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Shreya Kedia

Era of the perfect scorers

Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

However brilliant a student is, over-leniency in the marking system and 100 per cent in subjects such as Political Science and English, should raise eyebrows Yet another round of board examinations results, for both class X and XII, have been announced. And yet another generation is now preparing to take the...

No full closure in Nirbhaya case

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

Changes now made to the juvenile justice Act ought to have come years ago. The trial of minors accused of serious crimes is permitted in many democratic countries The Supreme Court’s order, upholding the death sentence for the four accused in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, has largely been...

Fake tribute and real holiday

Thursday, 04 May 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

Shutting down schools and Government offices in connection with birth and death anniversaries of prominent persons is a bad way to pay homage to these people. Instead, there is need for institutions to remain open and spread the personalities’ message Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s decision, which has also been...

Withering heights

Friday, 28 Apr 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was formed in 1972 following a split in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), when popular actor-turned politician MG Ramachandran (MGR), protested against DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s ‘dictatorial methods’. The exit of MGR, who made full use of his stardom for political success,...

When rejected by people, they reject EVMs

Friday, 21 Apr 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

The sudden clamour, questioning the functioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs), has come as a result of massive defeats that various political parties and their leaders have suffered in elections held recently across the country. The more-often-than-not belated discovery of EVMs being rigged is just an elucidation of the major...

It no longer pays to be a Romeo

Thursday, 06 Apr 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

There is no disputing that Yogi Adityanath wants to bring about visible changes on the ground, and fast. Law and order is one area that he is determined to tackle, and the anti-Romeo squad is one of the vehicles for that change. But he must proceed with caution Soon after taking...

Women power: Emerging pattern

Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

A string of initiatives the Government has taken is bringing revolutionary changes in gender equality In the whirlwind of the country’s continued developments over the past one year — be it demonetisation, surgical strikes, the just-concluded elections to five States or the various victories of the BJP in local body elections...

Flashback to motivated protest

Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

Gajendra Chauhan has made a quiet exit from the FTII, in marked contrast to the tumult that had greeted his appointment over a year ago. Academic activity had come to a halt in the premier film training institute for more than three months and politicians made hay The tumult that had...

Stars in the eye to dazzling like a star

Friday, 24 Feb 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

Ever since its launch on August 15, 1969, the Indian Space Research Organisation has come a long distance to create a legacy of success and made India proud by not only excelling in the field of space technology but also by producing cost-efficient, reliable models of gigantic rockets. The latest...

Jobs in the Mahatma’s name

Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

The latest Union Budget is a clear indication of the direction the Modi Government wants to take: Aggressively address issues concerning rural India. Its decision to strengthen MGNREGS is part of the gameplan. However, this scheme needs more tweaking Union Budgets, every year, come up with a few surprises and some...


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