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Khadi: Not just for sake of appearances

There has been a sudden revival of “nationalism” – at least of one version of it, and yet it is difficult to imagine that not long ago, one of the prime symbols of nationalism was

Withering threads: Why the weaver of famous Banarasi silk saree is unhappy

The call of the muezzin and chiming temple bells break the stillness of air over Ganga as Rehaan Hasan wakes up for the day. Now in his sixties – he does not know his exact age – Rehaan

World Heritage Day: 5 heritage sites in India that you may not know about

As many as 46 sites in India, including cities, monuments and archaeological sites are on the UNESCO`s tentative list awaiting world heritage status. Here is a list of five heritage sites in India

West Bengal’s sunset industry

The clock has just struck 6 pm. The blazing sun has already disappeared behind the mango groves and thick clouds envelop the sky. The call for azaan from a nearby mosque shatters the silence of the

Special package to create jobs in textile, apparel sector

Jobs for 1 crore people, mostly women will be created in three years along with an investment of Rs 74,000 crores from a special package for textile and apparel sector, approved by the cabinet on W

‘High chance khadi will become extinct, if KVIC’s patriarchal view continues’

(1) The figures of khadi production and sales given by the KVIC chairman are in nominal terms, whereas we include the real value of production and sales in our paper. The same nominal figures, avai

Textile sector workers to get fixed term employment

The fixed term employment has been introduced in apparel manufacturing sector in Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act through an October 7 notification of the labour ministry. The decision wo

Gandhigiri, chamchagiri and the spinning-wheel doctors

There are two kinds of acts from the so-called fringe elements of the BJP: one embarrasses only the secular-liberals but resonates well with the party’s core constituency, and the other embar



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