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Unending agony

The misery of rape survivors doesn’t end with the crime. Shalini Saksena and Musba Hashmi tell you that there is much more to their stories — the traumaof reporting the crime at a police station, to the agony of the

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The new Dalit identity

Protests over Sant Ravidas’s shrine show that SC/STs are becoming equally aggressive about identity politics The political import of the thousands of Dalits marching in Delhi to save the shrine of their saint Ravidas is not just about claiming rights

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For the sake of democracy

Decades after the Indian republic was founded, citizens today are worried about the increasing erosion of credibility of elected representatives who continue enjoying legislative privileges In a democracy, citizens enjoy the privilege of casting their vote to elect representatives. In

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Bringing Behavioural Changes to Combat Corruption

While this issue is huge, it is not insurmountable. We can at least start adopting a different approach to tackle it by bringing about behavioural change India’s reputation as one of the world’s most corrupt bureaucracies is well-documented. On the

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Vatsalya’s Initiative Toward Women and Children Health

Vatsalya, an initiative to improve the health and nutritional status of women and children, was undertaken in 22 villages in Amreli’s Rajula Block The small boat at Gujarat’s bustling Pipavav Port bobs up and down as it waits to ferry

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A haunting silence on Indian reunification

Indian reunification is a necessary step but a step that is going to take a long time to take. Albeit, the country must be led by a strong and liberal leadership. It is the telling silence of nations in the

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Need to put Grasslands on Conservation Agenda

Grasslands are, perhaps, the most neglected ecosystem in the world. However, their ability to meet the climate change challenge must galvanise nations into putting them high on the conservation agenda. The Government must take note Grasslands across the globe,  especially

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NFU Policy Open to Interpretation

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on revising India’s No First Use nuclear policy in the future is open to interpretation The Indian Defence Minister’s recent statement, anticipating a possible change in India’s nuclear policy in the future, is open to

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Indo-China Must Work Together for Establishing Peace

India and China must work together to improve relations between the two nations. The need for both nations to come together and work toward establishing global peace and security is paramount. The outcome of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s visit

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India-France Satellite Collaboration to strengthen bilateral ties

India and France considering a collaboration to launch 8-10 satellites as a part of ‘constellation’. Whatever be the domestic apprehensions about the many controversial moves of Modi 2.0, particularly over the revocation of Article 370 and reorganisation of Jammu and

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