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It’s ’bout time: Rudraneil Sengupta writes on Puja Tomar’s UFC win

The 28-year-old has become the first Indian to win such a bout. It’s not her win, she said, through tears, but a statement ‘for all Indian fans and fighters’.

With great flurries of punch combinations and explosive kicks, Puja Tomar beat Rayanne Amanda dos Santos of Brazil at the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Louisville. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 05:29 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta

Vroom in: Check out images captured by India’s bus, train and plane spotters

Rare routes, dramatic cityscapes, treks around a waterfall - one never knows where the search for the perfect public-transit image may lead. Take a look.

A drone shot of the Marudhar Express as it passes Sambhar Lake, en route to Varanasi from Jodhpur. The EMD (electro-motive diesel) class engine is one of train spotter Dhanush Chandan’s favourites, for its look and the sweet chugging sound it makes. (Dhanush Chandan)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 04:00 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Along for the ride: Meet India’s train and plane spotters

They stare at the sky, trek miles, befriend drivers, all to get that perfect shot. Who needs a ticket, when you know exactly what’s whooshing past next?

A Boeing 787-8 flies over Dombivli in Thane district, in an image captured by Roshan Rajeev.
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 04:05 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Everest, everywhere, all at once: Lessons in attitudes and altitudes

From the world’s tallest mountain to its highest garbage dump, a lot has changed since the mountain was first summited in 1953. A view from the top.

Everest as seen from Gokyo valley. Today, climbers get endless oxygen supply, are airlifted beyond Base Camp, hire Sherpas to do the heavy lifting. The result: alarming numbers of climbers this spring. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 04:45 PM IST
ByShail Desai

How the World Was Born: Read an excerpt from a book on Indian creation myths

Who protects boats in Odisha’s Chilika Lake from the vagaries of the weather? Through the unfortunate tale of a new bride, see how Kalijai Island got its name.

Updated on Jun 14, 2024 01:25 PM IST
ByLopamudra Maitra
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