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  • Aruna’s Story: She was no less a martyr who sparked progressive change

    Aruna’s Story, directed by Arvind Gaur, is an adaptation of journalist Pinki Virani’s non-fiction book of the same name. Performed in a beautiful solo act by Lushin Dubey, this touching play is the real-life story of the brutal rape case of Aruna Shanbaug, the Indian nurse who later became the centre of attention in a court case on euthanasia. “It’s such an important piece of work because of what we are dealing

  • Dussehra 2018: This is how the festival is celebrated in different Indian states

    India is a land of festivals. The harmony of different cultures and traditions is best experienced during festivals in the country. One can experience ‘Unity in diversity’ during Dussehra celebrations that take place in every state of the country. The festival is a triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness. Also known as Vijayadashami, Dasara, Durgotsav, the tenth day of Navratri is not only celebrated in India but also in

  • Prajakta Koli

    Up, close and sane with MostlySane aka Prajakta Koli

    Prajakta Koli has over 3 million subscribers on her ‘MostlySane’ YouTube channel, where she makes videos on everything from parents to periods, with a comical take. She has a knack to see humour in mundane. She was announced the Viral Queen of 2018 at the IWM Digital Awards. She isn’t just a YouTuber, she is also a comedian, vlogger, actress, and a social influencer. It seems she has tracked down the secret

  • Durga Puja

    Durga Puja 2018: Our guide to durga pandal hopping in Mumbai

    Durga Puja is around the corner. The five-day festival is celebrated with great pomp and fervour. The real charm of the festival can only be witnessed in West Bengal, especially in Kolkata with innovative theme pandals, traditional rituals, food, and fun. Though the festival in Kolkata is larger than life experience, the Bengalis in Mumbai recreate the magic. Durga Puja in Mumbai may not be glitzy and loud as in Kolkata but

  • Handicrafts hero: Recounting the feats of Barmer’s Lekhraj Maheshwari

    Handlooms and handicrafts are in the DNA of Lekhraj Maheshwari, who was born at Gadra Road in Barmer (Rajasthan) on May 11, 1948. He passed his higher secondary examination with distinction in English. However, the poor economic condition of his family did not allow him to study further. He joined his father, Mathuradas Maheshwari, who was engaged in the business of manufacturing traditional handlooms. Very soon, he realised that a sizeable number

  • self worth, global dignity day, values of compassion, understanding, kindness, tolerance, Self awareness, weekend, weekend reads

    Self-worth: Why we need it

    Your self-worth describes you and that doesn’t demand that you be a perfect being, writes Shikha Jain

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