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Shalini Dasgupta

Shalini Dasgupta

Heavy Metal in Kolkata: An identity crisis?

Heavy Metal in Kolkata: An identity crisis?

April 10, 2017

As music festivals and concerts with takers of heavy metal are increasing in number, Kolkata, which had a thriving metal circuit and culture, is witnessing a steady demotion.

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The Right to Pee

The Right to Pee

April 7, 2017

In an iconic move to end discrimination against the third gender, the Centre has issued guidelines to ensure that the third gender or transgender community is allowed access to public and community toilets of their choice. The circular issued on April 3, entitles the so called ...

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Purana Qila in New Delhi set to get a makeover

Purana Qila in New Delhi set to get a makeover

April 6, 2017

In a bid to preserve the cultural heritage of the national capital, a MoU has been signed for a project on 'Conservation, Development & Maintenance of Purana Qila' between ASI, NCF and NBCC.

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‘Stair’way to fitness

‘Stair’way to fitness

April 4, 2017

Stair climbing is the latest fitness fad, which propagates weight loss by taking to stairs and avoiding elevators. It is believed that those 10 minutes of stairs a day is about 500 kilojoules, which is enough to burn off that chocolate pastry.

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Kolkata’s tryst with plastic eggs

Kolkata’s tryst with plastic eggs

April 3, 2017

A recent incident uncovered ‘artificial, plastic’ eggs in Kolkata, as a housewife from Tiljala area of the city filed a complaint that stirred the civic body and alarmed the citizens. The accused was immediately arrested.

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India becomes 3rd largest domestic air travel market

India becomes 3rd largest domestic air travel market

March 30, 2017

India beats Japan, which flew 97 million domestic passengers in 2016, to become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic air traffic, according to a recent industry report by CAPA.

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Five Indian sites tentatively on the World Heritage List

Five Indian sites tentatively on the World Heritage List

March 28, 2017

In a press release dated March 22, it was revealed that five Indian cities were declared as tentative entries in UNESCO’s World Heritage List as proposals were filed at UNESCO World Heritage Centre to check with the criteria for consideration.

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Fashion hacks to survive the Indian summer

Fashion hacks to survive the Indian summer

March 27, 2017

The easiest way to beat the heat is to dress smart and short. The article unveils the ultimate guide to summer couture to defeat the sweat-glands.

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Movies on Wheels: Indian Railways to show films onboard

Movies on Wheels: Indian Railways to show films onboard

March 27, 2017

As part of a proposed non-fare revenue policy by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu floated in January to incorporate the digital medium for upgrading the quality of services provided.

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Indian government gives go ahead to 18 new airports

Indian government gives go ahead to 18 new airports

March 25, 2017

The government of India has given an ‘in-principle’ approval on March 21 for the construction of 18 airports for a substantial amount to enable industrial advancement.

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Five book adaptations in commercial Indian cinema

Five book adaptations in commercial Indian cinema

March 22, 2017

A clearer understanding of a book's transformation to a film, the intricacies of the transition and the driving forces behind such an adaptation. The trend is not new, but the Indian cinemascape is gradually taking to it with renewed vigour.

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Apps for Breezy Travels

Apps for Breezy Travels

January 7, 2017

In a digitised world, travelling is made easier, more convenient and effective with the help of mobile applications that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. There is an app for everything, from predicting weather to helping with translating a foreign language all aiming to make a ...

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