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Kaziranga loses third rhino in five days

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Kaziranga loses third rhino in five daysGUWAHATI,March 25 : Kaziranga national park lost its third rhino in a span of five days as poachers continued to bleed the one-horned pachyderm at the Unesco world heritage site. The latest carcass was recovered on Sunday from Gograi area under Kohora forest range of the park. The poachers chopped off ...

Arundhati Roy writes to Penguin India

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Arundhati Roy writes to Penguin IndiaEverybody is shocked at what you have gone and done—at your out-of-court settlement with an unknown Hindu fanatic outfit—in which you seem to have agreed to take Wendy Donniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History off the bookshelves of 'Bharat' and pulp it. There will soon no doubt be protestors gathered ...

Population of homeless in rural India dips

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Population of homeless in rural India dipsThe population of India's homeless has fallen both as a proportion of the total population and in absolute terms between 2001 and 2011, if the latest census data is to be believed. However, the data also shows that while there has been a sharp reduction of homeless people in rural ...

Expanding access to justice

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Expanding access to justiceAdditional benches of High Courts will help reduce the costs of litigation, create new opportunities for people to seek justice, and provide more practice to lawyers The problem of access to justice is deep and pervasive in India and has affected the ability of the legal system and judicial process to ...

Climate of the Past

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
 Climate of the PastFinding the world's oldest ice core is a bit of a Goldilocks problem, Hubertus Fischer says. There are many places where the ice is too thick, or perhaps too thin. The bedrock beneath could be too warm, melting important layers from below, or the ice could have folded and buckled, mixing ...

Satellite images of ‘Ram Setu’ confirms its existence

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Satellite images of 'Ram Setu' confirms its existenceSatellite image produced by National Remote Sensing Agency, ISRO using Resourcesat-I The National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), of the Union Ministry of Space has published a book of satellite photographs [ISBN: 817525 6524] claiming that “archeological studies show” that the Setu may be “man made” (see enclosed photo). This book has ...

Indo-Pak relations: New beginnings, old endings?

Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Indo-Pak relations: New beginnings, old endings?With tensions escalating on the Line of Control after a flurry of ceasefire violations that resulted in the death of soldiers on both sides of the divide, relations between India and Pakistan are once again in a limbo. There is pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to have a ...

Can the Indian male mindset towards women ever be changed?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
    Can the Indian male mindset towards women ever be changed?The judgment in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case has been deferred for another two days amid a lot of clamour for death penalty for the guilty four. The “collective conscience” of the nation, we are told, will only be satisfied if the men who perpetrated the heinous crime ...

INDIANIZATION THEORY OF MADHOK IN CONTEXT OF NAXALITE ATTACK ON CONGRESSMEN- RAMESH KUMA SHARMA

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
INDIANIZATION THEORY OF MADHOK IN CONTEXT OF NAXALITE ATTACK ON CONGRESSMEN- RAMESH KUMA SHARMA    Much water has flown under the bridge since early 1970s when Indian parliament missed Balraj Madhok, known for his theory of Indianization, who used to say that the policies should never stand against the spontaneous livelihood of people. According to him the British rulers framed economic policies that favoured Britain ...

Midnight’s Children-Salman Rushdi

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Midnight's Children-Salman RushdiBorn at the stroke of midnight on the day of India’s independence, the life of Saleem Sinai is permanently handcuffed to the history of his nation. Narrated by a thirty year old Saleem to his partner and colleague Padma, Midnight’s Children charts the story of his life throughout the tumultuous ...
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