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Saumya Bansal

In conversation with singer-composer Jubin Nautiyal

In conversation with singer-composer Jubin Nautiyal

November 22, 2018

Best known for singing songs like Kuch Toh Bata in the movie 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and Humma Humma in 'Ok Jaanu', singer Jubin Nautiyal probably needs no introduction.

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The fever of changing names of places grips the nation

The fever of changing names of places grips the nation

November 19, 2018

It all began with renaming of the city of Allahabad to Prayagraj last month by chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, and now the name changing spree has vivaciously spread to other regions as well, with Agra, Ahmedabad and Pune in queue.

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Diwali to see a historical cultural bond between India and South Korea

Diwali to see a historical cultural bond between India and South Korea

November 6, 2018

The holy city of Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh, plays host to hundreds of South Koreans every year – who come to pay their tributes to the legendary queen Heo Hwang-ok, who travelled from India, from Lord Rama’s city- Ayodhya.

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International day to end impunity for crimes against journalists

International day to end impunity for crimes against journalists

November 2, 2018

The brazen killing of Gauri Lankesh just outside her house and the recent murder of Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar, once again highlight how dangerous life for journalists has become, and how rarely the perpetrators of the crimes committed against them are brought to justice.

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India struggles with air pollution

India struggles with air pollution

October 31, 2018

India has long struggled to pull together the type of coordinated national approach that has helped countries like China reduce pollution. While the government of India is focused on the economic growth of the country, its people are dying breathing world's worst toxic air.

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Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

October 31, 2018

Playing on Sardar Patel’s epithet, ‘Iron Man of India’, the then Gujarat CM skilfully tried to weave in the sentiments of the farming communities and their pride with the statue that is named as the Statue of Unity. However, the farmers fume at the USD 430 million cost of t...

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City of Allahabad restores its name as Prayagraj after 443 years

City of Allahabad restores its name as Prayagraj after 443 years

October 20, 2018

Mughal emperor Akbar, who had named the Indian city of Prayag as Illahabas in 1575 (that later became Allahabad), regained its name as Prayagraj after the Uttar Pradesh government proposed the idea to the cabinet. While on one hand the decision is celebrated by Hindus, on the oth...

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Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week S’19

Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week S’19

October 19, 2018

The Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week that started with monochromatic designs on the runway, ended with a holistic tribute in the form of a ‘Rainbow’ show on the last day. More than forty designers from all over India came together with their interpretations of the historic ar...

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Replacing traditional stoves with solar cooking solutions

Replacing traditional stoves with solar cooking solutions

October 17, 2018

In order to encourage the development of solar operated facilities in the country, the Indian government is inviting researchers from academic and research institutions, organisations and industries, to submit designs for solar chulhas (traditional Indian cooking stove) before De...

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Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

October 14, 2018

The festival of Navratri ('nav' translates to 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'nights') is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga and lasts for nine nights and ten days. From pujas (worshipping) to traditional Indian dance forms like dandiya and garba, the festival is celebrated in differ...

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Netflix’s Indian series Sacred Games gets worldwide recognition

Netflix’s Indian series Sacred Games gets worldwide recognition

October 11, 2018

After marque shows on Netflix like The Crown and Narcos, the Indian series Sacred Games turned out to be a game changer for Netflix, and in particular for India’s nascent digital video-on-demand industry. However, ahead of the release of its second season, the show has been cau...

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Hollywood embraces Indian deities

Hollywood embraces Indian deities

October 10, 2018

There are countless characters in the Indian mythology and many still remain unknown to most people. Hollywood movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar, have been taking their character inspirations from Indian deities. Read on to see; how many can you tick off?

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