NewDelhi:In the very first week India enteredCOVID lockdown in March 2020, PM Narendra Modi called on the NGOs to help the government during the lockdown by providing basic necessities to theunderprivileged, supplying medical and protective gear, and assisting withawareness campaigns on social distancing.
Author-journalist Prem Prakash's book Reporting India: My Seventy-Year Journey as a Journalist was launched by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at event Kitaab hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Penguin India in December 2020. From Pakistan to Jawaharlal Nehru, the veteran journalist and ANI founder who had reported from ground zero of the India-China War in 1962 spoke on a range of issues in the course of the conversation. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts
Kolkata/IBNS: City-based author Sudipta Lahiri's latest short story ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ has been selected for publication in an Indo-Australian online short story competition.
Mumbai/IBNS: College students in India can test their knowledge about Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize and Nobel Laureates at this quiz contest with a first prize of rupees one lakh.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Embassy of Mexico in India and UNESCO New Delhi jointly hosted the 2nd Mexico-India Dialogues on Women’s Rights on the subject of Breaking Gender Stereotypes in the Media.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has allowed the partial reopening of schools from Sept 21, for face-to-face classes on a voluntary basis for the students of 9th-12th grades.
Mumbai/IBNS: The idea that India stands united in the face of all adversities, including the current pandemic sweeping across the globe, was once again driven home, this time through the presentation of a virtual rendition of the country’s national anthem sung by various people.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Delhi, Sept 2 (IBNS): Indian PM Narendra Modi wished the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi as the 10-day long festival started from Monday.