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Fighting climate change: How a 'crazy' engineer solved Ladakh's water crisis (IANS Special Series)

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

Years back, on a harsh winter morning in Ladakh in the northernmost Himalayas in India, a young and curious boy in a remote mountain village of the cold desert observed water coming out of a semi-froz

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Equal pay for equal work still a distant dream for Indian women (March 8 is International Women's Day)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

There is an increasing focus on women's empowerment and gender equality in our public discourse and every year it reaches its peak on the occasion of International Women's Day. But how much of equalit

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Entries open for new Rs 25 lakh literary award

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 2:45:07 PM IST

Entries have opened for the inaugural edition of a literary award that breaks down language barriers and recognises the full cosmopolitan breadth of contemporary Indian literature. The award provides

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Walking for a cause: Srishti Bakshi's 3,600-km journey aims at empowering women (Societal Feature)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

Eleven states, 3,600 kms and 260 days. One woman is on a mission to cover the entire stretch from Kanyakumari to Kashmir -- on foot, and all alone. Meet Srishti Bakshi who has taken up this mission to

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How a woman mayor made Indore a clean and litter-free city

Indore |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST

Prem Sharma sells gutka and cigarettes near the Vijay Nagar square, but the most visible part of his tiny business is the dustbin that he dare not lose. Similar is the case with all small and big busi

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101 designed elephants at first Elephant Parade India

Mumbai |Monday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST

Politicians, celebrities, artists and designers came together on Monday at Gateway of India here, where, in a stunning display, 101 artistic elephants have been assembled to celebrate the launch of th

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Discovering India's little known African tribe

Junagadh (Gujarat) |Sunday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

It was a much-awaited trip to the Gir National Park, abode of the majestic Asiatic Lions. At the end of the two-day visit, not only did I come back enthralled at having spotted a pride of lions feasti

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Flying high: Changing the narrative on disability (IANS Special Series)

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

Divyanshu Ganatra was just 19 when glaucoma claimed his eyesight. Being a nature's boy who revelled in cycling, climbing mountains and trekking, confining himself to the four walls of a room was a sit

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Leading lensmen assemble in Jaipur

Jaipur |Saturday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST

Some of the most renowned figures from the world of photography have assembled here to participate in the third edition of "Jaipur Photo", an international photography festival held every February in

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Delhi Literature Festival begins

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

The sixth edition of the Delhi Literature Festival began featuring a promising line-up of speakers and writers of varied genres.

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Making of a writer: How Ashwin Sanghi's wife awakened the writer in him

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

When summer was at its peak and all his friends had left for vacations, a young member of a Marwari business family was packed off to spend time at its many mills and workshops. There he was taught th

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The publisher as the writer of a novel for himself (Book Feature)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

When Ashok Chopra set off on a career in publishing, it was a totally different world -- but along the way, as he was climbing up the ladder and making a mark in the publishing space, the industry its

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