Tech-No-Tradition

It is not too far when India will dominate the marquee of the world’s Superpower. Development is essential for an economy otherwise it might become stagnant, but the growth should be such that our values remain intact...

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Hindi Test

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Reservation

EXPOSED! GOVERNMENT’S APATHY! ‘We don’t need no education’. It seems our Indian government has taken this Pink Floyd’s anthem to heart. Really, the last thing they seem to be interested in is providing us with education. Forget about good education. Here is an RTI filed by Youth For Equality...

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The Viewspaper Internship for Writers

The applications for The Viewspaper Internship are open.The Viewspaper offers an online Internship programme for the youth, who over a period of one month, would further their skills of expression, articulation and observation through a process of mutual learning. The internship will give them experience in areas of research,...

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Axe On Amusement Parks

The roller-coaster ride could cost you a little more from next year. The government is working on a proposal to levy service tax on amusement parks and coin operated amusement machines in the Budget 2008-09.The committee of state finance ministers has recommended imposition of service tax on three out...

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Can the Budget Save the R&D?

Yet another Union Budget is going to be launched this February 28th, 2008. One of the major highlight’s of the budget is the fact that it is the last budget the UPA government presents before the general elections of 2009. Hence, we expect a people friendly budget this year...

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FM Let ‘em Fly Cheap

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel is leaving no stone unturned to improve the aviation industry of India. He took the initiative to revamp the airports and make them at par with the best airports around the world. He is also keen on building airports in smaller...

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IT Industry Logs On For Exemption

The flourishing Indian IT industry has nose-dived due to the strong rupee. Even the biggest players of the industry are feeling the heat of the rising rupee. Indian IT industry is largely dependent on the overseas market which makes it vulnerable to the fluctuating exchange rates.The story of the...

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Budget ’08 and Corporate Taxes.

The Budget 2008, to be released on 29th February is already under great speculation. There are different demands from different sectors. Through this article I wish to talk about the corporate tax rates and how the Budget 2008 might affect them.Corporate Tax refers to the tax levied on the...

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Anticipating The Budget 2008

Gujarat elections have put down all chances of Congress calling for early polls. Elections in many states are due this year, so the undoubtedly, the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister must be in tremendous pressure to produce a populist budget keeping their political imperatives in mind. The Indian Government...

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For The First Time In This Budget…

 This year the pre-budget parleys have a number of “firsts” to offer. I have tried to collect reports from various sources on the number of “firsts” in the pre-budget exercise. The FM will, for the first time, directly interact with financial advisors of the Central Ministry and departments in the...

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Budget Wish-List

Its that time of the year when industry leaders, economists and business confederations are preparing their wish-list to be forwarded to the Finance Ministry. Pre-budget preparations have begun for the Annual Budget 2008-09 to be presented in the Parliament on 29th Feb 2008.Indian Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram preparing his...

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Welcome to Think

The dream goes on and The Viewspaper’s journey continues. Just like all the milestones that we have crossed till now, today we cross another one. I am proud to present to you “THINK” an online community of the world’s most brilliant and young minds. Think will provide a platform for young...

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Jalmagan

Pertaining to a small population surviving on the banks of the Yamuna, ’ Jalmagna’ is the story of their lives and livelihood that depend solely on the river. Everyday Mohammed Kalam and Mustafa like several others in their community risk their lives and dive into the polluted waters of the...

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An Ancient Sacred Secret

Traditions and ethos have a way of transforming most noble intentions religious practices. And that is why for many cults, the conservation of ecology takes place in the form of nature worship. A patch of land, the size of which can vary anywhere between a band of few trees to...

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Nuclear Waste and its Dubious Disposal

The whole nation is divided over the Nuclear Deal; will they or will they not? Whether this deal will actually be a positive move for our country is still an uncertainty and is being widely debated. What is certain is that this deal will bring in more nuclear waste...

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Can I Have Oxygen Worth 5 Bucks Please !!!

The headline does seem to be just another group of catchy words, but hey think again, is it really just that!! Continuing the current trend of being ignorant and callous educated illiterates, this could very well be our reality in a few years. We have always taken things for...

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Rethinking 1984

Outside. Sunny and bright. Inside. Dark and dingy. A world of contrast opened up before me as I stepped into that small room, with no windows and very little space to move around. My eyes fell on eleven-year old Suraj lying on the bed, his hands and legs sickly thin.All those...

