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    Hagia Sophia: Heritage of Entire Humanity

    "Erdogan, rapidly losing his popularity at home on all fronts, is misusing Islam for another political objective as well - to expand the boundaries of Turkey and re-conquer the Ottoman territories and become the leader of the Muslim world. However, Muslim countries were never united as they all had their national goals to pursue." The re-conversion of Hagia Sophia from a patriarchal cathedral...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Hagia Sophia: From Museum to a Mosque-Times are a Changing

    "These are just visible symbols, while the socio-economic impact has been dangerously retrograde, the status of rights as citizens, rights of minorities have suffered a severe setback at the same time. This does reflect the direction of global trend. Many slogans have been dominating the scene." Last three decades have seen a drastic shift in the global political scenario....

    • 5 days ago
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    Slavery and History

    "Assessing the people of America's past by today's standards would compel us to cast the majority of our heroes as villains." That seemed to be the line taken by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas last week in his opinion piece for the New York Times. It caused great outrage, the Opinion Editor had to resign, and Cotton was roundly abused for 'defending slavery'.He probably deserved that. What he...

    • 5 days ago
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    John Lewis: The Iconic Civil Rights Leader Dies

    This is a sad day for America. John Lewis, US Congressman and key leader of civil rights movement died in Atlanta, Georgia, last night. He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2019. Lewis was 80 years old. "Today, America mourns the loss of one of the greatest heroes of American history: Congressman John Lewis, the Conscience of the Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late...

    • a week ago
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    Expectations from reorganizing J&K

    Close to one year after the abolition of special status in Jammu and Kashmir, till date many views have been put forward about the new changes and the expected result. Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate new Union Territories has faced a deep resentment from many parts especially Kashmir. Kashmir may not see it as a solution to their long pending political issue but for Jammu and Ladakh, it...

    • a week ago
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    A few explanations on Bhabani Shankar Nayak's article on crime, justice and capitalism

    "Honor killing" is not of the same genealogy as of the rest mentioned in the sentence. It - honor killing - originates within a medieval ideology, to be specific, within a medieval/retrogressive culture born out of a backward economy, and at times, tolerated/patronized by capitalist economy, theorized by a backward ideology. And, ideologies are...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Why the BJP is like the fox in the chicken coop?

    "Ashok Gehlot has survived for now but he must know the BJP has put a mark on him. But he will be wise to remain alert to intimations of mischief. If the Pilot ploy eventually fails, a party like the BJP is apt to think of other ways. In the time of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, the BJP has shown itself to be a restless destabiliser of Congress governments.."Rajasthan is in the news...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    A New Cold War? No Sale!

    Is there going to be a new Cold War with China? Probably not. Consider the case of Huawei.Mike Pompeo swept into London on Tuesday like an overweight Darth Vader, while his local satrap, Boris Johnson, waited nervously in Downing Street for judgement. People swore they could hear Pompeo's cloak swish as he strode through the door. But it was all good: the British prime minister had done enough to appease the...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    No End to Humiliation of Dalits Even After Death

    "Instances from two different states are quoted in the same report which demonstrate how caste discriminations persist. It cites data from Maharashtra's ministry for social justice which states that upper castes have usurped 72.13% of the burial grounds earmarked for Dalits in 43,722 villages. Similarly, it cites the instance of Punjab, where Dalits are 30% of the population..."...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Distancing to Discrimination: Plight of Domestic Workers during Lockdown

    The persistent vulnerability of domestic workers during lockdown is a phenomenal issue in India. There is a however an intricate relationship between the madam-maid where upper class women and the lower class maid have got class based relation which is quite historical in nature. According to the International Labour Organisation, the terms of employment of domestic workers...

    • 2 weeks ago

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