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Saree Culture In India

Indian women are said to be the symbol of grace and reticence. The innate elegance that they possess is not only reflected in the way they lead their life but also the way they dress. For the Western world, the image of an Indian woman is that of a lady gracefully clad in a saree with a bindi on the forehead! It’s truly feminine. It has been the symbol of Indian culture from time immemorial. [...]

Rising Trend Of Divorce In India

Divorce, a subject which was once a social stigma, has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is seen that married couples are walking away from their marriages for varied reasons. Earlier, there were very few cases of divorce and the main causes were adultery and domestic violence. In most cases, the women continued with their broken marriage for the sake of fear, kids and money. But, nowadays, women do not hesitate to call off [...]

Can We Link GDP With Gross National Happiness

India ranks 111 in the global happiness ranking list for the year 2013 as per the United Nations General Assembly’s second annual World Happiness Report. What is strange is that India ranks much after Pakistan (81 rank) and Bangladesh (108 rank). So for all those who feel that you are happy living in India, this news will definitely make you feel unhappy. The World Happiness Report is a measure of happiness taken on the basis [...]

Should DDA housing schemes be reserved for Delhiites only?

As a Diwali bonanza, on 26th August 2014, the Delhi Development Authority announced its much-awaited housing scheme for 2014 after a gap of 4 years when it had its last housing scheme. This time it is bigger and more attractive with more than 25,000 flats in different categories to be sold in different locations in Delhi at half the market rates. The DDA authorities announced that the sale of housing forms will start from September [...]

Rice Bucket Challenge

After the great hullabaloo of Ice Bucket Challenge which had gone viral recently to raise the awareness of ALS, we have a desi version of the same challenge with the main motto, “Help the poor and needy”. It is India’s answer to the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ and it is a very innovative idea. We call it the rice bucket challenge. A country like India where more than half of the population lies below the poverty [...]

Ban on Alcohol

The Congress-led United Democratic Front Government has decided to make Kerala a alcohol-free state in 10 years. There has been lot of debate going on regarding this matter. The decision was taken by the Government with an objective of preventing people from becoming addicted to alcohol, becoming alcoholics, doing harm to their lives and of others as well, especially among the labour class. Do you think the solution to alcoholism is a ban on alcohol? [...]

Ice Bucket Challenge

The last few days, the Internet has gone viral with many people, including celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Ronaldo and many others uploading their videos on networking sites, taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge. Like we say, whatever the cause, good or bad, we Indians are very good in aping the West. Many Indian celebrities have also joined the bandwagon of Ice Bucket challengers. What are Ice Bucket Challenge and [...]

River Pollution in India

India is a blessed country when we consider its rich natural sources of water in the form of numerous rivers and lakes. The country has rightly been referred to as the “Land of Rivers” and the people worship the rivers as gods and goddesses. But what is ironical is that in spite of our profound respect and reverence for our rivers, we have not been able to maintain their purity, cleanliness and the physical well-being. Be [...]

Irom Sharmila Chanu

While everyone of us is aware of Anna Hazare, the Gandhian who went on a fast for 12 days demanding a stringent anti-corruption law, not many of us is aware of Irom Sharmila Chanu, the young lady of a remote town in Manipur, who has been on fast for the last 13 years. Irom Sharmila Chanu was in the news recently for being released from a prison hospital after finding no evidence against her for [...]

Swachcha Bharat campaign

  It’s taken 67 years since Independence for women in India to earn their right to a toilet. It is surprising that it has taken so long for a basic and fundamental necessity like a toilet at home to take centre stage in the national consciousness and Narendra Modi can take full credit for identifying a sensitive issue and bringing it to the forefront of national priority. According to WHO and UNICEF, around 65% of [...]