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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

Covid-19 leads to unmaking of make-up artists

Covid-19 leads to unmaking of make-up artists

July 6, 2020

Though many sectors of the economy have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, make-up artists say they have been hit hard and face mounting losses even after lockdown.

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Bollywood’s classic yet contemporary choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

Bollywood’s classic yet contemporary choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

July 3, 2020

Saroj Khan (1948-2020) had choreographed on more than 2,000 songs in her career spanning more than 40 years, and was a three-time National Award winner.

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Shadow of Tablighi Jamaat controversy looms large over Nizamuddin

Shadow of Tablighi Jamaat controversy looms large over Nizamuddin

July 2, 2020

Caught up in a controversy where they had no role to play, residents of the localities around Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi are angry.

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Indian origin leader likely to be President of Suriname

Indian origin leader likely to be President of Suriname

July 1, 2020

A former Dutch colony in Latin America, Suriname, is home to a sizeable population of persons of Indian origin. A PIO is likely to take over as President of the country next month.

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Rajasthan Tourism reopens, but where are the tourists?

Rajasthan Tourism reopens, but where are the tourists?

June 29, 2020

Though tourism monuments across Rajasthan, one of the principal destinations in India, reopened on June 2, after over 11 weeks of closure due to coronavirus pandemic, tourists seem to be giving it a complete miss.

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Tourists, local shoppers desert Jaipur

Tourists, local shoppers desert Jaipur

June 25, 2020

A popular destination for tourists, Indian and foreign alike, Jaipur’s numerous markets have been catering to both the segments of buyers. But even almost a month after markets reopened, most shops remain empty as buyers stay away.

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Oberoi Rajvilas conjures a magical memorable moment in midst of Coronavirus pandemic

Oberoi Rajvilas conjures a magical memorable moment in midst of Coronavirus pandemic

June 24, 2020

Dining out during the pandemic comes with several formalities and tedious processes, but the right place, the right occasion and the right personnel can make it a magical moment.

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The forgotten residents of Delhi’s Bhatti Mines

The forgotten residents of Delhi’s Bhatti Mines

June 21, 2020

With nearly 50,000 residents, Bhatti Mines in south Delhi is one of the poorest localities in the capital. Yet, the residents complain that they did not receive any help from the government.

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With people locked in there might be a new wave of attention to art, says Sujata Bajaj

With people locked in there might be a new wave of attention to art, says Sujata Bajaj

June 18, 2020

Having lived and worked in Paris for over 30 years, Sujata Bajaj is one of the leading names in the list of Indian artists overseas. Though her base is Paris, Bajaj has been regularly visiting and working in the Middle East, notably Dubai, UK and the United States and of course India. Her ancestral inheritance is reflected in all her works. For her creations she uses diverse mediums such as etching, wood-cut, sculpture, murals, cold ceramic, fibre-glass, metal, and acrylics on canvas. Media India Group spoke to Bajaj about the impact of Coronavirus on her art and how are Indian artists overseas dealing with the Covid crisis.

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Work in progress for PBD 2021 & Know India programme, says MEA

Work in progress for PBD 2021 & Know India programme, says MEA

June 16, 2020

Vande Bharat Mission, touted as the world’s largest repatriation programme, has played a crucial role in bringing about 80,000 Indians stuck abroad back home in view of the pandemic. Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary, Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) & Overseas Indian Affairs (OIA) spoke to Media India Group about the impact of the pandemic on MEA’s activities in various countries, the success of the Vande Bharat Mission and the fate of the other programmes of the ministry vis a vis the diaspora.

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World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill battle

World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill battle

June 12, 2020

Child labour is one of the several persisting social problems in India, despite decades of action to remove the evil practice. The coronavirus pandemic could have made the situation far worse.

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Mixed fortune for Indian artists during Covid-19 pandemic

Mixed fortune for Indian artists during Covid-19 pandemic

June 11, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has meant cancellation of all art exhibitions and brought sale of art to near zero, it has boosted traditional and digital art online and enhanced creativity.

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