there are various factors that contribute to the proper growth of the crops. Excessive pesticides or contaminated water can seep…

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