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When Money Speaks Louder Than Judiciary

Unsurprising as it may be, this judgment comes in the wake of Salman Khan’s bail and the suspension of his conviction that held him guilty of culpable homicide in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Both the cases and the pattern in which the verdicts have been delivered underline the bias...

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Because, The Will To Help Is All You Need

The “Play For A Cause” event that took place at the Striker Pub and kitchen in Delhi, yesterday, saw different artists from India and Nepal came together to raise funds and awareness for the recent catastrophe that claimed innumerable lives and destroyed the countless homes. A concept by Parikrama’s...

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Why Salman Khan Is Truly Dabangg!

On asking him, his caste, Salman’s lawyer replied that the actor was “Indian.” Caught off guard, the judge asked the actor his caste again, and in return, she got a rather heroic reply from him. In his quintessential style, the Dabangg actor said that he was both “Muslim and...

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I Voted For Net Neutrality, Did You?

Net neutrality, in simple terms, means a principle by which all the ISPs treat all content, websites and services, equally and without any discrimination what-so-ever. This means that a telecom company like Airtel cannot grant users faster connections to any one site over the other. Internet users pay their...

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Violence Begets Violence

Al-Shabaab is Arabic for ‘The Youth’. The victims of Friday’s attack were also youth – college-goers in whose hands the fate of Kenya’s aspirations lie. Nothing can be a greater sign of a reprehensible ideology than its own youth killing its own. No religion can be worth destroying the...

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The Art Of Being A Bad Sport

That India had arrived to the semi-finals in its record run of non-stop World Cup victories was forgotten. That Mahendra Singh Dhoni had won India two world cups and one Champions trophy in the past was irrelevant

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More Power To You, Deepika!

Coming from the pinnacle of Tinsel town, it is commendable that Deepika chose to engage in a serious discussion at prime time, one that had nothing to with promotions. Pragmatic, candid, intelligent and rarely emotional, her approach towards discussing the ailment had nothing to do with what we see...

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Priya Pillai Passes With Flying Colours

The “Lookout Circular” that prevented Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from travelling to London has, finally, been quashed by the Delhi High Court, two months after it was issued. Due to her plans to speak to the British MPs in London regarding the adverse effects of proposed mining activities by...

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7 Myths About Feminism Busted

If the social order created by you considers women inferior to men without any attention to merit, it is your fault, not ours. If marriage has come to be a deeply oppressive institution that sanctifies rape, violence and discrimination, it is not our fault.

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Mohan Bhagwat Questions Mother Teresa’s Altruism

Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is back to making news again, and yes, for another wrong reason! On Monday, while addressing a gathering at a village near Bharatpur, Bhagwat said, “Mother Teresa's service would have been good. But it used to have one objective,...

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5 Swine Flu Myths Busted

With the swine flu scare putting scores of lives at jeopardy, there have been numerous myths, regarding this disease, that have been set afloat. As many as 6 people have lost their lives in the national capital and approximately 1,400 people have been infected by the H1N1 influenza (swine...

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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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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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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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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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India’s Ailing Children

Out of the total proportion, 12 percent are children between 4 to 16 years suffering from psychiatric disorders in India. The most common form of mental disorder prevalent amongst children are- depression, alcohol abuse, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Reports have also highlighted behavioural characteristics such as irritability, insomnia, eating...

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