Gaurab Dasgupta

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This ongoing festival in the national capital aims to generate awareness about India’s heritage animal

Standing at over 2.5 m tall and weighing over four tonnes, the Asian elephant can proudly boast of being one of the most majestic creatures on earth.

This ongoing festival in the national capital aims to generate awareness about India’s heritage animal

The post truth: Here is how the post office still remains relevant on the back of its high-return savings schemes and accessibility

Overshadowed as a communication channel by the telephone, email, mobile, messaging apps and social media, the post office still remains relevant in the country on the back of its high-return savings schemes and accessibility.

Here is how an interactive mural experience in Delhi aims to trigger conversations around child abuse and human trafficking

Mother, daughter, sister, wife—these are just some roles a woman plays in her life. But if you separate the relation they share with you, how do you see them? Many societies around the world prefer to see women the way they

Book Review: Rana Safvi’s ‘The Forgotten Cities of Delhi’

Rana Safvi attempts to address with her new book, The Forgotten Cities of Delhi, the second in her Where Stones Speak trilogy. The book makes an attempt to bring people closer to the city and its history through the monuments

Delhi through its ruins: Rana Safvi’s new book attempts to familiarise readers with the national capital

People today don’t see the ruins. For them, only the swanky and tall buildings matter. Ruins are seen as picnic spots or quiet places for couples to spend time in. Of all the people who go there, only 20-30% consider it a m

The fine print: The inspiring story of the first newspaper of India

On June 25, a day before Hicky was to be put on the stand in the courtroom, Hicky’s Bengal Gazette—the newspaper started by Hicky in 1780—issued a statutory warning, saying his arrest had put freedom of speech on trial.

Water, a biggest crisis points in the world today; Here is how?

Water, the elixir of life, has become one of the biggest crisis points in the world today. As cities and villages grapple with acute water shortage, some evangelists have a solution in the form of water ATMs.

A narrative of the colonised; an ongoing exhibition establishes powerful narrative of the Aboriginals of Australia

Cigarette butts and flakes of ash carelessly strewn around float in the mind when you encounter the term ‘Ash On Me’, ambling inside the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi.

The new workplace: From sleeping pods to meditation areas, co-working spaces are leaving no stone unturned to lure millennial worker

It’s no wonder then that multinational companies as well as small enterprises are opting for flexible set-ups for their daily business.

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How HCL’s web show Maestros in Studio is trying to redefine Indian classical music

Launched on YouTube in April, Maestros in Studio delves deep into the realms of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music. Musicians from across India, mainly in their late 20s and early 30s, have collaborated to produce around

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Build habitats, not just buildings, says Pritzker Prize winner BV Doshi

BV Doshi calls for building homes and not houses amid rapid urbanisation.

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Nine stories into the past: Unique exhibition connects dots of history around the world

The entire exhibition puts you into disparate time capsules—each linked to the other, yet possessing an entirety in itself.

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Carving a change

From Madhya Pradesh’s Khajuraho temples to Tamil Nadu’s Pancha Rathas monument complex, India has always had a glorious tradition of sculpture art. Over the years, though, other forms of art pushed sculptures into the sha

Indians are more fond of wall artworks such as paintings, canvases, etc. Works of famous painters are celebrated because their names have been passed down generations. With sculpture art, it’s not the same — Kishore Singh, art critic & director, Delhi Art Gallery

Red Fort makeover under a cloud

Opposition raises questions on Centre’s move to give the monument to Dalmia Bharat for maintenance.

The Congress on Saturday questioned how Dalmia Bharat, a private entity, was given the mandate to maintain the iconic Red Fort.

Book Review: Right from the woods

A book traces the course of Indian wildlife, from the princely and British era to the present

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How about a gulab jamun cocktail?

‘Khoisan’, the name given to the gulab jamun cocktail, is prepared on a base of Havana rum blended with some Assam tea.

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Prison without bars: Why open prisons should be the norm?

Another good news is that open prisons in the country are witnessing a measured shift in their upkeep.

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Kafka meets Freud on canvas

With Navigating Mindscapes, Mehndiratta takes a novel and multilateral path, marrying Freud’s ideas and Kafka's works on a canvas.

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Book Review: James Tooley’s ‘Comeuppance-My Experiences in an Indian Prison’ is a memoir from behind the bars

Comeuppance: My Experiences in an Indian Prison is Tooley’s memoir of the time he spent at Cherlapally Central Jail, Hyderabad, and the harrowing trial proceedings he went through.

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Malaysian Pappa Roti buns are a perfect foil to our own spicy vada pav

Our own spicy desi burger, the vada pav, which gives many other Americanised burgers a serious run for their money, has a sweet competitor in another Asian bun.

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MG Motor pursues India with innovation

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, once drove a red 1956 MG (Morris Garages) MGA for his iconic film 'My Blue Hawaii' in 1961.

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Agents of change: A call for women-led development

There is a call for women-led development instead of women development. We bring you stories of some women from across the country who have become catalysts of progress for themselves, the community and even nature.

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Green warrior: This lady has helped conserve around 50 hectares of forest land

Jharkhand has always found itself on the crossroads of development and conservation.

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Serial entrepreneur: Her ventures have enabled 3,000 women in the drought-prone region of Osmanabad to be financially independent

Married to a farmer in a rural household in Osmanabad, Maharashtra, life would have been routine for Kamal Kumbhar had it not been abject poverty that forced her to look for a livelihood in 1998.

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Determined innovator:With a device that helps detect seizures, this Bengaluru citizen is well on her way to help children with epilepsy

Bengaluru-based Rajlakshmi Borthakur’s world turned upside down in 2011 when she found out that her six-month-old son, Tejas, suffered from epilepsy.

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Educational evangelist : This Shillong-based crusader is working to provide educational opportunities to underprivileged children

As per the latest Census of 2011, as many as 7.8 million Indian children are forced to earn a livelihood even while attending school.

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Health benefactor: This 74-year-old Padma Shri awardee’s determination in the face of adversity has resulted in a hospital for the poor

In 1992, Mistry, with her savings, bought one acre of land in Hanspukur for Rs 10,000 and requested the villagers to donate money for the hospital.

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