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Author interview: Economic writer and journalist Anand Vardhan talks about his debut book

The author conducted intensive research into the economic lives of people across India and also drew upon his own in-depth knowledge of the subject for his debut book 'Alternative Strategy for Unfettered Growth'.

Coca-Cola India’s ‘Ummeedo Wali Dhoop’ campaign salutes positivity, togetherness and generosity of the human spirit

Kolkata/IBNS: Celebrating the ability of human spirit to persevere and to always emerge stronger, Coca-Cola India has released a series of stories narrated through the digital medium as short films, static posts on its social assets and long format stories on Coca-Cola India Journey titled ‘Ummeedo Wali Dhoop’, recognizing beacons of hope, countless acts of selflessness, kindness and courage. 

Matrix India digitally training hairdressers and salon technicians in safety and sanitization protocols

Kolkata/IBNS: Matrix India, part of L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division, recently said that they have been holding digital training for their hairdressers through the lockdown period to keep them prepared for business during the post pandemic recovery period.

We’re all in this together: How a pandemic transforms student lives in USA and India

Every spring, students from the University of Missouri in USA join with peers in India to work on story projects together, exploring subjects that link the world’s two largest democracies. They reach across oceans and time zones to share and learn and gain a new appreciation of all that unites people. IBNS with University of Missouri brings you the voices of today's youth in Covid-19 times

When the world hibernates, going 'online' is the new normal

Amidst a scary predicament, the world is currently passing through, the internet has emerged to be the sole connector in the new normal of social distancing. At a time when heads of the countries across the globe are constantly preaching the one mantra of social distancing, essentially demanding people to shrug off socialising, internet happens to unleash freshness in the lives of otherwise bored and quarantined social animals. 

New York-based Indian artist Zarina Hashmi no more

London/UNI: New York-based Indian artist Zarina Hashmi, known as the proponent of the simple and minimalist art, passed away on Saturday at her niece's home in London, following a long illness, a family member confirmed the news. She was 83.

'MOITRI' celebrates the first ever Indo- Bangladesh Friendship Motoring Drive 2020

Kolkata/IBNS: As part of the birth centenary celebration of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first prime minister of Bangladesh, also popularly known as Bongobondhu (Friend of Bengal) and Jatir Janak (Father of the Nation), a car rally was recently organised between India and Bangladesh.

How Indians are responding to their love for mother tongue? ShareChat has some metrics

Kolkata/IBNS: More than 30,000 UGC (user generated content) got created across 8 Indian languages with #MyMotherTongue #LoveMyLanguage ahead of the International Mother Language Day on Feb 21, according to social media platform ShareChat.

R-Day India: Google celebrates with Doodle

New Delhi/UNI: The Google on Sunday celebrated India's 71st Republic Day with a very unique doodle showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage that permeates and unites the diverse Asian subcontinent.

Three Kolkata restaurants you cannot miss this Indian Republic Day

Kolkata/IBNS: India celebrates Republic Day with respect and joyous gatherings and restaurants too join in the fun with lavish spreads.

6 things about India only an Indophile would know

An Indophile is someone who loves India. Its culture, its people, its languages, its natural beauty and India’s amazing cuisine. Scottish Historian like William Darlymple or the musician Jerry Garcia are well-known examples of Indophiles who breathe India.

Delhi to host second Asian Curatorial Forum in November; first edition held in Bangladesh in 2017

Delhi/IBNS: Curators and representatives of art institutions from South Asian and East/Southeast Asian countries will be meeting in Delhi for the second edition of  Asian Curatorial Forum, which will begin on November 7, 2019.

Ireland keen to increase its intake of Indian students aspiring to pursue higher studies

Kolkata, Oct 12 (IBNS): Ireland is poised to welcome Indian students keen to pursue higher studies at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is offering over 200 scholarships for the same.

Dr. Anurima Chanda of Ashoka University holds activity session for children in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sep 16 (IBNS) : Kolkata's popular bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Dorling Kindersley India, recently hosted an activity session for children between 7 and 9 years by author Dr. Anurima Chanda based on her book 'Find Out! Women of India' at its Quest Mall outlet.

Starmark holds discussion between architect Anjan Mitra and author Joanne Taylor

Kolkata: Kolkata’s bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Niyogi Books, on Saturday held a discussion between architect Anjan Mitra and architectural historian, photographer and author Joanne Taylor on her books The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta, The Great Houses of Kolkata and The Churches of India at its South City Mall outlet here.