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Seychelles: Paradise on the Eastern Coast of Africa

Blessed with pristine beaches and breathtaking natural beauty, Seychelles has a lot more to offer to the young adventure seekers. Topping it up with visa-on-arrival that is free of cost for tourists, and direct flights from India, this paradise destination

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Make Most of Xi Jinping’s Visit to India

China is very fond of Silk Roads. In 2013, a year after Xi Jinping was anointed Emperor of the Middle Kingdom, he initiated a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Since then, the Chinese diplomacy has been tirelessly promoting the mega

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Will Last-Minute Action and Veiled Election Manifesto Work for BJP?

The BJP is looking for a home run no doubt but its latest momentum on the Ram temple at Ayodhya or its craftsmanship of a people-friendly budget, howsoever temporary, indicate the burden that none of the Opposition parties has to

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India’s Minor Corruption Rise: Still a Long Way to Go

The most significant thing about India’s rise — by three ranks — to the 78th position in Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index is the fact that the country has jumped past its bigger Eastern neighbour, China. In fact, the Middle

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Not Possible to Reclaim What Was Destroyed in Mathura; What’s the Alternative?

The inordinate and repeated delays in the hearing of the Ayodhya dispute are indeed excessive for anyone’s patience. But if one is helpless for the time being, should not solace be sought in the restoration of a desecrated place of

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Government Must Pay Heed to the Links Between Rural and Urban People

Think of all problems that have come to beset urban India such as lack of jobs, amenities and demonetisation. It will only unravel a pattern of systematic apathy. This is evidenced by the lack of budgetary support, especially to the

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India: Firm Believer in Paving the Path to Citizen Empowerment Through Technology

We all know that technology, especially the internet, is the major disruptive force that is changing everything and turning every model, known and unknown, on its head. At a basic level, it is connecting the average citizen to information and

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“It is Not Militants Who Need to be Killed, But Militancy”

A deeply poignant moment of the 70th Republic Day parade was the spellbinding citation of Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani for the award of the Ashok Chakra, the highest ‘peacetime gallantry award’, which is a terrible misnomer in war-ravaged Kashmir.

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Can Rahul Gandhi’s UBI Work?

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an idea that is being agonised over by politicians, economists and social scientists across the world. Recently, Finland began a small-scale pilot of exactly such a scheme. However, what Congress president Rahul Gandhi is sure

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Growing Tiger Population Needs to be Addressed

Wildlife lovers can take heart from two new findings over the last few days. The first is that India’s tiger population is set to double by 2022 from the crisis figure of around 1,400 in 2010. The second is of

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