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What is wrong with India's language policy?

India's insular upper class is one of the major problems in the way of learning regional languages or dialects

Bangladesh needs to be friends with both US and China

It is the moral responsibility of China and the US to cooperate with Bangladesh, which needs both countries to achieve its developmental goals

Sri Lanka needs to choose its friends wisely

Sri Lanka should not go the way Pakistan has gone by almost reducing It to the status of extended territory of China

ASEI to have 34th national convention virtually

The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) is hosting its 34th Annual National Convention with the theme Sustainable Technology Innovations (STI-2022)

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India yet to make a choice between Gandhi and Godse

This morning when I got up to open my laptop again after an interval of months spent by me in hospitals, medical check-ups etc

Agreement for bringing peace to Afghanistan

The 29 February Agreement may well set in motion a process bringing peace to Afghanistan and an end to America’s longest war

Human rights coalition calls on India's NHRC to assert statutory mandate

A coalition of human rights groups today reminded the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India of its statutory mandate, which empowers the Commission to take suo motu action in the face of human rights violations, particularly acts of omission and commission by public servants

Uphold media freedom, protect journalists: SAMDEN on Delhi violence

The South Asia Media Defenders Network  (SAMDEN) has said that mob attacks on journalists, photographers and media professionals underscored the need to develop robust and pro-active policies and laws to protect the press

Take tough measures against mobs, cops, riots failure of government, says CHRI

New Delhi, Feb 26 – Calling on both Central and Delhi governments to take all necessary measures to prevent further violence and disruption while fixing responsibility for police inaction and the failure of the civil and political administration, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) today said that  there was need for a focused review to find ways of preventing escalation

Gogi Thapa: The sporting naval doctor who earned his wings

Surgeon-Captain  DK (‘Gogi’)  Thapa who passed away in Mumbai  on Feb 13 was a rare combination of medical doctor and naval-aviator who carved an extraordinary professional trajectory in his inimitable, understated and gentle manner. He was 88 years

National issues were compromised in Delhi elections

The popular mandate in elections is always supreme in a democracy and must be respected in all circumstances

How forceful exhalation helps tone body and mind

Kapalbhati is a part of Pranayam kriya that has been in vogue ancient India where one forcefully exhales rapidly and in short bursts. Practitioners of yoga say it helps in cleaning the lungs and in exercising the abdomen muscles. It is therefore recommended for reducing tummy fat. This exhalation exercise can be practiced by either sitting cross-legged on the floor or even in a chair.  The air is exhaled forcibly and in short bursts.  This process is further helped by thinking that by exhaling this air one is cleaning the brain of its pollutants.  The reflex action of this forceful exhalation then tones the abdomen muscles and also cleans the lungs.

Yoga a non-religious and scientific tool to enhance human wellbeing: Indian Yoga Association

The second governing council meet of the Indian Yoga Association (IYA) was held at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore February 10, 2020. Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation, welcomed the IYA Chairman, Swami Ramdev and other members of the governing council to the Yoga Center located at the foothills of the picturesque Velliangiri Mountain range, on the outskirts of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

The perennial shortage of judges in India: Why can't their appointments be hastened?

There is a perpetual shortage of judges in India, particularly at higher levels of the judiciary, like the high courts & the Supreme Court, leading to endless delay in disposal of cases and, thus, endless misery to litigants

India using railways to further diplomatic connections

Railways across the world have undergone a tremendous transition from an instrument of colonial exploitation to a tool of diplomatic influence, emerging as a substitute to military coercion and a more effective means of asserting influence over regions

Shaheen Bagh: A corner of Delhi but a battle for the Idea of India

The Shaheen Bagh protests in the eastern periphery of Delhi has become a kind of mecca for many anti-CAA (Citizen Amendment Act) supporters

Why did Gen Rawat become India's first CDS? No end to speculation

The appointment of Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, as the country’s first  Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)  was more than expected

Atmosphere of fear has stalled India’s economy

Creation of wealth is a creative process and is always spearheaded by citizens who feel safe and live without fear in the country, writes Anil K. Rajvanshi for South Asia Monitor

The changing Bangladesh that Indians don't like to know

An exasperated and anguished Syed Muazzem Ali, the outgoing Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, said “you people (the Indian media) have no interest in Bangladesh.”

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