A visually challenged professor of sociology at Presidency University, Samit Kar, has written to the Disability Commissioner in New Delhi that he is not being paid his special allowance of Rs 3,000 a month for the past three years.
According to city-based doctors, over 15% of the urban children are obese in West Bengal and it is predicted that the number would double in the next five years.
While some students approached the school authorities to seek permission to raise funds, most other schools launched an awareness drive with clippings and newspaper cuttings of the disaster to make the students feel for the thousands of victims who lost their families, shelter and their belongings.
The rising incidence of rapes in the state has now prompted a city-based sociologist to come up with an initiative to address the factors leading to the crime. Former professor of Presidency University Samit Kar is starting a six-month training course on human values and community feeling among citizens from August this year.
At a time when diet charts and healthy food habits are a household concern and everyone aims to have a healthy diet and life, a career in nutrition and dietetics is being touted as the next big prospective career option in the country.
24 underprivileged students, who were felicitated by an NGO recently for passing this year’s Madhyamik examination with flying colours, have all battled against unfavourable circumstances and won.
Call it the Mary Kom effect or the need to protect oneself from assaults, more and more girls in Kolkata are taking to boxing, a sport that is even now considered the domain of the male gender.
One thing Piyali Ghosh, a marketing professional, never forgets to carry these days is her trustworthy pepper spray. She is one among the thousands of working women in the city who stay out till late night and feel the need for a safety device that is handy and effective.