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Vanity Fair in the Marble Corridors

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Vanity Fair in the Marble Corridors

The state’s opposition NPF party stunned the people when its working president proudly complimented the party’s legislators for dressing sharp in the recently concluded assembly session. He was commending the legislators for being a ‘very strong opposition party’ in the assembly and perhaps vanity led him to also remark on the dressing of his party’s […]

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Whither Kashmir?

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Whither Kashmir?

The gruesome murder of three special police officers at Shopian in Kashmir has raised more serious issues of politics than the ordinary terrorist-security forces stand –off which the valley has been witnessing for decades now. The sheer brutality of the killings has been preceded by a daring threat by Hijbul Mujahideen asking the policemen of […]

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What Do Dishonest Teachers Teach Students?

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on What Do Dishonest Teachers Teach Students?

India celebrated Teachers’ Day just a couple of weeks ago to acknowledge the contribution of teachers to the society, and shaping the future of tomorrow’s pillars. Teaching is a noble profession that requires sacrifice and dedication. Teachers inspire, instill the passion to learn new things, ignite the imagination of the students, and above all mould […]

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A Sad India

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A Sad India

India these days is hitting the headlines for wrong, and at times, quite depressing reasons. While the country’s higher GDP growth rate compared to the developed and other developing countries, and its capacity to hold its own in the face of a global meltdown does give one some comfort, a plethora of disturbing and distressing […]

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Protection is Better Than Cure

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Protection is Better Than Cure

The world aims at ending the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic by 2030 and new infections have declined drastically over the years but it still continues to be a major health problem with UNAIDS’ data for 2016 revealing an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV globally, out of which 1.8 million were newly infected, […]

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Monsoon Will Come Every Year, What Do We Do?

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Monsoon Will Come Every Year, What Do We Do?

It’s heart-warming to see aids pouring in from all quarters for Kerala which was devastated by the worst flood it has faced in a century. The government of India took stock of the situation and almost all the states came forward to help the flood-stricken state both in cash and kind. Even foreign countries offered […]

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Speck in Your Eye

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Speck in Your Eye

In what can be seen as a misunderstood case of what a strong opposition means, the opposition Naga People’s Front recently blamed the current 6-month old ruling People’s Democratic Alliance for the ‘deplorable’ power supply situation in the state. Public memory is short and the lower rungs of the NPF, who man its press bureau, […]

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MP Fund Fiasco

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on MP Fund Fiasco

The success of a parliamentary democracy depends on a number of factors. The most important of them is the performance of the elected representatives of the people. In a vibrant democracy, the debate over public issues in the legislatures should take centre-stage. In the Indian context, the quality of debate, whether in the two Houses […]

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On Bharat Bandh: What Took Them So Long?

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on On Bharat Bandh: What Took Them So Long?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spearheaded a series of protest rallies and nation-wide bandh during the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of the Congress party over hikes in petrol price. Do you remember the BJP party workers hitting the Parliament Street in Delhi on bicycles, cycle rickshaws […]

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How to Marry Boys and Girls to Trouble

By   /  September 9, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on How to Marry Boys and Girls to Trouble

The Law Commission’s reported recommendation to lower the age of marriage for Indian males to 18 years from 21 years has opened a floodgate of questions that needs addressing. Before plunging headlong into the recommendation’s merits of admissibility, or lack of them, of lowering the age for men in our country to jettison their bachelor […]

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