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Future Of Indo-Pak Relation In Question After Pulwama Attack

Future Of Indo-Pak Relation In Question After Pulwama Attack

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People light candles to pay tribute to CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack, at India Gate in New Delhi on Sunday, 17 February 2019 - Photo Credit : Prem Singh Written By : Sankhadeep Das Kolkata, India The wounds of Pathankot and Uri are yet to heal. Again 40 soldiers have lost their lives in the worst ever terrorist attack in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir. Within no time the dreaded terror organization Jaish-E-Muhammad, which is headquartered at Bahawalpur of Punjab province in Pakistan, has claimed the responsibility of the attack. Interestingly, the Jaish Headquarter is nestled within 9 kilometres distance from the Pakistan army 31 core headquarters, and the world also knows how close Jaish and its chief Masood Azhar are to Pakistani establishment and ISI....
Krav Maga in the Era of #metoo

Krav Maga in the Era of #metoo

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Written By: Mariamne Chavey Everett Paris, France Photo Credit: shutterstock.com Despite #metoo and #timesup, society is slow to change. I believe it is better to be prepared by learning self-defence than risk assuming that every individual can fast unlearn habits that have been ingrained in society for years. Many thoughts cross my mind as I go through a typical Krav Maga class. It may have just begun as a self-defence course I signed up to defend against assault, but along the way, it has reinforced important life lessons for me. As I enter the gym, I make my way across the basketball court where the men’s team doing warm-ups and enter the room we use for our Thursday night class. I take in the walls decorated with inspirational figures, (Muhammad Ali is, of course, present),
Being a Football fan in the Indian city: What does it really mean?

Being a Football fan in the Indian city: What does it really mean?

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Written By: Rohan Sengupta Kolkata, India Photo Credit: shutterstock.com On the 11th of December 2016, the East Bengal Football Club (EBFC) club grounds witnessed one of the biggest sporting gatherings of the year when they hosted a Manchester United contingent of ex-players and club officials for a day. Aficionados of Indian football would perhaps be aware of East Bengal’s status as one of the most ardently supported and passionately vocal teams in the country. Aficionados of global football would certainly be aware of Manchester United’s fan following, across continents. The general mood surrounding the event was one of excitement at the prospect of meeting some stalwarts of the two clubs and having the chance to interact with them. It was perhaps to be expected. But surely ther
2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: Tackling Climate Change

2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: Tackling Climate Change

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Dr. Trina Biswas Louisiana, USA Photo Credit: shutterstock.com Around 3000 world leaders including 250 high ranking politicians from G20 countries and 1000 business leaders gathered in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland from January 22-25 for 2019 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF). Top leaders from different aspects of life including academics, politicians, civilians, business leaders engaged in global dialogues to shape global, industrial and regional agendas in the context of Fourth Industrial Revolution. Discussions ranged from challenges concerning income inequality to the future of education to international trade to geopolitical tensions to cybersecurity etc. Discussions regarding Climate change and environmental challenges were among the issues that dom
Morocco Travel: Highlights and Insights- Part II

Morocco Travel: Highlights and Insights- Part II

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Written by: Maria Lazgin Ciercielli Paris, France Photo Credit- Kazi Tina, Shutterstock.com The capital of Morocco, Rabat, is a scenic seaside city that holds much to discover. It is home to great beaches, historic landmarks and one of Morocco’s largest modern art museums. There is something here for everyone! You definitely want to take the time to experience Rabat, as well as its surrounding cities. Like Marrakesh, Rabat is a Moroccan city that is a good home base for your vacation. The exciting cities of Fez, Casablanca, Salé and Témara are not far away and they will further enrich your understanding of Morocco. My favorite part of Rabat is the Kasbah of the Oudayas, which features a neighborhood of blue homes and streets that overlook the ocean. The blue architecture crea
Uri and Accidental PM: Pure Co-incidence or Two Manifestos of the Same Gimmick?

