Month: May 2019

Modi Returns With A Roar

By Team India Se · May 24, 2019

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Elections 2019 the largest festival in democracy and asked people to participate in it, the Indian electorate responded by electing the ruling party back to power. The Bharatiya Janta Party made history by returning to power the second time with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning 349 seats while…

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Astronaut Aesthetic

By Team India Se · May 15, 2019

Turkish designer Bora Aksu debuted his much-anticipated Autumn/Winter 2019/20 Collection at London Fashion Week’s opening day – February 15, to a packed audience of top fashion influencers, fashion bloggers and freelance writers like myself. Apart from feeling rather out of my depth at such a glitzy event, surrounded by fashionistas dressed to the nines, I…

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APRIL 2019

By Team India Se · May 15, 2019

APRIL 02 – Kaila Devi Fair APRIL 06 – Mewar Festival/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Chaitra Navratri APRIL 08 – Gauri Puja / Gangaur APRIL 13 – Jallianwala Bagh Day APRIL 14 – Ram Navami/Ambedkar Jayanti/Baisakhi/Tamil New Year APRIL 15 – Shukrodaya Ekadashi/Bohag Bihu/Vishu APRIL 17 – Mahavir Jayanti/World Haemophilia Day APRIL 18 – World Heritage Day APRIL 19 – Hanuman Jayanti/Good Friday APRIL 20 – Shab-E-Barat APRIL…

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Yumthang Valley in Sikkim

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is a veritable wonderland with hot springs, yaks and grazing pastures on rolling meadows surrounded by mountains. Located more than 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) above sea level, the valley has an unspoilt beauty. The lush green forest abounds in pine and silver fir trees and wild flowers like primulas and…

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Cherry Blossoms In Japan

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

“O my Love is like a red, red rose,” proclaimed the poet Robert Burns, but the cherry blossom is the apple of the eye – at least, for the Japanese. Soft and delicate, often pink or white, the flower is the cynosure of all eyes in Japan. People gather to see it bloom – the…

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Visiting Wordsworth

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · May 15, 2019

“For oft when in my couch I lie, in vacant or in pensive mood/ they flash upon the inward eye that is the bliss of solitude.” – The Daffodils by William Wordsworth. Has it really been over a month since brook and road, haystacks and fells and limpid lakes were my fellow travellers? As I…

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Why I’m Ready To Be Flogged In These Chest-thumping Times

By Shobhaa De · May 15, 2019

WE ARE AT WAR We are at war, yet never really at war.  We are at peace, never truly at peace.  What is this land in which we live —seeded by hate, by the sword tilled, scythe-harvested by Death?  Since neither of us can win,  let our unequal gods meet,  bury arms instead of limbs, …

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The Dynamism Of Indivisibility

By Debashis Chatterjee · May 15, 2019

An organisation is much more than the sum total of its material and intellectual assets. The whole is more than the sum of its parts. The whole is not a collection of parts but the individual relationship that exists among the parts. If we take all of the words in a sentence and change their…

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Happy Marketing!

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

Indian students who made good in Singapore. That’s the story of National University of Singapore (NUS) graduates Rachit Dayal and Prantik Mazumdar. Singapore permanent residents, they recently sold their start-up, Happy Marketer, to Merkle Company, part of the giant Dentsu-Aegis Network, for “more money than we know what to do with,” says Dayal.  Singapore’s first…

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The Tickle Effect

By Nithya Subramanian · May 15, 2019

In just a decade, Roshni Mahtani, has achieved what many can only dream of – a successful tech media company that is taking a leap into the world of e-commerce. Starting off as a platform for parents to talk about ‘real’ parental issues and not mundane discussions on blues and pinks, she has now set…

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