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Varsha Singh

Passionate about social issues, especially children and women’s rights, rising inequity and human rights, Varsha Singh, a Post-Graduate in English (Hons) from Calcutta University and Mass Communications from St Xavier’s Calcutta, gravitated naturally to journalism in 2013. Varsha has made her passions the subject matter of her work and she has been writing regularly about these issues, besides business, tourism, culture and politics. Of late, Varsha has been pursuing another passion, multimedia journalism making videos reports on social issues and current affairs, looking at them with a different lens. Outside of her work, Varsha is equally passionate about cinema, music, travel and tea. Indeed, she is the inhouse film and music encyclopedia and a full-time chai-o-holic.

Delhi’s wrestlers aspire for Paris Olympics

Delhi’s wrestlers aspire for Paris Olympics

January 5, 2022

Wrestling or Kushti as it is known in India is one of the oldest traditional sports in the country. Medal-winning performances by some Indian wrestlers in World Championships and the Olympic Games have spurred many others to set their sights high and are working towards replicati...

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Farmers Protest: A year of struggles, losses and wins

Farmers Protest: A year of struggles, losses and wins

December 25, 2021

On a wintry Saturday afternoon, as the Sun begins its descent on the horizon, the tension that had been ever-present at the Singhu Border, the site of farmers’ protest in New Delhi for over a year, seems to have disappeared. Instead, there is an air of relaxed humour and banter...

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Indian government turns blind eye to rising inequality

Indian government turns blind eye to rising inequality

December 21, 2021

The World Inequality Report 2022 released last month by the World Inequality Lab portrays a dismal picture of the world as inequality has continued to rise stridently across most parts of the world, with an increasing share of global wealth being captured by fewer people every ye...

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Tears and cheers as farmers bid farewell

Tears and cheers as farmers bid farewell

December 18, 2021

Mixed emotions dominate the mood at various sites on Delhi’s borders where thousands of farmers and their supporters have protested for almost 13 months. The happiness and cheer is clearly all around as farmers begin packing up to go back home at long last after their union...

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Pushkar Mela 2021 misses its soul

Pushkar Mela 2021 misses its soul

December 7, 2021

Held every year in the month of November, the Pushkar Mela had become synonymous with Rajasthan, at least for thousands of foreign tourists who used to plan their trips to India to coincide with the fair that had become ubiquitous to Rajasthan. Last year, the fair was cancelled d...

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Pushkar Fair 2021: A carnival of cattle

Pushkar Fair 2021: A carnival of cattle

November 22, 2021

India’s biggest fair for trading camels and other animals finally took place at Pushkar, about 300 km southwest of Jaipur, after a halt of two years. Though traditionally, Pushkar has more foreign tourists than animals and Indian tourists combined, however, this year the Pushka...

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Unique cycle rally to rebuild bridges with Bangladesh

Unique cycle rally to rebuild bridges with Bangladesh

November 1, 2021

As Bangladesh celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence, and its unique friendship with India, which helped the country obtain the independence, it would have been normal to expect a series of news reports about the celebrations marking the Indo-Bangladesh friendship an...

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Fervour & fun returns with Durga Puja in Kolkata

Fervour & fun returns with Durga Puja in Kolkata

October 15, 2021

For decades, indeed centuries, Durga Puja has dominated the calendar of a Bengali household, with vacations, family reunions and a myriad of social interactions lined up before and during these 10 days. Homes are renovated, gifts exchanged, and even more sweets made and ate than ...

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Lakhimpur Kheri to hurt BJP in UP polls, say farmers’ leaders

Lakhimpur Kheri to hurt BJP in UP polls, say farmers’ leaders

October 7, 2021

On Thursday, the Supreme Court began hearing a public interest litigation into the death of 8 persons, including farmers, at Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday. The PIL was registered at the direction of the top court as more details of the incident in which three cars belonging to a unio...

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Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy to action

Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy to action

October 4, 2021

A survey published in British medical research journal, Lancet, raises alarming questions about the impact of ongoing climate change on the younger generation around the world. The study, one of the first conducted across the world, surveyed 10,000 persons in 10 nations, found th...

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Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi NGOs help transgenders overcome discrimination & distrust

Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi NGOs help transgenders overcome discrimination & distrust

September 17, 2021

 For the first time since the pandemic hit India and especially after the deadly second wave earlier this year, that left the capital anxious and panicked as it struggled against a virus that left thousands dead every day, Tanvi, is feeling a bit relaxed. The...

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Protecting environment a dangerous activity in India

Protecting environment a dangerous activity in India

September 15, 2021

On July 7, 2012, Ramesh Agarwal, environment and transparency activist who runs an internet café in Raigarh in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, had just wound up his lunch when a few persons entered his office and engaged him in small talk. Before he could gather his wits, ...

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