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And The Oscar Goes To…

2014 has, certainly, been an awesome year for movies, where all you movie-buffs got a chance to feast on flicks like Birdman and Interstellar. Needless to say, you have spent a substantial amount of time, discussing, the movies and the probability of their winning the Oscar. Well, the announcements...

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5 Efforts Undertaken To Combat Boko Haram

Boko Haram, a group that needs no introduction today, has become synonymous to sheer barbarism. It hasn’t been too long since the militant group massacred Nigeria, killing more than 2000 people at a go. The Islamic Extremist group has been highly active in the region, having displaced over...

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Cricketers Sold And Sealed

The Indian Premier League auctions have finally been concluded, with 67 players been sold for the upcoming season beginning from April 8, this year. Yuvraj Singh bagged the largest bid with Delhi Daredevils (DD) buying him at a price of whooping 16 crores. Following Yuvraj are batsman-cum-wicket keeper Dinesh...

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5 Reasons Why The Scotts Lost Today

In the 6th match of Pool A at the University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand somehow managed to beat Scotland by 3 wickets in a low scoring game. Batting first, Scotland made 142 runs in 36.2 overs. New Zealand chased down this total in 24.5 overs for the loss...

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“Bubble Toes”

And sighed, until a sublime moan of painful pleasure escaped her; she opened her eyes, and gently slid her toe out from in between his lips; her right leg bent, her left leg straight and suspended a little above the bed, she flicked his lower lip with her round...

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Mistakes That AAP Cannot Afford To Make

As CM of Delhi, Kejriwal had, last year, refuted manifold luxuries but his struggle to end the “red beacon” culture had, instead, landed him in loads of trouble. Arvind Kejriwal’s refusal of Z+ security brings back Kejriwal’s grit and determination to lead a humble and simple lifestyle even after...

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An Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

At the very outset, I would like to congratulate you for your landslide victory in Delhi’s elections. When your party formed the government in 2013, people were happy, yes, but also admittedly skeptical. When you resigned in the winter of 2014, your skeptics were proved correct, and your supporters,...

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Open Letter To The BJP.

As I write this letter to you, I understand that your party must still be grappling with the massive defeat in the Delhi election of 2015. As a concerned citizen of the country, I would like to point it out to you that we, the people of India, are...

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5 Saal Kejriwal: AAP Ki Dilli Kaisi Ho?

Leading with all guns blazing in the Delhi Assembly Elections of 2015, is the wave of #5SaalKejriwal! So, Arvind Kejriwal has made robust promises and Delhi has voted. Needless to say, the national capital has oodles of expectations from what the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has to deliver. All...

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Crossing The Indo-Nepal Border By Horse

The bus was marketed to us as having a heater, though this was rendered obsolete when a stone came through a window mid journey. No-one knew who threw it, and we spent the rest of the drive freezing. The bus soon filled with returning Nepali immigrants, who huddled against...

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AAP to challenge the Modi Juggernaut?

This election will be the first loss for the BJP ever since the 2014 general elections and AAP will be the first party to impede the Modi juggernaut. The significance of AAP’s anticipated win lies in the threat it poses on the “Modi-wave”. And finally, one cannot help but...

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AIB Roast V/S the Fringe Groups

In India, the rightist groups believe in righteous acts, they simply fail to embrace changes and claim to uphold the “‘Indian Culture”, and mindlessly reject anything they see as being a result of the “western influence”.  The FIR lodged against AIB for their ambitious roast questions the inability of...

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In conversation With Kulpreet Yadav

Do you keep procrastinating writing? Do you keep giving excuses as to why today is not a perfect day to write? If yes, you must read on.I recently read a book Catching the Departed, an entertaining thriller that has the elements of patriotism, romance and suspense. I loved...

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Sushma Swaraj Visits China

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on her four-day visit to China said, "A critical change in nature of our bilateral ties over the last few decades has been its growing economic dimension. China is today our largest partner in trade in goods.”

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Ten Days of Silence: Vipassana For The Soul

It formed a system that seemingly worked, and I half-admired it, secretly, and perhaps inadvertently, appreciating the chaos of the randomness of my mind. But I was never content, and my rational mind knew that something was amiss. I realized what was missing when I took a ten-day Vipassana course...

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Why Politics And Anna Don’t Go Together

Four years and one general election from Anna Hazare's 2011 agitation against corruption, and a functioning Lokpal is still a distant dream. Out of the then-staunchly apolitical India Against Corruption movement, two of its former leaders are set to spar against each other in the upcoming Delhi elections. One...

