Book Review – Divine Secrets

This work of fiction is typical to its genre in many ways and a departure in many others. For instance, there is the expected in medias res beginning of the story, even from the prologue which does not serve as the introduction to any one thing, but instead picks...

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Freedom..

Rita Mehra (31), Lives in Chandni Chowk. Her Family were in felicitous state when they got the news of Rita's pregnancy. Rita's husband and herself were never curious to know about the sex of the child... but... her in-laws does.

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Life at Rs 52.73 per Dollar!

Let us take a closer look on how this exchange rate fluctuation takes a toll on everyone involved directly or indirectly in the business of making business. For your information Indian Rupee was floated against dollar in 1991 during the time of liberalization at 31.26 Rs per dollar. Before...

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War, Violence And Literature

History has seen many wars fought on the face of the earth. Even though there would have been several wars fought between tribes and kingdoms, as writing was invented in 3000 B.C., the first ever war recorded was that between Sumer (in modern Iraq) and Elam (now part of...

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Happiness and Sadness

One reason why things don’t happen as you want them to happen is that there are always too many people involved. We as humans have different opinions, expectations, desires and ideologies. When there are far too many people involved in something, clashes are bound to happen.

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A Case For Democracy in India

As far as the democratic establishment goes, India is truly a nation that tops many a chart. Not only are we the largest democracy in the world, we are also the most ethnically diverse, we also happen to have the most number of political parties, ergo implying more choice....

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Violence against Women

According to Nivedita Menon, a well-known feminist scholar and professor of Political Science. She is the author of, amongst other books, Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond The Law in one of her lecture with IIPM student in Pune said, “Women, Peace and Justice: Not an Easy Equation? At the...

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Lust and greed

Human beings (especially men) have no limit to their desires. It is for this precise reason constable Michael Sanguinetti does not want women to ' be dressed like sluts'. He is unsure of the level of control men have over their hormones.

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Most Famous Assassinations!

Senator, Robert F. Kennedy, the brother of John F. Kennedy was shot at four times at point blank range! 4 days later, he died in the hospital! He was a Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party! However, the assassin was supposedly Palestinian Terrorist avenging the wrong done by the...

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Vijay Salaskar

Vijay Salaskar – The Brave Iron Man Encounter Specialist whom Mumbai Underworld feared has killed about 70-80 criminals in his encounters whom the Mumbaikars once feared. Vijay Salaskar was a man who always wanted to white wash the crime & terror from the Mumbai City. He had cleared half...

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The Constable Story

Well for starters, I am going to refrain from commenting on the validity of the statement made by the unfortunate fellow, solely because I believe that every person has a right to voice his opinion based upon how he perceives a particular situation and the right to challenge those...

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Love: Eternal and Impossible

The simple answer is, the common frailty, quantity is better than quality. Though it takes a second to remove any doubts. A one-year old will have very few wants, mostly food and sleep. When he gets them, he's happy. When he doesn't, he's sad. It's not that the baby...

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Love at first Jockey

Indian men are not comfortable talking about this. While researching for my article on the streets of Delhi, I was pushed around, slapped, chased and verbally abused while I tried to extract information from people. I guess this is one topic a man wants to keep buried underneath his...

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My Sister and I

What can a 33-years-old Italian in London write about, that Indian youth will find meaningful or interesting? "Nothing!” was my first instinctive reaction. Yet, I couldn't help thinking there are always matters in life that are common to all of humanity, regardless of passport.

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A Dying Dream

"I can't see any way out of this, Shweta. The gallery just isn't bringing in enough to keep us afloat." Jenice plopped into the leather arm chair opposite the great maple desk. Her employer's normally sparkling blue eyes now looked more like a pond reflecting stormy clouds.

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A Weird Record

Akshat Saxena in Guinness Records for Most Fingers and ToesAs most parents, the child's mom Amrita Saxena was just happy to have a healthy baby. Akshat Saxena is her first child. The mom said, "I was so happy to see my baby as it was our first child. But...

