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Violence in Society Image

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 [...]

Parental Pressure and Stress on Children Image

All-Rounder Children A secure and happy family environment is the bare necessity for the healthy growth and development of a child. In India, education and academics have been the traditional focal points of stress. Parental pressure for children to excel in their studies has been unusually high. Unlike other countries, peer pressure does not seem to feature in the list of woes of an Indian student. A compelling need to excel in academics coming from [...]

Men and Sexual Trauma

Whenever we speak of rape and molestation in India or any crime of sexual nature for that matter, we come to think of ones perpetrated against women by men. It is very rare that we think that men can have the same experience as well, that their honour can be violated in the same way that countless women suffer. For some, the frequency is more than others. Yet the tradition of physical violation – and [...]

Death Penalty ot Capital Punishment in India Image

This one has India divided right down the middle. The debate on whether to abolish the death penalty or not, has been raging in India and in several other countries for decades, as each nation tries to address the issue through the lens of fair justice, human rights, ethics, morality and social well-being. There have been no easy answers and societies in most countries remain polarised on the subject. The road to Yakub Memon’s execution [...]

Home to Hospital Scheme: Ambulance Services in Delhi

Delhi’s AAP government has approved the scheme to provide free ambulance services in the capital. The decision was made recently in a cabinet meeting, the chairperson of which was Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Name of the scheme The AAP Government has named this scheme as “Home to Hospital” scheme. The services as per the scheme will be provided by Centralized Accident & Trauma Services (CATS), an autonomous body under the Government of NCT of [...]

The New Age Indian Authors

India, a country that boasts of epics like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, has been eclipsed by commercial fiction books written by western authors till very recently. However, the scenario of the amazing world of books in India has taken a turn for the better in recent times. The space in the book shelves is no longer dominated by western authors. You will find that this space is slowly being taken over by the Indian [...]

e-Toilet in India

In India, lack of toilets has resulted in defecation in open places, which has created a major sanitary problem. With increased awareness among the people, the government and a number of organisations have come up with public urinals and toilets in various areas. However, most of these public toilets have not been able to live up to the hygienic standards required in a urinal. Most of these toilets remain out of use. People also hesitate [...]

Significance of Astrology In Our Lives Image

The Importance of Vedic Astrology in our Live: In this modern age of technology and science with heterodox thoughts and concepts, do you think astrology is significant? Astrology is an ancient concept, as old as time, you can say. It is an importance aspect of our lives – our past, present and future. To a great extent, astrology is used to forecast and predict future events and can also be used as a medium to [...]

Skill India Campaign Image

15 July 2015 has been declared as the World Youth Skills Day for the first time ever. To commensurate this day, PM Narendra Modi launched the Skill India Campaign. Launched in association with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Skill India campaign is yet another prestigious and ambitious initiative by the PM for the people of our country. The Governing Council will be chaired by Narendra Modi. This campaign will have a [...]