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Rohingya Crisis

Who Are The Rohingya Refugees? The Rohingya community is a Sunni Islamic (Bengali-speaking) community from the state of Rakhine in Myanmar (previously Burma). Myanmar, however, refuses to acknowledge members of the community as citizens and claims that the Rohingya are Bangladeshis who (illegally) entered the country during the British colonial era. For over six decades, however, the Rohingya have lived in Myanmar despite having (allegedly) faced much discrimination, ostracism, and violence. Not only are the [...]

Durga Puja Pandals in Delhi

Durga Puja or Navratri is just around the corner. Excitement for Durga Puja has already gripped the entire nation. People wait entire year for the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. Durga Puja is a nine day festival which is celebrated with zeal and fervor. The feminine Goddess Durga ignites hope, provides strength and reminds her worshipers of the innate human potential of good over evil. As different hues add texture to a painting, the diversity [...]

Dandiya and Garba Songs

Navratri is just around the corner. People are enthusiastic for the upcoming nine days of celebrations and prayers. Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival celebrated with great zeal and fervor. With these festivities, people celebrate the great cultural heritage of India. The prismatic diversity of India leads to innumerable narratives for Navratri. Navratri is celebrated in the honor of divine Goddess Durga. During Navratri, vibrant colors along with rhythmic dance adorn the pandals. Colorful dresses, [...]

TEZ

Google TEZ is the latest in line of payment apps based on the system known as UPI (unified payment interface), a platform that is backed by Indian government. It has now made Google one among the various companies that are looking to make the most of the market for digital payments in the country. You will be able to use this app in order to make payments for movie tickets and utility bills, as well [...]

Sardar Sarovar Dam

After an incubation period that runs into several decades, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi finally inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam – a project that has earned the moniker “Lifeline of Gujarat”. The foundation stone of this dam – the largest gravity dams in the country – had been laid by India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1961 but it was finally on Sunday, 17 September, 2017 that PM Modi (on his [...]

September 18, 2017
Famous Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was the tallest leader of the Indian independence movement. He played a crucial role in enabling India to win independence from the British rule. At a time when other nations had launched violent struggles to free themselves from foreign rule, Mahatma Gandhi followed the path of non-violence, ultimately winning the nation independence without shedding a drop of blood. Gandhi became a source for freedom struggle and civil rights movements across the globe. Mahatma [...]

Child-Mortality

Recent news reports of infant deaths in various cities of India have left the country in a state of absolute shock. The deplorable state of child health and mortality in the country has caused much worry among the people. While globally, most countries are registering significant improvements in infant and child mortality rates, India seems to have taken a turn for the worse. In 2016, over  9,00,000 children under the age of 5 lost their [...]

Maa-Durga-Songs-From-Bollywood

Durga Puja is almost upon us – it is only a week away. In Bengal, it is celebrated for nine days, starting from Mahalaya, and it is during this duration that people in the state come together for one of the biggest celebrations of life, keeping their woes away for these few days. For them it is the ultimate opportunity to rejoice and feel like queens and kings, taking lungs full of oxygen before they [...]

September 16, 2017
gandhi irwin pact

Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on March 5, 1931, between Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin, who was at the time the Viceroy of India. It was a political agreement that was signed before the second Round Table Conference. Background of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact? Between March and April 1930, Mahatma Gandhi had initiated the Salt Satyagrah or the salt march to produce salt from the sea water in the coastal village of Dandi. The march was the [...]

Beautiful Lakes in India

Nature plays a pivotal role in uplifting one’s mood, provides solace and at times inspires the best creations of artists. A serene world away from the fast-paced life of metropolitan cities, nature encourages humans to feel the presence of the divine and realize man’s minuscule existence in this vast world. Nature is superior to man’s ego and is unfathomable. The natural beauty of mountains, lakes, valleys, forests, rivers, sky, sun, to name a few ignites [...]