Atmanirbhar Bharat

India’s budget for mental health leaves a lot to be desired

India’s budget for mental health leaves a lot to be desired

February 9, 2021

The Union Budget 2021-22, announced on February 1, proposes a corpus of INR 712.69 billion for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This also includes the budget for mental healthcare – a total of INR 5.97 billion. One would have expected that a good chunk of this would be fo...

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Tourism industry no destination for Budget 2021-22

Tourism industry no destination for Budget 2021-22

February 6, 2021

When she presented her budget for the next fiscal year, 2021-22, India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman once again left the Indian tourism industry bitterly disappointed. For the past 10 months, the tourism industry has been crying out for emergency relief from the governm...

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Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic video

Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic video

August 21, 2020

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz fame actress Bidita Bag presents the tumultuous experience of life in a pandemic through a video on YouTube and Instagram. Working on fashion photographer Somsubhro Sarkaar’s concept of mime art and photography, Bag paid tribute to the nation’s Coronawa...

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Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

August 15, 2020

As India marks its 74th independence day, it is an occasion to see how far have we come since our ‘tryst with destiny’ began on that fateful day of August 15, 1947. For a nation ruled by foreign powers for centuries, 74 years of independence is not a lot of time. But in a rel...

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Aatmanirbhar Bharat: An idea whose time has passed

Aatmanirbhar Bharat: An idea whose time has passed

June 15, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for making India entirely self-reliant risks to push India back by decades into protectionism and boost inefficiency and reduce competitivity.

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