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  As the world rose to the depressing headlines of Nelson Mandela’s demise at the age of 95 on 5th December 2013, the obvious question...

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Gertrude Stein once said and I quote, “Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.” Is that why we’re more attracted to things that are...

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  Source : http://jacobinmag.com/2012/04/the-politics-of-getting-a-life/   Work in a capitalist society is a conflicted and contradictory phenomenon, never more so than in hard times. We simultaneously work not enough...

R.I.P to South Africa’s Greatest son : Nelson Mandela

" I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I...

No One killed Aarushi Talwar

To decide whether a person is guilty of any crime is not my job, its the job of  a  judge. To portray someone as...

Thinking about Thoughts!

Thoughts! I can't control them. You can't control. Even if I try, even if I want to. You know what the funny thing about...

NOTES ON HAUS KHAS VILLAGE AND FETE DE LA MUSIQUE

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THE PRINCE AND THE FROG PRINCESS

  THE PRINCE AND THE FROG PRINCESS by Manasi Negi Once upon a time there was a prince who was told to shoot an arrow and find...

Six Quick tips to decorate your house this Diwali

Diwali is just round the corner and most of us are already looking at some interesting way to decorate our houses. However, making these...

A Guru-ism Crisis

Era of unprecedented growth in Science, Arts and what not, and yet more than three-fourths of student population in India has no guru! More...

Redefining Reservations

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Homosexuality, Hijras, and India’s Silence

  With the current debacle regarding the Russian Olympics and gay rights, you might think that Indians would have commented on the issue. There are...

“Comparing” Education Systems

I am all for cross-cultural insight and appreciating differences. What I do not appreciate is the comparison of the American and Indian K-12 (primary...

Bhajji to act!!!

Harbhajan Singh, after successfully tricking the batsmen with his googlies, is now all-ready to mesmerize the cinema-goers. He is up to act in his...

Seven Types of Sarcasm

    Everyone thinks they can be a smart a*s. Well you know what? It's an art. So if you want to use sarcasm you'd better learn...

Abuse of substances.

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Why India should legalise Casinos

Earlier this year the Goa government decided not to give licenses to new floating casinos on the Mandovi river, potentially foregoing millions of rupees...

When Fashion Meets Art!

  The fashion and the art world have always gone hand in hand but as Vogue, India said, “Never before has the synergy of art...

OverHeated, OverHyped and OverHere

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X-ray for an ailing wild tiger in Sundarbans

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India’s obsession with fair skin just doesn’t go

Advertisements are an unavoidable part of all our lives. We see them in newspapers, on television and while we drive. You would think, then,...

No business like the God business.

If you thought Asaram was an isolated incident, you could not have been more wrong.  There are more than 5 million godmen and godwomen...

Mysteries Decoded

By Alisha Dewan A big dilemma. That is what I found myself amidst when I had to choose from eleven categories to write for Economy...

Synapse 2013

In the year of 2013 as AIESEC in Delhi University came to set a benchmark by completing its 30 years and celebrating the PEARL...

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By Aradhita Pratihar The recent satirical video featuring bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin and VJ Juhi  Pandey titled—“ITS YOUR FAULT”—takes a dig at some of the...

Swami Vivekananda stood for women’s equality. India Then & Now.

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Charities innovating to reach out

How many times have you felt that desire to do something good, to make a difference, to give something back to the society and...

Nina Davuluri is the new Miss America

So on September 15, 2013, a cultural revolution took place in America which geared varying responses across the world and mainly in US. An...

Synapse 2013.

What is that one thing that the youth needs? Exposure? Meeting the best of corporate firms? A night to remember? The platform to provide...

Friday the 13th… Unlucky no more….

Friday the 13th is considered to be the unluckiest day for anybody. Since ages, people used to fear this day and even now, this...

Are we inherently democratic or do we like dissent?

Are we inherently democratic? Or do we like dissent? Man by nature is not democratic. Although it applies to all living beings, but let’s restrict...

Solutions to the growing menace of Rape

By Kanika Bhatt The 21st century was touted as the women’s century. It maybe but each advance is countered with a steeper decline in status....

Superstition and Rationality

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggles, the tireless exertions and passionate...

ED’s Online Photography Contest by IQuest Academy

IQuest Commerce Academy was started by Mr. Prashant Pandey who is a B.Com(H) graduate from SRCC, an MBA from FMS, Delhi and a qualified...

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