Monthly Archives: July 2012

Project Prayas- relief for flood affected Assam

23 lakh of our countrymen suffer day and night in flood hit Assam. It is called the worst flood in last century. Sankalp has decided to act and provide as much relief as can be organized. The Field Volunteer team has already left for Assam. Today they’ll reach the affected area to estimate the actual needs, identify the best procurement points and transport lines and build strategy for systematic distribution. Sankalp will soon reach out to the needy and ensure delivery of the goods. Please support and participate in this relief operation. Continue reading

Let’s fight dengue

As the country welcomes the monsoons, let’s not forget what rains brings along. Accompanying the rain each year is dengue, malaria and other viral diseases. Dengue is an infectious disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. It may also lead to the life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever  which is accompanied with bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage. Dengue fever can also lead to dengue shock syndrome which causes circulatory failure. Continue reading

art | entertainment

Every culture, consciously or unconsciously, tries to dictate the classic embodiments of the Apollonian-Dionysian divide, among its dominant cultural figures. Soumitra Chatterjee was always compared with Uttam Kumar, no matter how hard it was for them, critics and cinephiles always hailed Chatterjee as the perfect counterfoil to the matinee darling Uttam Kumar. For years now, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have also faced the same art|entertainment divide. Continue reading