Society

Mumbai: A complex microcosm of India

Mumbai: A complex microcosm of India

March 5, 2017

The richest Indian city is also home to what is possibly Asia’s largest slum. While data from a recent report shows the wealth of the Indian financial capital, Mumbai has another side to it, which continues to thrive.

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The ‘Wallahs’ of Mumbai
Wildlife’s Unsung Heroes

Wildlife’s Unsung Heroes

March 3, 2017

While the numbers of extinct, endangered, vulnerable and threatened species of animals and birds are on a steady rise, people across the globe are only prattling about the muddle associated with wildlife. At a time when the loss of wildlife and wildlife-rich grasslands is rapidly...

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Assam’s Kaziranga Tiger Reserve in the eye of storm

Assam’s Kaziranga Tiger Reserve in the eye o...

March 1, 2017

One of India’s largest wildlife destinations and tourist hotspots, the Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, in the north-eastern state of Assam, and the global news agency, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) are making news. But, what is the story? Here is a synopsis.

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BasCon 2017 strengthens heritage and culture

BasCon 2017 strengthens heritage and culture

February 28, 2017

The silent forests in Basar, in Arunachal Pradesh, saw a coming together of locals and visitors to celebrate the Galo harvest festival and a cultural exchange through the arts, keeping alive traditions through time.

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Haryana to launch low-cost eateries soon

Haryana to launch low-cost eateries soon

February 28, 2017

Low-cost eateries in India are catching everybody's fancy and Indian politicians are no exception. Latest to join the bandwagon will be Haryana that will provide cooked meals at unimaginably low prices. For the last four years, more than half a dozen states have been providing lo...

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Advertisements that stirred major controversies in India

Advertisements that stirred major controversies in...

February 27, 2017

Witty, creative, impactful and commercially viable as these advertisements might be, they have also stirred major controversies in India for being bold and garnered the attention of various organisations monitoring the morality of the nation.

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Ozone pollution causing maximum deaths in India

Ozone pollution causing maximum deaths in India

February 18, 2017

Issues concerning death caused by air pollution made a steep and significant jump with a new report suggesting India to have the maximum deaths caused by ozone pollution. The new statistics are rather alarming.

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A socially prejudiced India

A socially prejudiced India

February 9, 2017

For some it’s just about being comfortable, for others it's a mark of mutiny or a dubious lack of manners. The youngsters we spoke to voiced their opinions on this social imbalance. What do you think?

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NGO series: Aasra – Suicide prevention

NGO series: Aasra – Suicide prevention

February 7, 2017

As close to 800,000 people in the world resort to suicide every year, there is an apparent need for psychological and social support. And, at the time when people want to stay at a safe distance from suicidal people, Aasra is just a phone call away!

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