'Concept of equality' pervades world's biggest community kitchen (IANS Special Series)

Amritsar (Punjab) |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

If there is one big leveller for people, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, social status or riches, it is the "langar", or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple complex, where the holie

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)

Naliya (Kutch) |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greenin

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Beyond religion: Muslim cooperative society helps transform lives of Hindus, others (IANS Special Series)

Patna |Sunday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST

Kamla Devi, Pankaj Kumar, Geeta Devi and Sanjay Singh, all Hindus, share one thing in common. Their lives have been transformed through "interest-free" loans provided by a Muslim cooperative credit so

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Setting an example: Temple, mosque, gurdwara join hands in this small UP town (IANS Special Series)

Maholi (Uttar Pradesh) |Sunday, 2018 2:45:24 PM IST

With inter-community violence reported from many parts of India in a society increasingly polarised on religious and caste lines, a small town in Uttar Pradesh is setting an extraordinary example wher

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Vehicles figure in Pune overtakes human population

Pune |Thursday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

Pune has notched up another distinction: The total number of vehicles here has surpassed the human population, considered a first for any urban area in the country, officials said.

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Cultural Festival of Tibet kicks off

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST

The Central Tibet Administration (CTA) has launched a three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre here. Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the festival as its chief gues

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Jayamma's story: From victim to crusader for sex workers (IANS Special Series)

Hyderabad |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

Jayamma Bhandari was orphaned at the age of three and spend her childhood in grim poverty. She was forced into the sex trade by her husband. But unlike other victims who are forced into the murky busi

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From Kashmir to Indonesia, NGO involves mothers to counter radicalisation (Feature)

Casablanca (Morocco) |Friday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

With the growing threat of terrorism-linked radicalisation across countries, an international NGO has initiated a campaign across Europe and other countries to involve mothers and women to be the firs

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Palau: Where immigration clearance is subject to environmental protection pledge (Environment Feature)

Dakhla (Morocco) |Wednesday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST

For the first time in the world, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has made it mandatory for visitors to sign a pledge not to harm its fragile environment -- before entering the country. The R

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Save our girls: Change comes from below for Rajasthan's women (IANS Special Series)

Jhunjhunu |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

Sending her elder daughter Manushree to an English-medium school in Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) was a distant dream for Sushila Thakan some eight years ago. Though she had her husband's moral support, she r

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Siliguri artist bags 10 lakh cash prize, 3-month residency in Scotland

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Biplap Sarkar is a fresh and talented artist from Siliguri but his artistic journey has found new boost after he was announced as the seventh recipient of Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2018

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Ajmer-based artist captures the myriad nuances of Krishna

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

"When Krishna is your muse," says Ajmer-based artist Ashok Hazra, "the art that captures the myriad nuances of this blue-skinned deity is bound to be both enigmatic and spiritual". And inspired by the

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