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Can India once again become the education hub of the world?

here In ancient times, India boasted of having one of, if not the best university of the world Nalanda. In 1200 CE, along with Takshila and Vikramshila, India occupied the pinnacle of learning in the ancient world. Students from as far as Persia and Turkey in the Middle East and Japan and Korea in Central Asia were its students. It housed close to 10,000 students and about 2,000 teachers. Its staff included the likes of Aryabhatta,

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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

zyrtec beipackzettel online 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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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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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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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 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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