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Time for collective introspection

Society should strongly support the victims of rape and not blame or shame them. The moral fabric of the country is tearing up slowly and this needs to stop. Boys must be taught to respect women by their parents at

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Shut out Russia

Is the World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to ban its athletes from international competition justified? Vladimir Putin is not a happy man. In fact, the Russian President is extremely angry. This because the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has decided to ban

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Anxiety in the N-E

The sub-nationalism of ethnic groups and the fear of influx may just deflate Hindu-dominant nationalism The problem with identity politics is that it thrives on resentment and insecurities of social groups, fragmenting them further instead of galvanising them into a

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Rescue doesn’t end trafficking woes

The rehabilitative process of victims is not conducive to their socio-economic empowerment and there is no concrete prevention and protection strategy in place. The current law is not survivor-centric Human trafficking is a complex and opportunistic criminal activity which preys on

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Yediyurappa again

It is not so much a win for the BJP as the personality of the Karnataka CM, who worked assiduously for the bypolls Plagued by alliance troubles of late, with junior partners demanding their pound of flesh and alleging high-handedness, and

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Genuine concerns

Controversy over the CAB is focussed on the issues of Bengali Hindus excluded from NRC but the process also eliminates other citizens who have lived in the State for decades If there was any doubt about the urgency for India’s new citizenship

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Polar problems

It is certain that climate change forced 60 Polar bears into a Russian village. It will lead to more human-animal conflicts The small Russian village of Ryrkapiy on the shores of the Arctic Ocean faces enough problems as it is,

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What about marital rape?

Till we internalise the concept of marriage as one of equal partnership and not just about legalised sex, abuse within it won’t even be considered a problem They are rape survivors, too. Perhaps the most neglected and traumatised among women

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Time for serious introspection

As rape-cum-murders and voyeurs watching gruesome videos of crimes on porn sites become more rampant, society needs to mull over the reasons for such moral decay and later augment its institutions to restore ethics It sends chills down my spine when

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A shipless Navy

India has an ocean when other nations just have seas but it is not doing a great job of protecting its naval interests When Admiral Karambir Singh  bemoaned the lack of funds to the Navy, he stated not just a

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