California’s Sikh Community Distribute Food

Southern California’s United Sikh Mission has been distributing about 1,400 meals daily for the past month with help from hundreds of volunteers in the local community, a media reported. This is one of the largest operations in the region, supplying thousands of vegetarian meals not only to seniors and health-care workers at local hospitals, but

Infanticide Survivor Awarded Maharana Mewar Award

  A woman who survived being buried alive at birth by a snake-charming tribe before setting up a successful dance company in Rajasthan was just one of a number of women awardees at the Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards in Udaipur last night….reports India Daily Newsdesk The awards, now in their 35th year, held at the

Creativity Gives Women Wings To Fly

Three years ago, Malini Arora, 29, left a busy corporate job to satiate her itch to explore her creative instincts as a designer of contemporary ethnic wear….writes Radhika Bhirani It’s a bumpy ride, but then you get to drive, she says — a sentiment that resonates with several such Indian women who are turning entrepreneurs with

Will Spring Bring New Hope In Kashmir?

Spring, Kashmir’s season of a million flowers, butterflies, singing birds, honeybees and murmuring mountain streams charged by winter’s plentiful snowfall, is already here in Kashmir….writes Sheikh Qayoom Its arrival this year has been announced not only by a respite from winter’s bitter cold and green leaf-buds dotting the barren, frost-smitten countryside, but more so in the

Massive change In India’s public libraries

Images of ill-maintained public libraries — laden with dust and poor-infrastructure, barely prompting a second visit — is undergoing a complete makeover thanks to the government’s ambitious National Mission on Libraries….writes Saket Suman More significantly, state-of-the-art facilities combining the latest internet technologies are being plugged in to attract the younger generation. “Some may think that the

Agony of World of Spying

The schizophrenic, suspicious world of spying – and its costs…Book Review by Vikas Dutta about ‘The English Teacher’ written by Yiftach Reicher Atir For any spy agency, even more worrisome than the possibility of its agents abroad being unmasked and inviting some sort of reprisal from the targeted country, is the prospect of its spies (or

UP Keen on Upgrading Health Sector

UP devises system to evaluate health performance of districts….reports India Daily Newsdesk The Uttar Pradesh government has devised a system to evaluate performance of the districts on the basis of 34 health indicators, an official statement said. The system that was started in July this year focuses on indicators of family planning, maternal & child

Patna Set To Curb Pollution

  Patna okay with higher taxes to curb pollution….reports India Daily Newsdesk People in Patna will not mind paying higher taxes if the government decides to take tough measures to combat air pollution, a survey said on Tuesday. According to a latest survey on air pollution in Patna conducted by the Centre for Environment and

Manoj Bajpayee Wins at APSA

Manoj Bajpayee adjudged best actor at 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards….reports India Daily Newsdesk Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Performance by an Actor award, narrowly beating Nawazuddin Siddiqui, at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) here on Thursday. Nawazuddin was awarded a Special Mention in the same category. The winners in the