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In a new study published in the journal Cancer this month, a group of American researchers have concluded that spirituality aids the fight against cancer. The researchers looked at the effects of incorporating spiritual practices in the care of cancer patients in mainly three areas: physical health, mental health and social well-being.  Patients who experienced greater emotional aspects of religion were found to show better physical adjustments to the ravages of cancer and its side-effect inducing treatments. [...]

Despite the fact that humans have made tremendous progress in various aspects in terms of technological growths, yet there is one area where they have not been able to surpass and that is the supremacy of Nature. Nature has always proved much more powerful than the human race, even though there have been lot of technological and scientific advancements and achievements. In spite of development in weather forecast techniques, disasters at many times cannot be [...]

In the late 1980s and early 1990s when India was just beginning to open up its economy, financing international education became easier and this led to a large segment of our best students graduating from prestigious institutes like IIT, AIIMS, IIM, etc., migrating overseas to pursue higher education. At that time, there was a lot of animated debate about how ‘brain drain’ was increasing and how the country was being deprived of services of the [...]

We embark on our series of the best known Indian temples with a magnificent temple from God’s Own Country – the Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple in the land known as Parasurama Kshetra – Kerala. Thousands throng the temple each year; it is one of the most visited Hindu shrines in South India and is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagavathy who is worshipped as Saraswati in the morning, Lakshmi during the day, and Durga in the evening. [...]

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Every year, thousands of deaths or injuries occur in India due to road accidents. Time and again, we have come across a number of deaths due to road accidents involving not only the common people but also prominent political leaders of the country. Whether we call it fate or blame it on the drivers; this clearly shows that the safety standards of the roads in the country need an urgent review. A number of prominent [...]

Assassinated Indian politicians Image

Assassination of famous political leaders has always been prompted by some religious, political, ideological or military reasons but the end result is that we lose a person, a public figure whom we admire, respect or love to hate. In Indian history, we have come across many political personalities who have met their deaths not naturally due to age or illness but have been assassinated. We give below a list of famous political leaders who were [...]

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We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it. – Mahatma Gandhi For a nation whose birth was inspired by the concept of nonviolence, it is indeed sad to note that violent behaviour in our society is increasing. As India is rapidly moving towards urbanisation, society is beginning to experience its negative fallout – the [...]

Violence in Gujarat Over Patel Community Quota Row Image

22-year-old Hardik Patel, until recently an unknown name in the political and social scene in Gujarat, suddenly took centre stage and became the cynosure of all eyes, as his organisation Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) organised one of the largest gatherings ever of the Patel community in Ahmedabad on 25 August, to call for their inclusion in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) list. For a young man just out of college and one who was [...]

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The banking sector seems to get a new entrant and a boost in the economy in India. After 11 years, India has got a new private bank – Bandhan Bank. The bank is a full-fledged commercial bank that came into being recently. Bandhan is also the first microfinance company in India that has been transformed into a bank. It got a banking licence from the Reserve Bank of India in 2014. The bank is set [...]

Sensex, Rupee Vs Dollar, and Gold Rate in India Economy

Media is full of news reports quoting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that the Indian economy is in a robust state of revival. “Indian economy can double its size in the next three to three and a half years”, claimed another Union Minister Suresh Prabhu. The last month an IMF report claimed that the Indian economy was on the path to be the fastest growing in the world (growth rate estimate – 7.5 percent) for the [...]