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A sneaker-head at Guwahati’s SneakinOut festival

Not just for kicks: India’s sneakerheads growing into huge community of collectors

The rapid rise of athleisure and the huge presence of international brands with their latest range is powering sneakerheads in the country

Published on 25th September 2022

Real-time community chats arriving on Facebook and Messenger, says Zuckerberg

The company is building Community Chats as a new way to connect with people who share interests

Published on 15th September 2022
Girl Up Aashayein

Girl Up community to educate, engage, empower

Members of Delhi-NCR’s Girl Up clubs give us an insight into their social initiatives and how they are raising awareness about community issues

Published on 28th July 2022
Navarasa, usually a part of the classical dance repertoire, found a real-life representation when nine artistes of the transgender community ‘enacted’ their life stories. (Photo | Express)

The Emotional Ride of artistes of the transgender community

In a first-of-its-kind show in the city, nine artistes of the transgender community ‘enacted’ their life stories on stage using navarasa — the nine emotions

Published on 28th June 2022

Spotify has a new Community feature that lets users see friends' real-time activity

Music streaming platform Spotify has confirmed that it is developing a new feature called Community that would allow mobile users to see what sort of music their friends are streaming in real-time

Published on 27th June 2022
Mohan Kumar R

Bengaluru-based Mohan Kumar R aims to preserve Gowda community’s heirloom recipes with his regional flavours in dishes

A native of Ballagiri — which shares the border with Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu — Mohan has always nurtured a deep respect for regional flavours

Published on 6th June 2022
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Queer folks from Northeast find a home in The Chinky Homo Project

Narratives originating in northeast India seldom find representation in mainstream media. It is such exclusion that gives rise to the gatekeeping of important stories of this community.

Published on 10th February 2022
Representational Image (File photo| Pushkar V, EPS)

Chennai's LGBTQIA+ community has a tough case for a queer date

Finding a partner, being blackmailed online, fighting societal stigma - the LGBTQIA+ community in the city has done it all, in the name of love.

Published on 22nd January 2022

Community kitchens, an affordable solution

Advocate Majitha Abdul Majeed from Malappuram got together with a few friends in the neighbourhood and put together a community kitchen.

Published on 6th January 2022

Delhi's The Indian Book Club seeks to build a virtual community of book lovers

Since book clubs were not functioning offline, the only discussion one could have about books was over a phone call or via chatting

Published on 4th January 2022
Cave Skatepark in Bengaluru

We learnt to skate without a skatepark: How the skateboarding community in Bengaluru coped with the lockdown 

The lockdown did not stop the skateboarders of Bengaluru from rolling and kick-turning  

Published on 16th December 2021
Pen Club of India

Pen Club of India has now grown into a community of about 700 ardent pen-lovers  

Scouring flea markets and several pen shops in the city,  Jain’s interest gradually evolved into a passion for collecting pens.

Published on 2nd December 2021
Artist-activist Sudheer Rajbhar (left), and a bag from his 'Chamar Studio' (right)

Dharavi-based Chamar Studio heroes eye-catching handmade bags made by the Dalit community

Sudheer Rajbhar who has taken the derogatory term ‘chamar’ that refers to Dalit leather workers, and used it as a name for his Dharavi-based bag brand, flaunting it as a badge of honour

Published on 29th November 2021
Anushka Bhandari (in purple) and her friends trying slacklining for the first time

Walk the line with Delhi's Slackline Community

A bunch of slacklining enthusiasts are now bringing this gravity-defying sport to the citizens of Delhi-NCR who are keen on trying out this challenging feat

Published on 23rd November 2021
The Great Book Giveaway organised by The Community Library Project

Writer Mridula Koshy and a free world of books

Books have the ability to open up worlds for readers. However, there are many who do not have access to what they want to read.

Published on 19th November 2021

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