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Moushumi Chakrabarty

Citizen based in Mississauga, ON,, Canada. Joined on Feb 9, 2009
Expertise in Travel, Charity & volunteer work, General business news & info, Food, recipes, Holistic health,   see all» Education, Health, Ethnic cultures, Books, Internet, Women's health, Family & parenting

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Mumbai urban squatters/craftspeople reach larger markets Special

Mumbai - Local craftspersons and artisans in one of the largest slums in Mumbai, India, now have a chance to showcase their goods and services on an ecommerce portal.

Leading German scholar awarded in India Special

German scholar Dr. Annette Schmiedchen was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the country, last month. The award recognizes Dr. Schmiedchen’s work in the fields of Indology and Sanskrit studies.

Historic judgement applauded by Dying With Dignity Special

Over 80 percent of Canadians support the idea of physician-assisted death in the event of terminal and painful disease in a mentally competent person.

Let there be Light Special

For 1.5 million people worldwide, the coming of sunset means darkness or the flickering light from cheap kerosene lamps and candles. This ‘light poverty’ has far reaching consequences, in terms of health and economics.

How does my garden grow? Special

By growing her own garden in a small village in Northern West Bengal, India, Monika Barman, a feisty 16-year-old girl is taking charge of her future.

Colleges at the forefront of higher education Special

The route outside of high school doesn't necessarily lead to university. About 58% of post secondary students in Ontario choose one of the 24 colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in the province.

Canada signs new labour cooperation agreement with India Special

A new labour cooperation agreement focusing on mediation, conciliation, and skills training is in the works between Canada and India.

Canadian trade ties to India set to rise Special

Partnership agreements in science and technology were signed by Canadian delegates in last week's summit in Gujarat, India.

Winter Survival Kits to be distributed to Toronto homeless Special

Toronto - Around 100 volunteers will be preparing 3000 winter survival kits at a warehouse in Caledonia Road, Toronto, to distribute to agencies in the GTA this Saturday.

300 million-year-old reptile fossil discovered Special

About 300 million years ago, there were no birds or flowering plants, mammals or turtles populating the Earth. Instead there were reptiles, amphibians, insects and woody herbaceous plants.

The business of hockey Special

Canadian hockey enthusiast? Business background? Wishing there was a way to combine these two into a career? Welcome to a program that will allow you to do just that.

Show of solidarity in Stockholm Special

Stockholm - Braving cold winds, sleet and below freezing temperatures, more than 3000 people gathered in Stockholm’s main historic square, Sergels torg, on Sunday. They were out to show their support for the Charlie Hebdo victims last week.

Oral storyteller explains the magic of his craft Special

Bangalore - Stories have the ability to reach out to people, young and old, and take us on a journey. If the teller of the story has that particular gift of magic in his/her veins, you can get swept away very easily into other, fantastic lands.

Op-Ed: After the Indian parliamentary elections — Now what?

The elections in India have generated much opinion-sharing around the world. After all, the implications are enormous, just like the voting population. Indians cast 550 million votes in a bid to choose their leader.

News chopper crash injures 2 in Montreal

Two people were injured early this morning when a helicopter used by the French language media network TVA tried to make an emergency landing near Montreal’s Bonaventure Expressway at the south end of the city.

Toronto Vegetarian Association to introduce Meatless Mondays Special

Canadians will get a chance to participate in reducing their carbon footprints in a unique campaign due to take off early January.

Wonder named UN Messenger of Peace

Stevie Wonder became the 11th Messenger of Peace for the United Nations at a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York today.

UN climate conference opens in Germany

Almost 4,000 participants from 182 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany, today to kickstart discussions regarding a UN-backed climate change deal. The delegates are expected to negotiate on texts which would form the basis of the deal, reports said.

Canadian astronaut lifts off

Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk is on his way into space aboard the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket today. Also traveling with Thirsk are Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne.

Indian PM sworn in

After an election which cost the country $2 billion, according to the Centre for Media Studies, a new Cabinet has taken office in India. For the second time, 76-year old economist Manmohan Singh is at the helm as Prime Minister.
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