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Mahasweta Das

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

February 4, 2020

Accessible and open to all, this year, the literary meet witnessed one of the highest-ever footfalls and hosted discerning speakers, authors and artists from around the world with over 70 exhilarating sessions. Conversations on the final day showcased a multiplicity of voices, fr...

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World Cancer Day: One in 10 Indians will develop cancer in their lifetime

World Cancer Day: One in 10 Indians will develop cancer in their lifetime

February 4, 2020

World Cancer Day is organised on February 4 every year by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)as an initiative under which the entire world can come together to fight against the global cancer epidemic. The theme for the years 2019-21 has been set as ‘I Am and I Wi...

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Jamnagar, an offbeat holiday in Gujarat

Jamnagar, an offbeat holiday in Gujarat

February 3, 2020

Gujarat, the west-Indian state of legends and lions, is among the most popular tourist destination to receive high footfall, both domestic and international. While places like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Kutch, the Saurashtra belt are quite popular, there are a few other places that are...

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Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy Centre, member of governing body of World Peace University, Pune

Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy Centre, member of governing body of World Peace University, Pune

February 2, 2020

Hailing from a spiritual family, living in a small village in Maharashtra, but equipped with an engineering degree from a reputed college, professor Vishwanath Karad, a leading educationist, has integrated spirituality, science and sustainability with the object of promoting inte...

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Bengali movies explore more literary detective characters

Bengali movies explore more literary detective characters

January 26, 2020

The detective or thriller is one of the well-loved genre and when it is on the big-screen, it adds another feather to it to watch and solve the case with the detectives. And Bengali literature has a bag full of such beloved characters which the film industry has started exploring...

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India good place for living, but not for raising children or safety of women

India good place for living, but not for raising children or safety of women

January 24, 2020

Though India has made a place in the best 25 countries to live in 2020, it seems it is not good enough for raising children or safety of women. Also it has not been working enough to promote equality and social mobility as it ranks seventh lowest in the Global Social Mobility lis...

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Indian-American among NASA graduates eyeing Moon and Mars mission

Indian-American among NASA graduates eyeing Moon and Mars mission

January 17, 2020

An Indian-American astronaut among the eleven graduates of NASA Artemis programme who might go to the moon or explore the lands of Mars.

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EIFE and ORMAS organise EU-India workshop on skill development in Odisha

EIFE and ORMAS organise EU-India workshop on skill development in Odisha

January 15, 2020

In an attempt to provide a boost to India’s skill development ecosystem, Europe India Foundation for Excellence (EIFE), a not-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, brought a European delegation to present the expertise and best practices from Europe. Experts from leading s...

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Two Indian-origin women attorneys appointed as judges in NYC

Two Indian-origin women attorneys appointed as judges in NYC

January 11, 2020

Two Indian-origin women attorneys have been appointed as Judges in New York city along with 26 others by the mayor of the city in the new year.

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Bollywood 2020: New year ushers in a galore of anticipated movies

Bollywood 2020: New year ushers in a galore of anticipated movies

January 9, 2020

While remakes of old Bollywood movies and sequels seem to be the majority in the list, there are a few real-incident and films based on unusual themes which are also highly anticipated this year.

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Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

December 20, 2019

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO established a list in 2008 to protect and create awareness about intangible cultural practices which define the diversity in heritage of a country and would be lost to the world if n...

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NZ introduces new visa for spouses from arranged marriages held in India

NZ introduces new visa for spouses from arranged marriages held in India

December 18, 2019

The immigration authority of New Zealand has reworked on its guidelines for spousal visa in regards to arranged marriages conducted outside the country.

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