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If Truth Be Told…

If Truth Be Told…

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  Written By Senex - Paris, France || May 2018 A Lay Person’s Guide To How the World Works Introduction For anyone living in the 21st Century, the world is a bewildering, maddening chaos, of which we can make little or no sense. I will be attempting in these columns to provide the readers with the big picture; gradually providing the necessary pieces of this massive jigsaw puzzle so that you can connect the dots between the various pieces in a rational way, till gradually the larger canvas begins to appear and everything begins to make sense. At some point early in my life I understood that the quantum of knowledge that humans have been accumulating is so immense and has been growing in such an exponential manner that a cursory glance at even a miniscule portion of it - m
Heroes And A Tale Of Migration – Part 1

Heroes And A Tale Of Migration – Part 1

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From Director’s DeskWritten By : Jayanta ChakrabartyMultidimension[Illustration : Arghya Manna]A heroic act, like those superheroes frequently do on-screen, performed in real life, the Spiderman, captured on mobile phones, posted on social media, shared thousands and millions of times, praise and glory showered on, a meeting with the President the next day, promise of immediate nationality, work offer from fire brigade company, media houses fighting for exclusive interviews, people in the street asking for selfies,... thus the life of Mamoudou Gassama, 22 years old young man from Mali, has changed drastically, from illegal immigrant to naturalised citizen. France, the country of liberty, equality and fraternity, opened its arm to this good samaritan. France needs foreigners like him,
Sex – Not A Commodity In France Anymore

Sex – Not A Commodity In France Anymore

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  Jean Charles Berthier Shovan M. Rahman “Sex work” was hardly a priority in the French election campaign, yet it became one of the defining social issues of Francois Hollande's Socialist government. In June 2012, the women's minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, made the bold announcement that she wanted to "abolish prostitution" in France and Europe. In December 2013, the French Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill imposing stiff fines on sex buyers, while exempting from criminal liability those who sell sex, offering prostitutes exit strategies and assistance. Those seeking to buy sex will now face a 1,500 euros ($2,000) fine, and 3,750 euros ($5,000) in case of repeated offence. The proposed law was to be examined by the French Upper House Senate in June 2014, and returned

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