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Saumya Bansal

The evolving culture of coffee in India

The evolving culture of coffee in India

October 9, 2018

The country is now the sixth largest producer of coffee globally, and the history of its production and evolution has become an interesting tale

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While Durga Puja celebrates womanhood, will all women get to be a part of it?

While Durga Puja celebrates womanhood, will all women get to be a part of it?

October 8, 2018

In rural areas, women are often reduced to being an untouchable when they are on their periods - they are given a separate room to stay, dirty cloths to use, and barred from entry into the kitchen and places of worship.

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After Hollywood, #MeToo movement kickstarts in Bollywood

After Hollywood, #MeToo movement kickstarts in Bollywood

September 28, 2018

While most of Bollywood's big names have stayed silent on the issues of harassment and abuse, actress Tanushree Dutta is one of the few who speaks against powerful men in the industry, such as Nana Patekar. While she gets the support from general public, Bollywood, except a few, ...

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Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

September 27, 2018

The Supreme Court of India declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but declared some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions, as unnecessary.

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Rising cases of ‘honour killings’ in India

Rising cases of ‘honour killings’ in India

September 26, 2018

While India takes immense pride in eliminating Section 377, it still has a long way in doing away with its many other social taboos. Two innocent adults in the country were recently killed by their family members over the issue of an inter-caste marriage, in the name of their ‘...

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Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

September 25, 2018

As the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) concluded recently, eight entries from India with stories on exile and love stood out. Out of these, the film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (A man feels no pain) won the People's Choice Award at the festival.

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India’s first dog park opens in Hyderabad

India’s first dog park opens in Hyderabad

September 25, 2018

Hyderabad is the first city to get a pet park with its own dog pool, play area and even an amphitheatre. Along with proposing a solution to the issues of land degradation and plastic waste accumulation, the park can also be a solution to problem of stray dogs in the country.

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Google doodle honours Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on Engineer’s Day

Google doodle honours Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on Engineer’s Day

September 15, 2018

To commemorate M.Visvesvaraya’s birth anniversary, popularly known as Sir MV, India celebrates Engineers’ Day today. September 15 is observed as a tribute to the Bharat Ratna Award winner who devoted his life to the world of engineering.

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Indore’s open jail allows prisoners to live with their kin

Indore’s open jail allows prisoners to live with their kin

September 15, 2018

At an open prison in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, there is a two-room house, where a convicted prisoner lives with his family and can step outside the prison’s premises for work.

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India inclines towards gender-neutral clothing

India inclines towards gender-neutral clothing

September 15, 2018

As the Indian fashion industry increasingly becomes more gender inclusive, designers are foraying into gender-neutral clothing and expressing the need for a more ‘free’ world through their labels.

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Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and comedy

Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and comedy

September 13, 2018

The real ghost in the film is the partriarchal mentality, which is seeped deep within men in India. The witch on the other hand is instead the ‘hero’ fighting male domination.

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As India decriminalises homosexuality, did love find a way?

As India decriminalises homosexuality, did love find a way?

September 8, 2018

Even as the Supreme Court of India has decriminalised homosexuality in the country, people belonging to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community still have a long fight ahead of them to try to get rights on a range of issues like same-sex marriage and l...

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