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2019 Lok Sabha elections will define India's future!

2018 Assembly results of five states, namely Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Mizoram, have far reaching consequences. The loss of three Hindi heartland states, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, is surely a huge blow to the BJP; but then, there is good news from Mizoram and Telangana.

18 Dec 2018 5:15 pm
Simple mandala drawing as therapy for children with learning disabilities can be helpful in cognitive and fine motor development: Experts

Children with learning disabilities require drawing therapy, especially those with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscaculia. According to clinical psychologists, when simple mandala drawing is used as an intervention with proper procedure transacted with patience and consciously supported practice, it helps children with specific learning disabilities in improvement in their cognitive levels.

18 Dec 2018 4:36 pm
The Rafael deal, the Supreme Court judgement and common sense

I'm not a pundit, an expert or a connoisseur of law and most of my observations are usually based upon 'common sense' that is no longer common nor makes sense these days.

18 Dec 2018 11:56 am
Vice President Naidu bats for Women's Reservation Bill to end discrimination against women

Addressing the Women Entrepreneurship Platform Conclave in New Delhi, recently, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon all political parties to arrive at a consensus and ensure the passage of Women's Reservation Bill for reservation to women in the Parliament and state legislatures.

17 Dec 2018 8:57 pm
Jonathan Singer: Creating the Environment for Google's Think Events

Google's Think events in Canada utilized the expertise of Singer's JSEM to set the tone during these gatherings.

17 Dec 2018 8:40 pm
Long-awaited new national education policy soon to be made public, says Union HRD Minister Javadekar

The Kasturirangan Committee set up for drafting the new National Education Policy (NEP) has reportedly completed its task and the draft policy document may see the day of light soon. However, the 'final deadline' has overshot and the term of the BJP-led government is going to be over next year.

17 Dec 2018 8:12 pm
Despite SC verdict Rahul Gandhi insisting for a JPC probe

Despite SC judgement, Rahul Gandhi is still defiant and asks for JPC. Regarding the confusion on CAG and PAC, Government of India already filed a petition for necessary correction.

17 Dec 2018 7:59 pm
Government's institutional dilemma – exit of RBI Governor

The recent untimely & sudden resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel has created multifold issues on government's institutional dilemma.

17 Dec 2018 7:50 pm
Looking for an idiot? You really don't have to go too far!

Throughout my 85 years of knocking around all over the world, life has been a many splendored blessing. This was all made possible, by very forgiving, loving and caring family, friends and colleagues. Looking back, I have no regrets and would still like to visit those exotic places, meet those gracious and talented folks and read those great books which I have not read as yet. I still like to catch up with latest technological advances and consequent social and cultural changes.

16 Dec 2018 6:06 pm
Sadequain - the painter of passions

Irrespective of what the ultra-nationalists, religious proselytizers and human rights extremist want us to believe, the reality is that economy is the engine that drives all the forces of life. I don't want to indulge in that rhetoric as the subject of this article is the world famous artist and calligrapher - Syed Sadequain Naqvi, better known as Saduaqian who had migrated from India to Pakistan soon after the Mother India was bifurcated into two nations.

16 Dec 2018 5:22 pm
SC verdict on Rafale deal: From #ChoukidarChorHai to #RahulGandhiJhutaHai

In childhood days I had heard a story 'Michhua Radhua' in Odia. The same story might be available in many vernacular languages in India.

15 Dec 2018 4:43 pm
Panchayat elections: Congress revives in Assam

Despite its debacle in some districts the opposition party Congress could revive strongly in Assam in the recently concluded panchayat polls. Elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions in Assam were held in two phrases on December 5 and 9. The counting of which started on December 12 has showed revival of the Grand Old party in the state once again.

15 Dec 2018 11:39 am
Congress-TDP Praja Kutumi in Telangana proved that votes of alliance partners with contradicting vote banks don't add up

Two rivals emerging from different roots and ideologies uniting just for the sake of opposition to a particular party or alliance, never succeed in electoral politics.

15 Dec 2018 10:04 am
Wake up call for the BJP post its drubbing in Assembly elections in three Hindi heartland states

To analyse BJP's defeat in three Hindi heartland states namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan purely on the political front, we need to answer a question, does the popularity of leader matter in elections?

14 Dec 2018 9:32 pm
BJP must have a credible story to sell to voters

Two things to note in this election are that 1) BJPs campaign was primarily built on the past sins committed by Congress/UPA, which was forgotten by most voters. And 2) The urban voters largely middle class who were earlier mostly preferring BJP, did this time opt for Congress as the results in the urban centres largely show.

14 Dec 2018 9:03 pm
Indian farmers can be given relief by promoting allied activities

In the second quarter of the financial year 2019, agricultural and allied activities increased at a rate of 3.8%, whereas in the same period of last year there was an increase of 2.6%.

13 Dec 2018 6:09 pm
Rising cases of violence against teachers in India

Numerous incidences about students and parents beating up teachers have been reported from across the country on a regular basis especially during exams, admissions and evaluations.

13 Dec 2018 6:00 pm