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“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”– Neil Gaiman Children and young adults are particularly impressionable when it comes to tales of mythology and history. The lessons from these tales [...]

Harassment of the Husband

Protection of Indian Women India is a vast country with various cultures, languages, religions, and traditions. There is one common thread, though, that unites most of the country. Apart from a few minor communities, most of the country is deeply rooted to a patriarchal form of social life. One look at the skewed sex ratio of the country, the levels of girls’ education, the poor women’s healthcare system and it is not difficult to discern [...]

Encryption Policy and Cyber Security Problems in India

With rapid urbanisation and the concept of smart cities, which mainly depends on information and communication technologies (ICT) to provide public services, we can expect cyber attacks on important infrastructures of the smart cities that are facilitated by ICT and technology. In fact in 2014, it was reported that there was a 136% increase in cyber threats and attacks against Indian government organizations as compared to the previous year. Similarly, there was 126% increase in [...]

Tea Gardens in North East India

In the last 200 years, the tea industry in our country has come a long way. In 1835, the first consignment was a production of 12 boxes for an auction. Today, India is the second largest producer of tea in the world. Major tea producing states in India Most of the tea produced in India comes from North East India, especially Assam and Tripura. The Assam tea industry accounts for more than 50% of India’s [...]


One of the greatest services that a man can do in his lifetime is rendering service to mankind. It is said that service to mankind is service to God. Men come and go, but it is always their great deeds that are remembered and have a long-lasting impression on others’ minds. Thankfully, our nation is truly blessed with some great men and women, who are known for their services to humanity: Mahatma Gandhi, Iswar Chandra [...]

Punjabi made third language in Parliament of Canada

To go by the recent news reports, Punjabi has been declared as the third official language in the House of Commons in Canada. This is indeed great news as well as a proud moment for the Punjabi community residing in India, Canada, as well as other countries. The community has been an intrinsic part of Canada’s social and political life, but this official recognition of the popular language after so many years means a lot. [...]

IRCTC Launches E-catering Food Services in 1516 Trains and 15 Stations

Good news for passengers travelling by train. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched e-catering service, also known as “Food on Track”, in 1,516 trains and 45 stations spread all across the country. The idea is to help the passengers to order food of their choice from leading food chain companies in the country in trains and on stations. Initially, the e-catering service started with 28 trains, which don’t have pantry car facilities. [...]


In recent years, it has been found that women are coming forward to work in urban public transport, a sector which was earlier considered as a purely male dominated sector. With increasing rapes, molestation and eve teasing, it is better to have more women drivers. After the infamous incident of an Uber taxi driver raping a female passenger or the Nirbhaya gang rape case, there is more need for female drivers in India. More and [...]

Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas for Wife

A gift to someone special should always be something that can be treasured throughout his or her life. It is not the gift but the thought that counts. Now that Karva Chauth, the most awaited festival for married women is approaching, husbands are facing the pressure. What gifts should they give to their wives? Jewellery, sarees, salwar suits, dress materials, gadgets, chocolates, flowers, or taking their wives out to movie or dinner …. actually the [...]

Rising prices of vegetables and pulses in India

The rising prices of vegetables and pulses have been a serious concern in Indian homes in recent years. If you think that it is only onions whose price is increasing, you are highly mistaken. The price of pulses like Arhar Dal has reached a maximum of Rs. 120 per Kg just recently. The sky-rocketing prices of vegetables and pulses have made an average middle class family think twice before buying or consuming them. Prices of [...]