Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: Rajasthan

Horses to helicopters, moustache to libraries — Dalit pride in Rajasthan has new wings

Ignoring slurs, threats and even lathis, many Dalits in Rajasthan are defying caste norms to ride horses and land in helicopters at their wedding.

Violence goes viral — Dalits in Rajasthan have a new tool against atrocities, their phones

What happens when a video of a crime against a Dalit in Rajasthan goes viral on the internet? The police and state can’t ignore it.

Rajasthan tops list of domestic holiday destinations in survey by travel curator Thrillophilia

According to the trends observed by Thrillophilia, Rajasthan topped the charts with 10.96% travellers choosing it over all other destinations in India, in the last quarter of 2021.

Pomegranate to prawns — how Barmer is moving beyond desert staples bajra & cumin

Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra have helped farmers in Rajasthan's Barmer district grow fruits and vegetables never grown here before, and earn up to five times more.

‘They can break legs, not spirit’: RTI activists call Barmer the ‘kala pani’ of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is where RTI movement began in the late 1990s. Even so, multiple RTI activists in state's Barmer claim they regularly face attacks or threats as they attempt to 'expose corruption'.

IAF pilot dies as MiG-21 plane crashes in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer

Wing Commander Harshit Sinha lost his life in the flying accident Friday evening during a training sortie, according to the Indian Air Force.

For VicKat, Rajasthan an ultimate wedding destination. For Dalits, it’s most dangerous

Even if Elon Musk makes colonies on Mars, Indians would remain segregated in localities named Mukherjee Nagar and Ambedkar Nagar.

No chambers or even staff washrooms — bleak state of India’s consumer courts reaches SC

Findings listed in a report submitted by senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan to SC, which is hearing a suo motu case on large number of vacancies in consumer bodies.

5 school girls accuse teachers of gang rape in Rajasthan, 15 booked including principal

Police said all the accused were from the same govt school. The minor girls alleged that the male teachers raped them with the help of their female colleagues.

In Rajasthan, Gandhis are repeating Punjab crisis. This time with Gehlot and Pilot

What happened in Punjab didn’t help Amarinder Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu or Congress. Rajasthan is now seeing a repeat.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.