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परमाणु बम से आज़ादी!

हाल ही मे नोबेल प्राइज़ समिति ने अन्तराष्ट्रीय परमाणु हथियार समाप्ति संगठन (ICAN) को शांति पुरस्कार से नवाज़ा। समिति ने कहा की, “ग्लोबल वार्मिंग, प्रदुषण और आतंकवाद से भी ज्यादा भयानक है परमाणु हथ्यार।इसके उत्पादन को रोकना और परमाणु शक्ति को ऊर्जा के लिए उपयोग करना आवश्यक है।” जब अमेरिकी सेना ने अगस्त 1945 को जापान के हिरोशिमा और नागासाकी पर परमाणु बम गिराए थे, तो इसका प्रभाव पूरी दुनिया ने देखा था। शायद इंसान

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How can we protect journalists from harm?

Protecting the rights of journalists is one of the central premises for ensuring that the media functions efficiently and effectively as the ‘4th Arm’ of the state. Sadly, in India’s case, this hasn’t been the norm. In a recent survey undertaken by ‘Reporters without Borders’, it was reported that India ranked 136 out of 180 countries in the ‘Press Freedom Index’. The murder of fearlessly outspoken journalists in India has become a norm. In recent

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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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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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Mehak-e-Punjab: A Slice of North Indian Cuisine in Kolkata

A comparatively new player, Mehak-e-Punjab has already become a popular eating joint in Kolkata. Located in Axis Mall, Rajarhat, it is a multi-cuisine restaurant that is famous for offering some of the finest north Indian delicacies. If you are looking towards savoring some of the best in terms of kebab platters and tandoori delicacies, then do remember to stopover at Mehak-e-Punjab at least once. Mehak-e-Punjab is very spacious and has two sitting area. The bar

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Do not judge a religion by its extremists

A municipal corporation in Mumbai announces an eight day ban on meat and the country goes berserk. Politicians lose their bearings and that helps the community unite in solidarity, even more. Twitterati, as is their wont, gets another fodder for their attention seeking timelines. That then has been the story of the #meatban and the posturing that has followed it. First and foremost, the ban on meat during the period of fast was passed in

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Restaurant Review: The Royal Bengal Tiger Cafe; Tiger Burning Bright

Bengalis simply love their food and they know how to enjoy it as well. Needless to say they have their unique ways to relating to food as well. Whether it is through their mother or grandmother’s secret recipes, folklore, geographical barriers, aromatic associations or even through the growls of a Bengal tiger! Interesting right! Well the latest kid on the block, the Royal Bengal Tiger Café, dedicated to creating awareness about the endangered species is

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An Open Letter to all Salman Khan Fans

Dear Salman Khan Fans, Since we all know what has happened to our favourite actor Mr. Salman Khan, there’s no need for anyone to explain. He’s done a lot of work for several people and his acting is something no one can comment on. All of us make mistakes. After all, we are only humans! Intentionally or unintentionally, at least once in our life, we hurt others. Sometimes, we do certain things that leave a

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Exotic Renewal Rituals for the Lords of Puri Dham: The Nabakalebara

Exotic Renewal Rituals for the Lords of Puri Dham: The Nabakalebara. Nabakalebar is an ancient ritual associated with Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, when the Idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by a new set of Idols. A year which has two months (Adhika masa) of Ashadha as per the Hindu Calendar is auspicious for conducting the ceremony. This usually occurs every twelve to nineteen years. The Idols are made from a

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India and Beyond-1: Uttar Pradesh

Its that time of the year when the summer vacations are about to begin. Many of you must be planning of your favorite trip to your dream destinations. Places like London,Paris,Swiz..etc etc always top the list of the vacation goers.But if at all you are planning of some trip in our own country, believe me the list is endless. Yes, abroad is always an attractive destination for desi people, but having traveled almost the whole

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