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Mahasweta Das

Bollywood’s evergreen comic characters

Bollywood’s evergreen comic characters

March 15, 2020

Bollywood has its own share of entertaining comedy movies and iconic comic characters who never fail to bring a smile on audiences’ faces every time they watch them.

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When education brings along anxiety

When education brings along anxiety

March 15, 2020

Last year India ranked 140 among 156 nations in the World Happiness Report, seven runs lower than in 2018. Recently a survey revealed that students are not happy as they face increasing pressure with rise in the competitiveness in the academic field.

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Indian origin Sonia Syngal named new CEO of Gap Inc

Indian origin Sonia Syngal named new CEO of Gap Inc

March 11, 2020

Indian-American Sonia Syngal became the new CEO for America’s largest apparel retailer Gap Inc. She is the highest ranked Indian-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company after Indra Nooyi stepped down as PepsiCo head in 2018.

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Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

March 8, 2020

One of the traditional crafts of Bengal, sholapith art has been in practice for long and is used in various religious and social customs. It is also an eco-friendly craft which find its origin in the myths.

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Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric content

Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric content

March 6, 2020

While Bollywood has been producing a lot of women-centric films in the last few years like Queen, Dangal, English Vinglish, Pink and recently Thappad, regional cinemas are not far behind. Indian movies across various languages have also been portraying feminist characters and sometimes they are even more sensitive than Bollywood. With the International Women’s Day to be observed on March 8, let us take a look at a few of the Indian regional movies of the last few years which have made their mark on their audience.

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Bill to ban misleading ads moved in Indian Parliament

Bill to ban misleading ads moved in Indian Parliament

March 2, 2020

The health ministry of Indian government has introduced a Bill in Parliament to ban misleading ads and proposing a penalty of INR five million and prison for five years on its violation.

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Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan named as chief judge of federal circuit court

Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan named as chief judge of federal circuit court

March 2, 2020

Judge Srinivasan of Indian-origin who as part of the DC circuit has been involved in a number of environmental laws, immigration, abortion and gun laws, has been named as the chief judge of US Court of Appeals for DC circuit. Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan has become the first person of South Asian descent to be […]

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Representation of police in Indian entertainment industry

Representation of police in Indian entertainment industry

February 22, 2020

Crime and courtroom dramas are quite popular on Indian entertainment platforms gaining popularity and enjoying commercial success on big screen and high TRPs on TV shows. A study was conducted by IBM in which they coded 4,000 Hindi films and found that ‘honest police officer’ is one of the most common introductions for a male character in Bollywood.

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UAE capital gets its first Hindu temple

UAE capital gets its first Hindu temple

February 21, 2020

The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has started its construction two years after its groundbreaking ceremony and has announced that it will use no iron or steel elements in the process.

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New rules for investment and taxes for NRIs

New rules for investment and taxes for NRIs

February 14, 2020

In a move to curb the exploitation of the residency rules to avoid paying taxes, the government has redefined the qualifications which categorises a person as a non-resident Indian (NRI) and target those who enjoy the stateless status through short stays in different countries. Along with the step to increase tax revenue, the merge of the existing NRI route of investment with the FPI system will also increase NRI participation in the Indian market.

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Bollywood movies breaking the shackles of social conditioning

Bollywood movies breaking the shackles of social conditioning

February 12, 2020

The trailer for movie Thappad which was released recently has garnered a great response from the audience with its content. The film deals with the issue of how physical violence in marriage has been normalised in our society while also capturing the society’s reaction to this issue.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

February 11, 2020

The United Nations (UN) observes February 11 as International Day of Women and Girls in Science and this year it is celebrating the theme ‘Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth’.

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