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An Indian social media operates without internet

An Indian social media operates without internet

October 8, 2018

CGSwara acts as a voice portal for community stories. Only 3 pc of the Gondwanans have access to the internet while 33 pc have access to mobile phones. CGNet Swara operates on a simple mobile call-in system known as the Integrated Voice Response (IVR).

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Telugu, the fastest growing foreign language in the US

Telugu, the fastest growing foreign language in the US

October 5, 2018

The Telegu community which consists of some of the brightest stars in the Indian diaspora, is migrating to the United States at the highest rate among other communities.

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IMF appoints Gita Gopinath as the first woman chief economist

IMF appoints Gita Gopinath as the first woman chief economist

October 4, 2018

Born and brought up in India, Gita Gopinath is a tenured professor at Harvard University's department of economics. She has published close to 40 research works and was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011.

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Village Rockstars to be India’s official entry for the 91st Academy Awards

Village Rockstars to be India’s official entry for the 91st Academy Awards

September 29, 2018

Village Rockstars tells the coming of age story of Dhunu and her dreams of one day leading a band. It is a subtle yet masterful commentary on the gender gap in rural India and has been hailed as one of the most beautiful films to have ever been shortlisted for the Academy Awards....

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Gutslit, the band with the European ear

Gutslit, the band with the European ear

September 28, 2018

Based in Mumbai and funded by Russian producers, Gutslit has emerged around Europe as a major success. The band's heavy and shrill brand of music has sold very well in Russia and they have been critically and financially well received.

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The Art Loka exhibits and publicises artists around India

The Art Loka exhibits and publicises artists around India

September 26, 2018

Based in Bengaluru, the ‘Art Loka’ started off as a platform for Indian artists to showcase their craft on a global platform. The gallery is owned by freshmen entrepreneurs whose main clients consist of architects and interior designers across Asia and even parts of Europe. T...

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India unveils its first ever underwater robotic drone

India unveils its first ever underwater robotic drone

September 25, 2018

Developed by Indian Institute of Technology alumni, the EyeROV TUNA becomes the country’s first underwater drone viable for commercial usage. With remote accessibility and HD video imagery, the drone opens up a wide range of operations in rescue, defence and research.

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Doctors launch campaign to turn citizens into first responders for emergencies

Doctors launch campaign to turn citizens into first responders for emergencies

September 24, 2018

In cases of accidents and emergencies, when the patient is hanging by a thread to the threshold of life, even the slightest of care can make all the difference. With this in mind, a group of like-minded doctors and tech specialists have got together to launch the “Saviour Campa...

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Arpinder Singh’s rise to glory

Arpinder Singh’s rise to glory

September 21, 2018

Arpinder Singh’s life and the story of him fulfilling his ambitions might as well be the stuff of movies but the 25-year-old is not ready to rest on his laurels, anytime soon. Arpinder Singh – a specialist in athletics, track and field and triple jump is also the man who ...

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Government puts online pet sales under legal purview

Government puts online pet sales under legal purview

September 20, 2018

After the death of 21 day old Bagheera sparked protests and campaigns which led to Quikr and Indiamart to stop the online sale of pets, the government finally puts the activity under legal purview. In a major victory for animal rights activists, the government, in a notice issued...

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Jaipur Literature Festival goes to America

Jaipur Literature Festival goes to America

September 19, 2018

For the first time ever, the world’s largest free literature festival reaches the American shores. The Jaipur Literature Festival, which has now become synonymous with bringing a range of voices from the world of literature upfront, began in 2006 and is held annually in the tit...

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Noir: The art of darkness

Noir: The art of darkness

September 17, 2018

Laced with stark art and stories bubbling with dark humor, cynicism and irony – the Indian graphic novel market is mostly unnoticed but still loved much.

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