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Google’s Mysterious Custom Searches

First you have to understand that they are two different search engines. The first one which is called Gothic Google Goth has many variations, it can be the regular site but only with darkest theme or it can actually bring you some weird results from the dark side of...

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Degree – The Killer Word

The answer is No. You do not need a degree to make your dreams come true. Yes, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. If this is true, then why is there brouhaha over getting a degree? Right from our childhood, we have been asked to enter school...

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Experiences Teach You a Lot!

In our efforts to divine, or decipher, or just plain stay out of the way of the Ultimate Truths of the Universe, the questions that must be asked, must be asked in a timely fashion. It does us little good to ask what are the nature and the purpose...

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Things to remember while Shopping Online

When was last time you did online shopping? Generally most of us prefer offline shopping. By offline I mean manually browsing shops in nearby area, deciding one item to buy after checking out ten and then bargaining with shopkeeper. Offline is a traditional way of shopping in market.

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Can You Spare Some Change?

“Can you spare some change?” she said, The world around me was lit with darkness. I lost track of time, but it is said night is darkest just before dawn. A sun is going to rise and a son is going to fall. My mind was crystal clear with a...

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How to Improve Your Study Habits?

Examinations are used as tools in schools and colleges for the purpose of judging the performance of the students with regard to their academic excellence. Every student wants to score good grades in their examinations. While some score good grades, some fail. The following are found to be some...

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It’s your Life!

We've all heard it so many times, whether it's coming from us or somebody we associate with; "I need a change in my life." But then nobody ever does anything about it, they just continue to complain!

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Network (1976)

That pretty much summarizes the message of Network. Every word in the script is dipped in satire, every sentence reflecting upon how the television news industry was 35 years ago. The same holds true today, maybe more apt even. Each character has a story to tell Howard Beale (Peter...

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RAW Domain Uncovered

The world has grown out of stereotypes. Be it in terms of social interactions, religious rigidities or business ventures, people no longer fear to venture unexplored roads or take risks. As far as education and career is concerned, they are no longer synonymous. A long list of innovative and...

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What is the Concept Behind God?

At the outset, I would like to clarify my stand regarding God. I am not a self-effacing believer nor am I an atheist. I would like to undertake this article as an objective venture into understanding the ‘concept’ behind G-O-D. Wikipedia defines Deity as – a recognized preternatural...

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Fitness: Tackling Obesity

You know it’s a serious issue when Michelle Obama’s fighting against it. India too, suffers from an increased rate of obesity in children and teenagers. The WHO defines obesity as – abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. The three main reasons for obesity in India are...

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Beauty Eyes the Lies of a Beholder

We've all heard the phrase, "Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder". It sounds really great and would be true in an Utopian world, where beauty would not just be limited to the physical dimension and the true beauty of an individual would be determined by his nature,...

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Why I Was Born at Your Home?

When I was born, that was one of the most beautiful days of my parents’ life. They celebrated it with great pomp and show. As I grew, I began knowing the world around me. I initiated this practice from my home itself. Leela, the toilet-cleaner of our house, used...

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Social Media Advertising with Online Video Ads

Online advertising campaigns are able to target consumers at any point in the purchase funnel, with a level of interactivity that consumers demand today, but it’s something which no other channel can deliver. Advertising online can build new levels of brand engagement and advocacy, generate almost immediate word-of-mouth, and...

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What I Learned!

Steve Jobs was given up for adoption on birth, but his biological parents eventually married and had another child, who is Steve Job's biological sister. Jobs search for his biological family eventually led to his mother and his sister, but after learning about his father, he had no wish...

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With or Without You

I am 21 and single. I have never been in a relationship, not even so much so, as a fling. I have never been kissed by anyone. (drunk girlfriends obviously do not count) And yes I am human (STILL) and not completely pathetic (YET). It is also 3 o'clock...

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Being the Master of Your Own Style

Falling Victim to Fashion: She breezes into the room, plain white shirt, crisp black pants tailored to her curves, shiny black pumps, hair loosely hanging on her shoulders looking tall and confident. Whoever she is, she’s caught your eye. A simple but elegant outfit can add an aura of confidence; it’s...

