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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.

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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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 20 attempted suicides for each death by suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 20 attempted suicides for each death by suicide

September 10, 2021

The numbers are frightening enough, even though they remain the tip of the iceberg. One in every five suicides in the world takes place in India. According to the World Health Organisation, over 700,000 deaths by suicide occurred in 2019 across the world. Data provided by the Nat...

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National Nutrition Week 2021: Food remains missing from most Indian tables

National Nutrition Week 2021: Food remains missing from most Indian tables

September 6, 2021

Emerging as one of the poorest countries at the time of independence 74 years ago, India was also prone to famines. However, since then, the country had come a long way, lifting hundreds of millions of its people from near-starvation to domestic food adequacy. It had also made si...

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International Day of Charity 2021: Most generous and unique philanthropists in world

International Day of Charity 2021: Most generous and unique philanthropists in world

September 5, 2021

It was in 2015, during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit that the idea of International Day of Charity was conceptualised as a way to help bridge the gap between the rich and poor and also to help the poor nations with finance to meet the sustainable development g...

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Air pollution needs smart responses, not gimmicks

Air pollution needs smart responses, not gimmicks

September 3, 2021

On September 1, the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago published a study saying that up to 40 pc of Indians, or close to 550 million people, could see their life expectancy drop by as many as nine years due to air pollution levels. The study said that large part...

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9 months into protest, farmers remain committed to cause

9 months into protest, farmers remain committed to cause

August 26, 2021

On November 26, 2020, when the first tractor, a green Massey Fergusson driven by Jalandhar-based farmer Gurdeep Singh, leading thousands of other tractors and farm vehicles from various states in north India, breached multiple police barricades and finally arrived at its destinat...

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Treat us like humans, Afghan refugees tell UNHCR India

Treat us like humans, Afghan refugees tell UNHCR India

August 25, 2021

 Carrying placards like “We want Answers” and “We Want Justice” and shouting slogans against UNHCR, hundreds of Afghan refugees, including several women and children, have begun an indefinite protest outside the office of the United Nations High Commi...

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Taliban takeover worries Afghan refugees in India

Taliban takeover worries Afghan refugees in India

August 20, 2021

 Streets in both, Lajpat Nagar as well as adjoining Bhogal area, bear tell-tale signs of a sizeable Afghani community. There are numerous hair saloons or beauty parlours, travel agents, real estate brokers, pharmacies and restaurants catering almost exclusively ...

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Koli Taal: Mystery of Missing Rooster

Koli Taal: Mystery of Missing Rooster

August 6, 2021

Abhilash Shetty, a young filmmaker from Karnataka, gains international recognition with his debut project — a Kannada feature film, Koli Taal that is making news on international film festival circuits. The film, set in a real-life rural background of the village where Shet...

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Covid-19 leaves trail of orphaned children & helpless widows

Covid-19 leaves trail of orphaned children & helpless widows

July 28, 2021

A recent report by British medical journal, The Lancet, said that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an estimated 1.5 million children facing the loss of a parent or a caregiver, either a grandparent or other older relative in their home, including over a million who lost one ...

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Danish Siddiqui, the man who dared to capture reality

Danish Siddiqui, the man who dared to capture reality

July 16, 2021

A roof-top shot of the burning pyres during a mass cremation of victims who perished in the catastrophic second wave of Covid-19, at the Seemapuri crematorium or the image of a Muslim man with his head in his knees in an attempt to protect himself during the Delhi riots in Februa...

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