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Richa Nigam

Sridevi through the rainbow lens

Sridevi through the rainbow lens

August 13, 2020

On her 57th birth anniversary on August 13, Sridevi continues to be remembered as an iconic Indian film star. Apart from being a fashion icon, highest paid Bollywood actress of her time and a Padma Shri awardee, she was an inspiration for millions, especially, for the queer commu...

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Kamala Harris: Democrats Trump card

Kamala Harris: Democrats Trump card

August 12, 2020

Almost seven months after her efforts to win Democratic Party’s nomination for presidential election failed, Kamala Harris, a Person of Indian Origin (PIO), gets back into electoral fray as potential vice president on Democratic ticket. After weeks of deliberations, Democrats...

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Remembering the rebel poet, Rahat Indori

Remembering the rebel poet, Rahat Indori

August 12, 2020

Famed poet and lyricist, Rahat Indori, passed away due to cardiac arrest on August 11, a day after he tested positive for Covid-19. His poem and couplets remain more relevant and rage louder than ever today. Sabhi ka khoon shaamil hai yahan ki mitti mein, kisike baap ka Hindustan...

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Slam poetry culture in India

Slam poetry culture in India

August 11, 2020

Slam poetry culture has become popular over the last few years. Performer-audience interactions, lack of age restrictions and creative liberty it provides, makes slam poetry a hit among new generation artistes. “Slam poetry provides the kind of freedom of expression that writte...

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Street food vendors in distress  as Covid-19 keeps customers away

Street food vendors in distress as Covid-19 keeps customers away

August 10, 2020

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and markets still witnessing a lack of regular crowd, street food vendors in Delhi suffer a financial loss like never before. ‘‘I used to earn INR 25,000 per month very easily. During festival seasons, my earnings even reached almost INR 30,...

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Revisiting Indian folklores

Revisiting Indian folklores

August 7, 2020

Unable to compete with various digital platforms telling stories, traditional folktales are confined to ‘grandparents narrating stories to their grandchildren’ in present time. Though translated into various languages and adapted in numerous films, these folk tales are losing...

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Delhi’s dabbawallas have little on their plate during pandemic

Delhi’s dabbawallas have little on their plate during pandemic

August 6, 2020

With educational institutes shut, students gone back to their native places and people working from home, earnings for dabbawallas in Delhi has have dropped drastically. “My only source of income is preparing and delivering food to students living as paying guests and young pro...

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Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

August 5, 2020

Over four years after they made their debut and at a time when they have become the default mode of cinema releases, OTT platforms in India come under scrutiny amidst calls for censorship.

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All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era of pandemic

All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era of pandemic

August 3, 2020

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have changed the meaning of fashion. With changes in day to day lifestyle, clothing and makeup trends, fashion as a key tool for mental fitness is gaining popularity. “They say there’s nothing that a red lipstick can’t fix. It has never...

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Indian diaspora to play key role in US elections 2020

Indian diaspora to play key role in US elections 2020

August 2, 2020

Indian diaspora in US accounts for over 1.5 million registered voters. Little wonder then that both the Republicans and Democrats are wooing Indian Americans for November’s Presidential elections. In September last year, when over 50,000 Indians gathered for the hyped up Howdy ...

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Augmented reality game Landlord Go goes viral in Delhi

Augmented reality game Landlord Go goes viral in Delhi

August 1, 2020

India eyes at attaining global competitiveness at supercomputing with a planned major escalation in its supercomputer count from a mere three to 17. But the journey ahead is a tough and long one to go.

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Films with thought provoking content fail to find audience in India

Films with thought provoking content fail to find audience in India

July 31, 2020

Films based on philosophy and thought provoking ideas do not make money at the box office in India. Even though such films win international awards and accolades, yet they have no nest in their home country.

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