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Relationship: Its Rhymes and Rhythm

What is a Relationship? The answer can very well be quizzical – ‘if you don’t ask me I know, if you ask me I do not’. Here I wish to share a short poem I had written a few years back. It reads like this: “I spent hours with her In a crowd She was […]

Padma For Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati
Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati: The Forgotten Monk Who Gave His Life For Banavasis Of Odisha

Swami Lakshmanananda had taken a vow to fight the menace of religious conversion by working for the development of the downtrodden classes of Kandhamal, Odisha.

Who Are the Servitors Serving?

By Sambit Dash  Breach in traditions, some of them hundreds of years old and carrying deep religious importance, seems to be the order of the day in major temples of Odisha. The writ of these ‘men of God’ – sadly, religion and women do not go well together – runs large in these gross diversions […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Nurturing Water Sensitivity
Nurturing Water Sensitivity

By Capt. Dibya Shankar Mishra Spring-summer comes with many delights in India. Holi – the festival of colours, Baisakhi – the glorious harvest festival in north India, Kaalbaishakhi – squally thunder storms that typically occur in the eastern Gangetic plains of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. Kaalbaisakhi has a very special place in the […]

We have to build a tolerant, harmonious, peaceful India: Prez

New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI) The nation we are to build has to be tolerant, harmonious and peaceful where the last person feels a part of the narrative of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee today said. Addressing a batch of probationers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service at Rashtrapati Bhavan, he said the nation which “we […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Jat Agitation
Politics at play as Jat agitation pushes Haryana backward

By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh: For a state promoting itself as an ideal investment destination under the ‘Happening Haryana’ banner, the violent events of the past 10 days arising out of the Jat community’s agitation for job reservations have come as a rude setback. Politics is now being blamed for the Jat agitation spinning out of […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Net Neutrality Advocates Rejoice As TRAI Bans Differential Pricing

By:- Subhashish Panigrahi India would not see any more Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they benefited from this Facebook project. Because the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken a historical step by banning differential pricing without discriminating services. In their notes TRAI has […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Insurgency-hit Manipur, India’s safest state for childbirth

The first part of this three-part series on the eight northeastern states analysed economic indicators, and the second part physical infrastructure. The third part looks at social indicators, such as literacy, infant mortality, school enrolment, and crimes against women and children. Mizoram has the highest literacy rate in the northeast at 91.3 percent, according to […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Profile for peace: Netizens' bid for Indo-Pak friendship
Profile for peace: Netizens' bid for Indo-Pak friendship

Kolkata: With the recent terror attack in Punjab’s Pathankot town yet again derailing India-Pakistan peace talks, a group of netizens from both sides of the border have taken to social networking sites advocating peace. With the hashtags ‘ProfileForPeace’, ‘IndoPakKeepTalking’ ‘KillTerrorismNotTalks, people from various parts of India, Pakistan and even the UK and the US have […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
First Phase Digital
Drought is worst in 100 years, Maharashtra water plan struggles

By Abhishek Waghmare Vasudev Lokhande is the beneficiary of an ambitious Maharashtra government programme to permanently transform the lives of farmers devastated by a record-setting drought, but he is unhappy about its benefits. In an agrarian eastern corner of IndiaÂ’s most industrialised state, Lokhande – a weathered, unsmiling farmer clad in sandals, crumpled brown pants […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
A new energy in France-India relationship

By Ranvir S. Nayar French President Francois Hollande visits India as guest of honour at the Republic Day parade on January 26. Is the visit a sign of the coming of age of Indo-French relations? It’s been almost two years to the date from Hollande’s first visit to India as president. In the interregnum, a […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Lal Bahadur Shastri symbolized the 'idea of India'

By Amulya Ganguli Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death in Tashkent half a century ago robbed India and his party, the Congress, of many cherished possibilities which might have led the country and the party to greater glory. From this aspect, his life which was tragically cut short at the age of 61 can be regarded as […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Directive principle on prohibition has become irrelevant

By Amulya Ganguli As in the case of decriminalising homosexuality, the Supreme Court is a few steps behind perceptions and social reality in India in the matter of favouring official restrictions on the consumption of alcohol. In its judgment supporting the Kerala government’s decision to confine drinking in public to bars in five-star hotels, the […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Time to change our life's default settings

By Jai Dhar Gupta Disclaimers upfront! This is to share my personal journey over the last two years which has led me to question all my actions. It started in November, 2013, while I was training for a long distance race in the cold, crisp air of Delhi. One evening, I started wheezing. No worries, […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Assisted e-commerce players to tap huge offline market

By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad: The trust a kirana merchant enjoys in the neighbourhood and the preference of Indian consumers to come in direct contact with sellers is opening the doors of next big wave in e-commerce – the assisted e-commerce. With the big boys virtually exhausting the online shoppers, the focus is now on the […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021