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    Upcycle Your Old Clothes With The Help Of Revogue India

    In India, using and reusing things till we absolutely cannot anymore is not a new phenomenon. From our Tupperware to hand-me-downs from our elders, we love to juice its utility. Little do we realise, though, that it is a sustainable practice like no other! Extending the life of old clothes is Revogue India, an upcycling service where you can hand in your beloved clothes that may be ever so...

    • 7 hrs ago
  • Culture

    Groping Without Skin-To-Skin Contact Is Not Sexual Assault Under POCSO, Says Bombay HC

    The Bombay High Court, while acquitting a 39-year-old man who had been sentenced to three years' imprisonment under Section 8 of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, ruled that when there is 'no direct physical contact - skin to skin with sexual intent, without penetration,' it would not amount to sexual assault. The acquitted man was...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Kerela-Based Entrepreneur Lakshmi Menon Is Upcycling PPE Scraps Into Mattresses For COVID-19 Clinic

    As COVID-19 cases spiked in Kerala, the government ordered every panchayat to set up a 50-bed care centre. This increased the demand for cots, mattresses, pillows, and other essentials in the state. Social entrepreneur Lakshmi Menon, who had always been at the forefront of social welfare initiatives, came up with the concept of 's hayya', which is...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Brick Lane, 1978: How The Murder Of An Immigrant Changed The Discourse Of Race In Britain

    At the entrance to the Altab Ali Park in Adler Street in East London is an arch created by David Petersen, developed as a memorial to Altab Ali, a Bangladeshi worker who had migrated to Britain in 1969. He was one amongst a large group of South Asians who had come to Britain following WWII after the independence of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh....

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Anwesha Paul Depicts The Beauty & Strength Of Indian Women

    There is no doubt we love to witness the rightful portrayal of Indian and South Asian women through various forms of art. Almost a means to convey the power, grace, and resilience they hold, these portrayals are as important because they resonate with our aspirations and ideal inspirations. Some of them truly catch our eye and Anwesha Paul's series is one of them. 21-year-old...

    • 6 days ago
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    7 Homegrown Companies Paving The Way For Hemp Acceptance

    Conversations around hemp and marijuana still hold polarised opinions in India. Many are of the perception that Cannabis and its related substances are all harmful and cause severe implications on a society such as India's. Ironically, Cannabis has had a significant role to play in the country's history. Hemp itself consists lesser than 0.3 per cent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is...

    • 7 days ago
  • Fashion

    Grab Unique Slow Fashion Pieces & Styling Inspiration At Upkeep Thrifts

    At Homegrown, we are suckers for forward-thinking fashion - fashion that is slow, genderless and all things good. With the advent of Instagram thrift stores in 2020, such fashion was able to make its way to the spotlight. Upkeep Thrifts is one such store that we have our eye on. A hard-to-beat collection and its impeccable photography allow us to truly appreciate the work...

    • a week ago
  • Culture

    2021 Will Be A Shorter Year: What Happens When Earth Starts Spinning Faster Than Usual?

    If you are one to believe Shakespeare, you would think that time goes faster when one is happy. While absolutely everyone on the planet wanted 2020 to get over, apparently, our planet was also in quite a rush to get through the year quickly. While, on an average, the Earth takes 86,400 seconds to rotate around its axis, last year, it broke the previous...

    • a week ago
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    Muhammed Sajid Reimagines Masks With Futuristic & Traditionally Rooted Elements

    Days when it was not mandatory for us to pair each of our daily ensembles with face masks seem to be deeply buried in oblivion now. Sometimes, it amazes one how all through 2020, and now 2021, a simple piece of soft material over our faces became our saving grace through the Coronavirus pandemic, and continues to be the main deterrent of the spread of the virus....

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Culture

    Vijaya Gadde: Meet The Indian-American Lawyer Who Spearheaded Trump's Twitter Ban

    On 8 January, 2021, Twitter did something that was once thought unimaginable. It shut down erstwhile US President, Donald Trump's Twitter account as part of a wave of crackdowns on the public digital spaces where the President's most radicalised supporters congregate. It came in response to the violence and bloodshed unleashed by Trump supporters on the US Capitol....

    • 2 weeks ago

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