Choose wisely – go organic this Holi!

Choose wisely – go organic this Holi!

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With Holi -the festival of colours coming up — everyone is busy buying colours, ‘pichkaris’, and balloons but with increasing environment pollution and severe allergic reactions to synthetic colours, there is a growing awareness among people to opt for organic variants. “In an approximately Rs 4,500-crore unorganised Holi colour market, the […]

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands

An indigenous child of Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe, plays a musical instrument during a meeting at Alto Jamari village, called to face the threat of armed land grabbers invading the Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reservation near Campo Novo de Rondonia, Brazil, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Tribes and indigenous rights groups say a surge of threats and illegal incursions […]

Flying high: Rural India’s pad-women bringing bottom-up change feature in Oscar-winning documentary

Flying high: Rural India’s pad-women bringing bottom-up change feature in Oscar-winning documentary

Kathikhera (Hapur, Uttar Pradesh), March 3 (IANS) It’s 9 a.m., and as most Kathikhera locals head to the fields, the village’s seven women prepare their two-room pad-manufacturing factory unit for the day. An avenue for employment and financial gains, the unit has turned around the lives of not just these young harbingers of menstrual health, […]

India’s air strike on Pakistan: the strategy and the risks

India’s air strike on Pakistan: the strategy and the risks

A Mirage-2000 fighter jet. REUTERS Photo NEW DELHI, February 26 (Reuters): India said its warplanes struck a militant training camp inside Pakistan on Tuesday, raising the risk of conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The airstrikes hit a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the group that claimed credit for a suicide bomb attack that killed at […]

Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds

Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds

Soldiers examine debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Younis Khaliq By Amulya Ganguli IANS | February 16 One of the most disturbing aspects of the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama was that the suicide bomber was a local, Adil Ahmad Dar, who lived in a village near […]

Long way to go: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

Long way to go: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

Gazal Dhaliwal, a trans woman and writer of Bollywood film ‘Ek Ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga’, poses for a picture in Mumbai, India, on February 7, 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Roli Srivastava Gazal Dhaliwal, the transgender writer of Bollywood’s first lesbian romance says she feels “responsible” for telling LGBT+ stories MUMBAI, February 13 (Thomson Reuters […]

The impossible job: India’s pollsters face uphill battle to call election

The impossible job: India’s pollsters face uphill battle to call election

A man displays his finger marked with indelible ink as he poses for a photo outside a polling station during Karnataka assembly elections in Bengaluru, India, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo NEW DELHI, February 12 (Reuters) – Thousands of candidates, hundreds of parties, endless combinations of possible coalitions – spare a thought for […]

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