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Clothes swaps and second-hand sales become trendy in Indian cities

Clothes swaps and second-hand sales become trendy in Indian cities

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Updates from :  the Hindu. As shopping season begins, help the environment and consider buying pre-loved clothes through sales and swaps, which are slowly gaining popularity Pan-India Started in 2016 by Nancy Bhasin and Vaybhav Singh with swap parties in Delhi and NCR, This for That, in September 2018 transformed into an app-based platform for women across India to swap fashion and beauty products. So far, 25,000 people have downloaded the app and 4,000 to 5,000 people use it monthly. Nancy says, “The number of conscious shoppers is very less. The rest want to buy and hoard more. The whole point is to make sustainability palatable. We do so by layering it under a great deal and so you feel like you saved money as well as the environment.” Stating that there is no r
11-year-old’s tears bare a life of hunger, privation

11-year-old’s tears bare a life of hunger, privation

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Updates from :  the hindu Man who lost job after the recent floods, polio-affected wife living in plastic tent with two children Despite sitting next to her, 11-year-old Malavika’s friends at St. Stephen’s Girls Higher Secondary School at Keezhampara, near Kothamangalam, had no inkling that their friend had been starving. It was only after she burst into tears in the school bus while returning from school last week that they realised, much to their shock, that she had gone without food for three days. “Malavika had joined the school in the fifth standard this year. Knowing about her impoverished background, the school authorities had arranged for her free schooling, including transportation, uniform and books,” said Bintumol Kurian, a teacher at the school. Her family, compri
Actor Sushmita Sen need not pay tax on Rs 95 lakh harassment payout by Coca Cola, rules tribunal

Actor Sushmita Sen need not pay tax on Rs 95 lakh harassment payout by Coca Cola, rules tribunal

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Updates from : Scroll.in : The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has passed an order in favour of Sushmita Sen ruling that the actor is not liable to pay tax on the compensation she received from Coca Cola for settling a sexual harassment complaint, PTI reported on Monday. The amount of Rs 95 lakh would not be classified as an “income”, said the authority that adjudicates income tax disputes. The tribunal also dismissed an earlier penalty of Rs 31.35 lakh imposed on Sen for having concealed this amount. In an order passed on November 14, the tribunal accepted the actor’s contention that the amount is a “capital gain” and not income, which attracts tax. A contract between the beverage company and Sen, worth Rs 1.5 crore, had ended prematurely in 2003 after the actor alleged sexua
Life in six parts

Life in six parts

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Updates from : The Hindu : Bengaluru’s Tahatto presents everyday situations with a comic twist at three venues next weekend Love in an airport lounge, a strange auto rickshaw ride, a conversation between two statues in a park… These stories come alive on three different stages in the city debut of A Funny Thing Called Life, produced by Bengaluru-based urban theatre group, Tahatto. The 70-minute play consists of six distinct parts that come together under the broad theme of the title. As a whole Playwright and director Prashanth Kumar Nair wrote the initial script in 2015, when the group was coming off a large-scale production. “While performing that particular play, we had many limitations with regard to where it could be performed. I felt we needed a modular, freewheeling play
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