Patna’s Pride event- some glimpses

Patna’s Pride event- some glimpses

“Boys kiss boys, Girls kiss girls”, was one of the slogans being shouted by a group of gay and transgender people marching through the narrow lanes of Patna. On 14th June, (Sunday evening) the residents of Kadamkuan locality witnessed the Pride Parade which was a celebration on Non Binary day. People who identified themselves a […]

Patna’s Pride for All

Patna’s Pride for All

A thousand people from all walks of life got together to carry a 500 foot long pink,white and blue ‘transgender’ flag in a colourful pride parade that marked Non-Binary Day. It was truly an LGBTIQH day, with the most participation of the H community, who outnumbered the LGBTIQ participants. And that’s something that Patna, Bihar […]

Floods displace some 4 lakh in Assam

Floods displace some 4 lakh in Assam

GUWAHATI: Assam is drowning once again. Almost four and a half lakh people have been displaced as rising flood waters enter homes and hamlets, driving out people and livestock. Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructure have been damaged at various places in Barpeta, Udalguri, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur and Jorhat districts. Massive erosions have been […]

Taxing books won’t help Indian Publishers

Taxing books won’t help Indian Publishers

“I just can’t believe it, a new tax on books! Imported books will be more expensive. This is unacceptable. Absolutely weird!” that’s the reaction of my 20 year old sister, who is an avid bookworm. A couple of lecturers from Cotton College just shook their heads in disbelief, and laughed derisively when I asked them […]

These girls are just yawning, a new fight is dawning!

These girls are just yawning, a new fight is dawning!

“My father’s dream of becoming a footballer has now become my dream and I will definitely fulfill it”, says Preeti , the daughter of a daily wage labourer.  In higher secondary school now, she says she had to settle for the arts stream rather than science because of financial constraints. “I am old enough to […]

Bihar girls kick football for EQUALITY GOAL

Bihar girls kick football for EQUALITY GOAL

When you hear the word “Football”, what strikes you first? May be the names Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Diego Maradona or even Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri. Now, Can you tell us the name of a woman football player? H’m … an Indian woman footballer? You might be thinking of taking to Google Baba […]

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

On this world music day, let’s take a look at musical instruments that are slowly becoming silent, drowned our by the cacophony of the electronic sound.  In an age dominated by electronic sounds and techno-based music, the charm of musical instruments is fast losing ground as they slip into oblivion. Pena: chordophone! Also known as […]

Jharkhand’s selective FCRA probe questioned

Jharkhand’s selective FCRA probe questioned

Faced with undue harassment by income tax officials and other state agencies for nearly a year now, the Church organizations could take it no longer.  Last fortnight,a  delegation of Church run institutions met the  Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu, and complained that the state administration had been indulging in a “selective” probe into overseas funds received […]

Arunachal warns parents about unrecognized schools

Arunachal warns parents about unrecognized schools

Private schools, pre-nurseries, and so forth which are operating without required government consent are to face a crackdown in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh Education department on Thursday has cautioned parents and wards in the State against taking admission in unrecognized institutions. Through a statement issued to the media recently, the Education department […]

SKM gets cracking in Sikkim

SKM gets cracking in Sikkim

With the polls over and the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) forming government in Sikkim for the first time dethroning 25 years of SDF regime, its time for introspection. The SKM held its first coordination meeting after assuming power at Lall Bazaar in Gangtok on Saturday. The meeting was chaired by party working president M P […]

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