Photographer captures ecology integrated in human life, development

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) For photographer Juhi Saklani, life can persist in most unexpected places, like a grand tree braving traffic, pollution, and dirt of a busy Delhi road,... Read more »

‘Northeast not homogenous but diverse grouping of communities’

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Some years ago, I was startled at a seminar titled “Seeking our collective peace: The northeast India diaspora looks into solutions for peace and development... Read more »

Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dies at 92, nation mourns

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Marking the end of an era, Hindi literary stalwart, poet and critic Namwar Singh passed away on Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)... Read more »

Bihar DM Inayat Khan adopts children of 2 slain CRPF jawans

Feb 20, India is slowly beginning to cope with the loss of 44 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the terrorist attack in Pulwama. But while on the one... Read more »

Thousands take holy dip at Kumbh on ‘Maghi Purnima’

Prayagraj, Feb 19 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands of devotees, seers, pilgrims and tourists on Tuesday took a holy dip in the Sangam — the trinity of holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati — on... Read more »

Kovind “Tagore belongs to world”

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) ‘Gurudev’ Rabindranath Tagore was a remarkable genius, and remains not just India’s, but the worlds foremost cultural icons, President Ramnath Kovind said here on Monday, while presenting the... Read more »

How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a... Read more »

Irom Sharmila “I dream of a world without caste, discrimination”

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur’s legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without... Read more »

TV-time in class? Textbooks come alive in Gujarat’s schools

By Azera Parveen Rahman Bhuj (Gujarat), Feb 15 (IANS) In a small school near Bhuj in Gujarat, a group of class five students sit attentively in class, their eyes glued to an LCD... Read more »

Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off

By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge... Read more »

Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off

By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge... Read more »

India’s oil, gas, coal subsidies more than triple the value to renewables, electric vehicles

Feb 12, A recent research paper, “India’s Energy Transition: Subsidies for Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy, 2018 Update”, published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an independent Canada-based think tank,... Read more »