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Can Joint Family System Minimise Suicides in India?

Perhaps Yes! The reason to raise this question now is the data released by World Health Organization last Thursday, stating India recorded the highest number of suicides in Southeast Asia in 2012, with a total of 2,58,075 people committed the act that year. Among this,

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Massive Open Online Courses to Transform Indian Education System

Recently, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani announced its plan to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to its on-campus and off-campus students. Several other colleges including popular ones like IIT, Bombay and Lady Sri Ram College, New Delhi have MOOCs offered in

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Maria Sharapova and the Indians

It was a regular working day. I stepped out of the editor’s cabin after a short discussion about an article that I had to write. As a regular habit, I swiped through the newsfeed on my mobile and there appeared a news – “Maria Sharapova

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The Idea of Tolerance and Indian Society

Indians are tolerant. Perhaps, extremely tolerant! They are forbearing to the fact that they are getting exploited. They are forgiving the social inequalities and caste divisions that deny them the basic rights. Let there be a rise in inflation or an economic stagnation, people think

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The Era of Robotic Journalism

I remember the time when my father compelled me to choose the broadcast journalism as specialization for my post-graduation, instead of the print media, saying print is losing its popularity very soon and it is digging its own grave. For me, writing was more personal

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A Strike on Indian Football

World Cup FIFA 2014 is the latest talk of the town. Every newspaper has special FIFA masthead designed for the pages. The websites have exclusive sections dedicated to it. Television ratings of the game are on surge. Live telecasting of football on media is higher

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10 Awful Comments on Rape by Indian Politicians

“Girls should be married at the age of 16, so that they have their husbands for their sexual needs, and they don’t need to go elsewhere. This way rapes will not occur.” Sube Singh, Khap Leader, Haryana “One of the reasons behind the increase in

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The Overlooked Aspects of Rape in India

Every day, India wakes up to the news of a new sexual crime against women. The latest to join the list is ‘Badaun gang rape’ held at Katra village of Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh (UP), in which two teenage girls were raped and hanged