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Another Unmanned Crossing Tragedy

Posted by - June 25, 2018

Tushar Charan It is tempting to suggest that discourse by public figures in India is beginning to be vastly influenced by the daily soap of shouting and slanging matches on the so-called news channels. Just as the self-opinionated and screaming TV anchors have no qualms in peddling fiction laced with defamatory statements and even straight abuses,

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No More Happy Play Grounds for Gupta Brothers

Posted by - April 19, 2018

Atul Cowshish The sun seems to be setting on the fortunes of the trio of Gupta brothers from Saharanpur, all in their 40s, who earned millions in South Africa and hobnobbed with many of the top politicians and bureaucrats, including President Jacob Zuma. Only to see Zuma disgraced with corruption allegations and forced to quit

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BJP’s Tryst With Indian History

Posted by - November 6, 2017

Allabaksh A frequently recurring theme in the speeches by BJP and other Sangh Parivar leaders is condemnation of the long Mughal rule in the sub-continent. Many see it as a code word for denouncing the Muslim minority in the country. So it should have caused no surprise when first Yogi Adityanath, UP chief minister, in

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Happy days seems to arrive for the people of Rohmoria

Posted by - May 31, 2017

By- Avik Kumar Chakraborty Flood and erosion is a curse for the people of Assam and every year due to massive flood and erosion, thousands of people become homeless and fight for their existence. Every year the people of Assam have to struggle against the marauding erosion which takes away their entire livelihood. Last year,

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The wind of change for Street Children

Posted by - April 4, 2017

The little children in street situations now have a reason to rejoice. Commonly called ‘Street Children’, more than 20 lakh Indian children live without access to safe care, nutrition, health and education. To me, they are like the little flowers by the roads who survive despite our collective indifference.   Recently, I was invited to

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ISRO Makes History

Posted by - March 5, 2017

Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO made history on 15th of February when its PSLV rocket placed 104 satellites into the space in a single mission. The record for highest number of satellites launched in one go was till then held by Russia. The country’s rocket Dnepr which was a converted ICBM, launched 37 satellites in

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Demonetisation Divides India

Posted by - December 5, 2016

By: Atul Cowshish India stands divided. One section, by far the largest, is in pain following the ‘demonetisation’ (not the correct word, say some) of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes and the hardship they face in exchanging old notes for new ones; some people have paid the ultimate price of death. The other section

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A Serious Threat to Rohmoria

Posted by - September 4, 2016

Avik Kumar Chakraborty Million people are forced to flee their homes due to a series of climate change related natural disasters around the world. In India Northeastern region specifically Assam is prone to natural disasters like earthquake, floods, landslides, cyclone and occasional drought. Particularly in Assam people subjected to perennial floods, river-bank erosions, landslides and

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Lesson in Obsequiousness in Interview Garb

Posted by - July 4, 2016

By Atul Cowshish. Despite all the claims of its high TRP, there are not many who rate the nightly verbal joust on Times Now high because all you get to hear is shouting and screaming. Perhaps the only reason why the programme enjoys high viewership is that people do like to see the interviewee, if

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Asian Confluence 2016, NADI River Festival

Posted by - July 3, 2016

The government of Meghalaya in collaboration with Asian Confluence will organise the 2016 NADI River Festival in the state’s capital on July 15–16, 2016 at Pinewood Convention Center and Sri Aurobindo Institute, Shillong. The Festival is set to be more than a celebration of the rivers criss-crossing the northeast and its neighbouring countries. The focus

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