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Want a Bill Gates to emerge from community: Transgender activist

Arun Lakshman Kozhikode (Kerala), Feb 12 (IANS) Kalki Subramaniam is a transgender activist, artist and poet. She was one of the moving forces behind the Supreme Court judgment that gave rights to transgenders in the country....

How Indian dating app users prepare for real meeting

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) From doing an online search to sharing live location, Indian dating app users take various precautions before meeting their digital matches for the first time in the real world,...

After strawberry, dragon fruit, UP to host ‘Tomato Festival’

Varanasi, Feb 12 (IANS) February is emerging as a month of fruit and vegetable festivals in Uttar Pradesh. After festivals of strawberry, sweet potato and dragon fruit, the Yogi Adityanath government is hosting 'Tomato...

Messages of love and hope from global litterateurs

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Indian author, Ruskin Bond, and British spoken-word artist George the Poet e widely known for kicking off the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with...

Manasa Varanasi bags Miss India World 2020 title

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANSlife) Manasa Varanasi, an engineer from Telangana, has bagged the VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020 title. Haryana's Manika Sheokand was declared VLCC Femina Miss Grand India 2020 while Uttar...

Now a dragon fruit festival in UP

Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) After the 'Strawberry festival', Uttar Pradesh will be holding more such festivals that focus on unconventional crops of fruits and vegetables. Soon the sweet potato festival will be held in Gorakhpur...

‘Khadau’ gains popularity in Magh Mela

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (IANS) One of the fastest selling items at the ongoing Magh Mela in Prayagraj this year, is the 'khadau' (wooden slipper). While it is normal for saints and seers to...

Beggars leave behind Jaipur’s streets to pick up vocational skills

By Archana Sharma Jaipur, Feb 3 (IANS) An elegant heritage building here is playing host to 33 beggars these days, who are picking life skills thanks to an innovative Rajasthan government initiative. The ambitious project started...

Transforming the face of slums in Delhi

By Puja Gupta New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANSlife) After changing the face of slums and villages in Mumbai, the Missal India initiative comes to the Capital. The NGO is working in Delhi through Misaal New...

Tamil couple ties knot, exchanges garlands 60 ft under water

Chennai, Feb 2 (IANS) A couple in Tamil Nadu tied the knot 60 feet under water in the Bay of Bengal near the coast off Neelankarai in the south of Chennai. V. Chinnadurai and S....