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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 [...]

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 [...]

First Republic Day of India

Each year as 26 January approaches, it is with great pride and excitement that we look forward to India’s upcoming Republic Day. 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 the parade this year? Which schools will be chosen [...]

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. [...]

Chief Guests at Republic Day Parades

It is that time of the year again. With the Republic Day round the corner, the national capital 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. The Chief Guest is usually the head of a state or government. The choice of this Chief Guest too is the [...]

Rajinikanth Entry Into Politics

“Politics announced it will be joining Rajinikanth in Tamil Nadu”, tweeted a popular Twitter user. Thousands of Social Media posts echoed the sentiment, welcoming Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, affectionately referred to as Thalaiva (the leader) as he announced his entry into politics on the last day of 2017. The actor’s decision to enter the political arena has been a long anticipated one and ended years of suspense and speculation. Enter Superstar Rajini On the last day [...]


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru If there is one resolution you make in 2018, travel must be it. We live in an incredibly beautiful country which offers varied experiences. Here’s our pick of some of the top destinations that you must make part of [...]


We’re a country of movie lovers. Bollywood mania may well be our national religion. It is not a surprise then, that Hindi film dialogues have become part of our lives. So here’s our collection of iconic, evergreen dialogues that have been part of our lives, some of them living on for decades now – Devdas (1955) “Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le saku” – Dilip Kumar [...]