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One More Child in School is One Less Child Labourer

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Spread the love           Though shocking, almost 73% of the 33 million working children in India in the age group of 5-18 years do not go to school, as the Census 2011 data suggests. Going by absolute numbers, out of 359 million children in the same age-group, close to 33 million children are working, out of which […]


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Muscle, Money, Corruption, and Education Mafia are Deeply Entrenched in the Examination System– II

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Spread the love20          20SharesThe examination system is rife with corruption. Its sanctity is highly suspect. It’s a big farce. Doctored and fake degrees are the passport to success in the job and marriage market. Witness the huge rush of students in temples and majars before and after the board and other examinations. If not men, perhaps […]


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Is our Education System a Farce? – I

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Spread the love9          9SharesThese days if a student secures 70% marks, s/he is sad. It like bad second division in our times. Arindam reminisces about examinations during his time. Here he recounts real-life incidents in examination centres which was akin to the theatre of the absurd. Here’s the first part of his article, exclusively for Different […]


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174 Children Go Missing in India Every Day, Half of Them Remain Untraced

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Spread the love           The data released by MHA suggests that more than half of all missing children in the country are concentrated in just five states, namely West Bengal, Delhi UT, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Bihar. West Bengal tops the list with accounting for a whopping 15.13% of all missing children in the country in 2016, […]


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In Pursuit of an Elusive Akhand Bharat

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Spread the love           The political dialogue has changed completely from a hitherto common plank that was to some extent regardless of caste, creed or religion to one with religious overtones that favor Hinduism or to be fair the concept of ‘Hindutva’ propagated by the parent body of the Lotus. Underlying it is the belief that India […]


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One Less Ma

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Spread the love           The trials and tribulations of staying far away from homeland are many. Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the grief of losing one of her Mas (mothers). Here’s her soulful tribute to all her Mas and her departed Mejoma, as Mother’s Day Special, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week, my call lasted for 10 […]


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Diplomatic Struggle of India against Racial Apartheid[1] in South Africa and its Contemporary Hypocrisy on Human Rights

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Spread the love           India since its Independence until the 1970s has played a central role in mobilising third world countries on the issue of Self-determination and racial equality. Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) critically analyses India’s diplomatic move employing ‘human rights’ in United Nations General Assembly to counter racial discrimination in South Africa[2]. Along with discussing a […]


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Lord Archibald Fenner Brockway: An Englishman with an Indian Soul

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Spread the love           Archibald Fenner Brockway died almost exactly 30 years ago on the 28th of April, 1988, six months short of his centenary. Just before his demise, he had completed his last book titled Ninety-nine Not Out! A Pacifist, he opposed imperialism. He opposed Gandhi’s arrest in 1930 and was suspended from the British parliament. […]


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Dangerous Portends of Agenda-Driven Verdicts: Justice Must be seen to be done for Credibility

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Spread the love           The Supreme Court verdict, dismissing the petitions seeking an independent investigation into the death of judge Loya, has everything mentioned by Chief Justice Hewart as a ground for impartiality to get compromised. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra found the petitions as an effort to scandalise the judiciary and a “veiled […]


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Is Subramanian Swamy the Enoch Powell of Indian Politics!

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Spread the love           Two prominent politicians, mavericks in their own rights, Enoch Powell, in the UK, and Subramanian Swamy, from India, have a lot in common. Prof. Ashoka draws an interesting parallel between them, exclusively for Different Truths. Most sovereign parliaments in a democratic polity have been known to nurture superlative debating talents. The House of Commons […]


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