Transgender Remembrance Day

Remembering the ones we lost this year. Bengaluru, Nov. 20, 2018: On International Transgender Remembrance Day, the world remembers the ones who lost their lives due to transphobia this year. There have been several cases of transpeople being lynched, murdered, and incarcerated. People from across the world showed respect on twitter. GLAAD, a LGBT-centric organization, […]

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World Development Report’s Promise to Education

1300 villages in India, nearly 24% of teachers were absent during unannounced visits Bengaluru, Nov 19, 2018: The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018) was published in February 2018 which is the 40th in the series , introduced a new agenda on ‘Learning to realize education’s promise’, which is the first ever promise that has […]

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Dancing Improves Mental State of Differently-Abled People

A 10-week experiment conducted by Iris Brauninger from the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment, attested to the fact that dancing helped improve the quality of life for people as a whole. A research compilation by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) about dance and movement therapy proved that dancing has helped overcome depression […]

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Europe’s musical extravaganza runs into trouble, again

While the contest between traditional foes like Azerbaijan and Armenia is expected to pick up momentum in the run up to the contest, tensions are simmering in Cyprus over the representative’s Albanian roots. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Europe’s largest and most awaited music contest, Eurovision, has already started running into political tensions in the already […]

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After IT Jobs, it’s nose jobs for expats in city

What brings expats to the Silicon Valley of India? Not IT jobs. This time, Bangalore has seen a  rise in expats from Iran and Arab for Rhinoplasty surgeries, due to which the cosmetology industry witnessed a dramatic growth in the city. Bangalore, April 12, 2018: Bangalore witnessed a 30 per cent increase in the inflow […]

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Chemical gas attacks kill over 70 in Syria

Over 70 killed and 500 injured in a suspected regime-backed gas attack in the last rebel held pocket of Douma. The United States, Turkey and the EU condemn the attacks Bangalore, March 09, 2018: Fierce airstrikes and a suspected chemical gas attack allegedly by the Syrian regime on the last rebel bastion in the Damascus […]

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Uncertainty hovers around the return of the bodies of 39 Indians from Iraq

Minister of State- External Affairs, Dr. V.K.Singh had earlier stated that it will take eight to ten days for the bodies to return. Bangalore, March 22, 2018: Uncertainty over the return of the bodies of the 39 Indians, who were found dead in Iraq’s Mosul, continues to persist as families allege that they have received no support […]

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The invasion that changed the Middle East

This week marks 15 years of the US-led invasion of Iraq, which toppled the Ba’athist government of Saddam Hussein, changing Iraq and the Middle East, forever. By Madhuvanthi Srinivasan Bangalore, March 20, 2018: The Americans decided to invade Iraq to free the people of the country from the hands of tyranny and destroy the threat […]

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Germans divided as Merkel swears in for the fourth term

Surge in far-right support disrupts political establishment and creates confusion amongst the German populace By Aniruddha Ghosh Bangalore, March 15, 2018: Germany is politically polarized and there’s uncertainty regarding the country’s path towards the future as Angela Merkel won a close vote on Wednesday to become Chancellor for a fourth consecutive term. Sushmita Poddar, a […]

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