Manjamma Jogathi is today known as Matha B Manjamma Jogathi, the transgender dancer who received Padma Shri for her contribution to art. Here's her journey so far.
Manjamma’s journey started as a street beggar. She was sexually abused and was on the verge of suicide. From there, she emerged as a dancer.
Wishing to honour the life and talent of Avasarala Kanyakumari Kanyakumari, a revered master violinist, composer, and teacher in the Indian Carnatic musical tradition, the Indian American lawmaker said the Indian government recognised her talent and contributions to Indian music and culture with the Padma Shri Award in 2015.
Mohammad Shareef, also known as 'messiah of lawarais lashen', has been bed-ridden at his home in Mohalla Khirki Ali Beg in Ayodhya.
PT Usha was conferred the Padma Shri in 1985 while O M Nambiar, presented the Dronacharya that year, had to wait for another 36 years before the nation's fourth highest civillian honour came his way
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Jagdish Lal Ahuja, who serves free food to patients and attendants outside PGI hospital in Chandigarh, and Mohammed Sharif, who has performed last rites of over 25,000 unclaimed bodies are among unsung heroes awarded the coveted Padma Shri award this year
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Leela Samson, a Padma Shree awardee and also a former chairperson of CBFC, has been booked for alleged "unfruitful expenditure" of Rs 7.02 crore on the renovation of Koothambalam auditorium of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai.
70- year-old Dharaitri Naik gained prominence, when he carved out a three-kilometre canal from the Gonasika mountains so that the water stream could irrigate the parched land below, in the wake of lack of water in his village, that caused a major trouble to him and to the people in his village.
The Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian awards of the country -- are conferred in three categories: the Padma Vibhushan, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill aims to allow non-Muslim from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan to apply for Indian citizenship within six years of entering India.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.