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India’s hollow Education System

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Be Grateful…Amazing things surround you

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Let’s Talk About Sex

By Rhea Yadav If that heading makes you look around uneasily and ensure that nobody is there watching you read about sex, you are just...

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By Kanika By definition, growing up refers to the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. It encompasses being aware of the...

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Leadership- Either learn it or be born with it.

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Travel is Overrated

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Paper Or Microsoft Word?

By Chirali Sharma Paper or Microsoft Word?That is the question.In a few interviews with upcoming writers I’ve read that while talking about their initial days,...

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By Sonali Wadhwa  I will begin by saying that creativity and imagination has no end. They are not bounded within any limits. Human brain can...

Cartoons Of The 90’s

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Keep Winter Blues At Bay

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Why New Year resolutions don’t work

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