Uri and Accidental PM: Pure Co-incidence or Two Manifestos of the Same Gimmick?

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Written By : Simran Saini New Delhi, India The second decade of the 21st century saw the beginning of a new era of the Hindi film industry – a range of new age films based on social issues, historical events, biopics and the like. It is indeed a breath of fresh air from the classic face of Bollywood which has always been about music, over-hyped family drama/ romance and iconic dance moves. The new avatar of Bollywood is raw, (almost) liberal and quite daring. This second decade has also seen quite a few movies based on politics at the box office. But the most interesting release(s) in the New Year are the ones that released on the 11th January 2019 – The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri: the Surgical Strike. Although the former instantly and boldly reveals the plot and the pr
Sabarimala and Triple Talaq: Two sides of the same patriarchy coin

Sabarimala and Triple Talaq: Two sides of the same patriarchy coin

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Written By: Somrita Bhattacharyya Paris, France Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com The issue is about a biological process, a very normal one, comes every month. But it seems it has the power to shudder the socio-political system of a country known to be the largest democracy of the world! As we all know it already, the issue is not only a mere ‘men versus women’ issue. Yes, Mr. Prime Minister, please don’t play it wrong. When you say, ‘There are some temples in India, which have their own traditions, where men can’t go. And men don’t go…’ you miss a very crucial factor that it was not about barring all the women from entering the ‘pious’ temple of the God of celibacy in Kerala. The problem is with the women of a certain age-group, who go through this biological process called ‘m
The Accidental Prime Minister: A flimsy excuse for a blinkered film

The Accidental Prime Minister: A flimsy excuse for a blinkered film

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Written by: Shreya Seth Kolkata, India Photo: Official Facebook Page Film Review: The Accidental Prime Minister Country: India Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Divya Seth Shah, Hansal Mehta, Vipin Sharma, Arjun Mathur, Aahana Kumra. As India gears up for the 2019 general elections, the strategic move to release a potentially controversial film that seeks to target a prominent political family in India, did not just instill curiosity but was also expected to cause unrest, as is the norm today. However, as one sits through the one hour fifty minute film, it leaves you gawking at the sheer ineptitude of the makers who claimed to be embarking on a route that is seldom taken by the likes and could cause discomfort in an already ...
Rat-Hole Mining Story- Part 2

Rat-Hole Mining Story- Part 2

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Written by: Pema Bhadra Guwahati, India Photo: Indian Navy, ChildAid Network 36 days passed. On 16 January 2019, after a joint operation of the Indian Navy and NDRF, it was confirmed that Indian Navy ROV had detected a body 160 feet deep inside the main shaft. The body has been pulled up to the mouth of the rat-hole mine and will be brought out of the mine under the supervision of the doctors. Forensic Experts have been called for DNA test to identify and match the skeletal remains. Indian Navy is showing the condition of the body to the family of the deceased. Living Dangerously According to the study done by Impulse NGO, over 10,000 people are estimated to have died in rat-holes between 2007 and 2014 in Meghalaya. Impulse’s study also estimates that there are 70,000 ch
Rat-Hole Mining Story in Meghalaya

Rat-Hole Mining Story in Meghalaya

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Written by: Pema Bhadra Guwahati, India Photo: ChildAid Network The date is said to be cursed itself, so as the mines. December 13, 2018. The doomsday at Saiphung, East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya bears testimony to the disparity of existence. The existence of the state economy of Meghalaya, the existence of an ecological balance of the whole Jaintia Hills, the existence of the majority Bengali speaking, poor working class people of Garo Hills and minority dominated Chirang district of Assam and the existence of some filthy rich businessmen and coal mafia. The Accident On December 13, about 20 miners entered the quarry as Ksan owned by Krip Chullet. After reaching the bottom of the 370 ft deep main shaft, they entered horizontal tunnel holes, generally termed as 'rat-ho...

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