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French unrest

French unrest

April 15, 2019

France needs to revive its smaller towns and rural areas to address the root cause of the Yellow Vests movement.

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Purification rites held after two women of menstruating age enter Sabarimala

Purification rites held after two women of menstruating age enter Sabarimala

January 7, 2019

The closing of the Sabarimala temple for purification rituals following the entry of two women of menstruating age has put many questions forward like that of untouchability, social exclusivity, and the impeachment of law.

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Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

November 23, 2018

The Pushkar Fair invites tourists from across the globe who flock to this town and soak in the riot of vibrant colours and festivities. The fair is all loaded with cultural programmes, folk music and dance, richly adorned camels and other livestock.

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National anthem made mandatory before film screenings in India

National anthem made mandatory before film screenings in India

December 2, 2016

In a bid to inject a nationalistic fervour among the citizens of India, the Supreme Court has instructed all cinema hall operators in the country to play the Indian national anthem before screening films.

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India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

October 20, 2016

India has been placed at 66 out of 113 countries in the world for upholding the rule of law according to a freshly released report by World Justice Project.

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Civil society meets before BRICS 2016 in India

Civil society meets before BRICS 2016 in India

October 14, 2016

With the BRICS Summit commencing in Goa, India, civil society members from the BRICS countries engaged in discussions over the perceived shortcomings and failures of institutionalised spaces in dealing with global challenges.

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Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

September 19, 2016

Acid attack survivors Reshma and Laxmi caught the attention of the world last week with their debuts at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and London Fashion Week (LFW) respectively, bringing the issue of acid attack to the fore.

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World Sufi Forum 2016

World Sufi Forum 2016

March 22, 2016

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need to build peace and harmony in the world, as hundreds of people attended the World Sufi Forum from March 17-20, 2016 in New Delhi. With an aim to strengthen global peace, stand against violence and spread spiritual messag...

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The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

March 9, 2016

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. But there is no specific day to remember women’s fight for equality and dignity, through centuries and all over the world. Over 200 years ago, Nangeli, a poor lower caste woman from Cherthala (Kerala, South) gained...

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The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

March 9, 2016

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. But there is no specific day to remember women’s fight for equality and dignity, through centuries and all over the world. Over 200 years ago, Nangeli, a poor lower caste woman from Cherthala (Kerala, South) gained...

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