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Tuesday, 12-December-2017

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Mothers’ best friend

26 weeks ago
The gleaming edifices of Gurgaon, Goregoan, New Town Kolkata or downtown Bengaluru has every Indian brimming with pride, and had Jawaharlal Nehru been alive, he would have certainly described them as “Temples of Modern India in the 21st century”. They certainly are, as they provide millions of Indians a chance to live life the same way had they been anywhere else in the world. However, as they say, the darkest place is under the lamp. It was a lazy afternoon in Mumbai, and I happened to walk into what appeared to be just another construction site, promising many amenities for the well heeled. In its parking lot were people we tend to ignore, or have taken for gran...
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LIGHTING THE NATION

28 weeks ago
There was neither shortage of coal nor of other resources, but the country was struggling for power supply for a long time.  The situation however, has vastly improved during past three years since National Democratic Alliance led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.  Today the country boasts of a situation where surplus power to the tune of 3000-4000 mw is available on real time basis at any time of the day to states and distribution companies and at affordable rates on the power exchange. Not only that the country which was facing power shortage for past 70 years, has now actually become ...
Ramlila-Muslims: Dilli-DilWalon-Ki

RAMLILA MUSLIMS: DILLI DILWALON KI...

29 weeks ago
In Delhi preparations for the Ramlila festival have started after bhumipoojan. Durgapuja falls in September. And the Muslim actors and craftsmen are already here. Thanks to these artists, an atmosphere of communal harmony is witnessed in Delhi’s Ramlilas. Whether it is Ramlila Mahotsav of Navshri Dharmik Lila Committee of Lal Qila Maidan or Durgapuja by Sriram Lila Society of Dwarka the performance of Muslim artists is worth noting.  But why? What do they get out of this? Last year, famed film actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was not given the chance to act in the Ramlila in Muzaffarnagar’s Budhana. This ...
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A SCHOOL WITH A FUTURE VISION

30 weeks ago
Entrepreneurship is one of the most egalitarian and non-discriminatory traits. It transcends literacy, age, gender, caste and religion. It only takes an entrepreneur to transform grains of wheat into a loaf of bread; the value addition is about five times. Transform a block of raw iron to steel; the value addition is about 10 times. Imagine the value addition potential of transforming young girls into articulate, assertive women by imparting good education and offered better opportunities; the value addition will be infinite. This is the challenge that Virendra (Sam) Singh, 76, a retired Dupont South Asia head, dec...
WHY-IT-TAKES-YOU-AND-AN-ELEPHANT-THE-SAME-TIME

WHY IT TAKES YOU AND AN ELEPHANT THE SAME TIME

31 weeks ago
The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of faeces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture. Even today, your doctor may ask when you last had a bowel movement and to describe it in exquisite detail.   Sure, it’s uncomfortable to talk about. But that’s where science comes in, because what we don’t like to discuss can still cause harm. Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal infections and other poop-related ailments cost Americans billions of dollars annually. But trying to s...
TRIBAL-NO-TO-CHILD-MARRIAGE

TRIBAL ‘NO’ TO CHILD MARRIAGE

32 weeks ago
Summer vacations have just begun and 15-year-old Sangeeta Yashwant Chavan is excited to be home. A student of boarding school, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Sakri in Dhule district of Maharashtra meant for dropouts and never-enrolled tribal girls, Sangeeta plans to spend the vacation preparing for her eldest sister Savita’s marriage scheduled later this year.  The mere mention of word lagan (marriage) makes Savita’s face go red as she blushes uncontrollably. It is not common to come across a 19-year-old unmarried girl in tribal villages of Mokhada taluka (administrative block) in Palghar, which, apa...
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MEMORABLE VISIT ETCHED IN MEMORY

33 weeks ago
Gandhiji’s aim was not only the attainment of independence, but also to take India far ahead by getting rid of deplorable and unacceptable practices one by one. That is why he stressed so much on cleanliness and made it a pivotal issue,” remarked Amit Shah while addressing the gathering during a visit to Sulabh Gram. The book ‘Historical Visit of Hon’ble Shri Amit Shah, National President, Bharatiya Janata Party at the Sulabh Gram on December 20, 2016’ is focused on his speech and Dr Bindeshwar Pathak’s path breaki...
AIM: SAVE-EARTH

AIM: SAVE EARTH

34 weeks ago
The one fact that unites us at the international level, a fact that keeps the interests of all countries in mind, is to make our Earth worth living, with all its natural resources and hospitable environment. Earth Day represents this unity. Earth Day was first celebrated in America in 1970 in response to the rising environmental dangers, and to warn people against them. Along with this, every year in the last week of March, Earth Hour is celebrated throughout the world since 2007. It is backed by World Wide Fund. According to this, the idea is to stop usage of electricity for one hour. It is a move to unite all the countr...
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AMBEDKAR’S GIFT TO INDIAN WOMEN

34 weeks ago
The law governing Maternity Leave has been amended by the parliament and it had become talk of the town. In organised sector now women employees will get maternity leave for 26 weeks. Before this, it was just for 12 weeks. This act has been promulgated with effect from April 1, 2017. This is worth mentioning that India is one of the three countries which provide the highest number of day maternity leave. It is a heartening feature that more and more people are coming to understand that women are physically different and need leave to take care of the newborn. Employers need not suspect their capabilities and their colleagues too...
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A MESSIAH FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED

36 weeks ago
Certain changes in society call for legislation and thus, deliberations in Parliament. The process for this may well turn out to be long and tedious. Sometimes governments change, political perspectives change and there can be shifts in aims and priorities. But one aspect that remains constant is the commitment of some individuals and groups who do not lose sight of their mission despite odds, as they are devoted to make a difference in the lives of fellow human beings. Every step in search of their mission might take lot of efforts and time, yet they keep on trying. In fact, there are people who do not wait for government initi...
MIZO-CUPPA: NGOPA-TEA

MIZO CUPPA: NGOPA TEA

37 weeks ago
Mizoram has embarked on an ambitious programme of tea cultivation encouraged by the experience of neighbouring Assam, which contributes more than fifty per cent of the country’s exports. The origin of tea plantation in Mizoram can be traced to Biate village in 1918, under the initiative of Thangchuanga, the son of the village Chief Lal Kairuma. After two decades, the villagers were allotted plots of one bigha at Halzawl with the goal of engaging more people in the programme. By the early 1940s, the cultivation extended to Tuilut and the surrounding ...
DIVYANG:-JOURNEY’S-OF-GRIT!

DIVYANG: JOURNEY’S OF GRIT!

39 weeks ago
    Kanhaiya Devi, born in the family of a daily wage labourer, has been sightless since childhood. Yet as a busy midwife she has assisted in the births of hundreds of children. A resident of Sahapur village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, she learned midwifery from her sister-in-law. She hasn’t looked back since, despite personal setbacks. Kanhaiya Devi is a much-in-demand midwife as she is known for her deftness.She can predict the exact delivery time by merely touching a pregnant woman and she is also a pre and post natal massage expert. “I feel proud that these children are today spread across the country and the world and d...