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A Place Called Joy

'I look up at the sky and spread my hands wide, breathe, and take flight. My insides throb, enthusiasm and anticipation driving me. It’s a perfect day for flying - Clear blue sky, no rogue winds, no ominous telling of any sorts. As I glide across the layers...

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The Much-Awaited Biography

Steve Jobs' memoir and biography release date was originally set for November 21. His death created unexpected demand and as a result of that, the book's release date was moved up to October 24. Already, Walter Isaacson's tome about the life of the most prolific and innovative technology guru...

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Built To Last: AK- 47

A product with this magical combination would be the dream of any marketing manager. Seldom does such a magical combination come together for a product and when it does, it is packed with a label of High COST. However, there is a particular product, which has only the magical...

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Apple + Cation of Sense = Sensation

A Pome, which have seed chambers with soft outer part or A Pod, which have song chambers with solid outer part. The answer is known to you. A single man changed the imagination of millions. “A for Apple (fruit)” a notion which was being impregnated in peoples mind from...

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Protect Your Skin From Sun and Pollution

Use a mild cleanser on your face at least twice daily. “If your skin is excessively oily, try a cleanser with salicylic acid, and use a toner to temporarily battle large open pores,” recommends Dr. Narmada Matang, Head Medical Operations for Kaya Skin Clinic India. “Also, what you may...

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Rock n Roll: The long gone friend

The screaming guitars, the high pitched squeals, the child-like-vocals, the rhythmic drum pattern, tight leather jeans and the rebellious attitude, all defined rock n roll. 'Rock n roll' wasn’t just about drugs or other kinds of narcotics, those weren’t required at all. One just had to go onstage and...

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Take Your Scent From Day to Night

In the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman, Paul Rudd’s character proudly proclaims that his cologne -- Sex Panther -- is “illegal in nine countries.” He goes on to brag about its lady-killing qualities: “They’ve done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time, it works … every time.”

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Hazare V/S the Apparent Democracy!

Hazare’s Fast has brought many Great yet forgotten heroes back into the Media glare. Touted as the modern day Gandhi, Anna has projected to the world, one of the most unconventional modes of protest (through peaceful means); which has in fact had a greater impact on the Country than...

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Target Practice…

It’s like each day starts with the same thought. I am not talking about the one that comes just as you open your eyes and sit up. It’s the one that comes just after. Life passing you by, each day, as it turns on its head, from day to...

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Understanding Lokpal

Tuesday morning, Anna Hazare was arrested, before he could proceed to JP Park, the venue for his fast, demanding that his bill be brought before Parliament. Ever since then, we have had a news overload. Every news channel and paper is covering Anna’s protest extensively. Even the second tier...

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The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

The grass is greener on the other side. Just wonder how true and apt this statement is. All our lives, we believe that we are the ones who have been troubled with the maximum number of problems, and others are at ease, relatively. Easier to say, however, this is...

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Headaches that No Saridon Can Cure!

As the clock ticks the world goes round, and issues change. Today, in this 21st Century the issues are no more similar to that of the post independence era. One thing needs to be corrected that issues are not synonyms of a troubled state. An issue can be an...

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The Alienated “Seven Sisters”

I will not feel even a bit surprised if many Indians while reading this article will not understand the significance of its title, because even those, who pose to be “all-knowing”, become blank-faced when it comes to being aware of the condition of the north-eastern states of India. Most...

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Nuclear Energy – A Menace

Nuclear science is a comparatively younger branch of physics. On one hand it has given us X-rays and radioactive rays, which are a breakthrough in Cancer treatment and on the other hand it has given us nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Ironically, one has turned out to be a...

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Illiteracy in India

Every issue that our society faces is like a link of a chain. Each issue is connected to another, either directly or indirectly. The chain of issues in this society that we live in, the strongest link of that chain is illiteracy. Illiteracy is the mother of all issues...

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Students and Politics

The most progressive, articulate, inspired and dynamic segment of the country’s population is the student’s community. The formative period of student’s life should be utilized for an all round balanced development of his/her personality. Political experience constitutes an essential part of this learning experience. This period prepares one to...

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