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Economics
Who Took My Job: 7 Potential Job Killers You Should Look Out For
By Arihant Pawariya
One McKinsey report says that automation will affect portions of almost all jobs.
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Will Construction Sector Create Jobs that India Badly Needs?
By Vivek Kaul's Diary
real economic activity leads to faster wage growth in comparison to the government trying to create some work through MGNREGA. When the construction sector is doing well, a section of the farm workers drift towards jobs on offer, and this in turn pushes up wages for those who remain.
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Can India develop without industrialization?
By Vivek Dehejia
Cowen is as pessimistic on India’s prospects of achieving manufacturing success as Subramanian, if not more. Cowen also argues that India’s failure to become an industrial powerhouse means that the growth process in India is unlikely to be inclusive and egalitarian.
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GST’s a great idea. But making it work is not going to be easy
By SA Aiyar in Swaminomics
The slogan “one India, one tax, one market” sounds terrific but may mislead non-experts. GST does not provide for one tax rate across India. Different committees have suggested different tax bands for different sets of goods and services. Chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian headed one such committee which suggested four tax bands — zero for essentials, 12% for merit items, 17-18% as the standard rate for other items, and 40% for luxuries.
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Yes, GST will change business but it may also change politics
By Swapan Dasgupta
n India, building consensus is an exasperating and time-consuming business — the GST consensus took a decade — but once the give-and-take is complete, even political parties refrain from obduracy.
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Politics
PLA UNIT 77656 AT INDIA'S CHUMBI GATE
By Claude Arpi
Equating the Chumbi Valley (and India’s Achilles heel, ie the Siliguri Corridor) with the South China Sea is a message to New Delhi about the importance that China gives to the area. The award to the PLA’s crack Unit 77656 should be read in this context.
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Battle over Krishna: Kerala CPI(M) is trying to lure cadres away from Sangh's Janmashtami event
By TA Ameerudheen
“Believers find it auspicious to perform puja on that day," said P Jayarajan, the CPI (M)'s Kannur district secretary. "We are not against believers. But we oppose bringing beliefs to the streets. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is dictating terms for the Balagokulam event. It takes children to the streets with political motives."
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India investigates damage caused by French submarine data leak
By Matt Siegel and Sanjeev Miglani , Reuters
Uday Bhaskar, a former naval officer, said that if the leak was established, it would amount to a significant compromise of the credibility of the submarines.
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The Christianisation of the Northeast: It all began on the eve of Independence -2
By Dr.J.K.Bajaj
The number of Christians in this region has reached 61 lakh, beginning from less than 0.22 lakh in 1901; they now have a commanding share of 68.4 percent in the population of these States compared to their insignificant presence of 2.7 percent in 1901.
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The Christianisation of the Northeast: It all began on the eve of Independence
By Dr,J.K.Bajaj
There is an important difference between the Northeast and other regions of high Christian presence that we have mentioned above. Christianity had arrived in most of the latter regions before the twentieth century, while Christianisation of the Northeast has taken place entirely in the twentieth century, mostly after Independence
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Literature
Anthology Of Muktakas: A Treasury Of Literary Gems
By Suhas Mahesh
लक्ष्मीवन्तो न जानन्ति प्रायेण परवेदनाम् । शेषे धराभरक्रान्ते शेते नारायणः सुखम् ।।
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From Macaulay To Shantaram
By Gautam Mukherjee
Ethnicity was now chic, and the big fat Indian wedding bested most. Consumerism grew hip. Colonialism went camp. It’s the tradesmen who use the front entrance now because they are the ones who keep people in business.
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Returning awards to emerge from oblivion
By KK Srivastava
The recent episode of such luminaries returning Sahitya Akademi Awards on matters the like of which abound historically and contemporarily, reminds one of what Miley Cyrus wrote, “People like controversy because that’s what sells.”
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Obituary – Venkat.Swaminathan (1 June 1933 – 21 October 2015)
By Aravindan Neelakandan
rooted himself in Islamic calligraphy, how Ghulam Rasool Santosh brought Tantric art to the fore,
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Why did Qurratulain Hyder leave Pakistan for India?
