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आर्थ्राइटिस लाइलाज नहीं है!

आज ‘विश्व आर्थ्राइटिस दिवस’ है। आर्थ्राइटिस आम भाषा मे ‘जोड़ों का दर्द’ होता है। यह ग्रीक शब्द से लिया गया है। ग्रीक मे आथ्रो का मतलब है ‘जोड़ा’ और आईटिस का मतलब है ‘सूजन’। इंसान के शरीर मे जोड़ों की एहम भूमिका होती है। विभिन्न तरह के चलन और काम-काज इंसान जोड़ों की मदद से ही कर पाता है। एक तरह से हम यह भी कह सकते हैं की जोड़े हमे कोई भी काम करने

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Touching the sky with glory

The Indian Air Force (IAF) completed 85 years yesterday. Created on October 8, 1932 as an auxiliary part of the erstwhile British Empire’s Royal Air Force, the IAF played a crucial role in the upcoming 2nd World War. Its’ first ever, No: 1 squadron was composed of all males from diverse backgrounds and religious identities. Two of India’s most well-known pilots and Chiefs of Air Staff Subroto Mukherjee and Arjan Singh were both inductees in

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Going for a Green Puja helps humanity in the long run

Every year as Durga Puja celebrations take place across the country, a festive mood permeates the atmosphere. There is fun and frolic everywhere with Didis and Dadas, Didimas & Dadus, Maashis & Meshos heading out in their best to seek the blessings of Durga who is splendidly created in a variety of avatars. Though the emotional, cultural, social and ritual outpouring is simply amazing, it gets a bad blotch when the idols of Durga and

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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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Blood donation is a form of salvation

I am an avid blood donor. In my college too I had donated blood and got yummy refreshments in return. But the best part was that my contribution was literally saving someone’s life. To ensure I get updates regarding blood donation, I signed up to receive notifications from BloodConnect, a wonderful organization working towards addressing blood shortage in India. Today I again got an opportunity to donate to a blood cancer patient. A BloodConnect official

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The Linkages Between Indo-US and Indo-Afghan Relations

It is a pertinent question as to how India-Afghanistan relations stagnated[i] from the days of the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Karzai government in 2011 to the current days of relative disengagement and marginalization of India compared to other big players of the region. The question is aggravated if it is considered that neither country has made a hostile or negative move towards the other during this period. Yet, Afghanistan’s new leadership has resumed its ‘competitive

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Pakistani Strategic Culture: False Invincibility or Persistent Revisionism?

The issue of revisionism is a strange and important one in International relations discourse. Revisionist states, simply put, are the ones wanting to revise the status quo. Tacit or explicit consent to the status quo leads to long term detrimental effects to their interests in their national security calculation and perception. The most persuasive of the justifications of revisionism is encapsulated in the following dictum: In a race as in the case of the International

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Indian Foreign Policy Debate: A Neo-realism and Classical Realism Nuance

‘Where freedom is menaced or justice threatened or where aggression takes place, we cannot be and shall not be neutral.’    – Pt. Nehru speech to US Congress and Senate, October 1949 The fact that India needs stronger relations with United States to deal with the constellation of power around her is not a bone of contention between classical realists and neo-realists. The question is to add a variable which gives an important nuance to

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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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शाहबलूत का पत्ता!!! – भाग – २

चिठ्ठियाँ जिंदा लाश होती हैं! धूप का तीखापन, दोपहर की निसंगता और उजाड़ सा अपना अस्तित्व खोता ये छोटा स्टेशन| उसने दायें-बायें सर घुमा के देखा, एक चमकदार चौंध हर ओर पसरा पड़ा था|दूर-दूर तक सिवाय चिमनियों के कुछ और नज़र नहीं आता था| या तो उस चौहद्दी के बाहर हर चीज़ बहुत छोटी है या अब ये चिमनियाँ बहुत ऊंची उठ गयीं हैं| पिछली बार जब आई थी यहाँ तो सात साल पहले आई

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