Jasodhara Banerjee

  • Freedom from Ageism: Age no Bar is a Myth in India 27-08-2013 02:48 PM

    Some years ago, I found myself scrambling for scholarships to pursue a master's degree. At the age of 26, I realised that I was not eligible for most of them. I was too old. I also learnt that 26 was also too old to take up studying for a bachelor's...
  • All you want to know about June solstice 08-07-2013 01:05 AM

    1. The word solstice is derived from Latin: Sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). It is the day (June 21) when the sun appears to stand still before tracing its path back across the sky. 2. The solstice is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer, symbolised by the...
  • Using star power for philanthropy 04-02-2013 12:40 PM

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  • Seven new, promising stars of 2011 24-12-2011 08:54 AM

    Aman Sethi He is a journalist who won the International Committee of the Red Cross award for the best Indian print media article on humanitarian issues. His report covered police atrocities in Chhattisgarh villages, as the government finds it increasingly tough to fight the Maoists. Sethi's bond with those who...
  • Think it through with Google 12-12-2011 03:14 PM

    Think With Google is where you get a bit of many things: A glimpse into the minds of experts from various fields, insights and experiences from a range of leaders, trends, and predictions. If it is happening somewhere out there, you will likely find a bit of it here. It...
  • Lost and never found treasures through the ages 15-11-2011 11:04 AM

    History is replete with legends of lost treasure and those who went in search of it. This, of course, was before they headed to Wall Street. 1. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Europeans started believing in El Dorado, a place of untold wealth in the Americas. A South American...
  • Hong Kong: Asia's world city 29-09-2011 11:25 AM

    Hong Kong can truly be called Asias World City. It is bustling, vibrant and dynamic, with a unique blend of eastern and western influences. It is only five hours from half the worlds population and is a buzzing centre of international trade and business. Recommendations The city is one of...
  • Book Review: Noon 13-09-2011 11:24 AM

    'Noon' is the story of Rehan Tabassum and his discovery of an India he is not familiar and comfortable with and a Pakistan he did not know. As a young boy, Rehan comes to India with his Punjabi mother Udaya, after his Pakistani father Sahil abandons them in London. Udaya...
  • Mumbai: Municipal schools focus on better learning 28-04-2011 01:26 PM

    Mumbai: The children, in blue and white uniforms, sit in groups of six, with their desks arranged in circles. They compare the sheets they hold and amid whispers and giggles, they tick off the right answers with pencils. This is how the students of Class 1 at the Hutatma Prabhakar...
  • Spring is in, festivities too 19-03-2011 02:52 PM

    The Chinese New Year is known as the Spring Festival in the country and marks the end of winter. Celebrations begin on the first day of the years first month " their calendar, of course, is different from the Western one " and ends with the Lantern Festival on the...
  • Beyond the Nile: Egypt 25-02-2011 11:07 AM

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