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Roshni Chakrabarty

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A regular camera-swinging, kitchen-hogging, book-sniffer who likes her coffee black and dreams wild.

Mahalaya: The Bengali radio tradition

It was four in the morning when I was woken up with a phone call today. The screen said ‘Ma’, my mother. “Shunchish toh?” (Are...

Top 10 TV series showcasing Indian culture

By Roshni Chakrabarty Indian Television was not always dominated by saans-bahu serials which have the most popularity today. During a time when Doordarshan had the monopoly...

Animation struggles in India: Top 10 Indian cartoon series

By Roshni Chakrabarty The children’s animation industry in India has long been dominated by foreign characters of international fame. Local successes are very few and...

Baba Ramdev JNU ban: Logic betrayed?

By Roshni Chakrabarty The Jawaharlal Nehru University’s invitation to yoga guru Ramdev to address the 22nd edition of the International Congress of Vedanta as the...

Top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2015

The year 2015 has seen a great many scientific breakthroughs, including the first new antibiotic in 30 years and the discovery of a new...

RTI Act: Everything about your right to information

WHEN WAS THE ACT PASSED? The Right to Information Act (RTI) 2005 was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force...

Lack of homeland killing Sindhi language

According to the 2001 Indian Census, there are over 31 lakh people in India with Sindhi as their mother-tongue. However, a large number of...

Google for India: 9 announcements by Sundar Pichai

New Delhi: India-born Sundar Pichai, in his first trip to the country after becoming the Google CEO, discussed several points in his keynote address...

Yoga guru BKS Iyengar features on Google Doodle

BKS Iyengar, India’s foremost yoga teacher who brought the ancient Indian practice to the West, is being celebrated by today’s Google Doodle on occasion of his 97th birthday.

Park Street Rape: Victim dead, accused found guilty

Kolkata:  Three of the five accused in the Park Street rape case were pronounced guilty today by a Kolkata court. When the Park Street Rape...

When healthcare proves fatal: Botched up medical camps

An eye check-up and a cataract surgery camp in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh created a lot of furor after the patients complained of disturbed vision...

Saudi Arabia cracks women political barrier, allows them to vote

While women in Saudi Arabia still aren’t allowed to drive cars, and need to take permission from a male guardian to work, travel, or...

Useful laws in Indian Constitution one must know

In the 66 years since the Indian Constitution was adopted on this day in 1949, corruption and the lack of proper implementation of law...

Happy To Bleed: Menstruating women ‘impure’ comment launches Facebook campaign

Prayar Gopalakrishnan, the new Travancore Devaswom Board President, raised uproar amongst women all over India when he said at the Kollam Press Club on...

Google Fortunetelling website creates awareness on refugee crisis

It was since March 2011 that Syria has been slowly sinking into the turmoil of civil war. Millions have been rendered homeless in the...

Sri Sri 108 Sanskari James Bond: License to kill, not to kiss

A Bond film without long-drawn kisses is an oxymoron in itself. Much awaited James Bond film Spectre, slated to release in India on November...

Swachh Bharat cess: When cleanliness comes at a price

The 0.5% Swachh Bharat cess which is slated to bring in around 10,000 crores a year for the government might seem to be a small...

Jawaharlal Nehru and his views on Education

Jawaharlal Nehru’s views on education are partly influenced by Karl Marx and partly by Gandhi’s ideas. His theory of knowledge is based on rationalism,...

Why Facebook blocking posts in India is necessary

A Facebook report on government data requests shows that as much as 73.7% of the 20,000 posts removed by the company on the instructions...

Halloween origins in Hinduism

Halloween tends to fall bang in the middle of the line of Indian festivals in Autumn such as Durga Puja and Dussehra and often...

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