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Why Saigon filled me with hope

Geetanjali Krishna is amazed at the resilience of a country that has emerged from war to transform itself into one of the world's best sourcing hubs and a sparkling tourist destination to boot. Apart from a tourism hub, Vietnam has also emerged as the world's second-largest coffee producer, after Brazil.Photograph: Kham/Reuters. Cup of coffee in hand, I follow the strains of Paganini coming from the opera house. Nguyen Hue, the broad boulevard I'm on, stretches from City Hall, an opulent ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago

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Why Mr Jaitley needs to listen to Mr Gehlot

'I don't know how long the small-scale handmade sector can survive,' a shoemaker from Hisar tells Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The government would have us believe that the goods and services tax regime is going to result in far-reaching tax reforms in the country. It couldn't be farther from the truth, I've found, during the course of an informal survey on the impact of GST on artists, weavers and artisans across the country.   Their experiences illustrate all ...
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Schooling, the Saajha way

A Delhi organisation helps parents become involved with their children's school experience, discovers Geetanjali Krishna. IMAGE: Saajha's approach is tailored for first generation learners whose parents feel unable to contribute academically or provide an environment conducive to learning. Photograph: Kind courtesy Imran Ali/Twitter For some time now, educationists and development sector watchdogs have been questioning as to why scholastic outcomes remain poor, in spite of the government's ...
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The Tyranny of Parents

'Whether she pursued academics or art, there was one sort of tyranny she'd probably never escape -- her father's,' says Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com "My wife had to give our 15-year-old daughter a beating today," said Mahinder Singh glumly. "Punishment is necessary, I know, but it never feels good to a parent, even though we know it's for her own good." Whatever she might've done, I said, surely beating was not the best solution? It turned out that the teenager ...
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A toast to Athens and democracy

Geetanjali Krishna approached her trip to Greece -- the cradle of democracy where the notions of equality, free speech and civic liberty first took shape -- as much as pilgrimage as a holiday. IMAGE: The Greek flag flutters above the statue of Plato outside the Athens Academy.In the 5th century BC, there wasn't one but hundreds of democracies among the city states dotting the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Plato apparently said they were 'like frogs around a pond'. Photograph: ...
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Do you know how dangerous your smartphone is?

Are you an innocent smartphone user in a perilous online world, asks Geetanjali Krishna. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It’s a jungle out there and we’ve no weapons! I often get the feeling that, as a society, we’re moving so fast that not only our cultural norms but also our laws are unable to keep up. Take cyber safety, for instance. Today, several schools offer cyber security workshops, ensuring that teenagers at least know about the dangers of sharing information ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Former Spatial Access CEO Geetanjali Bhattacharji joins Discovery India

She has joined the infotainment network as head of brand partnerships and content integration. Infotainment giant Discovery Communications India has announced the appointment of Geetanjali Bhattacharji, erstwhile CEO of Spatial Access (media & production ...
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Meet India's 'barefoot' lawyers!

Geetanjali Krishna looks at how one organisation’s unique idea is helping marginalised communities to gain legal access. IMAGE: Namati trains selected local stakeholders to become ‘barefoot lawyers’ who can understand, use and shape the laws that affect them. Photograph: Kind courtesy Namati In the relentless march towards development, disempowered tribal people, fishermen and forest dwellers often find their homes and livelihoods endangered by industries, ports, roads ...
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I am Shalini Chauhan, a warrior!

In a backward, patriarchal Uttar Pradesh village, a young girl is making a difference, reports Geetanjali Krishna. Pictures sometimes speak louder than words. I thought of this while watching the video of a young woman I met the other day at Plan India Impact Awards in the Delhi’s India Habitat Centre.   In those rarified environs, 19-year-old Shalini Chauhan’s description of her campaign against child labour and child marriage in her village was impressive. But when I watched ...
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They don't have the heart to watch Ravana burn!

Geetanjali Krishna meets the Ravana makers of Titarpur. IMAGE: Paper-mache heads of Ravana line the roadside in Titarpur. Photograph: Kind courtesy kaniths/Flickr It's that time of the year again. I take the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro to Titarpur, where a familiar sight awaits. Papier-mache heads and stout bamboo frames shelter by the roadside. Oblivious to the cars whizzing by and a rank urinal next door, men work on building effigies of Ravana ahead of the festival of Dussehra at the end ...
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