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As Nepal-China joint military drill continues, Nepal President visits India

HT photo   By Jose Kalathil With the first-ever 10-day long Nepal-China joint military drill ongoing, which began on Sunday at the Nepal Army’s Para Training School in Kathmandu, Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is at the same time currently on a five-day visit to India, her first overseas tour, which India considers a diplomatic […]

Meat sellers go on indefinite strike in Indian state

Shailesh Andrade/Reuters   By Jose Kalathil Meat sellers and butchers across Uttar Pradesh (UP), an Indian state with the largest population of 204.12 million, earlier this week launched an indefinite strike against an ongoing crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses in the state.

Taiwan keen on bettering ties with India

Reuters photo   By Jose Kalathil The island country of Taiwan having a population of 23 million is keen on strengthening relations with the second largest economy in Asia, in the fields of trade, tourism, education, culture and business.

Campaign to save India’s Narmada River from pollution

By Jose Kalathil River Narmada, also called Rewa, is the fifth largest river of the Indian subcontinent and the third largest in India with 130 kms after the Godavari and the Krishna.

Sheroes: Women of courage

Will Noor   By Jose Kalathil Not far from the white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in Agra, about 200 kms from New Delhi, stands Sheroes Hangout, the world’s first cafe run by acid victims, who were either spurned by […]

Health Effect Institute predicts 4.2 million early deaths due to air pollution

AFP photo   By Jose Kalathil The US-based Health Effect Institute (HEI) has said in a recently released study on the global burden of disease (GBD) that air pollution would claim more than 4.2 million early deaths. Of these, 1.1 million would be in India, which is more than a quarter of world deaths.

Lack of vultures force Zoroastrians to change traditional custom

By Jose Kalathil Absence of vultures has forced a minority community of Zoroastrians, who had emigrated to India centuries ago, in Navsari in Gujarat state, considered the Vatican of Zoroastrianism, to change to burials instead of their traditional way of putting dead bodies inside Dakhmas or Towers of Silence, to be disposed of by the […]

Plea for strong laws on road safety

By Jose Kalathil In order to create awareness about road safety, Consumer Voice, a voluntary organization in the interest of Consumer Education, with the support from Cycling for Environment Club and Delhi Traffic Police, organised a cycle rally, Cyclothon, in New Delhi on Saturday, in which about 100 cyclists participated.

Editorial: Tuck Magazine 2016

    Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.

Child trafficking: A menace in India

Reuters photo   By Jose Kalathil According to Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organisation, India has the largest number of modern slaves in the world with more than 18 million trapped as bonded labourers, forced beggars, sex workers, and child soldiers.

Nearly two months, no trace of student

By Jose Kalathil It has been nearly two months since Najeeb Ahmed, a 27-year-old first year MSC student at the School of Biotechnology in the prestigious international Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi found missing from his Mahi-Mandvi hostel in the University campus, on October 15, after an alleged scuffle with three members of […]

Demonetisation of Rupee angers Indians

PTI photo   By Jose Kalathil India, Asia’s third-largest economy, is facing an unprecedented financial emergency after Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, demonetised the most popular high-value Indian currencies with effect from 8 November.

A peep into Taiwan’s tribal culture

By Jose Kalathil When an invitation to visit Taiwan for a second time came from none other than the country’s Representative to India, Mr Chung-Kwang Tien, I could not say no.

Indian students advised to fully engage in France

By Jose Kalathil French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, advised Indian students going to study in France to engage fully in their experience of France by “watching our movies and dancing to our music.” He was addressing a pre-departure orientation session for 250 students going to France at the French embassy in New Delhi.

Taiwan’s Catholic Vice President

By Jose Kalathil Chen Chien-jen, the new Vice President of the Republic of China, popularly known as Taiwan, is a devout Catholic. He is the first Catholic who has held such a senior post in the Taiwanese government.

Two million youths expected for Krakow World Youth Day

By Jose Kalathil New Delhi: Approximately 2 million youths from 175 countries are expected to join Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland, from July 26-31, 2016 for the 31st World Youth Days (WYD), said Thomas Lukasuk, ambassador of the Republic of Poland, at a press conference here in New Delhi.

Walk for Peace and Harmony

By Jose Kalathil The ‘Walk of Hope‘, a padayatra for peace and harmony, by Sri M of the Manav Ekta Mission, a wing of the Satsang Foundation, founded by the 67-year-old, has entered the capital, New Delhi.

Tuck Magazine 2015

  Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2015, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.

Art show to mark the Golden Jubilee of Russian Centre in New Delhi

By Jose Kalathil An exhibition of works by well-known Russian artist, Olga Okuneva, is on until 14 December as part of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), in New Delhi.