By Akhtar Balouch, DAWN
Annie was beautiful and unmarried; she worked at the Writers’ Guild and other offices, and on all those places, some of the officials expressed a desire to marry her; Annie would not accept.
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Culture
Kanhoji Angre : How A Maratha Grand Admiral Defeated The European Naval Powers
By Swarajya Experts
A favourite tactic was to use smaller but fast and manoeuvrable vessels to approach a European ship from astern in order to avoid the cannon broadside.
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The “do something” nation: Indian democracy is largely stable after 70 years, but needs to fix its plumbing
By R Jagannathan
The reason why our solutions are non-solutions even if they seem to work for some time is simple: the design and institutional defects of Indian democracy have not been addressed, leaving the state with a poor capacity to enforce and execute.
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How Kashmiri Art Influenced Artistic Expression In The Rest Of India And Beyond
By Subhash Kak
Kashmir also had a flourishing tradition of painting which must have been used to decorate the temples walls. The earliest surviving examples of these paintings come from Gilgit and date back to around the eighth century.
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Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge – Part II
By Subhash Kak
It appears that the Kashmiri understanding of physics was informed not only by astronomy and terrestrial experiments but also by speculative thought and by meditation on the nature of consciousness.
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Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge — Part I
By Subhash Kak
Kashmir’s nearness to rich trade routes brought it considerable wealth and emboldened Kashmiris to take Sanskrit culture out of the country as missionaries.
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Science & Technology
What We Knew About The Genome
By Aravindan Neelakandan
Scientific American could see the value of the work done by Indian scientists which the left-dominated Indian media either under-reported, or worse, negatively reported.
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Genome Editing: The Benefits And The Ethics
By Shanthu Shantharam
India is the worst sufferer of anti-biotech activism, whereas neighbouring Bangladesh has gone ahead with a variety of GM crops to improve its agriculture.
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In a World First, Indian Marine Scientists Restore Thousands of Years Old Dead Coral Reef
By Aparna Menon
Much more awareness about corals and their usefulness to us has to be spread if these precious life forms are to be saved.
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In a World First, Indian Marine Scientists Restore Thousands of Years Old Dead Coral Reef
By Aparna Menon
Much more awareness about corals and their usefulness to us has to be spread if these precious life forms are to be saved.
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In a World First, Indian Marine Scientists Restore Thousands of Years Old Dead Coral Reef
By Aparna Menon
Much more awareness about corals and their usefulness to us has to be spread if these precious life forms are to be saved.
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Youth
Kids in a Village Were Not Going to School. Till These Three Girls Did Something Incredible!
By Shreya Pareek
“When the girls came to learn tailoring, we started teaching them simultaneously. Many parents opposed us and asked why we were schooling them when they had been sent to learn tailoring. We would tell them that even tailoring requires some measurements and calculations and basic education is necessary for that,” Tabassum says.
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Reduce divide between science and spirituality: Amma
By PTI
"Segregating science and spirituality has been the greatest crime against humanity in the past century. These two main branches of knowledge that should have gone hand in hand were divided and practitioners were either labeled as modern scientists or representatives of religious faiths," she said.
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Dying at 22 is too steep a price for being ‘the best’
By Shobhaa De in Politically Incorrect
young men who are literally killing themselves in jobs that pay big bucks, but extract a gigantic price. Yes, Indians today can lay claim to being the best-educated, highest paid ethnic group in America. But, at what cost?
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11-year-old Indian-American genius graduates from college
By PTI | Los Angeles
Tanishq Abraham,11, a native of Sacramento, California, graduated from American River College in Sacramento (ARC), California, alongside 1,800 students.
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Building a young nation of character
By Ads by Google Subramanian Swamy
India’s vast youth population is its demographic potential dividend, but only if equipped and enabled with this seven dimensional intelligence.
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Women
This Amazing Woman Has Been Training India’s Special Forces for 20 Years without Compensation!