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Putting the Cool Back into the Environment

Cigarettes were cool – not so much anymore. In popular American TV Show, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Rachel and Monica gross out when Chandler lights up. The cigarette issue is a closed one in Hollywood – now, it’s all about the environment. Not having a cause or charity is a liability -...

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WHAT IT MEANS TO US…

Hanging out of the over-crowded auto-rickshaw, I was brainstorming on what to write for on the subject, environment. But then just like that, it struck me. What does the environment actually mean to all of us? I wasn’t looking for a Webster’s definition of the word, but wanted to...

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Let Selfishness Save the Environment

Someone has rightly said, “So bleak is the picture… that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century”. Man claims to be the most developed of all species on this earth and yet it seems that this seemingly...

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We MUST Start the Fire!

Scores of articles have been written, heated debates have ensued and fingers have been pointed to various organisations, activities, policies and methods that have caused a furthering of the pitiable state of affairs that the environment is gloomily in now. Global warming, species extinction, habitat destruction, coral bleaching, desertification,...

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Nuclear Arms Race versus Environmental Hazards

The Indo-US nuclear deal has certainly enjoyed its share of publicity and discussion. However, it has also stemmed up various concerns regarding the viability of utilization of nuclear energy without maximizing the risks associated with it. Many diverse aspects are being addressed such as the prospective proliferation of nuclear...

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GLOBAL WARMING: A GLO-CAL PERSPECTIVE

”20 years earlier a child asked for clay toys, dolls, and kitchen items; today, a child asked for Robots, Computer games and Sports Cars.” This illustration itself underlines the changing dynamics of a world swept of its feet by globalization and commercialization. Man today is so completely engrossed in...

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Nothing “smoky” about it?

Call it self-centeredness or even shortsightedness, that when I was told to write an article on the environment I began by thinking how safe and unpolluted my own environment was. When I pondered over it, my mind went back to what had been on it for quite sometime now....

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THE WINGED ONES AND WHERE TO SEE THEM…

Metallic turquoise, iridescent green, elegant white….no these are not the colours that latest car in town is available in, they are the shades of the Kinfisher’s, the Bee-Eater’s ,the Great Egret’s wings respectively… the list is endless and I haven’t even mentioned the National Bird. The colors evoke a...

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Yamuna…..JI?

What do you feel for your mother? Stupid question, right? Love of course …what else can you feel towards someone who gave you life, and continued to protect and nurture throughout her life. Well if that’s so then tell me in which culture throwing garbage at your provider...

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Biodiversity conservation and food security

From the millions of genes that serve as life’s building blocks, to the thousands of plants and animals that inhabit the earth, to almost the limitless combinations of organisms that make up the natural eco-systems, biodiversity makes an essential contribution to feeding the world. Human beings are just one...

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A Divine Trip to Dalhousie

Nestled amidst the mighty Himalayas, in the Chamba and the Pangi valleys, lies a beautiful, pristine hill-station, which takes your breath away at the very first sight. It is an ideal weekend getaway for the tired and the stressed soul, away from the hustle-bustle and traffic jams of the...

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It is happening!!!

Its finally happening…the proverbial first step in our journey had been taken. Your response, the signing of petitions, forming of communities at various social networking sites, the very unrest that we sense in you, is what comprises a first but firm step forward. We brought you the story of...

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Priya’s Trial by Ordeal

I read about Priya Aggarwal’s experience or should I say nightmare on Viewspaper site a few days back. I have no words to describe the anger, I felt at the all the people who wronged the students and at all those people who could have done something but chose...

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Change.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi “If you tremble with indigestion at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine” – CHE GUEVARA Most of you have read the article”Grounded Flight” and another article on the same subject “Clipped Wings”....

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Clipped Wings

As every argument goes the facts must be first established. So here is the story as any ordinary person who reads the newspaper would have seen it. If you unfortunately missed it, please lend an ear. It all started in the summer of 2005, when in February the Supreme...

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Express Yourself – Come share your thoughts

The concept of Viewspaper draws inspiration from a fundamental right that we have all been accorded, the right to freedom of expression. It is a reiteration of the belief that the youth’s voice is special and that it deserves to be heard. Think for yourself? Think beyond yourself? ...

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