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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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सुरक्षित बचपन, सुरक्षित भारत

हाल ही मे कैलाश सत्यार्थी बाल संगठन द्वारा आयोजित ‘भारत यात्रा’ समाप्त हुआ। यात्रा से जुड़े एक ज़रुरी संदेश को जनता तक पहुंचाने के लिए कैलाश सत्यार्थी ने लोकप्रिय कार्यक्रम ‘गली गली सिम सिम’ के किरदार एलमो से बात की। ‘सुरक्षित बचपन, सुरक्षित भारत’ के अंतर्गत ‘सही स्पर्श, गलत स्पर्श’ के बारे मे कैलाश जी ने एक कई ज़रुरी बातें बताईं। जब एलमो ने उनसे सुरक्षित बचपन का तात्पर्य पुछा,तब कैलाश जी ने बताया, “ सुरक्षित बचपन का मतलब है कि किसी भी व्यक्ति को किसी बच्चे

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Why Newton, India’s Oscar Nomination Film Isn’t A Copy Of Secret Ballot?

Newton, a rare film that shined in Bollywood for its sheer honesty and portrayal of an honest polling officer, committed to his duties and values. Earlier in the year, the film won numerous awards at British International Film Festival (BAFTA) and was highly anticipated. It opened up to great reviews, and especially Rajkumar Rao was praised for its brilliant acting. But… The game changed when it was announced that Newton would be the official entry

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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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10 Best Foods For Fasting In Navratra

One of the most significant and celebrated Hindu festivals in the world is Navratra. It is celebrated twice in a year to mark the triumph of ‘good over evil’, and from idol worshipping to holding fasts (for seven days), there are different customs and rituals followed during the festival. Now, you don’t wish to feel lethargic during this joyous period as a result of fasting, so it’s important to pick right kind of foods. Ones that do

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Micro-Aggression Theory, Victimhood Culture and Article 370 as a Counter Radicalization Tool

For argument’s sake if we keep the violent insurgency problem in Kashmir aside for the reading time of this article, Kashmiri politics is primarily characterized by politics of identity and culture. While there are deep problems with defining culture and cultural analysis, sociologists and cultural theorists still attempt to theorize about cultural politics. One such theory is the micro-aggressions theory. Micro aggression[1] is a term coined by psychiatrist and Harvard University professor Chester M.Pierce in 1970

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নববর্ষ – A Poem To Welcome The New Year

নববর্ষ  (The new year is a time of joy, of rejuvenated life and rekindled hope. It is a time when we anticipate the best, and decide to do away with our fragile, crumbling, ancient memories, and march on, in the hope of experiencing some of the best days yet to come. This piece of mine, one of the few that I composed in my mother-tongue Bengali, is a poetic appreciation and personification of the new year,

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A Lifetime Spent

It was her 25th marriage anniversary. They had decided to throw a party in the evening. However, instead of being ecstatic she was in a reflective mood. Thinking, wondering, pondering…a whole series of events and images came to her mind. Not all of them were pleasant but definitely memorable. Sitting with a cup of tea in her hand in the small yet cosy balcony she mused about her marriage to a stranger whom she had eventually befriended.

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देवी-देउता के ऐसे खिल्ली नहीं उड़ाते हैं मेरा बच्चा

मां: हैप्पी दशहरा विनीत. माता रानी,शेरोवाली बुतरू के खूब अकिल-बुद्दि दे. विनीत: हैप्पी दशहरा मां.. मां: की हाल है हमर बच्चा, मना लिया दुर्गापूजा ? विनीत: मनाना क्या, खाए दबाकर दोपहर में ठेठाके सोए, अभी जाकर जलेबी खरीदेंगे. तुम्हारे और घर के बाकी बच्चा लोगों के भीतर भी थोड़ा-थोड़ा रावण जिंदा रहे मां, बाकी तो पब्लिक जलाकर राख कर ही रही है. मां: सालभर के परब में कुछ औ नहीं तो रावण के जिंदा रहे के कामना

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मेरे अंदर का रावण

फेसबुक मैसेज बॉक्स और मेल बॉक्स में विजयदशमी के बहुत से संदेश पड़े हुए हैं, जिनमे शुभकामनाओं के साथ एक हिदायत भी दी गई है—अपने अंदर के रावण को मारें। मैसेज पढ़कर शोले फिल्म का डायलॉग याद आ जाता है—ठाकुर साहब आप क्या गब्बर सिंह को बकरी का बच्चा समझते हैं, जिसे कोई भी पकड़ ले। रावण ना हुआ भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम का पेस बॉलर हो गया, जिसे कोई भी ऐरा-गैरा आकर मार जाये। ये

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