Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt is one way to make sure that our young children avoid cretinism, goitre and other brain deficiencies. Iodized salt adds nutrition to a child’s meal. India began its salt iodization programme in 1962 following studies demonstrating the links between goiter and iodine deficiency. After an initial period of low political priority, strong government […]

Amazon’s amazing seller base success

Amazon’s amazing seller base success

New Delhi, Feb 18: E-commerce major Amazon.in today said it has crossed the 3-lakh seller base in less than five years of the company s operations in India. Of this, one lakh new merchants were on-boarded in seven months. Amazon, which is locked in an intense battle with homegrown rival Flipkart, has been aggressively ramping […]

Amazon is Prime, Netflix runner up

Amazon is Prime, Netflix runner up

Despite entering India a year after Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video service has pipped the former. At the end of 2017, Prime held nearly 10% of the total over-the-top (OTT) streaming market with over 610,000 subscribers, according to data shared by London-based IHS Markit with Quartz. In comparison, Netflix, which launched its video service in India […]

AIR Dibrugarh: Golden Birthday!

AIR Dibrugarh: Golden Birthday!

DIBRUGARH (Assam): – Radio, someone still loves you. And there’s no doubt that All India Radio Dibrugarh is planning a great celebration on its Golden Birthday. Lohit Deka, head of programming says there will be some three thousand new programmes over AIR Dibrugarh this golden jubilee year! All the programmes to be broadcast during the golden […]

Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

The founding father of Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, Father Dr. Jose Kananaikil , died on Friday, January 12, 2008. He was 83. His body was laid to rest in XTTI Cemetery, Digha, Patna, on Sunday, Jan 14. A large number of Dalit leaders, social activists and members of civil society paid their last respects to […]

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

Every day, we hear of horrible atrocities that have taken place against girls and women in India. This is despite the fact that as a country, we can boast of having some of the most progressive policies and civic movements. It is despite the fact that we have the world’s largest pool of elected women […]

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) : The rich hues of tribal and folk culture of the state will be showcased come Christmas day, in  a national level event to be held at Bistupur in Jamshedpur. Organised jointly by Calcutta-based Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), city-based NGO Kalamandir and Tata Steel, the All India Folk, Tribal and Craft Fair […]

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

It was a pure joy for some 700 children and accompanying adults at the VIVA Nirmal Anand winter celebration and Christmas party for children at risk. And what gave  contributed to the joy was the love and generosity of the first year Media undergraduates from St Xavier’s College, Patna. These students organised and ran a […]

Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain: NGT Verdict

Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain:  NGT Verdict

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today held the Art of Living Foundation of spiritual leader Ravi Shankar responsible for causing damage and environmental degradation of the Yamuna flood plains during a three-day cultural extravaganza last year. The AoL is displeased with the verdict and plans to approach the Supreme Court. The Tribunal did not […]

Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

“We cannot speak of the future if we don’t allow the young people to talk today!” The Nonviolence Foundation (NVF), a worldwide peace education organization, now in India and other 30 countries in five continents, is moved by and acknowledges the unbroken nonviolence tradition of India. The culture of nonviolence and peace dates back to […]

Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

The earth is our teacher, and every winter, Taru Mitra demonstrates just that through the noisy, joyous organic rice harvesting festival. The fields attached to the Taru Mitra bio-reserve in Patna were swarming with students, teachers, a group of transgender friends, and even the Bihar Minister for Agriculture. They all had sickles in their hands […]

Is demonetization pro-poor?

Is demonetization pro-poor?

A former bureaucrat turned politician puts the spin on the demonetization narrative. Black money is like a chameleon. Its multiple forms — in cash, real estate and gold, in tax havens, shell companies and benami properties — make its detection difficult. That is why when asked the reason for frequently changing goalposts after demonetisation, Prime […]