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cons of excessive use of technology

Mobile proliferation is at an all-time high in the country. On the surface, the internet and mobile technology seem to be bringing the world closer.  It is now easy for us to connect with a stranger halfway across the world.  But the truth is that excessive use of technology is also creating a deep chasm between us and our loved ones. While it is easy to pick up the phone and text a friend, visiting [...]


Of the many battles India has been fighting post its independence from the British crown, the biggest and the gravest is one that most of us Indians are not even aware of. Waste generation and management is the battle we’re referring to here. The outcome of this struggle and our commitment to remaining environment friendly will ultimately determine our survival. Going by recent news sources, Indians generate a total of over 1,00,000 metric tonnes of [...]

First Republic Day of India

Republic Day is a National festival of India. Each year this festival is celebrated across the country but the youth of India is not aware about the history of this festival. We gear up to watch the parade – a glorious display of our military capabilities. Which states will put up their tableaus this year? Who will be the chief guest? Will we get to see the young recipients of the National Bravery Award in [...]

Essay on Republic Day

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom”. It is with these historic words that Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru welcomed the freedom that India and Indians had earned after decades of struggle and sacrifice. Despite gaining freedom [...]

Chief Guests at Republic Day Parades

With the Republic Day around the corner, the national capital of India- Delhi, is once again starting to don a festive look. Each year, Indians look forward to an impressive display of military might and of cultural wealth at the Republic Day parade held at the Rajpath in Delhi. Republic Day is celebrated every year with full fervor in India. Chief Guests from different countries are invited to attend the celebrations and grace the ceremony. [...]

January 22, 2018
e-books vs paper books

  “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” –Vera Nazarian We’re not sure about the rest of the world but most Indians seem to agree. According to a news report from 2016, India is the sixth largest book market across the globe and is also the second largest among English speaking countries. About a year prior to the publication of this report, estimates suggested [...]

Indo-Israel Relationship

On 14 May 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared  the establishment of the Jewish state known as Israel. Almost a year later, the United Nations admitted Israel as a member state following a majority vote in favour of the resolution. In 1950, a newly formed Republic of India recognized Israel, but this did not lead to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Though India and Israel continued to [...]

Government Schemes in 2017

Each year we look forward to the launch of government schemes that will bring benefits to the common man. Since the ascent of the NDA government, the launch of large-scale schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna has brought much cheer each year. 2017 was relatively low key when compared to previous years and yet there were a number of schemes launched for the benefit of the people. Unlike the PMJDY, however, these [...]

National Medical Commission Bill

What is the NMC Bill? The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill is a bill that was tabled in the Lok Sabha for discussion and vote earlier this week. The bill aims at addressing a number of concerns in the field of medical education, provide strategies to address shortage of trained doctors and medical care givers, and restructure the medical regulatory authority of the country clearly defining jurisdiction and responsibilities. According to the government, when the [...]

Planning affordable travel in 2018

Do more of what makes you happy, they say. So you decided that 2018 will be the year you finally give in to your wanderlust and travel frequently. And why not, when you live in a country as vast, as varied, and as beautiful as India, not travelling out is almost a sin. Now let us come to the real reason you do not travel quite as often as you’d have liked – budget constraints. [...]