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A different yatra
Jagriti Yatra is on a different trip, quite literally. It sparks creative enterprise and encourages development through a journey across India moving on railway tracks. New York based writer for SPAN, Carrie Loewenthal Massey, reports
Not so green
The emerald landscape of tea gardens in Assam hide a healthcare lacunae among its women workers whose nimble fingers pluck the two leaves and a bud, invaluable to the industry. Activists from the community are now trying to change their condition. Ranjita Biswas reports from Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra
Despite many awareness programmes and campaigns, the continued rise in gender violence in the country is proving frustrating to sociologists and activists. Some suggest that including men in such programmes is vital. Ranjita Biswas gets introduced to one such initiative in Pune
As the year comes to a close, IBNS correspondents Supriyo Hazra and Sudipto Maity review the past 12 months when India was much in international focus after PM Modi's dramatic announcement to demonetise 86 percent of the currency to fight black money and corruption
The founder of Fitter Strength, a kettlebell sport facility in Kolkata, Arnav Sarkar is also one of the pioneers of the sport in India. A fitness enthusiast, Sarkar is aware of the slow growth of the sport in the country, but is extremely hopeful of KB picking up speed towards the end of this decade. In a chat with IBNS-TWF correspondent Sudipto Maity, he discusses the aspects and the challenges the sport presents.
The death of famous journalist Sydney H. Schanberg whose accounts of Cambodia on throes of civil war was the core of the prize-winning ‘The Killing Fields’ makes Ranjita Biswas recall her visit to the infamous site