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Miniature artists’ take on life

Miniature artists’ take on life

March 30, 2021

Gautam Bhatia and Shankar Bhopa’s attempt to represent the uncertain progression of life reflects beautifully in the series of paintings and sculptures created by them, the otherwise in-animate paintings appear to be brimming with life. The architect’s latest creation, in...

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Pandemic chokes bookstores, but books survive

Pandemic chokes bookstores, but books survive

January 18, 2021

The little nooks and crannies in bookshops had long been the abode of bookworms until the stores were shut suddenly due to the onset of Covid-19 pandemic. While booklovers tried to do with digital alternatives for their reading, bookstore owners had little choice but to sit out t...

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Inside Majnu ka Tilla: Delhi’s own Mini Tibet

Inside Majnu ka Tilla: Delhi’s own Mini Tibet

January 12, 2021

Inside the crowded lanes of Majnu ka Tilla, the walls are painted in red, protesting against the Chinese occupation of Tibet. The walls read, “India-Tibet border, not India-China border.” The ‘Mini Tibet’ in the National Capital echoes the demands of a free Tibet....

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Cautious cheers for New Year

Cautious cheers for New Year

December 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve is an eagerly awaited moment for most, especially the youth the world over, as people look forward to the year to end and festivities to begin. This year, too, people have been longing for the year end to arrive, though for a different reason. Practically everyon...

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Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

December 24, 2020

Moreover, over 50 tonnes of waste remains uncollected every day and keeps on piling up on the streets and open lands across the entire district. Years of this neglect has led to a situation where it is apparent that the entire Doon valley is crumbling under the pressure of an inc...

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Embroidery market frays amid the pandemic

Embroidery market frays amid the pandemic

August 31, 2020

India is one of the biggest exporters of embroidered fabrics and garments in the world. From flea markets to shopping malls, one can see clothes, bags, curtains, covers and many other items laced in beautiful embroidery. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic this year, embroidery mar...

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Colonial heritage cities in India

Colonial heritage cities in India

March 6, 2020

Besides the British, India has seen several other colonial powers and each left its mark through buildings, and structure. Thus different cities in India bear the hallmark of each of these European nations

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Exodus of Kashmiri pandits

Exodus of Kashmiri pandits

January 24, 2020

In the year 1990, Kashmiri pandits had witnessed a hysterical, macabre night in the form of blaring threats and slogans, asking them to either convert to Islam or face death. Most of them fled their home for centuries to find shelter as refugees in other parts of India.

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Une mer de mousse toxique sur Marina Beach à Chennai

Une mer de mousse toxique sur Marina Beach à Chennai

December 3, 2019

Cette mousse blanche épaisse qui s’étale sur la plage de la côte sud-est de l’Inde et qui attire tant les enfants que l’on voit s’amuser à se rouler dedans est pourtant bien dangereuse. Fruit de l’accumulation de produits chimiques dans l’eau de mer, sa fo...

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Embracing the cold desert mountain valley

Embracing the cold desert mountain valley

November 22, 2019

No guide or article can ever do justice to a journey through Spiti valley, which needs to be lived and experienced first-hand.  Here is the first part of an episodic account of our trip to the valley. When we set out from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh, Spiti was a beautiful but un...

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Les véhicules électriques en Inde

Les véhicules électriques en Inde

October 1, 2019

Troisième plus grand marché automobile et troisième plus important consommateur d’énergie au monde, l’Inde doit impérativement passer aux véhicules électriques. Le gouvernement a reconnu l’urgence de la situation et a amorcé des initiatives, premières étapes sur u...

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Indian tourists in France

Indian tourists in France

September 19, 2019

Long a must destination for Indian leisure travellers on their European sojourn, France is now becoming important even for other segments of tourism business, thanks to continuous innovations and niche activities.

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