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Miss Deaf Asia: This Haryana girl hears no evil
Nishtha Dudeja is the first Indian girl to wear the crown of Miss Deaf Asia 2018. While many have perhaps not heard of such a beauty pageant, she contested it and won and now is all set to receive a national award from the President of India in December. She shares her journey of struggle and success with students in a school and IBNS-TWF
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. 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
A cancer research scientist, a model, an LGBTQ activist and a writer, Kolkata boy Samarpan Maiti, who added another feather in his cap finishing second runner-up in Mr Gay World 2018 this year in South Africa's Knysna, speaks to Sudipto Maity
Start-up companies in India find a new mentor in the Nexus Incubator at the American Center, New Delhi, a collaborative programme between the two countries. SPAN writer Michael Gallant reports
Most of the time, a filmmaker chases a story. Rarely, the story comes chasing him. For Paul Harris, it was the latter. He discovered a small town called McCluskiegunj while researching for a long term project on Anglo Indians. Thus emerged his documentary ‘Dreams of a Homeland’. Shoma A. Chatterji reports
A veteran in the Indian rock circuit, Valentine Shipley was in Kolkata to enthrall the audience in the seventh season of Harley Rock Riders. IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity caught up with the rockstar before the concert as they discussed Bob Dylan, Indian rock music and bikes. Excerpts: