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We are 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. 

'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.

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.

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.

India celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi festival today, PM Modi greets nation

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.

India to have 859 million smartphones users in 2022: ASSOCHAM-PwC

New Delhi, May 13 (IBNS): The number of smartphone users in the country is expected to double to 859 million by 2022 from 468 million users in 2017 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9%, according to an ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study.

Bangladesh delegation meets I&B Ministry over co-production of film on Mujibur Rahman's life

New Delhi, May 7 (IBNS): A delegation from Bangladesh led by Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to Prime Minister of Bangladesh, including Syed Muazzem Ali, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India and other delegates met Amit Khare, Secretary and other officials of I&B Ministry on Tuesday.

In Flowerdom Flashback: OMG Flower Facts!

In this series, we bring you some amazing facts on flowers from all over the world!  As beautiful, fresh and wow-worthy like flowers in Bangalore!

India-China cultural tie marks this year's BJ Block Salt Lake Sarodatsav in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 14 (IBNS): With the greatest festival of Bengalis-Durga Puja ushering in, a community puja in Kolkata incorporated Chinese theme in the 35th year of their endeavour, which is seen as an attempt to strengthen the cultural tie between the two Asian neighbours.

GREY group changes its logo and tagline in a toast to decriminalizing gay sex in India

Kolkata, Sept 12 (IBNS): By decriminalizing homosexuality, India celebrated a momentous occasion by including the LGBT community and its rights into the constitution. 

I dream of holding a pride march in Kashmir: Aijaz Ahmad Bund

Unlike other Indian states, LGBTQ community in Jammu and Kashmir did not revel in the joy of the Indian Supreme Court verdict  that decriminalised gay sex. Kashmir has its own constitution and follows the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC), as opposed to the Indian Penal Code followed elsewhere in the country. In an exclusive chat with IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity, the trouble torn region's prominent LGBTQ activist Dr Aijaz Ahmad Bund opens up about the scene in Kashmir and his dream of holding a pride march in the state.

East Side Stories: A play about the suffering a partition of a country can inflict on its own people

Kolkata, Apr 27 (IBNS): Adapted from short stories by  Dibyendu Palit, Selina Hossain and Manik Bandopadhyay, the East Side Stories, directed by Mahmud Alam, is a reflection of the pain of separation that the partition of a country with shared language and culture inflicts on the people.