Section 2

Epitomising A Great Author

An evening at IIC presented its audience some of the best known plays by the renowned Hindi author Dharamveer Bharti. A review by Aruna Bhowmick.

Girl power to the fore

Bal Mitra Gram and Bal Panchayat are two initiatives of Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation that have helped children, especially girls, to fight against various issues that plague their villages. Whether it is campaign against child marriage, fight against child labour or for education, girls have played a leadership role.

BEWARE: The Locust Swarms are com-

The looming challenge of a locust invasion that could hit both India and Pakistan hard and lead to famine conditions in the threatened areas.

Town by the lake

Nestled beside the slopes of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland, Neuchâtel is the charm in the crest of its eponymous lake, a gorgeous primitive littoral city with an opulent history and a delightful Old Town, says Rupali Dean.

A collective force

Inspired by Gandhi's seminal anti-imperialist text, an ongoing art exhibition explores his concept of Swaraj. A review by Aruna Bhowmick.

Blending modernity with rural life

A stylish excursion encircling the Alila Fort Bishangarh was interesting. It took seven years to restore the derelict 18th-century building, which is swarming with monkeys and birds. Its antiquity extends 230 years back to a time when it was used as a warrior fort by the Maharajas and Rajputs, discovers Rupali Dean.