SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

Sexual violence against children is the inducement or coercion of children to engage in any sexual activity. This violence can take both physical and mental form. It includes both sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.In a survey conducted thirty two out of forty two people questioned confessed to have experienced...

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THE THIRD SEX

SEX: M/F/OTHERYou are unlikely to have ever come across an option set such as this; it is even more unlikely that you would have never come across persons belonging to this ‘other’ section of society. So a logical conclusion could be that there exists a section in society whose...

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Mumbai Floods

Mumbai, India’s financial capital, the home of the entertainment industry, the fashion capital, and in all the city of dreams. This was a mere introduction to the city where people learn how to survive all the adversities. Adversities of the sun, sand, and the rains.Rains play a spoilsport year...

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HOMOSEXUALITY-AN EPIDEMIC ?

Fighting for a cause“We’re standing here in Philadelphia, the, uh, city of brotherly love, the birthplace of freedom, where the, uh, founding fathers authored the Declaration of Independence, and I don’t recall that glorious document saying anything about all straight men are created equal. I believe it says all...

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Are you hiding your problems?

Stigma associated with counselling THE monotonous routine of job along with your own personal problems can get in the way of your happiness and well being. At times, the pressure can be so crushing that you cannot handle it any longer on your own. In...

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Vertical Farms

Vertical farms are an effective solution to issues of agricultural land constraint the world over.India presently has over 40% of its land under cultivation and only over 22.00% under forest cover as opposed to the figure of 33.33% prescribed by our National Forest Policy . Ongoing efforts to...

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Nanotechnology 101

It’s a technology that aims at building things on a very ‘small’ scale, and yet can bring about wondrous and ‘big’ developments in the world, particularly in the poor and developing countries; a technology that can rocket us into an era of clean environment, efficient energy consumption, increased manufacturing...

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‘Chocoliciously’ Healthy!

Indulge in that sinful delight for a fitter heartFeel like snacking? Go Ahead! Sink your teeth into that heavenly bar of chocolate, you always thought was sinful and do that ever-pumping heart of yours a favor! Researchers have officially declared, on the basis of a recent study that dark,...

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Rural Vs Urban

Analyzing some aspects of the Rural-Urban Divide:70% of India’s population lives in Villages, but the rural occupation of agriculture contributes to only 16% of India’s economy!‘The Leech Factor.’ That is what the phenomenon of unbalanced area development in India is called among economists and financial analysts. Since our nation’s...

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Relationship with EU boosts Sri Lanka’s Economy

The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka share a well developed relationship. The major factors influencing Sri Lanka’s relationship with EU are economic cooperation, trade and development aid. After institutions of intra-European cooperation emerged in 1967 and formed a single commission and European parliament, the relationship between EU and...

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India’s newfound retail interest

Imagination goes a long way in making of a reality. So it was just an imagination to build a big store, wherein every article, right from the FMCG products to clothes, from vegetables to household goods, from the tiniest pin to the massive home theatre is available under one...

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India on SEZ high

SEZ : special economic zoneThe craze for industrialization has swept India. The central and state governments are all following this trend, throwing caution to air. Prime agricultural lands are being offered for Special Economic Zones (SEZ) leaving the farmers working on these lands with nowhere to go. This SEZing...

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The Financial Connection

Taking Climate Change Mitigation to the Market As climate change threatens humanity with dire consequences like global warming and fluctuating rainfall patterns, world policy makers at the United Nations adopt a remedial approach that the common man would appreciate- providing monetary incentives. The Kyoto Protocol, an amendment to the...

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The Dirty Game of Politics

The Road to Rashtrapati Bhawan. July 21 was not an ordinary day. It possessed the answers to the two most widely awaited mysteries of recent times. One was the fate of Harry Potter’s life in the seventh & the final of the Harry Potter series books. Fans were more than...

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Playing a Blame Game, the Politics in Reporting

How Reliable Is Our Media?It’s official! Smt. Pratibha Patil is the first woman president of India. Simple.But politics unfortunately is hardly about being a ‘mere’ people’s representative. It is never that simple. A complex web of intertwined motives and strategies, it is difficult for any politician to come out...

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War in Sri Lanka: the Government versus LTTE

Escalating Violence in the Sri Lankan PeninsulaIt is widely believed that Sri Lanka has slipped back towards a full-fledged civil war. Currently there are few indications of a politically sustainable solution to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. On the contrary, an environment conducive to violent clashes has been...

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Terrorism in the Name of a Freedom Struggle

Can terrorist activities be justified in the name of a struggle for self-determination?Mahatma Gandhi fought for the independence of India without resorting to terrorism. So did the people of Eastern Europe in their struggle to bring down the Berlin Wall. And Martin Luther King’s campaign for equal rights for...

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The Scourge of Terrorism

How our world fails to define what terrorism is?Terrorism can be said to include those acts of violence that are outside the accepted norms of diplomacy and rules of war.The Oxford Dictionary has defined terrorism as ‘systematic intimidation as a method of governing or securing political or other ends’.Terrorism...

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India: A Democracy, Really?

Present Political Scenario Betrays Signs of a Theocracy.It is touted to be the biggest democracy in the world. But is our revered motherland actually one? A democracy, literally, refers to a state where the citizens have suffrage rights on major elective decisions, as well as those on important policies....

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