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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.

World Homeopathy Day: Under pressure elsewhere, homeopathy prospers in India

World Homeopathy Day: Under pressure elsewhere, homeopathy prospers in India

April 10, 2021

To mark the World Homeopathy Day, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, the regulator of India’s third most popular treatment system, will issue new guidelines governing quality of homeopathy research in the country. “These guidelines will bring the norms being followed...

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Mitti Satyagraha: Retracing Gandhi’s peaceful battles

Mitti Satyagraha: Retracing Gandhi’s peaceful battles

April 7, 2021

“In 1930, when Mahatma Gandhi had decided to launch the salt satyagraha in Dandi to get the government to remove ban on domestic salt production and end its monopoly on salt, not many were convinced about the utility of a non-violent protest march passing through villages. But ...

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India ranks 140 among 156 countries on WEF’s Global Gender Gap index

India ranks 140 among 156 countries on WEF’s Global Gender Gap index

April 5, 2021

Iceland is the world’s best country for gender equality and Afghanistan the worst, a World Economic Forum index shows. Overall, this year’s report finds that progress has stagnated, with widening gender gaps in political empowerment globally. That means at the current rate, i...

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International Transgender Day of Visibility: Third gender’s struggle for equality

International Transgender Day of Visibility: Third gender’s struggle for equality

March 31, 2021

“Earlier, while growing up, I used to think that I am the only boy in this world who feels like a girl, talks like a girl and who wants to dress up like girls. However, about 20 years ago all that changed when I met a group of transgenders and saw so many people like […]

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Delhi’s Tamilians celebrate Panguni Uthiram festival

Delhi’s Tamilians celebrate Panguni Uthiram festival

March 28, 2021

As most residents of Delhi prepared to celebrate Holika Dahan on the eve of festival of colours, Holi, hundreds of Tamilian devotees gathered at Mariyamma temple in Pantnagar in south Delhi to celebrate Panguni Uthiram, a festival commemorating the marriage of several deities inc...

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Assembly Elections 2021: Where are the women?

Assembly Elections 2021: Where are the women?

March 17, 2021

Kerala Mahila Congress president Lathika Subhash shaved her head in protest against the lack of female representation in the upcoming state assembly polls. Complaining of women not getting enough recognition, Shubhash said that now she will contest in the upcoming elections as an...

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French arms sales rise fastest in 2016-2020: SIPRI global arms trade report

French arms sales rise fastest in 2016-2020: SIPRI global arms trade report

March 16, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic that has brought the global economy to its knees does not seem to have impacted the defence industries and global arms trade says a report by Stockholm-based research body Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) that tracks the arms indus...

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Gautam Adani zooms ahead in Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Gautam Adani zooms ahead in Bloomberg Billionaires Index

March 14, 2021

For over a decade, Ahmedabad-based businessman Gautam Adani lived in the shadow of fellow Gujarati entrepreneur Mukesh Ambani whose Reliance Industries raced ahead to become the largest private company in the country, propelling Ambani to the select list of one of the richest per...

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Thomas Cook-SOTC to tap booming women travellers’ segment

Thomas Cook-SOTC to tap booming women travellers’ segment

March 8, 2021

A report released by Thomas Cook India & SOTC, Second Holiday Readiness Report (December 2020), says that Indian women travellers are displaying a strong appetite for holidays. It says 65 pc of women respondents are keen to travel in the next six months and a significant 72 ...

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International Women’s Day 2021 in India: Little to cheer about

International Women’s Day 2021 in India: Little to cheer about

March 8, 2021

For a country that is home to the second largest population of women in the world and which has spiritually put women on a pedestal of Goddess, the women in India have continued to suffer from rampant discrimination in all aspects of life, right from gender selection before birth...

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Patchy progress in ‘world’s largest vaccination drive’

Patchy progress in ‘world’s largest vaccination drive’

March 6, 2021

India was rather late off the block in the roll out of the vaccination drive, that began after much dilly dallying only on January 16, almost a month after dozens of other countries had already been immunising their populations against the pandemic. There was another major differ...

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India, no country for Indians

India, no country for Indians

March 4, 2021

Whenever the data on migration for the year 2020 is compiled, one fact would be evident. After decades, the outward migration from India would show a dramatic dip. This is not because Indian migrants did not want to leave India in search of better livelihood, but only because for...

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