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I don’t believe in fusion: Kathak legend Birju Maharaj

I don’t believe in fusion: Kathak legend Birju Maharaj

Classical dance and music forms are pure and aesthetic and fusion with modern genres will detract from the charm of their originality, Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj believes. “Art should…

Women In Indian Mill Pen Letter Describing Sexual Abuse At Work

Women In Indian Mill Pen Letter Describing Sexual Abuse At Work

A letter from six women at a spinning mill in southern India, describing the sexual harassment they face at work and asking for help, exposes the widespread exploitation of women…

It’s Diwali and time for special beauty care

It’s Diwali and time for special beauty care

The festive season is here again! Soon it will be Diwali. Start taking care of the skin and hair a few weeks before. Night-time cleansing is an absolute must, especially…

Neepa Singh From Ahmedabad Crowned Mrs. India Earth 2016

Neepa Singh From Ahmedabad Crowned Mrs. India Earth 2016

Neepa Singh from Ahmedabad was crowned Mrs. India Earth 2016 First Runner Up Classic. This is the first ever woman from the state to be crowned at the age of…

On Karva Chauth, applying mehendi goes sky-high

On Karva Chauth, applying mehendi goes sky-high

Getting mehendi appied on Karva Chauth festival can be a pricey affair — It can cost up to Rs 3,000 depending on the designs that you select. Kundan Mehandi Art,…

Indian female taxi driver documentary hopes to inspire, embolden women

Indian female taxi driver documentary hopes to inspire, embolden women

When Selvi was 14, she was married off to an abusive husband who forced her into prostitution. Over a decade later, her escape and journey to becoming one of India’s…

Two Mumbaikars play ‘garba-dandiya’ on wheelchairs

Two Mumbaikars play ‘garba-dandiya’ on wheelchairs

At several suburban Navratri venues in Mumbai, revellers suddenly stop in their tracks to view and admire a young man and a woman as they join the ongoing 10-day dance…

A teen died after a 68-day religious fast in India. Are her parents to blame?

A teen died after a 68-day religious fast in India. Are her parents to blame?

The 13-year-old girl in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad was unusually devout, her relatives said. Even in her younger years, Aradhana Samdhariya was known to undertake strict fasts from…