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Ayyappa and Malikappuram

The misogynist God and his #ReadyToWait devotee

Image: Lord Ayyappa and Malikappuram in Artist's imagination Defining a “God” in the context of Hindu religion is quite difficult. Such is the diversity of Hindu Gods and the strange ways they perform their “duties.”In...
Sikkim organic

Sikkim’s Organic Trail

In Perspective     Sikkim has recently become India’s first fully organic state by implementing organic practices on around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally announced this at a sustainable agriculture conference in...
EU-Russia

Let the War Games begin

“So does the war begins”: EU’s loss, NATO’s Opportunity and Russia’s quagmire Introduction One of the most pressing issues (after Brexit) EU faces today, is the relationship with its neighbour and economic giant, Russia. After Brexit,...
India post memories

The nostalgic coming-of-age story of India Post

We all are tuned to cope up with the delays and defaults of government services. Yes, in India, approaching a government office is generally perceived as “the job of the jobless;” and if anyone...
save water

Addressing water security by strengthening the foundation for socio-economic development

Introduction The amount of water present in the world stands today at 70 percent, out of which only a small fraction of water is drinkable. With over 7.2 billion inhabitants, UNICEF estimates the population will...
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India-Iran: Friends Forever?

The author Rahul Goswami talks about the beneficiary focus that bilateral relationships between India and Iran transcends upon. Key question to ask is: if the reviving camaraderie would harbinger new hopes of eternity or...
odisha tribal education

How to educate tribal children?

    Whither tribal education in India? Is it stepping forward, standing still or declining? No prize for guessing. Tribal education is in the throes of a severe crisis. Take the example of Odisha. Sixty two...
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Government: The 2-year Itch

On May 21 Naveen Patnaik completed two years of his fourth term as Chief Minister of Odisha.Seven hundred days is not a small time for stock-taking, particularly if a government is in the habit...

11 policemen killed in Afghan checkpoints attack

At least 11 Afghan police personnel were killed when Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Helmand province, police said on Monday. The militants raided the checkpoints in Bayzo area, Gereshk district, on Sunday night resulting...
poverty in India

Eliminating Poverty in India: What needs to be done

Image courtesy: http://rippleeffectimages.org The situation today Going through the poverty ratio, we could easily see a significant decline, with the formation of new Sustainable Development Goals, poverty reduction is not an easy task, leaving lot of gaps...

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