west bengal

Sundarbans tries to find relief from plastic waste

Sundarbans tries to find relief from plastic waste

August 14, 2021

Days after it was battered by one of the most powerful cyclones of recent times, Yaas, for the residents of the Sundarbans, one of three largest mangrove forests in the world and the biggest in Asia, the rapid arrival of relief material, including water and food, was a very welco...

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Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

July 27, 2021

As the economic and social cost of the Covid-19 pandemic becomes clearer, worrying reports of hundreds of thousands of students from various states either dropping out, giving up education entirely, or move from the more expensive private schools to government-run schools that ar...

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Bishnupur: Land of Terracotta architecture

Bishnupur: Land of Terracotta architecture

May 1, 2021

“It is hard to imagine an entire city built of terracotta, but those who visit Bishnupur in West Bengal can feast their eyes on a temple town built purely of clay and brick,” says Bhuvan Mukherjee, a Kolkata-based engineer who visited Bishnupur about two years ago. Away from ...

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Under Modi’s watch, India’s vaccine diplomacy turns into vaccine disaster

Under Modi’s watch, India’s vaccine diplomacy turns into vaccine disaster

April 15, 2021

With India’s daily case count rising to a new high every day for about a month, the country has once again displaced Brazil from the slot of the country with the second highest incidence of Covid-19 cases. On Tuesday, India registered over 185,000 cases, a jump of 1582 pc from ...

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Jail tourism: Roaming free in the Indian prisons

Jail tourism: Roaming free in the Indian prisons

January 25, 2021

Jails in India or anywhere else are not high on a typical traveller’s bucket list. However, there are a few prisons that have historic significance and also allow tourists to spend a night in its premises and live a prisoner’s life without committing any offence. The most rec...

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Disappearing arts of India

Disappearing arts of India

February 22, 2020

India’s art heritage is as diverse as its people. India is known for its rich cultural heritage from the ancient times, yet amidst all these there are art forms that are dying

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Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of funds

Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of funds

February 20, 2020

With the world’s largest poor population, India’s low public health spending has serious implications. Besides low funding, poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors, the shortcoming for India’s public healthcare system are too many.

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Modi’s myriad challenges

Modi’s myriad challenges

January 9, 2020

After storming into office for a second time with a thumping majority, challenges for Narendra Modi’s government has not wilted in any way. Instead it has taken myriad forms…

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INFOCOM 2019 organises state forums to showcase their potential

INFOCOM 2019 organises state forums to showcase their potential

December 9, 2019

The three-day conference INFOCOM in its 18th edition has adopted the theme of facing the challenges of VUCA world and winning. VUCA is an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, a combination of qualities that, taken together, characterise the n...

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The flavour of Indian coasts

The flavour of Indian coasts

November 1, 2019

Think of coastal cuisine, think of sea food; but interestingly the sea side menus in India are not devoid of vegetarian dishes and also have some rather interesting sweet dishes to conclude the spicy meals. While it is only natural for one to relate coastal cuisine with prawn cur...

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Kali Puja au Bengale

Kali Puja au Bengale

November 1, 2019

Peu après les célébrations de Durga Puja, le Bengale se prépare à l’arrivée de la divinité de l’esprit, du corps et de l’âme. Mais pourquoi le Bengale célèbre-t-il Kali Puja (adoration de la déesse Kali), alors que l’Inde célèbre Diwali (la fête des lumi...

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Bengal leather hub to create 500,000 new jobs

Bengal leather hub to create 500,000 new jobs

July 22, 2019

The new leather complex is going to generate nearly 500,000 job opportunities which will be about 40 pc of employment possibilities for the state.

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