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Kiran Bedi On Women Safety

Her top priority, if elected to power, would be women’s security, cleanliness of the city and provision of civic amenities like power, water and sanitation. She released her plan for making Delhi a safer place to live for women on Twitter on Wednesday. She released a 25-point action plan...

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A Message Well Received At Siri Fort

The speech affected the souls of millions. It was a mirror, showing us that our shenanigans receive global attention. Whether it is the ill-treatment of women in the public and private domains at the hands of bossy male-counterparts; the alarming rate at which rape cases are increasing in the...

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Rahul Gandhi Holds Road Show in Delhi

He initiated his election campaign with a road show in South Delhi. During the campaign, Mr. Gandhi was heard saying that Congress would stage a solid comeback this time. He also accused the Modi government for not fulfilling their promises towards the poor for the sake of a few...

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In Conversation With Anay Mann

Having done exhibitions all over the world and shot covers for some very famous magazines like Forbes, Newsweek, Better Homes, Anay Mann, a model turned software developer turned photographer, is a multifaceted photographer. Known for his bold, individualistic sensibility in photography, each of his portraits tells you all about...

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The (un)Common Man Of India, R.K. Laxman

There are few icons that all three generations of the Indian family would identify with. R.K. Laxman’s caricature of the common man, a silent spectator, was one of them. So what was the secret of this man who kept the entire nation enthralled day after day for six decades...

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Tax Issues Haunt Flipkart And Others In Kerala

The companies that have been fined are Flipkart, Vector E-commerce Pvt Ltd (stakeholder in Myntra), Jabong, and Robemall Apparels Pvt. Ltd (operator of Zovi.com). As per the reports published in Malayala Manorama, the government has imposed the highest fine of rupees 47.15 crore on Flipkart. Vector E-commerce has been...

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Indian Democracy: Comedy of Errors

The feeling of patriotism and public weal reigned supreme and our politicians took to the task of nation building with much zeal and vigour. The importance attached to the common goal was such that our first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru made members of the opposition a part of...

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Braigo Labs And Its 13-Year-Old Genius

Shubham had initially designed a Braille printer using the Lego robotics kit while participating in a school science fair project in 2014. With the help of an investment of $35,000 from his father, he developed an advanced version, Braigo 2.0, that translates electronic text into Braille before printing.

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Boom In The Big Cat Population

I personally believe, more and more forest areas should be brought under hard-core surveillance, reservation and protection. “India’s outstanding result demonstrates that tigers can recover and thrive, even in densely populated countries with a focus on economic growth—as long as there is political will and the commitment to get...

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Arvind Kejriwal VS Kiran Bedi: Where Do They Stand?

Bedi is a powerful titan with her crystal-clear prospects. She has been stressing on the “6Ps” (parents, politics, police, prosecution, prison and press) and “6Ss” (suraksha [safety], swachchata [cleanliness], saksharta [literacy], saksham [able], sanskari [Culture], and sab ki dilli [Delhi for all]) plans to make Delhi safer and healthier....

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Love India? Don’t Have To Hate Pakistan!

Let’s admit it, we have all, at some point or the other, been filled with a sense of pride while watching Arnab Goswami bashing Pakistan on his “open debates” on the widely watched Newshour. It’s okay to admit it because we are only to be partially blamed for reveling...

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What Does Raif Badawi Stand For?

The 31-year-old Raif Badawi has been at the centre of international attention for quite some time now. Hailing from Saudi Arabia, an autocratic kingdom, this man had dared to break away from the chorus of the masses to speak his mind. As a result, Raif has been held guilty...

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Flogging For Blogging

rrested in 2012, Raif was charged with "insulting Islam through electronic channels" and "going beyond the realm of obedience". He was initially cited for apostasy, which in Saudi Arabia means an automatic death sentence. However, the following year he was cleared of charges of apostasy. Amnesty International has...

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What Makes Humour Humorous?

Given the tumultuous times we currently find ourselves in, the time is opportune to ask what humour really is and what makes a humour really humorous? It is perhaps easier to begin by asking ourselves- “When does a joke fail?” The most obvious answer would perhaps be that when...

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Schools In India: Much To Learn And Unlearn

There is an increasing realisation, and media has its own share of appreciation, that these benign, harmless, and all-too-noble education institutions are indeed reeking with some real problems; and denial is only going to escalate these in the long run. Speaking about the impact it has on young minds,...

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First Rate Cut In Nearly Two Years

Economists and bankers think that this move will send a positive signal to the market that the inflation is under control, and RBI is now looking forward to growth. The decision will directly affect normal public as the banks will have to cut down the lending rates by 50...

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