AROUND THE WORLD

International Bill of Rights for the Passengers

There is little doubt that mass production of commercial airliners has made flying more affordable but is it time for an international bill of rights for the passengers? Ostensibly, the Airbus A320neo series of aircraft is an incremental change over

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Witness Jordan’s history through ‘A Map & A Lens’

Bashar Tabbah’s book, A Map & A Lens: Jordan Sights Unseen and Stories Untold, through photographs and texts, tracks the unfolding of the entirety of Jordan’s history One can divide writings about countries into three broad categories — academic or

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Should we really be “celebrating” Women’s Day?

Forget the streets to even at home, women are not safe anywhere. Although gender violence in the country is akin to an elephant in the room, we still lack a uniform redressal mechanism Recently, the streets of Delhi witnessed an

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The Changing Face of Gorakhpur

In my almost two years of stay in Delhi, I have developed a fad for Shankar Market in Connaught place. The reasons are not legion but a single one that binds me to that market. It has a book shop

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The Changing World of Science

DNA segments and sex determination   While it is known that the sex of a baby is determined by its chromosome make-up at conception, new research has identified a “regulator” that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide

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Time to be Reborn

The auspicious time of nine days in Navratri is perfect to seek Maa Durga’s blessings, and turn a new leaf in life. Durga Puja festivity is midway through. I wish the seeker’s endeavours prove to be rewarding. This festivity is

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Our Nature is Our Culture

India is one of those beautiful countries where nature manifests itself into culture. The only way to preserve that nature and culture is by reinforcing people’s confidence that culturally, nature works best for them. October is a busy month for

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The World is Changing

True salvation lies in the time after you are liberated from  lust, anger and greed. Those who proudly flaunt India’s vibrant democracy were ashamed by the unruly scenes witnessed on their television screens during the last few days. The recent

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WHY DOES DAVOS MATTER?

The annual jamboree of best economic brains of the world gets bigger and bigger The four-day 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting is dominated by India story. Inter- national politicians and business leaders will ascend to the Swiss Alps for

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China defends itself on Doklam

Defending its military infra- structure build up in Dokalam, China on Monday claimed that the area falls within its sovereignty and said Sino-India differences over the border should be resolved in a “calm way” through the existing mechanisms. Commenting on Indian envoy

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