The rise and rise of eSports

India Blooms News Service
eSports, which is competitive video gaming at a professional level with a winner and a loser, is emerging as one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. On the agenda for the 2022 Asian Games, they can even make it to the Olympics. Drew Pilewski and Abby Dodge in USA and Souryaprokas Bhaduri in India report
U.S. Consulate Kolkata hosts seventh anti-trafficking conclave
Kolkata, Apr 30 (IBNS): The United States (US) Consulate Kolkata hosted seventh anti-trafficking conclave to focus on calibrated bilateral and regional cross-border response mechanisms at the American Center here on Apr 27 and 28.
Punishment follows crime
Oral traditions in India are full of stories of hell and the terrible punishments that await the wrong-doers after death. When these basically moral lessons are found  evocatively  portrayed in printed versions, they throw startling insights into a people’s imagery and thoughts , finds Ranjita Biswas
Ecuador: Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga defends territory desp...
Indigenous Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga speaks out about her pursuit of environmental justice in the face of a threat on her life.
The nexus of innovation
Start-up companies in India find a new mentor in the Nexus Incubator at the American Center, New Delhi, a collaborative programme between the two countries. SPAN writer Michael Gallant reports
Safe spaces: Tackling sexual harassment in science
Researchers, academics and scientists around the world are often victimized in a variety of ways – physically, emotionally, sexually, professionally, mentally – by those in power, according to an investigation by Mongabay. Carinya Sharples reports
Unheard of celluloid stories
Films made in rare languages of India are even rarer in the film festival circuit. But these films tell tales of lands and communities that are part of the  rich diversity of the country. The Kolkata International Film Festival has been showcasing some of these little-known films for the last two years. Ranjita Biswas reports
She climbs to conquer
Aparna Kumar becomes the first Indian woman to conquer world's 8th highest peak Manaslu in Nepal.  Vincent Van Ross listens to the exciting journey of the IPS officer and mother of two who earlier scaled Mt. Everest
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