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International Day of the Girl Child!

Today is International day of the girl child. It’s a day to take a step back and understand the status of gender equality in society. Even after 70 years after independence, India still doesn’t boast of having a high sex ratio. While the Southern state of Kerala registers a satisfactory 1047 females for every 1000 males but  National Capital of Delhi registers a meager 847 females per 1000 males as per the latest National Family

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परमाणु बम से आज़ादी!

हाल ही मे नोबेल प्राइज़ समिति ने अन्तराष्ट्रीय परमाणु हथियार समाप्ति संगठन (ICAN) को शांति पुरस्कार से नवाज़ा। समिति ने कहा की, “ग्लोबल वार्मिंग, प्रदुषण और आतंकवाद से भी ज्यादा भयानक है परमाणु हथ्यार।इसके उत्पादन को रोकना और परमाणु शक्ति को ऊर्जा के लिए उपयोग करना आवश्यक है।” जब अमेरिकी सेना ने अगस्त 1945 को जापान के हिरोशिमा और नागासाकी पर परमाणु बम गिराए थे, तो इसका प्रभाव पूरी दुनिया ने देखा था। शायद इंसान

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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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आतंकी तत्वों को रोकने के लिए एक-जुट होना पड़ेगा

हाल ही मे अमेरिका के लास वेगस (एल. वी.) मे एक आतंकवादी ने आम जनता पर गोलियों की बौछार शुरू कर दी। हालांकि आतंकवादी ने इस घिनौने काम के बाद ख़ुदकुशी कर ली, दुखद रूप से डर और आतंक फैलाने के अपने मंसूबे मे वो कामयाब हुआ। सरकारी सूत्रों के अनुसार इस ‘एनकाउंटर’ मे करीबन 60 लोगों की मौत हुई और 530 लोग घायल हुए। और भी चौकाने वाली बात यह है कि स्टीफन क्रैग

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

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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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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#TheBeachTrail2017- Part 2

This is Part-2 of a series where we explore the trail of the movie ‘The Beach. Check Part-1 and Part-0 here. To do something similar in Thailand here are some planning tips for you Look out for cheap flights to Bangkok which starts at about 10,000 INR from Chennai to Bangkok. From Bangkok you could directly fly to Koh Samui through Bangkok Airways, but since its a private airport, fares are usually high. You could alternatively fly

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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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The Process of CPEC – Confidence, Corruption, Elections, China

PM Nawaz Sharif was forced to resign one year before his stipulated five- year term in light of the Supreme Court verdict indicting him for disproportionate foreign assets revealed as part of the Panama Papers Expose. Articles 62 & 63 of the Pakistani Constitution[i] have been invoked which were inserted at the time of President Zia-ul-Haq. This article argues that his ouster has four dimensions. The first is the confidence across various stakeholders of the Pakistani

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