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The forgotten games of India
Playing board games is a leisure activity people indulged in for ages. In India, the board game tradition goes back to ancient times but have been lost into oblivion now Uttara Gangopadhyay finds
Vinyl once more
Who would have thought that the vinyl record would make a comeback in this digital age? But it has, surprisingly. In 2016, in a massive reversal of fortune, record sales in the United Kingdom surpassed that of digital downloads. Sudipto Maity explores the Indian vinyl market
Ishu, debut film by Utpal Borpujari, that premiered at the 23rd Kolkata Film Festival recently throws light on the practice of witch-hunting prevalent among some communities in Assam, reports Ranjita Biswas
Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. But unbridled tourism has also created problems with growing resentment among local residents as well as allegations of damage to the environment, writes Ranjita Biswas
Community colleges can support the Skill India mission and bridge the gap between industry demand and the availability of high-skill candidates in the country, says SPAN writer Burton Bollag taking a cue from an American model
A looming $66 billion takeover by the German company Bayer may help soothe US agrichemical giant Monsanto’s battered reputation. But both in USA and India the firm faces fierce charges of ecocide and anti-farmer monopolistic practices. Christopher Beyer and Sudipto Maity report from two sides of the world