Independent filmmakers blooming in the international film festival

Despite budget issues, independent filmmakers are gaining fame through international film festivals. New York Indian film festival (NYIFF) 2021 screened more than 60 Indian films. One year ago, Abhilash Shetty was knocking on producers’ doors, looking for someone to create his project. “For the third or fourth time in a year, I had been refused. […]

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Immigrant students in limbo, Australia’s PR woes

Indian students face mental and financial burdens due to unanticipated changes in permanent residency conditions by the Australian government. Palak, a Delhi University alumna, arrived in Australia as an Information technology (IT) student in 2017. She required 70 points to be invited by the Australian government for permanent residency. One morning in 2018 while she […]

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We are humans too: journalists want WFH, hybrid model

They say that work from Home (WFH) during the pandemic helped them quit unhealthy habits and improve their mental health. It is 6 P.M. Most of India’s corporate employees are on their way home to relax and unwind with their families. As *Soumya grabs her professional camera and purse to race down the stairs before […]

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Section 377 is gone, but schools are stuck in the British era

Educators say that an in-depth syllabus must be created to sensitize children about the LGBTQIA+ community. On September 6, 2018, 13-year-old *Rashmi rejoiced as the Supreme Court declared that Section 377 of the Indian constitution (British-era law that prohibited gay sex) was decriminalized. Although she was bisexual, she was happy because of the progressive step. […]

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Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron variant have been detected in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. Both cases have been detected in Karnataka, according to Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry Lav Agarwal. The cases reported were of two males aged 66 and 46.No serious symptoms have been observed in any Omicron variant case […]

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War on drugs, not on people

NDPS Act: Decriminalising drug possession and implementing rehabilitation The central government plans to assist victims of addiction to undergo rehabilitation and decriminalize possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The central government along with The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, Revenue Department and Health […]

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