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Low-key Dasara fest in Mysuru

Mysuru has been spruced and decked up even as it will host a subdued 10-day Dasara fest from Saturday amid the Covid pandemic, which has turned the annual carnival into a largely virtual show due to curbs on people gathering in large…

Career options in Mental Health

By Ranjan K Baruah The recent COVID-19 pandemic has bought more challenges when it comes to mental health. It is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million…

Silence of the hills

By Vishal Gulati The serenity and tranquility prevailing in Himachal Pradesh's resort town of Manali is haunting tourists ever since the Covid-19 outbreak in March, with the much-preferred tourist destination turning virtually into a…

Education in yellow rooms

At a time when the pandemic has forced students to go for digital class, and many underprivileged children do not have that option, Kshama Hastak’s Sarthak Foundation in Lucknow provides free-of-cost education to children from…

Working with the elderly

By Ranjan K Baruah These days we could see many old age homes in different areas where elders stay or are kept by others. Like crèche for kids, old age homes are also becoming crucial these days. The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of…

e-Reading made easy

By Vishnu Makhijani With love for reading augmented during the Covid-induced lockdown, heres an "immersive fiction" platform that marries the written word with multimedia elements to give one a real-life simulation on your smartphone —…

The ballad of struggle

His laughter races in the dimly-lit courtyard. There are chickens of different sizes strolling all over. Two goats, staring into nothingness are also tied on a tree. He had later said that we could choose our dinner. Bant Singh is lying on…

Naples of the East

By Prasanta Talukdar The road to Thenzawl has one of the most spectacular views with rolling green hills covered in clouds that float beneath the ridges like a misty sea. Thenzawl and its surrounding places offer some of the best tourist…