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Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

June 26, 2020

Drug abuse, one of the key banes of Indian youth, is set to become a bigger menace during Coronavirus pandemic.

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WTO: An existential battle

WTO: An existential battle

May 15, 2019

As countries chart their own path, violating global trade rules with impunity, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is more vulnerable than ever. But for the smaller developing nations, WTO is the sole recourse in a lawless world.

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It’s time for the Cannes Film Festival 2019

It’s time for the Cannes Film Festival 2019

May 14, 2019

The largest producer of films in the world, India, has a rather meagre representation at the prestigious Festival de Cannes with no official screenings on the charts. Even the government’s own participation is slim due to the general elections.

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Touring the great Indian election festival

Touring the great Indian election festival

March 30, 2019

You must have heard of an industry tour, a slum tour but how about an election tour? The Indian travel and tour operators are giving international travellers an opportunity to come and be a part of the largest democratic electorate in the world.

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Saffron outfits turn up the heat on Ram temple

Saffron outfits turn up the heat on Ram temple

December 1, 2018

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections next year, Saffron outfits have turned the heat demanding the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. Will it polarise the millions of voters on communal lines even as India faces farm distress and joblessness?

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Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and comedy

Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and comedy

September 13, 2018

The real ghost in the film is the partriarchal mentality, which is seeped deep within men in India. The witch on the other hand is instead the ‘hero’ fighting male domination.

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As India decriminalises homosexuality, did love find a way?

As India decriminalises homosexuality, did love find a way?

September 8, 2018

Even as the Supreme Court of India has decriminalised homosexuality in the country, people belonging to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community still have a long fight ahead of them to try to get rights on a range of issues like same-sex marriage and l...

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India’s caste equations

India’s caste equations

August 27, 2018

Over 70 years after independence, there is a strange race amongst India’s multitude of castes and sub-castes to be declared a backward community, in order to gain preference in jobs and education. In the world’s fastest growing economy, this is a troubling sign of the ground ...

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BRICS -Missing the mortar for a strong edifice

BRICS -Missing the mortar for a strong edifice

August 8, 2018

The recently concluded 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg struck all the right notes expected from a gathering of global leaders. But 15 years after it was first talked of as a bloc, has BRICS under-delivered on its promise?

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Challenging times: from Blue Whale to Keke and the latest Dragon’s Breath

Challenging times: from Blue Whale to Keke and the latest Dragon’s Breath

August 4, 2018

What began as a safe and fun activity to spread awareness about social causes with the famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has gradually transformed into a matter of life and death. Various ‘games’ and seemingly harmless candy-eating challenges continue to put lives at risk.

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Imran Khan’s bid for power – boon or bane for India?

Imran Khan’s bid for power – boon or bane for India?

August 2, 2018

Viewed from New Delhi, the possibility of Imran Khan heading the next government in Islamabad seems to be the worst of all possible outcomes of the election in Pakistan. However, if both sides are sincere, installation of an army-friendly government could mark the beginning of a ...

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World Environment Day 2018: India suffocates in plastic

World Environment Day 2018: India suffocates in plastic

June 6, 2018

As India hosted World Environment Day yesterday taking the lead to fight plastic pollution, drains in Indian cities were being clogged with plastic bottles, bags and food wrappers. Though there are initiatives with a view to reduce plastic pollution, lack of public awareness and ...

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