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A retired civil servant's tireless quest to preserve rural heritage (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former bureaucrat felt that the experience he had gained and the reputation he had built could be better used for public service. Thus began his second innings.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Shantadevi, once a meek woman disowned by her husband, soon sat atop a colossal drug empire she built over decades. Her real-life story opens the new thriller "Queens of Crime" where Sushant Singh, host of crime-based TV series "Savdhaan India", and his co-author Kulpreet Yadav decipher what sends women down the road of crime.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most Indians may still need a push to visit art galleries and museums, but when the national capital's favourite commuting mode Metro Rail doubles up as a contemporary art gallery itself, it is not uncommon to see Delhiwallahs stop, look and even click an occasional selfie.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Breaking another glass ceiling: Manipuri woman autodriver's life is now a film (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) When Laibi Oinam got in the front seat of a second-hand auto-rickshaw as a driver almost a decade ago, she received a lot of negative attention from people in her home state of Manipur in northeast India. But her life took a new turn in 2015 when her struggle to get passengers and earn her daily bread to support her ailing husband and young sons caught a filmmakers attention.
2019-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series
How this Hyderabad social entrepreneur is using big data to change farmers' lives (IANS Special Series)
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app is showing how change can be brought in the life of farmers at the grassroot level.
2019-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series,Technology
A different kind of grandmothers' tale for Chef Julien Royer
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Inspired as he was by the cooking of his grandmother, it shouldn't be a surprise that French Chef Julien Royer, who was in India recently to unveil his magic, should be the co-owner in Singapore of a two-Michlen-star fine diner named after her.
2019-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nepalese chef R.B. serves up delectable fare at Ni Hao
Noida, March 24 (IANS) If proof were required of an Indian homily that translates into "there's magic in his hands" it is to be found in Nepalese master chef R.B., who weaves magic with his pan-Asian creations at the Ni Hao fine diner at the Radisson here.
2019-03-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
How a chance meeting with PM inspired this Grammy winner to dedicate music to environment (IANS Special Series)
Bengaluru, March 10 (IANS) A chance meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2015 in New Delhi inspired Bengaluru-based Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej to dedicate his life and music to the cause of environment.
2019-03-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
From tribal hamlets to world markets: The amazing journey of Araku coffee (Business Feature)
Araku (Andhra Pradesh), March 4 (IANS) From tribal hamlets to Paris, Araku coffee has come a long way and is set to lure the taste buds of New York's coffee aficionados this year.
2019-03-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Business/Economy
How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a surprise when a group of prisoners takes to stage and gets applauded for performing a play written by Rabindranath Tagore or when paintings made by inmates are appreciated by art connoisseurs and get sold at art exhibitions for thousands of rupees.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
Sample West Coast cuisine in heart of Delhi (Foodie Trail-Delhi)
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Be it Nandu Puttu (crab), Attirachi Kurumelagu (lamb pepper masala) or Pomfret Kalwan (Goan pomfret curry), there is much that eateries along NH-66, the 1,622 km long national highway that connects Kanyakumari to Panvel in Maharashtra, have to tickle your taste buds. All this and more is on offer at the Best of West Coast food festival underway at the Shangri-La Eros hotel in the heart of the national capital.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
To clean Goa beaches, this 'waste-bar' exchanges cigarette butts, used straws for beer (IANS Special Series)
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) You could be fined Rs 2,000 for drinking beer on a Goa beach, but thanks to an innovative green initiative, 10 beer bottle caps or 20 used cigarette butts can fetch you a beer in Goa, if you exchange them at a pop-up waste-bar. The idea is to engage beach visitors in activities that create awareness about environment and conservation, while also cleaning the beaches.
2019-02-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Special Series
Microsoft lays AI sensors for smart farming, cutting-edge healthcare in India (Tech Trend)
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) China, the world's biggest agricultural producer, is leading the race when it comes to empowering farmers with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven technologies.
2019-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Features,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology,Business/Economy
A school that challenged the claustrophobic orthodoxy of 'purdah' (IANS Special Series)
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) Located in the heart of the capital of Rajasthan, this all-girls school, started by an erstwhile queen, began a silent revolution in 1943 when the region was steeped in the claustrophobic orthodoxy of the 'purdah' system for women.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Features,IANS Special Series
How five days a year transformed Jaipur's cultural landscape over the past decade
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) With winter in full bloom, Rajasthan's historic capital city is all set to embrace the festive feel as the much anticipated Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) draws near. Having already hosted nearly 2,000 speakers and over a million book lovers at its 11 previous editions, the "Pink City" bears testimony to the strong cultural impact the festival has had on its self-image and social consciousness.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Vaduvoor: A tiny village luring and feeding global birds (Feature)
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS/Mongabay) "When some visitors ask, 'How do the birds know this lake is full?', I simply tell them that I telephone the migratory birds and inform them," said Ramesh mockingly as he sits at the tip of a lake in south India.
2019-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Swimming camels, mangrove islands of Kutch face mounting challenges (Feature)
Bhuj (Gujarat), Jan 10 (IANS) In the land of contrasts that Kutch is, winter is the lean feeding season for its unique breed of Kharai camels. These camels, unlike the kind most of us are familiar with, are typically dependent on the mangroves for their food, and during monsoons, they swim to the mangrove islands in hordes and stay there for days altogether.
2019-01-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
'Woodland buffers help maintain bird communities in forest edges' (Feature)
Bengaluru, Jan 9 (IANS/Mongabay) Woodlands in agricultural fields surrounding a protected area maintain functionality of a wintering bird community, according to a recent study.
2019-01-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Eat, drink and make merry at pocket-friendly House Of Commons (Foodie Trail - Delhi)
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Youngsters who are looking for an easy-on-the-pocket place to eat, drink and groove can have it all at House of Commons (HOC), a British-inspired gastropub that offers a vast menu comprising Continental, Mediterranean and Indian cuisines, coupled with rejuvenating drinks and live music -- ideal for a fun evening.
2019-01-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,National
Eye in the sky: Space technology aiding Meghalaya to expand boro rice cultivation (Agricultural Feature)
Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS/Mongabay) In Meghalayas tough hill terrains that limit field visits, space technology is aiding the selection of areas that are suited for growing and expanding cultivation of boro rice which is sown in winter and harvested in spring/summer, officials said.
2019-01-08
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Features
Here's a 'politician' with a difference
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 7 (IANS) At a time when politicians are seen to increase their personal wealth when in public life, a Congressman in Kerala, currently on a sabbatical from politics, is seeking to build a self-sustainable housing facility for the homeless in his home town in Kollam district, about 70 km from the state capital.
2019-01-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Woman acid attack survivor turns saviour for burn victims (IANS Special Series)
Bengaluru, Jan 6 (IANS) Even 12 years after she survived an acid attack by a jilted lover during a train journey to Delhi from her hometown Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in April 2006, Pragya Singh remains a beacon of hope for scores of such burn victims. The 35-year-old gritty Pragya has helped about 200 women victims of acid attacks undergo 300 surgeries for free and gave them not just legal and financial aid but also a job to rebuild their lives.
2019-01-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series
Border museum provides a rare insight into pre-Partition media (Feature)
Attari (Punjab), Jan 6 (IANS) The important role played by the vernacular media in the country's freedom struggle, which contributed to the end of the British rule in August 1947, has found a new platform right near the international border between India and Pakistan.
2019-01-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Features,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan