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Apeksha Duhan

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January 17, 2019
Speaking effortless English

“Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.” -Rumi It is, as they often say, languages can open new doorways you never even knew existed. They will take you on a journey, make you see the world like you never thought it could be seen. Of course, that’s not an easy journey to pack for. Learning a language other than your mother tongue can be tough. Even more challenging, perhaps, [...]Read More

January 16, 2019

Politics in India, or anywhere really, is a roller-coaster ride, well-equipped with its set of twists and turns. Take, for instance, the case of Jammu & Kashmir. Who would’ve thought two parties as different as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would join hands to form a government? Well, certainly nobody before 2016. But, BJP ended up extending its support to PDP, and the alliance lasted for over two [...]Read More

January 14, 2019

  Built over a span of eighteen months, Train18 is part of our “Make in India” initiative- a proud badge on Indian sleeves. Being subjected to trials in the later part of 2018, Train 18 managed to reach the speed of 180 kmph, making it the country’s fastest. With all the final preparations in place, it will be a delight to see what magic the “bullet train” manages to pull off, once in action. It [...]Read More

January 12, 2019

The central government’s 10% quota bill has been approved by both the houses of Parliament, well on its way to now become a law. Ever since the Union Cabinet gave its nod, the reservation bill has stirred up debates in our political sphere. But, why? What makes the quota bill so special, and why are there two sides forming on the issue? Read on to find out. What is the reservation bill about? The 10% [...]Read More

January 11, 2019

As far as movie promotions go, The Accidental Prime Minister has had its job laid out fairly easy. The film managed to be the buzz of B-town long before it hit the screens, and will likely remain so for a while. Based on the 2014 memoir book with the same name, The Accidental Prime Minister is a narration of events, as per Sanjay Baru. The now political commentator has served as the  former PM Manmohan [...]Read More

January 9, 2019
Indo-Pak Relations

On 18th August 2018, Pakistan appointed its 22nd Prime Minister, Imran Khan. With his tenure, also began a set of speculations- what would the appointment mean for the crumbling Indo-Pak ties? The two countries share a complicated past, no doubt. Bilateral talks have been close to negligible in the past few years, with each side blaming the other for the stagnancy. Now, with a new Prime Minister in the picture for Pakistan, will things change? [...]Read More

January 4, 2019

A blue-eyed Autobot and a rebellious teen embarking on a memorable journey together, along with The Smiths in the backdrop. What can possibly go wrong? Well, turns out, not a lot. Sixth in the blockbuster Transformers franchise, the prequel is (thankfully) not yet another movie that offers nothing more than metal-clashing sequences. For the 80s kids, it is packed with nostalgia, bringing back the days from the TV show and the Transformer toys. For the [...]Read More

January 3, 2019

Standing as a beautiful amalgamation of centuries of history, the Kumbh Mela is a crucial part of India’s treasured heritage. It features in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, rightly so. Millions of people from across the world come and be a part of this grand gala. Kumbh mela has been declared one of the world’s largest peaceful gathering, and possibly, the “world’s largest congregation of religious pilgrims”. This year, the grand [...]Read More

January 2, 2019

Granted statehood in 1950, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been among the country’s most popular and key states; key in multiple senses, including national politics. It is the most populous state of India, and hence, the largest vote bank. To top that, Uttar Pradesh is home to the greatest number of Lok Sabha seats i.e. 80. The state is often called the pathway to Parliament, and perhaps, rightly so. With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections beginning [...]Read More

January 1, 2019

First things first, a very Happy New Year! From 2018 to 2019, surely the 365 days would have been a roller coaster ride, a few ups coupled with a few downs. Give yourself a pat on the shoulder for having braved all the storms, and for your soaring spirits every time the storms gave way to sunshine. With the new year, also comes a new sense of excitement and determination. A determination to “turn things [...]Read More

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