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Varsha Singh

Varsha is our chai-o-holic senior editor. Always attentive to details, she ensures you get well edited copies and interesting topics to read! She enjoys solo travels but doesn't mind travelling from home too, watching a good movie!

Varsha Singh

Agricultural reform bills ignore lessons from other countries

Agricultural reform bills ignore lessons from other countries

September 24, 2020

Farmers’ rights activists say the agriculture reform bills passed by the Parliament in a chaotic manner open the floodgates for large corporate players to take a dominant position in the purchase and storage of food products and hence severely hurting the farmers of the country...

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Amar Chitra Katha inspires Great Indian Journeys for SOTC & Thomas Cook

Amar Chitra Katha inspires Great Indian Journeys for SOTC & Thomas Cook

September 19, 2020

How would you like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj or Maharana Pratap to accompany you the next time you head to the iconic Sindhudurg Fort set in the Arabian Sea off the Konkan coast or the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Mewar? That’s no longer a fantasy, as the famous Amar Chitra Kat...

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International Equal Pay Day: COVID-19 pushes Indian women from low pay to no pay

International Equal Pay Day: COVID-19 pushes Indian women from low pay to no pay

September 18, 2020

A mid-career tourism professional with over 10 years of experience behind her, Sharda Wagh was working in a leading travel firm in Mumbai in the Domestic FIT operations wing and was content with her career and life. All was fine until the COVID-19 pandemic hit India and the gover...

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Human rights groups uneasy over proposed police force in Uttar Pradesh

Human rights groups uneasy over proposed police force in Uttar Pradesh

September 16, 2020

Human rights groups say they are considering challenging in courts of law the creation of Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) being set up by the Uttar Pradesh government as soon as its contours are defined and the rules governing the special force, which seems to have s...

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Pandemic to cloud Indian automobile market despite August uptick

Pandemic to cloud Indian automobile market despite August uptick

September 12, 2020

On Thursday, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said that the passenger vehicle sales in August stood at 215,916 units, a rise of 14 pc as compared to August 2019, ending a 9-month long losing streak that had clouded the mood in the world’s fourth largest automob...

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Confusion, anger, panic in Delhi slums over Supreme Court order on demolition

Confusion, anger, panic in Delhi slums over Supreme Court order on demolition

September 8, 2020

Supreme Court’s order for demolition of slums on railway land in Delhi has created panic and confusion in the slums as residents say they will not vacate unless given alternative accommodation.

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Delhi slum dwellers to go to Supreme Court seeking rehabilitation

Delhi slum dwellers to go to Supreme Court seeking rehabilitation

September 4, 2020

Delhi’s slum dwellers surprised by Supreme Court’s order for eviction of 48,000 of them living near railway tracks. The latest order also ignores India’s obligations to UNSDGs as well as Right to Housing.

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Shinzo Abe: Pillar of Indo-Japanese ties

Shinzo Abe: Pillar of Indo-Japanese ties

September 3, 2020

One of the most powerful prime ministers of Japan since the end of the World War II, Shinzo Abe was instrumental in bringing momentum to ties with India.

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Workations: When work from home is away from home

Workations: When work from home is away from home

August 30, 2020

For millions of Indian professionals who have been cooped up in their homes since March due to coronavirus pandemic, a break from home in the shape of workations is turning to be a life-saver for them. ‘‘Though coming back home for such a long time and enjoying the luxuries t...

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Delhi riots: Serious human rights abuses by Delhi Police, says Amnesty

Delhi riots: Serious human rights abuses by Delhi Police, says Amnesty

August 28, 2020

In a scathing report, Amnesty International accuses Delhi Police of being complicit in the riots that had struck the national capital for days in late February even while US President Donald Trump was in the city. It criticises government for granting total impunity to errant pol...

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Outbound travel firms gasp for survival in bubbles

Outbound travel firms gasp for survival in bubbles

August 26, 2020

Over five months after international flights were suspended in view of the coronavirus pandemic, outbound travel business in India is in deep trouble in absence of any clarity over resumption of regular flights. Confusion over who can fly and to where confounds the problem furthe...

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Lockdown locks down sexual and reproductive healthcare in India

Lockdown locks down sexual and reproductive healthcare in India

August 25, 2020

Millions of women in India will pay a rather heavy price as they were denied access to sexual and reproductive healthcare during lockdown. Situation is far from normal even now.

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