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There is no doubt about the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has awakened the spirit of cleanliness among the citizens of the country, especially of the urban India. There is no doubt about the fact that the message of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene has reached the ears of thousands of people all across the country. The cleanliness campaign has its doses of glamour and publicity too with many celebrities, bureaucrats and [...]

November 27, 2014

Once again bilateral acrimony between India and Pakistan marred the 18th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), questioning the purpose of its existence. Like previous summits, the coming together of the South Asian nations at Kathmandu caved in before the ineptitude and crassness of Pakistan. With this, it left a gaping hole in the roadmap to bring a turnaround in the region’s destiny mired in underdevelopment, poverty and terrorism. Pakistan Played the Spoilsport [...]

Doyen of Kathak dance, Sitara Devi, lost her battle to a failing kidney in Mumbai on 25 November 2014. She had turned 94 on Nov 08 and was battling various abdominal and pancreatic related illnesses. Born in 1920, on the eve of Deepawali in Kolkata, Dhanalakshmi, as she was named by her parents, Sukhadev Maharaj and Matsya Devi, was one of five siblings. Sukhadev Maharaj, a Sanskrit scholar and a Vaishnavite from Varanasi, was an exponent [...]

After the fratricidal war of Kurukshetra is over and Yudhisthira is anointed king, he conducts sacrifices and community feasts to feed the hungry and poor in his kingdom.  During one of these events, a mongoose, half of whose body is golden, enters the arena and rolls about on the ground.  When questioned, it states that it was testing if Yudhisthira was truly charitable or not, and narrates the story of a poor Brahmin and his [...]

To mark the World Suicide Prevention Day observed on September 10 this year, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) conducted a study on the growing number of suicides in India among school and college-going students. The study revealed that about 11 percent of college students and about 7 to 8 percent of high school students have attempted suicide. The survey comprised 1,500 school and college students. In an earlier study, it was found [...]

Champions Tennis League

Indian tennis is all geared up as international stars and Indian players have come together at the Champions Tennis League (CTL) that kicked off on November 17. The 10-day tournament will see the closing of the tennis league on 26 November. Pune Maratha made it to the final beating Hyderabad Aces 25-24. The Pune team is now playing the final against Delhi Dreams at the R K Khanna Tennis Stadium on Wednesday. With their impressive [...]

26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack

2000 hrs, Wed the 26th of November, 2008 Location: Mumbai It was on this fateful day and time that 10 Pakistani citizens indoctrinated and trained by the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan, with support and guidance from ISI, landed at two locations in the Colaba area of Mumbai, in two inflatable rubber boats. What followed was an unprecedented but coordinated act of sheer mayhem and senseless violence that resulted in 164 people losing their lives and left [...]

Modi in Australia & Fiji

India has begun charting a new course in the Pacific region, and it started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia and Fiji. While the move, aiming to give Delhi a strong foothold in the region, was missing from India’s foreign policy and strategic radar for close to three-decades, there is now a concerted effort to give it a momentum. Keeping it into account, India plans to host a summit of Pacific island countries. [...]

Going by the level of pollution getting higher and higher in the country as a whole and particularly in a few cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Noida, with Delhi leading, it is high time now that the emission norms are revised and enforced as most of the pollution is of the air and that is caused by vehicles plying on the roads. The manufacturing of vehicles requires a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach [...]

Australian Team for First Test Against India

The Australian selectors have chosen the team for the first Test against India. As is the custom in case of home teams for these series, a 12-man squad has been chosen with the squad’s makeup clearly in favour of the pace-friendly conditions that are expected to be on offer at the Gabba. Before we attempt to scrutinize the role each member of the playing XI will be executing in the Test it would be worthwhile [...]