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Durga puja on wheels for cancer patients in West Bengal

By Nilanjana Gupta Barasat: While thousands rush to the pandals to catch a glimpse of goddess durga, there are some who can’t make it to the durga puja pandals. Here at the Barasat cancer hospital, it’s anything but celebration. For the patients fighting for their lives, taking part in durga puja festivities, is too much to […]

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Ban likely on animal shows, circus industry struggles to survive

My story for CNN-IBN: Once the favourite form of entertainment for families on holidays, the 130-year-old Indian circus industry is struggling to survive. CNN-IBN’s Nilanjana Gupta finds out what the circuses are doing to remain in business even as the government considers banning all animal performances.

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3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore’s underprivileged kids

My story for CNN-IBN: Three friends from Australia have taken up the task of imparting education to underprivileged children in Bangalore, even if that means a fairly dangerous adventure of driving an auto rickshaw from Shillong to Jaisalmer.

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Dragging for a Cause

A drag queen helps cancer patients through drag shows By Nilanjana Gupta (SYRACUSE) – Timothy Reitz works at a cable services company and drinks a lot of coffee. But when he puts on his make-up he becomes his alter ego Madison DeVine, a strong woman with self confidence and attitude. Dance, comedy and entertainment are […]

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Syracuse’s Near Westside: From a Struggling Neighborhood to a Neighborhood of Possibility

Residents make a difference to the community By Nilanjana Gupta (SYRACUSE) – For decades, the Near Westside has been a hotspot for crack dealers, stray bullets and abandoned buildings. A neighborhood, where the unemployment rate tops 40% and nearly half of all families live below the poverty line. A sad world where only about 30% […]

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Keeping a Tab on the Flab

By Nilanjana Gupta (NEW DELHI) – Meenakshi, a Delhi-based journalist, was put on a weight-loss regime with nutritionist Dr Ishi Khosla. After six months, she talks about how she lost weight, during and after the three month supervision finished Meenakshi started her weight-loss regime in April this year with Dr Ishi Khosla, a nutrition expert. […]

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Pets on Vacation

Planning a vacation, most pet owners face a dilemma: Where to leave him? Do you take him with you, leave him with a relative or a friend, or do you send him to a creche? Then there’s the matter of safety, hygiene, care… And most importantly, whether he will take to the place himself! Here’s […]

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At the click of a button…

Shopping can literally be at your fingertips when you go online. But there are many things you need to keep in mind before you hit the “add to basket” tab… follow our tips to become a smart internet shopper You can access your favorite brands from “across the world” while sitting barefoot in your home […]

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Water Pollution, Lack of Supervision Results in Drowning, Expert says

Drowning incidents make headlines this season Drowning incidents make headlines this season © 2011 Wikipedia By Nilanjana Gupta (Syracuse) – As the summer goes in full swing, people are going to lakes and beaches for fun and relaxation. With so many people and lake activities, there are just as many ways that accidents can occur. […]

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Listeria in cantaloupes scares shoppers in Syracuse

Many people say they won’t buy cantaloupes at all  By Nilanjana Gupta (SYRACUSE) –The listeria outbreak in cantaloupes has not only hit 19 states, but also scared shoppers in other states. Even though New York State has been steering clear of the deadly outbreak, many people in Syracuse now say they won’t buy cantaloupes at […]

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