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    M.J. Warsi | How Gandhiji used silence as a weapon to ensure peace

    Gandhi's ideas influence both, those who admire him and those who do not Martin Luther King Jr once said: "If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, acted, and inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony." Mahatma Gandhi's life followed a path of profound dedication and achievement in correcting...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    India hates its young women

    The only male to figure in the current Bollywood drug furore is SSR Predictably, with farmer protests gaining momentum and the parliamentary process in shambles, new names have emerged in the so-called Bollywood drug mafia investigation, and some anchors who had jumped the gun now get to gloat on national TV. Equally predictably, those named in the drug controversy are young women. Some, conveniently, happen to be...

    • a month ago
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    Investor visa: A way out of the Covid-19 conundrum

    Some 14,000 new EB-5 visas to the USA would be available next year, starting October 1 Eight months after the first human case of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) was diagnosed in the US, a countless number of dreams and plans have been tabled or put on hold. Businesses have shuttered, some colleges and universities started the fall fully remote, and racial strife is adding to the turmoil in the...

    • a month ago
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    The curious case of Urdu in NEP 2020

    NEP 2020 has given birth to apprehensions in the minds of Urdu lovers due to its unique status The Union Cabinet approved the new National Education Policy 2020 (hereafter NEP 2020) on 29 July, which proposes drastic changes in the Indian education system. While there are several changes, reforms and policies that are being widely appreciated there are many ambiguities, gaps and contradictions that are...

    • a month ago
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    Freedom and bias: How Facebook is facing a reckoning

    This year marks Facebook's growth from innocence to experience What a year it is turning out to be for Facebook! Its sway over voters has made incumbent governments in several countries seek to exact their pound of flesh. As a self-proclaimed proponent of free speech with limited control over content, the social media company now finds itself stuck in both legal and moral conflicts in...

    • a month ago
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    Is the Supreme Court right in punishing Prashant Bhushan?

    The Supreme Court should not fear any criticism no matter how scurrilous or malicious The Supreme Court can be considered an embodiment of justice. But this claim needs to be qualified by saying that it is not completely true because the Court does occasionally fall short of delivering justice. To put it simply, judges are not infallible. It follows that the Supreme Court in so far as it...

    • a month ago
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    Export agro-produce to create rural prosperity

    India is exporting a very small percentage of total agricultural products produced in quantitative terms The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce recently came out with its report on promotion of our country's agriculture and marine exports. A closer reading of the report quantifies extent of fall of Indian agro and marine exports. It highlights problems faced by Indian exporters. Most...

    • a month ago
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    Ruchi Ghanashyam | Staring at Dragon's eyes: India must stay on guard

    India has demanded China restore the status quo, while China blames India, claiming sovereignty over the area The fire that was lit by the Chinese in the Galwan Valley on June 15 continues to smoulder in eastern Ladakh. The worst incident of violence on the India-China border since 1967 claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers. Several weeks later, many efforts to resolve the...

    • a month ago
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    Sanju Verma | Worst over, healthy auto sales signal bounceback

    Global rating giant S&P says India will have a V-shaped recovery, with a projected GDP growth of 8.5 per cent for 2021-22 India's GDP decline of 23.9 per cent for the June 2020 quarter has generated heated debate. A stringent lockdown necessitated by the worst global pandemic in 102 years was enforced with the idea of saving lives. Thanks to the lockdown, India's track...

    • 2 months ago
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    NEP: Ambitious targets set for education sector

    The New Education Policy should be valued for the way validated ideas have been seamlessly integrated with bold new ones The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has aroused a great deal of interest. While a few commentators have criticised it for its inadequacies and some politicians for its language issues, the document has broadly been accepted as timely and progressive. While it is a...

    • 2 months ago

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