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Trafficked babies, black money and India's values

December 11, 2016

We all know that the price of something doesn't always indicate its true value, but prices can still be very revealing.

By Justin Rowlatt (South Asia correspondent for BBC)

Two of India's currency notes have been worthless since early November


Two very different sets of prices demo…

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The reason rich people keep on working

December 11, 2016

By Alina Dizik (BBC)

Money is a much smaller driver of happiness at work than we think. (Credit: Alamy)


When Keith, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, worked at a technology company that went public, he became rich overnight. He was sure he’d never need to work again.

His pay-out from t…

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When did the middle finger become offensive?

November 27, 2016

By Daniel Nasaw BBC News Magazine

An American television network has apologised after pop star M.I.A. extended her middle finger during Sunday night's Super Bowl halftime show. What does the gesture mean, and when did it become offensive?

A public intellectual, expressing his contempt for a…

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India has a relative advantage with respect to Trump

November 27, 2016

Chanakya

The world’s most powerful nation has Donald Trump at its helm. New Delhi and capitals across the world, including Washington, are still getting their heads around this. How do we deal with President Trump, or words to that effect, headline classified policy papers on the desks of dozens …

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Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here

November 20, 2016

Cornel West

The neoliberal era in the United States ended with a neofascist bang. The political triumph of Donald Trump shattered the establishments in the Democratic and Republican parties – both wedded to the rule of Big Money and to the reign of meretricious politicians.

The Bush and Clin…

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Paresh Baruah Traitor of Assamese Youth: Part-ii

October 22, 2016

Arwind Gogoi

Paresh Baruah was neither naïve nor oblivious to the consequences for the Assamese people when he allied with the Jamait Ul Mujahidin Bangladesh (JMB) to conduct subversive activities like the 2006 NJP train bombings . He always had been extremely shrewd in pursuing his ultimate object…

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Paresh Baruah Traitor of Assamese Youth: Part-i

October 17, 2016

Arwind Gogoi

Paresh Baruah led ULFA came in to existence in 1979 with the stated objective of achieving sovereignty for Assam, throwing out illegal Bangladeshi settlers and perceived neglect of interests of the Assamese people by the Centre.  During the 80s, ULFA skillfully exploited the widely p…

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Time to end Poverty in all forms

October 16, 2016

Ranjan K Baruah

No one wants to live in poverty or in hunger.  Poverty is one of the worst forms of human rights violation for entire man kind. It is unfortunate for us that in spite of many progresses, there are people in poverty whether in Africa or in Asia. South Asia has many people living u…

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Arunachal needs paradigm shift to boost its Economy

October 16, 2016

Denhang Bosai           

They say 'little drops of water and little grains of sand make the mighty ocean and the vast desert.' The famous Lizzat Papad started by a group of few women in the South is today a multi-crore cooperative industry. They say that Dhirubai Ambani the founder of …

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Let’s save food for sustainability

October 15, 2016

Ranjan K Baruah

Most of us are worried and concerned about climate change as it is bringing more questions than answers. It has direct impact of food and agriculture. The world aims to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030; climate change is a challenge that must be addressed in order to continue the figh…

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