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Sen and Sensibility

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Aparna Sen’s new film Sonata, will be releasing any time now. It is adapted from an English play by noted Marathi playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar in 2000 whose plays and writings have been made into films. Sonata makes a strong point about female bonding between and among women where language, culture, education and region do not count. Shoma A. Chatterji gives a ring-side view into her work

Bhagoriya marks festivity of holi in tribal parts of Madhya Prade...
It was before the beginning of holi, but in Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh, it's Bhagoriya festivity which marks the celebration. It starts almost fortnight or ten days before holi, after harvesting. It is held in the villages on various market (Haat) days.
Women who walk the extra mile in rural India
Child Rights and You (CRY) this Women’s Day (Mar 8) salutes unsung women who are working hard to invest their time and efforts in the present of our children, so that their future turns out brighter!
Kolkata charity calls for donations to help poor at screening of ...
Kolkata, Mar 2 (Just Earth News): Kolkata-based Calcutta Rescue at the recent screening of a new award-winning film about Kolkata’s pavement doctor, Jack Preger, has urged all to come forward and donate generously for the cause of the poor and needy in the eastern city for whom the now octogenarian British doctor devoted his life.
Boys will be boys?
Despite many awareness programmes and campaigns, the continued rise in gender violence in the country is proving frustrating to sociologists and activists. Some suggest that including men in such programmes is vital. Ranjita Biswas gets introduced to one such initiative in Pune
In the Phogat tradition
Ritu Phogat, the third of the now famous Phogat sisters, has set her eyes on the coveted Olympics Gold and training under her hard taskmaster father. Shabina Akhtar in conversation with the young wrestler
Making as entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is the mantra of the day with terms like start-ups, crowd funding, venture capitalists, etc. becoming household words. What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? New York based SPAN writer Carrie Loewenthal Massey talks to two Indian entrepreneurs who participated in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in California to find out about their journey to success
Tea beyond the cup
Young Mountain Tea, Fulbright scholar Adhiraj Vable’s start-up in Oregon, works to create sustainable livelihoods for rural communities in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Paromita Pain reports
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