Muti-religious, caste Jallianwala matyrdom lies hidden in dark rooms of National Archives

By Shamsul Islam Today India has turned into a grazing field for all kinds of religious bigots led by the Hindutva gang. Even the Prime Minister of the country, who took oath... Read more »

Three books to read this election season

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Update your knowledge of India’s elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the... Read more »

Lethal Fluctuations: The Death Penalty in Asia

By Dr Binoy Kampmark April 10, The Malaysian government last year expressed a surprise change of heart on a policy long held dear; it would reconsider the death penalty. The case of... Read more »

NY mural of astronaut, Gandhi talks about future

By Arul Louis United Nations, April 10 (IANS) The high-tech future of green jobs and the Gandhian virtue of the dignity of work meld their messages on a six-storey high mural commemorating... Read more »

Waste pickers face respiratory, musculo-skeletal, gastrointestinal ailments, social stigma

By Sheshu Babu In cities and towns, one often comes across heaps of garbage on roadsides and poor — mostly slum dwellers, children — hovering around the pile. These people are mostly... Read more »

British Columbia government marks Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Centenary

By Gurpreet Singh B.C., April 8, Following sustained efforts of Mehak Punjab Dee TV, Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation and Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI), the British Columbia government in Canada... Read more »

Exposure to midday meals increases students’ learning achievement

April 4, School feeding programs are ubiquitous. The World Food Program estimated that in 2013, 368 million children, or 1 in 5, received a school meal at a total cost of US$... Read more »

Bengal SSC exam candidates withdraw hunger strike

Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Over 400 successful School Service Commission (SSC) examination candidates withdrew their 29-day relay hunger strike on Thursday, a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met them with... Read more »

‘Rangeela’ actress Urmila Matondkar joins Congress

New Delhi/Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Ending all speculation, famed Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress in the national capital on Wednesday afternoon. Matondkar, 45, who shot to fame as a child star... Read more »

Promoting Urdu but no Javed Akhtar?

By Subhash K Jha March, 23 (IANS) The decision by The National Council For The Promotion Of The Urdu Language to use Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina AKaif to promote... Read more »

Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of “1 Sq Ft”, a contemporary dance act by... Read more »

Age no bar to chase dreams: Woman mountaineer

By Muskan Aggarwal New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Premlata Agrawal, the first Indian woman to conquer all the seven highest peaks across the globe, was just a housewife until the spirit of adventure... Read more »

Gurugram artists create eye-opening art installations from plastic trash

By Siddhi Jain Gurugram, March 6 (IANS) “For one sip of water, we create permanent plastic junk,” artist Arunkumar H.G. remarked about 100-ml bottles that are part of our high-consumption lifestyle. Sourced from... Read more »

When two legends meet, it’s finger lickin’ good

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) What happens when two legends get together? It makes for a delicious, nay finger lickin’ good meal. So it was cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar chose to sup at... Read more »

Mortal remains of Boroma reach Thakurnagar

Thakurnagar (West Bengal), March 6 (IANS) The mortal remains of Matua matriarch Binapani Devi, popular as ‘Boroma’, reached her hometown here in North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday. The mortal remains of the... Read more »

It’s curtains on Kumbh; many firsts during congregation

Prayagraj, March 6 (IANS) Curtains officially came down on the 50-day religious, spiritual and cultural jamboree — Kumbh-2019 — on Tuesday evening as Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath... Read more »

Musuem on freedom struggle’s unsung heroes opens in Red Fort

(IANS) “Azaadi Ke Diwane”, a museum paying homage to the unsung heroes of Indian freedom struggle, was inaugurated by Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma in the Red Fort complex on Monday. The museum... Read more »

A new round of Bhed Chaal

By Vinod Mirani  Filmmaking has been all about trendsetting and following trends. Sounds nice. But, when the same thing is said in Hindi, it is called Bhed Chaal, not so complementary a... Read more »

Why reading Harsh Mander’s ‘Partitions of the Heart’ is the need of the hour

 By Abhilasha Chattopadhyay “There is a well-known story about a frog, which when thrown into boiling water, reacts immediately by jumping out. By contrast, if the frog is placed into lukewarm water which... Read more »

Commemorative notes to be released to mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a UAE-based company will globally release 12 bank notes of zero value, the first-ever limited edition commemorative series, an official... Read more »