Acts of Omission: Farmers from Punjab and Haryana fear the agri laws hurt them more than others, Gaon Connection Survey

As compared to the east zone in India where about 40% of farmers did not support the three new agri laws, in the northwest region of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, as much as 77% of the respondent farmers opposed the laws, finds the recent Gaon Connection Survey.

Animesh Mishra


Is science really reaching our villages?

Much has been written about how science and technology can transform villages, but science may not always have all the answers. India’s villages are also the cradles of jugaad or frugal innovation.

Subhra Priyadarshini

Galloping Success: How Rupa Kunwar Singh became the first Indian female jockey

The jockey, who has won 727 races in the country and abroad, battled sexism before trainers would trust her with good horses. She now handles 18 horses in the MAM Ramaswamy stable, Chennai.

Sanchari Samanta

Healing amid risk: What the COVID-19 pandemic has meant to health workers

More than 500 allopathic doctors and nearly 50 nurses in India have died due to COVID-19. What explains the increased risk they face, and what is the way forward?

Anant Bhan, Harikeerthan Raghuram

Farmers struggle to sell their crops in other states, despite the new agri laws that say they can

One of the agri bills that became an act recently assured farmers that under the ‘one nation, one market’ policy, they could sell crops anywhere in the country. The ground reality suggests otherwise.

Mithilesh Dhar Dubey
India's Secret Kitchens

When in Lucknow, let Malai Makkhan melt in your mouth

It’s white, soft, sweet & fluffy … it simply melts in your mouth! Malai Makkhan is a dessert that truly has a nawabi touch. It is believed that the Mughals used to polish this delicacy off in minutes. Head to Old Lucknow to have the best malai makkhan

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Head to Lalla’s in Old Lucknow for some lip-smacking Biryani

Meticulously measured ingredients and a practiced technique makes the perfect biryani. The evolution of biryani spans many centuries, many cultures, many ingredients and many cooking styles. Head to Lalla’s in Old Lucknow for some yummy biryani

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They are hot & spicy … fancy some yummy kachoris?

A hole in the wall shop in Barabanki district in Uttar Pradesh, just 60 kms from state capital Lucknow, has been selling finger-licking kachoris for years now. Head to the shop — fondly known as Tandon jee kachori wala — for some yummy kachoris

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Folk Studio

Songs of the battlefield and bravery are pride of Bundelkhand

The pride of Bundelkhand, these are songs of the battlefield, songs of bravery from a bygone era. Sung in Veer rasa, Aalha songs are sung by sword-wielding men and women in very powerful voices

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Close your eyes … sway to the tunes of Ravanahatta

If you are in Rajasthan, chances are that you will find many folk artists playing this instrument, commonly known as the Ravanhatha. There are not many artists who play the instrument now, but its melodious tune will attract you to the folk artists instantly

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This is how women in Bihar welcome their husbands home

Jhumar is a folk-dance form from Bihar. It is said women express their joy and happiness through Jhumar when their husbands, who have been away from them, return home after a long time

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