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Can A Turban Wearing Leader Change NDP’s Political Scenario In Canada?

  On 2nd of October, Canada’s National Democratic Party (NDP), which is Canada’s announced Jagmeet Singh as its new leader. He’s the first turban-wearing Singh to have lead the major party or to sit as a provincial legislator in Canada, and he will be contesting against Mr. Justin Trudeau in federal elections, 2019.   NDP is the third major player in federal politics of Canda, but post the so-called “Orange wave” in 2011, it has

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Why I will never be able to fathom #BhagatSingh?

Today all the wings, the #RightWing, the #LeftWing will try to claim #BhagatSingh. They need to be told that he belonged to no wing. He was an atheist, he was a communist (the righteous one and not the kind that move around in our times), and he was someone who sacrificed his life smiling, not like the babas who claim impotence at the sight of jail or who get in a salwar at the sight

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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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Failing the Rohingyas is tantamount to failing humanity

The Rohingya people are the most persecuted lot in the world as per Amnesty International. Residing once upon a time in Rakhine State of Myanmar, they’re also known as Arakan and are a Muslim minority group considered to be a variation of the Sunni religion. Having been denied any kind of recognition by their home country thanks to the 1982 Citizenship Law that grossly denies them political, social, cultural and economic opportunities, the Rohingya amidst

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कट्टरपंथी सोच भारत के लिए खतरनाक है

हाल ही मे बनारस हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय (BHU) मे छात्रायों के शान्ति धरने पर पुलिस की एक ही प्रतिक्रिया थी- लाठीचार्ज। जब छात्राएं अपने एक सहेली के ऊपर यौन उत्पीड़ण, बिगड़ती सुरक्षा प्रणाली, शरारती तत्व, गुंडागर्दी और लिंग भेदभाव से जुड़े कई एहम मुद्दों पर विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति से बातचीत करने की अपेक्षा की तो उन पर लाठियों की बौछार हुई। दुःख की बात है की शिक्षा और आध्यात्मिकता के इस मंदिर मे इस तरह की

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Censorship is a double edged sword

Censorship is a term that’s become quite common in India. More than tying it up to a sort of entrenched political environment, it’s crucial to understand the limits of censorship, where it intervenes and what sort of denial of information is right keeping in mind ‘sanctity of the collective conscience’ of a group or nation as a whole. Censorship, going by one narrative, is the practice of withholding certain information from the general public so

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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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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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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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Pakistani Nuclear Politics: Slippery Slope which strengthens Military Gum Boots

According to me, mainstreaming a nuclear Pakistan with a nuclear deal at current stage is a slippery slope which will only strengthen the military gum boots in Pakistan. A new report by the Carnegie-Stimson[1] collaboration proposes that Pakistan consider the following five nuclear weapon-related initiatives: • Shift declaratory policy from “full spectrum” to “strategic” deterrence. • Commit to a recessed deterrence posture and limit production of short-range delivery vehicles and tactical nuclear weapons. • Lift Pakistan’s

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