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Bomkai: Draped in traditions of Odisha

Bomkai: Draped in traditions of Odisha

May 14, 2021

Like the Sambalpuri weave, the name Bomkai is synonymous with Odisha. This state is famous for its textile heritage and history that goes back to as early as 600 BC. The Bhulia community, associated with weaving, is the one involved in the production of Bomkai sarees and other ne...

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We failed, went by government’s false assurances: Patna High Court

We failed, went by government’s false assurances: Patna High Court

May 13, 2021

Only a day after bloated, decomposing bodies washed up on banks of the Ganga in Bihar’s Buxar, another 100 bodies, all suspected to be Covid-19 positive, were spotted floating in a river in Chausa village, located on Bihar’s border with Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday, May 11. On t...

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International Nurses Day: Blurring lines of gender in healthcare

International Nurses Day: Blurring lines of gender in healthcare

May 12, 2021

India has recorded a spike in demand for male nurses amid the pandemic. The reason being that a lot of women have quit their jobs in fear of infection or of taking it home and passing it on to their family. “I am a frontline worker. I work as a nurse and most probably, I [&hell...

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Thriving Covid-19 black market as desperate families pay heavy price

Thriving Covid-19 black market as desperate families pay heavy price

May 11, 2021

Recently, a professor of the Jamia Milia Islamia University in New Delhi, who had a severe case of Covid-19 infection, was battling for life at Life Line Hospital in Laxmi Nagar in east Delhi. The doctors said that he urgently needed oxygen in order to pull through. As the profes...

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Indian-American doctors help rescue India from Covid-19 second wave

Indian-American doctors help rescue India from Covid-19 second wave

May 11, 2021

Dr Avinash Gupta and Geeta Gupta have just finished a 10-hour shift at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in New Jersey, United States. Now at home, they are gearing up for a different kind of shift. They will dedicate three hours to treating and talking to Covid-19 patients...

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Assam’s tribal communities lose home to mining

Assam’s tribal communities lose home to mining

May 9, 2021

The foothills of Dehing Patkai on the eastern fringes of Assam are home to the Khamti, Singpho, Sema Nagas, Tangsa, Tai-Phake, Syam, Aitom, Nocte, and other communities who have been impacted by mining and deforestation that displaced them from lands that traditionally belonged t...

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Mushaira: Poetry, tradition & literary legacy

Mushaira: Poetry, tradition & literary legacy

May 8, 2021

“Ghar se masjid hai bahut door, chalo yun kar lein ki ek rote hue bachche ko hasaya jaye,” (Mosque is too far from home to offer prayers, instead, let’s make a crying child smile today), was written by late Uqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, popularly known as just ‘Nida Fazli’, ...

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Tagore’s independent & unapologetic women

Tagore’s independent & unapologetic women

May 7, 2021

 Born in undivided Bengal, in Kolkata, on May 7, 1861, Rabindranath Tagore started writing from the age of six and went on to become the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize for literature for his collection of poems, Gitanjali. Known vividly for his vast collection of po...

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Towards gender parity in Malayalee cinema

Towards gender parity in Malayalee cinema

May 7, 2021

Close on the heels of Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao becoming the first woman of colour to win an Oscar for best director, thousands of km away, in Kerala, two women filmmakers are set to make their own history, as agents of change in the male-dominated Malayalee cinema industry. ...

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Discovering unknown places with unknown people

Discovering unknown places with unknown people

May 6, 2021

Despite lockdowns, flight bans and the Covid-19 chaos, there remain a few options for travellers seeking adventures. But what happens if you are the only one in your group willing to travel? That is exactly what happened to Gagandeep Barua, a 30-year-old engineer, based in Tinsuk...

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Using latest social media trends smartly

Using latest social media trends smartly

May 5, 2021

While social media has been hailed for spreading useful Covid-related information and contacts during past few months, dissemination of useful information with entertainment is not a new trend. Especially during a raging pandemic, information with entertainment has become the tre...

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Dangers beyond mines for coal mine workers in India

Dangers beyond mines for coal mine workers in India

May 4, 2021

“Coal mining continues to be one of the most hazardous professions in our society. Even today, coal miners continue to face a work environment that is inherently toxic and unhealthy. Coal miners walk away with significant health impairments and shorter life expectancies than...

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