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Caste based Reservation: Exploitation of a Privilege

Caste Based reservation

We live in a democratic nation, our constitution provides us with the right to freedom along with the ability to use this freedom in a fair manner. Simultaneously, it’s important on the part of the state to ensure that equality is prevalent across the various sections of the society. This, however, in today’s scenario the right to equality is faced …

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Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s mistakes

Mahatama Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is often praised as the man who defeated British imperialism with non-violent agitation. It is still a delicate and unfashionable thing to discuss his mistakes and failures, a criticism hitherto mostly confined to Communist and Hindutva publications. But at this distance in time, we shouldn’t be inhibited by a taboo on criticising official India’s patron saint. Gandhiji’s mistakes …

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Enough is enough, I’m warning Gen. Bajwa – Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

CM Amarinder Singh

While moving a resolution in the Punjab assembly condemning the Pulwama attack, Capt. Amarinder Singh came down heavily on Pakistani politicians and its army. Chandigarh: As the Punjab Vidhan Sabha unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Pulwama attack, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh delivered a strong speech, stating that the time to talk peace with Pakistan was over. Here are excerpts from …

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Everything you need to know about RTI

RTI Act

Right to Information act came out back in 2005 replacing Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The Act was passed back on 15 June 2005 and came into force on 12 October 2005 with the ideology that every citizen of India has the right to know about its government’s policies, agencies, agendas, propaganda to the full extent that there is. It …

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President Ashraf Ghani slams Pak over state violence Against Pashtuns & Baloch

Afghanistan President

Kabul – President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday expressed serious concern over the violence perpetrated against peaceful protesters and civil activists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan and warned that it could have “long-standing negative consequences.” Pakistan’s civil and military establishments have been resorting to violence and state terrorism to crush civic rights Pashtun and Baloch Movements in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan. …

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George Saheb as I knew him : Arun Jaitley Recalls

George Fernandes

With the passing away of the veteran socialist leader George Fernandes, India has lost a political colossus. George was a politician with a difference. He had the ability to stand alone, take a position, however extreme, and sustain that position. He was a political worker, an extra-ordinary leader, a powerful Trade Unionist, a Parliamentarian that many would dread to face …

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The Importance of “Nothing” and Human Psyche

Human Psyche

“Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there.” – (Tao Te …

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Meet Israel’s new ambassador to India, Dr. Ron Malka

When it comes to India, Israel always sends its best and brightest, reflecting its commitment for Indo-Israel partnership. The new Israeli Ambassador to India & Sri Lanka, Dr. Ron Malka recently begun his tenure after getting a warm reception in New Delhi. India is Israel’s 10th largest trading partner. After the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992, …

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Indian Foundations of Modern Science

Indian origin of Modern Science

Scholars see India and Greece as the two principal birthplaces of science. School textbooks tell us about Pythagoras, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, and Ptolemy, geometry of the Vedic altars, the invention of zero in India, Yoga psychology, and Indian technology of steel-making that went into the manufacture of the best swords. But if you take the trouble of reading scholarly books, articles and …

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Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and the Self

Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and the self

There are many scientists and engineers who believe that computers will eventually become conscious. Computer scientists Bernard Baars and Stan Franklin wrote in 2009: “consciousness may be produced by algorithms running on the machine.” MIT Technology Review in October 2017 opined that this may happen in the not-too-distant future. Given the fact that biological evolution is slower than technological evolution, there is fear that …

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