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By Vaagisha Das:  The law is made for the benefit of the people. This is so much the case that, in the minds of the people, law and justice are ...
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By Vasudha Singh:  Parenting is a fulfilling experience that many individuals wish to undertake in their lives. Due to conditions outside of their control many people find themselves incapable undergoing ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena for Cake:  If you’re a person whose reasoning has led you to recognize that structures of oppression surrounding us are hidden in plain sight, then you may often ...
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By Xanthe Mallett:  Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ (1991), Norman Bates ...
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By Vaagisha Das:  We have been taught to share many things in order to show our care. Faecal matter would definitely not be one of them. Yet this is what ...
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By Ghania Siddiqui: Having been brought up in a city like Mumbai, where the strong class divide propels you to think in a particular way, and having a particular lifestyle ...
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By Vaagisha Das:  When Caitlyn Jenner affirmed her gender identity in Vanity Fair, telling people to “call [her] Caitlyn“, most people seemed to be supportive of her choice, going as ...
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By Debarati Ghosh: The Story of Chaiti Bai Unlike every other ordinary day in the Bilaspur district of Chattisgarh, 22 year old Chaiti Bai could not go about her daily ...
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By Arati Nair: For the health conscious early risers in the state of Kerala, the rabid menace of stray dogs serves as a dampener to their morning exercise routine. Over ...
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By Karthik Shankar:  The news that A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday night jolted millions of Indians all over the world. The extremely popular former President collapsed due to ...
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By Anugraha Hadke:  Ravinder Kumar, a 24 year old man was recently arrested in Delhi for his alleged involvement in the sexual assault and murder of several children. Kumar would ...
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By Prachi Salve & Saumya Tewari: A child from a poor, urban family is 40% more likely to die than a richer child in India’s towns and cities. Children below ...
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By P. Sainath:  She paused, exasperated by the midday sun in Vizianagaram. But remained bent over. She knew she would resume work in moments — in that very posture. Working ...
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By Mayurpankhi Choudhury:  Recently, I have noticed that to be a secular Hindu it is imperative that you question your own faith and blatantly side with the other. The problem ...
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By Shrilakshmi Tiru: Article 53 of the Indian constitution talks about the President and the executive power of the union that “shall be exercised by him“; and this is just ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  Sometime around the second week of May, 45 Madiga families in Pathapally village of Telangana were driven out of the land that had been allotted to them ...
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By Impuri Ngayawon, World Vision India:  The first thing you can notice clearly about Phoolwati is her scoliosis that defines her as a person with disability. On closer acquaintance she is ...
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By James Smalls, University of Maryland, Baltimore County: The television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969) debuted one year after my immediate family and I relocated from the Harlem ...
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By Mayurpankhi Choudhary: My penchant for books like “Why I Assassinated Gandhi” and similar others on Nathuram Godse has often been misinterpreted as an act of aggression against the father ...
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By Manjusha Chatterjee:  According to media reports, around 150 million new voters in the age group of 18 to 23 years exercised their political franchise for the first time in ...
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By Jyotsna Singh: Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. The biggest recipients of investment through aid programmes of rich nations have been the large commercial hospital ...
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उपासना बेहार: 6 जुलाई 2015 को सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने एक ऐतिहासिक फैसला दिया जिसमें कहा गया कि अविवाहित मां अपने बच्चे की अकेली अभिभावक बन सकती है। इसमें उसके पिता ...

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