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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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Khelega India, Jeetega India

Football is the second most loved sport in India after cricket. A rich game like football has an equally rich history. It was quite shocking to know that the game, that was and is still a favorite pastime of mine, wasn’t discovered by Indians but brought to India by British soldiers in the mid-19th century. It was introduced properly as a modern day sport in the country by Nagendra Prasad Sarbhadhikari (NPS), a passionate Indian

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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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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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Together for Peace, On International Peace Day 2017

International Peace Day, also popularly known as World Peace Day is an annual festival observed by 193 member nations of UN. The day is focused on commemorating and strengthening peace within the nation and amongst people. This year it was observed on21st September with the theme “Together global campaign”, which aims to achieve respect, safety, and dignity for all.” The celebrations had started 100 days prior to the peace day with the launch of’The PeaceCrane

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Time for the Defence Minister to gear up

It’s a historic moment for India indeed. After a period of 35 years, she witnessed another woman becoming the defence minister of India. There has been universal praise from all sections of politics, media and civil society. With Nirmala Sitharaman becoming Union Defense minister and Sushma Swaraj handling External Affairs, it’s a rare sight to see two crucial portfolios of government being handled being handled by intellectually and experientially strong and capable women. Apart from

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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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India’s North West: A Picture Starting to Emerge

Afghan Taliban’s intransigence on the peace process coupled with its attack on civilians in Kabul has forced the four powers initially driving the peace process to increase the pressure on the group. President Ghani’s announcement to initiate a 5-year war strategy[1] against the Taliban, American drone strike on the head of the Taliban[2] travelling through Baluchistan and Pakistan policy of stepping up operations[3] on the terrorist groups have put the group on the defensive. The Americans have been

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