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In Uri Flows The Color Of Blood

India and Pakistan share much more than a border, they share a controversial history and a sad partition, which further gets heightened whenever Kashmir is at stake. They both have laid claims over the paradise and words of feud have been constantly exchanged. Many Prime Ministers have come and...

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History Repeats Itself, This Time For Water

Supreme Court is making a lot of noise these day, for good and bad both. Recently, Supreme Court made a groundbreaking judgement, wherein criticizing a government or its’ policies does not amount to sedition. Many people than required are getting afflicted with charges of sedition because of being ‘anti-national’...

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Political Machinations At Work

In a recent unorthodox move, the Lok Sabha passed an amendment on the Lokpal and Lokayukta bill, 2013, extending the deadline indefinitely for government employees and NGOs to declare their assets. A surprise move which came up after a delegation of MPs met the Prime Minister on July 25th...

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Education And The Job Gap

I attended one of the best university in India. An august institution which has an irreproachable image and standing in the academic circles of our country. For obvious reasons, I shall not be naming names, because the fact of the matter is, the said university did nothing to teach...

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Change Of Ministers, But Change For Good?

In a recent Cabinet reshuffle, Prakash Javadekar, a Member of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh and official spokesperson for the BJP took over the HRD Ministry from Smriti Irani. Coming as a reason for deep breaths for many people in the country, seeing the less than charming performance of Mrs....

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Our forgotten hope for the olympics

Our Forgotten Hope For The Olympics

Historically, India hasn’t performed well in the International stage in athletics. Every year we hear disappointing results of the Indian competitors, and those few who do manage to notch up a medal tally are hailed as heroes, only to be forgotten in a couple of months. Some would even...

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The Political Realities Of India

The first lines of the Preamble to the Constitution of India have been immortalised in every school book and educational institution. Our childhood is full of memories of grudgingly opening our books to the flowery, often described as beautiful, portrayal of the document which celebrates our independence.

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State and religion

The Gods, The State And Maneka Gandhi

Historically, the State has always kept its distance from Religion. Accepting the importance of organised religion in an individual’s life, the value of the belief and respecting the faith a citizen has are some of the reason for this demarcation. Avoiding the chaos of clashing with religious rules and...

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For Mehbooba Mufti, Tough Times Ahead?

Almost 5 months of uncertainty in the Indian state of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed has taken oath as the 13th Chief Minister of the state. The PDP-BJP alliance has formed the government again. The previous CM of J&K and the PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died in January this...

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