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    #HGStreams: Smita Patil's Fearless Views On Women In Cinema In The 1980s

    Numerous women in history have paved the way for women today -- with their grit, boldness, strength and more. In India, one of the names that stands out is that of Smita Patil -- ahead of her times with not only the views that she held, but also how she put them across. With immense ease and poise, she would shatter notions of womanhood that were convenient for the world to...

    • 10 hrs ago
  • Culture

    Alcohol, Games & Desi Culture: South Asians Create The Perfect Drinking Card Game

    Bollywood films such as Cocktail's Daaru Desi and Devdas's Chalak Chalak will have you believing that alcohol is part and parcel of Indian life, and that no taboo comes attached with it -- it couldn't be farther from the truth. For many in India, alcohol is not considered a way that leads to good times, or as a beverage over which people bond and share special...

    • yesterday
  • Culture

    India Can't Move Past Its Inherent Casteism- Athletes Caste & Religion Become Top Google Searches

    Even in moments of celebration and pride, India's casteism and bigotry seems to come through. As the country is celebrating the medals of both, Lovlina Borgohain and PV Sindhu at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, many seem to be preoccupied with their caste and religion. Google searches regarding Borgohain and Sindhu's caste and religion increased over the...

    • yesterday
  • Culture

    The Fascinating Origins Of Lucknow's Famous Galouti Kebabs

    Indian history never fails to amuse, enthral and awe. And a lot of the times India's notorious obsession with food, results in some absolutely absurd historical occurings coming to light — from Indian kings gobbling down fried rats for dinner to tracing the roots of good ol' baingan ka bharta all the way back to the Harappan civilisation.

    • 3 days ago
  • Art & Design

    An Insight Into The Hidden Life Of Sikhs In Singapore

    Artists more often than not end up exploring their intersecting and multiple identities in their work of art. Identity, in fact, plays such an integral part in art that most works are an exploration of how we perceive the world. Perhaps the subjectivity and beauty of art lies in this very aspect. In this respect, artist Keerat Kaur's latest illustration Sikhs in Singapore: A Story Untold for...

    • 7 days ago
  • Culture

    This Manipuri Brand Is Reinventing Organic Skincare Using Perilla Oil & Wild Sesame Seeds

    An organic skincare label Tuingam Louzhi established her organic skincare label 'Secrets Cosmetics' in 2019, with an aim to reinvent the natural skincare industry in her hometown Ukhrul in Manipur. Initially, she had started off her business by making cosmetics, the ingredients for which were mostly procured from other neighbouring states. But, after the...

  • Culture

    Meet Samuel Stokes, The Man Who Introduced Apple Cultivation In Himachal Pradesh

    If you've ever been to Himachal Pradesh, you must have had those juicy apples that are available in abundance all over the state in most times of the year. But do you know how organised apple cultivation was first started in Himachal? It was an American gentleman named Samuel Stokes who first introduced apple cultivation to the state. Samuel Stokes was the son of a...

    • 7 days ago
  • Culture

    Queer Made: A Marketplace Of LGBTQIA+ Led Small Businesses

    There are various ways to support an under-represented community -- speak up for them when required, correct people's misunderstandings about them, show up to protests, and more. One of these aspects also includes supporting small businesses of these very communities. Making this possible for the entrepreneurs and businesspeople of the LGBTQIA+ community is Queer Mad e, 'a space...

    • a week ago
  • Culture

    Flamboyancy Over Lives: How The British Are To Blame For The Madras Famine Of 1876

    It is not uncommon to think of famines as natural calamities -- not greatly different to tsunamis or earthquakes, right? At the surface level, it is assumed that the food production did not meet the demand, and that solely natural causes such as droughts may have caused this. An event in Indian history that disproves this is that of the Madras Famine of 1876. In...

  • Culture

    A Ghost Village In Kargil Is Now A Museum Of Memories You Can Visit

    It's not something we think about often, but you can tell a lot about a person's life from their possessions. Extravagant and luxurious or meagre and frugal, the objects we hold on to tell a tale of their own - of a life lived, memories and nostalgia, both haunting and happy. But in times of crisis, if you had to pick one object from all the things that you possess and flee,...

    • 2 weeks ago

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