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The wonderful world of Cartoons

Cartoons have always been a source of wonder & introspection for me. Cartoons have a wider role than being just a source of comic relief. There are instances where they have become forums for people to express their thoughts. I for one have always enjoyed the cartoons of RK Laxman. His satire on Indian polity and society never fails to amaze me, in particular the Common Man. For over a century and a half, this cartoon has captured the aspirations, thoughts and opinions of the people, be it during the Indira Gandhi emergency period of 1975 or the Corruption tainted Congress Govt of

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Bunty & Babli, the story of Bihar

“Aisa koi saga nahi, jisko humne thaga nahi”. The Bunty & Babli mandate of Bihar politics is over. Like the movie, Bunty (Read: Laloo) conned Babli (Nitish) in creating a new alliance. It was dubbed as Mahagathbandhan against communal politics. What Bunty did not decipher is, this is 2017 and the government is hard selling women empowerment. So Babli did a double con and left Bunty out in the cold. “Sahi aur galat mein chun na asaan hota hai, par do galat mein se ek sahi ko chun na namumkin hai”. This is the sad state of affairs we are

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Guy Outside a Girl Trial Room: Experiences

  Light pink, dark pink, lavender pink, rose pink, salmon pink….blah pink. Never had an idea what the actual difference between them really is, till you actually ended up befriending a girl and started going out with her. Yeah right, once you started dating her and took her shopping, you realised the pinks are a lot of trouble. Here Anshuman Sharvesh talks about what that generally means and how even though you have no idea of pinks you have to end up saying which is the best. Once you are done with the headache of colour, having shown utmost knowledge

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The waltz of death is free and running open

Dear Bihar, Can you hear those sounds? Don’t worry the guns are still biting the dust, but the sound of those firecrackers are surely an indication of the things to come. I am at loss of words, last year you had that one power of choosing the right ballot and you landed up choosing the wrong bullet. What have you guys done? Did you see those thirteen hundred SUV’s zip past the dusty terrains of Bhagalpur? Trust me; even our Prime Minister had a lesser cavalcade when he won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Not that I adhere to his

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3 essentials of Digital Video. Or the long, short (and silent) off it!

Tides always creep up unknowingly. And over the last decade whenever I have had a chance to talk about digital trends – I have realised that they are very much like tidal waves that take marketers by surprise. So I thought it’s best to start with sharing some context on digital video and let you decide if you want to spend the next five minutes to immerse yourself in this new world. * 80% of ALL Internet traffic will be video in around 2 years (source: Cisco) * Watchtime has grown 50% YoY for 3 years consecutively globally and 80%

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The Present State of Higher Education in India

Today I am going to tell you a sensitive issue which no media is covering. Around 5000 people lost their jobs or are in the verge of losing their jobs from Delhi University and nobody seems to bother. This issue will influence the careers of millions of people and therefore we should talk about this and raise our voice.   In India if you want to be in teaching profession of a University, it’s very tough. So the process if these people study for 17 years to get qualified for NET and NET being a tough exam, sometimes it again

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China Featured Governance Government India Opinion Politics World

NSG is not strategic but the strategic involves NSG

NSG is not worth the effort but process wise it’s important to make the effort to enter. Good Indo-US relations are worth the effort. If US does not involve itself in Asia, India, Japan and others can’t do anything about China.   China does not forget, it will never forget it’s century of humiliation before 1949 and Chinese are very hard working people and PLA is a party state army, the only army that serves a political party before a nation. Japan, Vietnam, south Korea will never compromise with China and NATO obliges US to support them. If Asian allies

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India Opinion Top

Kanhaiya vs Modi – a healthy discussion

First of all, apologies for the title. This is beyond Kanhaiya or Modi but used this title so that people can relate easily. So this morning I had a very healthy discussion with one of my friend. He supports Modi whereas I am no anti modi but I feel nobody is above question, even if it is Modi and since we elected him, he is more answerable to us. So I am putting the discussion below and hope this will give you the idea of both side of the coin.   The story starts with a post on Facebook. My

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Yatra of AZADI!

When I first heard Kanhaiyas speech post his return from jail, I was awestruck by his speech making styles, his unmatched sarcasm and his clarity of thoughts as a youth (not all will agree). I say this, as this is a first, in my times where a speech is made with utmost grit and without a paper in hand or a teleprompter or dramatics. It isn’t surprising that his fiery entry into the arena from being a student union president to a household name took center stage. While his views were not welcomed by all and faced severe criticism it

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