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Sabarimala and the Degradation of the Western Ghats Ecology

While the Sabarimala issue is still fresh, the Supreme Court has a bigger fish to fry in the degraded ecology of the Western Ghats where the shrine is located. Concerted attempts by mischievous non-believers to defile the Sabarimala precincts and

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SD Burman: A Timeless Music Composer

Singer, music director, and composer SD Burman’s musical contribution to Bollywood still remains fresh in everybody’s minds. His creativity has stood the test of time. An artiste lives through his creations and those who are exceptional, get immortalised. SD Burman,

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Strongman’s return

India has a lot to worry about in its strategic backyard with Mahinda Rajapaksa making a comeback as Lankan PM The political twist in Sri Lanka may seem like a sudden overnighter but the signs have taken some time coming. The growing

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Designers Finally Reveal the Secret Behind Aamir Khan’s Firangi Look

People who have been enchanted by Aamir Khan’s get-up in Firangi can now learn the secret behind the costumes from the designers. In creating the look for actor Aamir Khan’s character Firangi in Thugs of Hindostaan — a flamboyant, wily,

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Social Schemes Improving Lives in Jharkhand

Various schemes are empowering families in Jharkhand and gradually improving their lives. The success of a democracy can be mapped by whether those sections of society which are poor and deprived and have suffered from neglect and exploitation for centuries,

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Peace in Times of Political Turmoil

Corruption among politicians is a harsh reality in India. At such times, only inner values such as self-contentment and trust can deliver peace in the country. In today’s democracies, we, the citizens, elect some individuals to represent us, to talk

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Vehicular Pollution and Carbon Footprint

Pollution from vehicles is a major contributing factor to a fast deteriorating air quality. Effective solutions that address the issue are expected from the automotive industry. Early in October this year, there was a conference held at the exposition ground

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Death of Asiatic Lions in Gir

The death of almost two dozens Asiatic lions in Gir brings to the fore the challenge of managing the big cats. Nevertheless, the forest department in the state swung into action and did a good job of it. The death

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A Look Into Humankind, Mind, and Thoughts

Radhanath Swami says that aiming actions at material self fulfilment instead of universal welfare of others, the only outcome we will see is constant anxiety. Man is a being whose mind is ever in free play. The mind generates its

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One-On-One With Kavita Devgan: A Talk About Foob Habits

Navneet Mendiratta says that Kavita Devgan has compiled time-tested food habits from various sources that help us develop a healthy lifestyle. The grandmother knew best. Most of us who lived in joint family setups with traditional kitchens would recall gharelu

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