By Sanchari Pal
From babies to boardrooms, today’s women can juggle several roles with panache. But there are some women who do more than this, going beyond the challenges of their personal lives to be of service to a larger cause. The amazing Seema Rao is one such woman and this is her story.
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Meet Lalitha Kumaramangalam, The NCW Chief Who Openly Supports Ban on Triple Talaq
By Rakhee Bakshee
reactions, supportive or otherwise, haven’t deterred her from speaking out. In fact, recently, she has openly declared NCW’s support to the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan’s call for a ban on triple talaq.
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What a Hindu feminist thinks about Western feminists
By Gariema Agarwal
The biggest difference between the Western way of living and sanatan dharmic way of living is that the former looks at most issues in a very outwardly/ superficial way.
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Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Aandolan is a Fight for Shariah, Not Women’s Liberty
By Tufail Ahmad
the cause of Islamic Reformation in our era has to be subject to human condition, with the premise being that the human condition must change if it becomes an obstacle to democratic values such as gender equality, irrespective of religious beliefs.
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From Seers To Scientists
By Arvindan Neelkandan
from Vedic women seers to the valiant women who fought colonialism, Indian women have a long heritage to look upon with pride and draw inspiration from.
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Health
New Study: Go Vegan and Help End World Hunger
By Joe Taksel
It takes about 13 pounds of grain to produce a single pound of meat.
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Body Of Doctor Who Linked Vaccines To Autism, Found Floating In River
By Carol Adl
“He did NOT kill himself! He was murdered for who he was speaking against, what he knew, and what he was doing about it. He was brilliant kind compassionate doctor with amazing abilities to heal. He was taken. Stopped. Silenced.
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Johns Hopkins Scientist Reveals Shocking Report On Flu Vaccines
By SYLVIA BOOTH HUBBARD
“For most people, and possibly most doctors, officials need only claim that vaccines save lives, and it is assumed there must be solid research behind it,” says Doshi. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, he says.
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Relieve Stress Naturally with the Ashwagandha Herb
By Brad Hoppmann
Ashwagandha can help manage not only mental stress, but also physical. As anyone who has been stressed, which is everyone, can attest to — it’s not just the mind that is affected but the body as well. It sucks your energy from you no matter how hard you try. And for severe cases of depression, it can be physically difficult to even get out of bed.
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3D-Printed Liver Tissue Developed, Claims Indian Firm
By Indo-Asian News Service
"Our 3D bio-printed mini-livers that mimic the human liver will serve as test platforms for discovery and development of drugs with better efficacy, less side effects and at lower costs," Pandorum co-founder Arun Chandru was reported as saying by ibtimes.com.
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Sports
India's Gift to the World
By Yvette RamRani Rosser
The Dharma has gone to the West and is now coming back to Mother India in the form of people like prolific authors such as David Frawley and Robert Svaboda, as well as the Grammy award winning kirtan walahs and musicians Jai Uttal and Krishnadas, both devotees of Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharaj-ji.
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Yoga classes in school do not violate religious freedom, says U.S. court
By PTI
the San Diego court ruled: “While the practice of yoga may be religious in some contexts, yoga classes as taught in the district are, as the trial court determined, ‘devoid of any religious, mystical, or spiritual trappings.’”
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Raina emerging as one of India's key players at World Cup
By By Julian Linden, Reuters
"When the team needed me the most and when you deliver it's the best feeling," he told a news conference on the eve of Thursday's quarter-final against Bangladesh.
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The Leander Paes way: First rule of doubles is to know yourself
By FP Sports
"The first thing is to know yourself really well. If you know yourself really well and you're honest with yourself about your strengths and more importantly your weaknesses, then you choose a partner whose strengths are your weaknesses," said Paes.
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All the BCCI President’s Men
By Sagnik Chakraborty
Another person who was named as a “wanted accused” was Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf who had allegedly abused his on-field position to influence the direction of matches. Subsequently, ICC barred him from officiating in the Champions Trophy.
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