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Revisiting Pottery Business in India

You’re walking on the streets of Jaipur, looking at the heritage, art and craft, suddenly your eyes fall on a man using clay and ceramic materials to make a vessel. This process, of using clay and ceramic materials to form vessels and other products of desired shapes is known as […]

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Non-Friendly Kisaan Bill, 2020

While the world awaits Gurupurab tomorrow, farmers from Punjab are protesting against the reformed farm bill 2020. Farmers have taken the protest to roads and are rallying from Punjab/Haryana to Delhi in order to make the union government listen to them. The three laws-The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, The Farmers’ […]

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Radio and Neelesh Misra

Driving your car with the radio on, jamming and listening to the programmes, making your journey smoother? Well, radio wasn’t always for the entertainment. With the advent of radio came serial programmes which were replaced by serious reportage or playing music resonating to that time. or as a must in […]

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SILENT FILMS- AN ERA TO BE CONTINUED

When you hear the words silent film what pops in the mind? Definitely not any sound. A silent film is a film that does not have any pre-recorded sound and has no audible dialogues. Earlier silent films were accompanied by live sounds such as that of a piano, instrument organ […]

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A Note to myself

I’m here because like every other 14 year old I thought becoming a doctor only takes considerable amount of studying and good amount of heart to serve others. Well, it turns out to be totally opposite. Number of hours spent in mugging up how deoxygenated and oxygenated blood are separated, […]

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Public Centered Democracy & Far Fetched Healthcare

Kerala’s proactive reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic was made conceivable as a result of the solid establishment set somewhere around the Kerala Model of Development also. Directly from the first communist government in 1957, social mobilizations by Left and progressive associations and the reactions to them by the state governments […]

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“The hammer and the sickle have chased the Covid devil away” Behind Kerala’s success at flattening the Covid curve.

Kerala is being observed the world over for its powerful battle against COVID-19. Much has been expounded on the State’s initial readiness, successful lockdown, focused healthcare mediations, extraordinary financial packages , help for migrant workers, decentralized activities through the local self-governments, between departmental coordination, etc. Be that as it may, […]

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Humanity: Slower than the course of time

Mr. Albert Einstein has said that, “Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding”. And that quote is relevant even in our “Modern” time, as we walk briskly towards an epidemic of nuclear war, which may even end the world. To analyze the problem and […]

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Aatm Nirbhar Bharat, Poverty and India

With the onset of the 2020, world witnessed a new virus spreading in China and by March, the virus had taken over the entire world including India. The novel corona virus, which was declared a pandemic by WHO in February, has impacted millions of lives in India. Viewing this, Modi […]

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OTT Platforms Under Surveillance

The Central government this month announced that Over The Top (OTT) platforms and video streaming service providers like Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon etc will be brough under Information and Broadcasting Ministry. This notification has created quite a stir in the world of internet as there was no law or autonomous body […]

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Freedom of press a mere hoax in India?

Media is referred as the fourth estate following the legislature, executive and judiciary. While the constitution of India does not specifically state freedom of press but it is implied from the freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(1)(a). The term has its origin attributed to a parliamentary debate on […]

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Corporate lobbies and ethical journalism- A Dilemma

Right after liberalisation was announced in 1991, confetti of free market joy was all over the state controlled economic structure which till the USSR collapsed, served India’s Non- aligned purposes. Liberalisation promised opportunities, freedom of choice and other whims of the neo liberal world. However a much vehement claim of […]

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How a journalist covers the budget announcement

With regards to planning, budgeting, distinguishing territories of shortcoming and weaknesses encourages the government to apportion assets in a helpful and supportable way. A nearby glance at national financial plans shows whether government strategies favour the rich or poor people. The reporting sheds insight into who wins, loses and escapes […]

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POLITICAL REPORTING IN A DEMOCRACY

India got its independence in 1947 and has remained to be a functional democracy ever since. The key ingredient in surviving the democracy is the free press which also is considered to be the unofficial fourth pillar of democracy. Contrary to beliefs of the western pundits, India not only strengthen […]

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ARTS AND CRAFT- A PROMISING INDUSTRY

India is a hub of Arts and Craft owing to the rich history, tradition, geography, culture and diversity. The major influence of the empires that ruled India over a period of time can be easily viewed looking at each state’s art and craft, suggesting how diverse this sector is. For […]

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Technology and the Social Media- A boon to the Art

Art has witnessed an evolution of technology, from Pyramids at Giza to today’s time, technology has different notions attached to it. Technology today is a source that facilitates the production, marketing and sale of the art. In the 15th century artists experimented with oil-based pigments while the introduction of photography […]

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Guiding your way through the Arts

Art is an expansive and diverse field consisting of drama, music, theatre, industrial design, performing, culinary and visual arts. It is the mastery of a skill, a creative way of expression and communication of emotions. Performing arts (including fiction, drama and theatre) is primarily where the performers use their facial […]

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