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What to expect on an ultra-long-haul flight

What to expect on an ultra-long-haul flight

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Updates from : the Print : Such technological advances are opening up new possibilities. What can you do in 20 hours? Watch all of the films in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies? Run an ultra-marathon? Learn a new skill, using business author Josh Kaufman’s guide? Soon you’ll also be able to fly non-stop from London to Sydney or New York to Singapore, as global airlines race to offer 20-hour flights. Qantas says it’s aiming to unlock what it calls “the final aviation frontier” with direct flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York by 2022. Singapore Airlines wants to connect Singapore and New York by the end of the year, covering 9,521 miles (15,323 km) in 19 hours. So how do these ultra-long-haul flights work? And what do they mean for
Kathak is all about virtuosity: Prerna Shrimali

Kathak is all about virtuosity: Prerna Shrimali

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Updates from : The Hindu : Seasoned exponent Prerna Shrimali on why Kathak is essentially a solo dance form and how she approaches group choreographies Passion to pursue a classical art form is one thing; realising that passion even before one can take a few steps steadily is another. Dancer-guru Prerana Shrimali is at loss to recall when she took to Kathak. All she remembers is by the age of five, she was dancing! And ever since, “all that I wanted to do in life was to dance,” she says with conviction. Here she is, standing tall among the eminent performers of Kathak today. As a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi award nearly a decade ago, she is also one of the leading gurus. “I am and an out and out performer. Teaching came by the way, I never sought to become one. But as I adv
A tribe that venerates Pandavas

A tribe that venerates Pandavas

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Updates from : The Hindu  : Nayakapodus raised funds and built a new temple in their village Members of the Nayakpodu tribe in the tiny village of Pinjaramadugu in Kamepalli mandal continue to follow the age-old tradition of worshipping Pancha Pandavas — the main characters of the epic Mahabharata — and the Pandava queen Draupadi with unflinching devotion. The Pancha Pandavas — Dharmaraja, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva — are held in great veneration by the tribal people here for their virtuous qualities as exemplified in the great epic. New temple Earlier this year, the tribe contributed money and raised funds from others for the construction of a new temple dedicated to Pandavas close to the dilapidated Pandavas temple in the village. They built the impressive shrine o
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