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Of civilized living in Delhi's Little Calcutta

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Ishan Joshi | in Agenda

CR Park is probably one of the few South Delhi localities that has still not given up the fight to try and ensure the liveability quotient, as it were, is retained; if not wholly then at least very substantially Chittaranjan Park, or EPDP (East Pakistan Displaced Persons) Colony for those readers...

Resistance to Anthem is a Bansky tee, why bother?

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

Thanks to the Supreme Court, prompted by the petition of an obscure film society, revisiting its earlier order making the playing of the National Anthem mandatory before the screening of movies in cinemas, we have been subjected to endless monkey chatter on nationalism, patriotism and whether or not people should...

For an equitable deal to tribals

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Pravir Krishna | in Agenda

The trade in 5,000 tribal haat bazaars of India is over Rs 2 lakh crore a year. But, according to a CAG report, the tribals receive less than 20% of the value of their produce It is Friday. The weekly market day in Lohandiguda, close to the famous Chitrakoot Waterfalls in...

The Fall of Kirkuk and what it means

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

Recently, two big cities fell within 24 hours of each other. The fall of Raqqa in Syria, once the capital of all the territory ruled by ISIS, came after a five-month siege and was no surprise at all. The fall of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk in Iraq took less...

Hypocrisy around the Indian economy

Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 | alok kumar choudhary | in Agenda

Terming demonetisation and GST as wasted efforts is not fair. The Government during the announcement of these seminal reforms never claimed there would be immediate benefits The state of the economy is much in discussion these days. The discussion over the economy started when the GDP figures pointed to a slowdown...

Organic food from North-East States The Untapped Potential

Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 | Arpita Mukherjee | in Agenda

Though the Central Government has launched several schemes to develop the country’s organic agricultural hub, what this region needs is brand building and marketing Untouched by the Green Revolution, much of the North-East India continues to be “organic” with limited use of chemical inputs, and farmers practicing traditional methods of farming....

Lead gently, kind of prince...

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Ishan Joshi | in Agenda

The accession of Rahul Gandhi to the post of Congress president may finally be upon us; the nature of his political inheritance and what he makes of it is the point of interest Congress president Sonia Gandhi seemed to set speculation around her son and party vice-president taking over the reins...

A traditional way to effective healing

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | INDULATA DAS | in Agenda

Unlike modern medicine, Ayurveda is an ancient way of life which lays more emphasis on prevention rather than cure for overall wellness Indigenous medical science of ‘Bharat’, meaningfully known as ‘Ayurveda’, is one of the oldest medical systems in the world. The term ‘Ayurveda’ is a combination of two words viz,...

ENDS justify the means

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Konstantinos Farsalinos | in Agenda

There are adverse public health consequences to banning e-cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). It is a backward step in the effort to achieve a decline in smoking India is severely affected by an epidemic of tobacco-associated disease, especially cancers, not only due to smoking but also due to the...

Lead gently, kind of prince...

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Ishan Joshi | in Agenda

The accession of Rahul Gandhi to the post of Congress president may finally be upon us; the nature of his political inheritance and what he makes of it is the point of interest Congress president Sonia Gandhi seemed to set speculation around her son and party vice-president taking over the...


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State lags behind in education status, reveals ASER report

17 Jan 2018 | PRAGYA PALLAVI | Ranchi

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER-2017) released on Tuesday covering 28 districts of 24 States on ‘Beyond Basics’- A survey of rural India youths, presented a gloomy picture of Jharkhand on a few basic parameters in comparison with the districts of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The survey based on 4 As (Activity, Ability, Awareness, Aspirations) covering the age group 14-18 years, Jharkhand lags behind in enrollment status, digital use,...

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