Society

Kashmir’s female Hip-Hop revolution

Kashmir’s female Hip-Hop revolution

January 8, 2024

About eight years ago, in July 2016, widespread protests broke out in schools all around in Jammu and Kashmir, notably in Kashmir valley, following the death of a wanted militant Burhan Wani, leading to closure of schools and colleges for almost a year. The frequent lockdowns ...

Read More
Dudran’s Doud Khots: Ancient technique of storing milk sustains livelihoods

Dudran’s Doud Khots: Ancient technique of storin...

January 6, 2024

Nestled in captivating landscapes about 42 km from Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir, Dudran stands as a timeless village, untouched by the rapid pace of modernity. In a world preoccupied with technological advancements, Dudran stands out as a paradise of tradition and resilience....

Read More
Costa Serena crew rescues five castaways in Arabian Sea

Costa Serena crew rescues five castaways in Arabia...

December 29, 2023

The Costa Serena crew has saved a group of shipwrecked fishermen in difficulty who were sighted while the ship was sailing the Arabian Sea off the west coast of India. According to a press statement by the cruise operator, on December 25, during her planned navigation passage fro...

Read More
PIOs in Guadeloupe greatly enthused by Indian Ambassador’s visit

PIOs in Guadeloupe greatly enthused by Indian Amba...

December 24, 2023

The Indian diaspora community in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is very optimistic and says that the Indian government seems to be finally moving to accept their demand for recognition as Persons of Indian Origin, say community leaders after a visit earlier this week to the i...

Read More
Udhayanidhi Stalin opens world-class shooting academy at Guru Nanak College

Udhayanidhi Stalin opens world-class shooting acad...

December 20, 2023

Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, Udhayanidhi Stalin, inaugurated Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports Complex and Saragarhi Shooting Academy, said to be one of the most advanced and world-class shooting ranges in India, at Guru Nanak College in Chennai. The ...

Read More
Uber launches long-distance round trips

Uber launches long-distance round trips

December 19, 2023

Urban mobility firm Uber has rolled out long distance round trips, allowing passengers to book single or multi-day return on outstation travels with Uber, while retaining the same car and the driver.  In a press statement Uber says that the feature, which is now available across...

Read More
Data on speech analysis to help create new applications for voice recognition technologies

Data on speech analysis to help create new applica...

December 15, 2023

Sophisticated new analysis of the physical processes which create the sounds of speech could help empower people with speech impairments and create new applications for voice recognition technologies, researchers say.  According to a press statement issued by the University of G...

Read More
PISA 2022 sees unprecedented drop in student assessments in most nations: OECD report

PISA 2022 sees unprecedented drop in student asses...

December 7, 2023

With the exception of a handful of East Asian nations, the eighth round of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 has seen a drastic fall in capabilities of students living in 81 nations, says the organisation that represents the richest nations in th...

Read More
Legal Swan to host global dialogue on harassment & discrimination: Anvay

Legal Swan to host global dialogue on harassment &...

November 20, 2023

Advocacy agency Legal Swan and its brands ‘Posh at Work’ and Respekt will organise Anvay, a global dialogue on harassment and discrimination, set to take place at New Delhi from December 8 to 9.  In a press statement, the Legal Swan says that this dialogue is intended to not...

Read More
SC ruling on Akkamahadevi dowry death case raises questions of fairness of law

SC ruling on Akkamahadevi dowry death case raises ...

November 16, 2023

Where the confluence of human suffering and the pursuit of justice unfolds as a multifaceted riddle, the recent verdict of the Supreme Court of India in the case of Akkamahadevi, a woman whose life was cut short by burn injuries in 2010, unfurls a captivating tableau for a profou...

Read More