A Traditional Art Form Revival

Mysore artist is attempting to restore the long-lost art form of Ganjifa painting on card sets. Mysore Ganjifa paintings were losing their recognition when, in  1981-1982, artist Raghupathi Bhat got through 200 years old original Ganjifa paintings and was extremely attracted to it. Bhat was fascinated with the idea of how the Ganjifa hand-painted card […]

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Green Village Leans Towards Sustainability

Every house in Satageri has solar power, gas connection, and a compost toilet that makes it a smoke-free village Setting an example of a sustainable environment, the Satageri village, located about 25 km from Karwar district in Karnataka, is a green village. The village until three years ago had to cook on firewood, but now […]

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Biases Hurt Gender Nonconforming People

Discrimination against gender nonconforming, non-binary, and transgender people prevails Taking into account how the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights Bill of 2018), and Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation Bill of 2018) saw a huge backlash by the transgender/gender non-conforming community, it can very easily be deduced that no matter how many amendments are […]

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Government’s Policy Causes Loss of Livelihood

The Bangalore Development Minister, G.Paremeshwara has ordered the clearance of all street vendors from the footpaths. The order came out on Jan. 8 last year, but in many places, some footpaths can still be found encroached by street vendors and footstalls. The government has ordered the civic bodies in the city to ensure that the […]

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Is Citizen Journalism the Future?

Citizen Journalism platforms like Youth Ki Aawaz and Citizen Matters are changing the course of journalism in India today Platforms like the ‘Youth Ki Aawaz’, which report on LGBTQ issues, politics and pop culture and ‘Citizen Matters’ are changing the way we consume news today and are coming out as a viable option. “Citizen Journalism […]

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