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गरीबी हटायेंगे लेकिन कैसे?

आज ‘अंतर्राष्ट्रीय गरीबी हटाओ दिवस’ है। संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने आज से ठीक पच्चीस साल पहले आज के दिन को इस नेक कार्य के लिए चुना था। पिछली सदी शायद मानवता के लिए सबसे भीषण और दर्दनाक समय रहा है। दो विश्व युद्ध, परमाणु हमलों, ‘कोल्ड वौर’ जैसे संकटमय क्षणों के अलावा कई गुलाम देशों को आज़ादी मिली। अफ्रीका, एशिया और दक्षिण अम्रीका के कई देशों ने स्वतंत्रता की सांस ली। लेकिन इसी स्वतंत्रता के साथ

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खाना वाकई मे खज़ाना है!

बचपन मे जब मैं खाना नष्ट करता था, तो मेरे परिवार वाले मुझे डांटते और कहते कि,“अन्न नष्ट करने का मतलब है किसी दुसरे को खाने से वांछित करना”। चूँकि मैं छोटा था, मुझे इसका मतलब समझ नहीं आया। जब मैं थोड़ा बड़ा हुआ और दुनिया दारी की मुझे समझ होने लगी, तब मुझे इस कथन का तात्पर्य पूर्ण रूप से समझ मे आया। अब मेरी कोशिश हमेशा से यही रहती है की यदि मैंने

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Disasters don’t come knocking!

Disasters don’t wait to happen. They happen when one least expects them. Today is International Day for Disaster Reduction. In the past couple of months, the world has seen a series of catastrophes. From earthquakes and hurricanes ravaging the North American and Mexican coasts to coastal rains lashing Eastern India, Bangladesh and Nepal, loss of human and animal life has been tremendous and unforgiving. Due to increasing global warming and melting of polar ice caps,

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‘लव-जिहाद’ पर एक सोच

आये दिन ‘लव जिहाद’ के ऊपर काफी चर्चा हो रही है। आखिरकार यह ‘लव जिहाद’ है क्या? हाल ही देश के उच्चतम न्यालय ने ‘लव जिहाद’ के एक केस की तहकीकात करने के लिए ‘राष्ट्रीय जांच एजेंसी’ (NIA) को नियुक्त किया है। क्या यह समस्या इतनी संगीन है की इसके पीछे NIA को नियुक्त किया जाना चाहिए? जहां कुरान मे जिहाद का मतलब ‘धरम युद्ध’ है, वहीँ कुछ सूफी सिलसिले के गुरु मानते हैं की

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Can India once again become the education hub of the world?

In ancient times, India boasted of having one of, if not the best university of the world Nalanda. In 1200 CE, along with Takshila and Vikramshila, India occupied the pinnacle of learning in the ancient world. Students from as far as Persia and Turkey in the Middle East and Japan and Korea in Central Asia were its students. It housed close to 10,000 students and about 2,000 teachers. Its staff included the likes of Aryabhatta,

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Eating Ecologically, Saving Sustainably

Lush green fields filled with crops swirling thanks to the gentle breeze. The happy farmer who’s confident that he’ll get good money for his crops. A population consuming organic food that isn’t chock full of dangerous poisons. Agriculture turning humane and eco-friendly. Sounds idyllic, isn’t it? But it’s not something un-achievable.   In fact, if one were to take India’s history into perspective, organic agriculture is something that was traditionally followed. But with a gargantuan

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What Drove Aditya Birla Group To Shut Down Abof?

The Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited have announced to shut down its flagship e-commerce website ‘abof’ by 31st of October, exactly one year after shutting down previous venture Trendin.com.   As the two e-commerce biggies continue to shower festive sales, another big name has ventured out from the market and its none other than Abof (all about fashion), the primary e-commerce website of Aditya Birla Group.  The decision has come after it failed to

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A critical overview of the Indian Shinkansen

The Shinkansen is one of the most reputed and reliable train systems in the world. Shinkansen is Japanese for ‘New Trunk Line’ & English for ‘Bullet Train’. It has established a record for being punctual, clean and insanely efficient leading to it arguably becoming Japan’s lifeline much like how the Delhi metro and Mumbai local are lifelines for their respective cities. Recently, India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a

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Google Tez heralds a new chapter in mobile wallets

Google Tez is one of the newest offerings from the search engine giant that seeks to disrupt the mobile wallet industry, which post demonetization in India, has grown to unforeseen levels. Google has joined up with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and has built Tez on a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform. Tez, designed as a Lite app, is just 7 MB in size so that it can run on slow Internet connections,

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Right to Privacy is needed but it’s not absolute

Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) passed the ‘Right to Privacy’ (RTP) by making it a part of fundamental rights in the Indian constitution. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar along with 8 other members of the Supreme Court announced the landmark judgment by assessing that ‘Right to Privacy is inalienable to the dignity and integrity of the individual and is protected under Article 21 that envisages protection of life and personal liberty.’ Of course, the SC also

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