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Indian fixation with marriage and children a hurdle to LGBTQ acceptance: Mr Gay World runner-up
A cancer research scientist, a model, an LGBTQ activist and a writer, Kolkata boy Samarpan Maiti, who added another feather in his cap finishing second runner-up in Mr Gay World 2018 this year in South Africa's Knysna, speaks to Sudipto Maity
 The nexus of innovation
Start-up companies in India find a new mentor in the Nexus Incubator at the American Center, New Delhi, a collaborative programme between the two countries. SPAN writer Michael Gallant reports
Most of the time, a filmmaker chases a story. Rarely, the story comes chasing him. For Paul Harris, it was the latter. He discovered a small town called McCluskiegunj while researching for a long term project on Anglo Indians. Thus emerged his documentary ‘Dreams of a Homeland’. Shoma A. Chatterji reports
A veteran in the Indian rock circuit, Valentine Shipley was in Kolkata to enthrall the audience in the seventh season of Harley Rock Riders. IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity caught up with the rockstar before the concert as they discussed Bob Dylan, Indian rock music and bikes. Excerpts:
Alberto Del Rio is one of the most energetic performers in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) today. What prevented him from making an Olympic appearance, also paved a way for his successful pro-wrestling career. In Kolkata as a WWE ambassador to promote the company, IBNS-TWF correspondent Sudipto Maity engages in a chat with him. Excerpts :
Vandana Gopikumar and her organization, ‘The Banyan’, help those dealing with homelessness, mental illness and poverty. SPAN magazine writer Michael Gallant meets Gopikumar to discuss her ideas and work field