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Stressed Cities of India

With the rampant urbanization and modernization, the contemporary lifestyle comes with its own challenges. The popular English idiom “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is significant to elucidate the facades of this modern world. For Modern lifestyle is not as pleasant as it seems to be. Anxiety and Stress are part and parcel of the modern metropolitan world. Stress has a wide ranging magnitude and can not be compartmentalized into a rigid definition. Like [...]

September 14, 2017
Bullet-train

Ever since the NDA government took charge at the centre in 2014, the buzz about high-speed bullet trains has been growing louder.  With the arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in India, today, the country looks forward to a great step forward in the translation of this dream into a reality. The Indo-Japanese joint venture that will make India’s first bullet train possible is set to take off tomorrow (September 15, 2017). The two [...]

Calcium Rich Foods

“A Healthy mind resides in a healthy body”. Since time immemorial this English proverb has been reminding humans of the significance of a healthy living. This timeless proverb implies the importance of health above everything else. A healthy body is considered to be an asset. A healthy body is like a garden in which bloom the flowers of a healthy mind. Food, exercise, and rest are primitive aspects for a healthy living. Food contributes significantly [...]

Hindi Diwas Speech

India is one of the most diverse countries in the world comprising numerous religions, customs, traditions, cuisines, and languages. Hindi is one of the most prominent languages of India and as of 2001, there were approximately 26 crore native speakers of the language, which makes it one of the most widely spoken languages in the country. Hindi got an exalted status in India when on 14 September 1949, it was adopted as the official language [...]

Revised GST Rates

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has, following its 21st meeting, effected some changes to the present GST (goods and services tax) structure in India. The meeting was held on 9th September 2017 at Hyderabad. Incidentally this happened to be the second review meeting following the rollout of GST. It has upped the cess applicable for items such as motor vehicles. The cess on mid-sized cars has been increased by 2%, and for large cars [...]

Swami Vivekananda's Chicago Speech

11 September 2017 happens to be the 125th anniversary of the speech that Swami Vivekananda delivered at Chicago during Parliament of the World’s Religions. The monk and social reformer played a major role in introducing Hinduism to the West. The logic of the speech delivered in 1893 was clear and its scientific insight received plenty of attention at that time. In fact, following his speech the dignitaries present at the said event gave him a [...]

Children Safety in Schools

The brutal murder of seven year old Pradyumn in the bathroom of a reputable school, Ryan International School, in Gurugram, last week has left parents from the National Capital Region (NCR) and in fact from all over India in a deep state of shock. The police have arrested the school’s bus conductor who is believed to have slit the child’s throat after having tried to molest him. The gory details of the assault and the [...]

Hindi Diwas 2017

It was in 1918 that Mahatma Gandhi, widely regarded as the Father of the Nation, had attended a conference on Hindi literature and asked Hindi to be made the national language of India. He had even gone ahead and called it the language of everyone. It was on 14th September 1949 that Hindi, alongwith English, was accepted as the official language of India by Constituent Assembly. It was from 1953 onwards that Hindi Diwas came [...]

mobile and students

“With great power comes great responsibility” This is a line from a popular film but is quite apt when it comes to learning and technology in the present day scenario. The mobile and handheld device revolution and the spread of the Internet has indeed brought along unprecedented teaching and learning opportunities for the students and young adults of the country. When we take a look at the grave pitfalls and shortcomings that such technology brings [...]

road accidents in india

In the past few years, India has witnessed rapid urbanization and modernization. This has resulted in a significant growth in vehicular traffic in the country. Road expansion has been taking place and the growth in urban conglomerates has been phenomenal. Road accidents is the byproduct of the same. On an average, 1317 accidents and 413 deaths due to accidents take place on Indian roads every day; or 55 accidents and 17 deaths every hour. This [...]