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Mehk Chakraborty

Mehk Chakraborty

LGBTQ travel in India

LGBTQ travel in India

July 27, 2016

In an attempt to reach larger markets and target niches, travel agencies are offering tailor made tours and travel packages that cater to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer(or LGBTQ) community, offering queer friendly establishments

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Great Indian artist and France lover S.H. Raza passes away at 94

Great Indian artist and France lover S.H. Raza passes away at 94

July 26, 2016

Syed Haider Raza or S.H. Raza, a prominent Indian artist who co-founded the Indian Progressive Artists Movement in the late 1940s to early 1950s, passed away at the age of 94. On 23rd July, he took his last breath in India after having lived in France for over six decades.

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Indo-French Film Festival concludes on a high note

Indo-French Film Festival concludes on a high note

July 23, 2016

The Indo-French film festival held in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal marked the marked the gradually increasing popularity of short films in India. The selection of films included two Indian entries to the Cannes Court Métrage or short film corner of Festival de Cannes. Org...

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Raising questions on women’s dignity

Raising questions on women’s dignity

July 22, 2016

A BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh calls a former chief minister and leader of the BSP ‘worse than a prostitute’ raising a storm in the Parliament. But, lost in the noise was the nature of the insult and the position of women in India. As elections approach in the largest state of...

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Fat tax introduced in Kerala

Fat tax introduced in Kerala

July 19, 2016

In an attempt to counter the rising incidence of obesity and many other lifestyle diseases, the Kerala government has decided to impose a 14.5 pc tax on junk food and drinks sold in the state.

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Elite clubs of Kolkata

Elite clubs of Kolkata

July 18, 2016

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, an eastern state in India, once known as Calcutta, has a lively club culture that traces its roots to the colonial era. Raj era (what the colonial era is  referred to as locally) clubs in Kolkata remain as preferred spaces for leisure, import...

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