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Does the Changing the Name of a City Alter its Identity? What Happens to Development?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe government is now contemplating of renaming Allahabad as Prayag Raj. “What’s in a name?” Sounds simple. But it triggers several complicated questions, argues Zeba, exclusively in Different Truths. A city is recognised and known for its heritage (culture, language, buildings, traditions etc.). Parallel to the increasing number of malls, shopping complexes, and fashionable eateries, […]

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National Anthem Debate and the Apex Court: Individual Identity vs. National Identity?

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe Supreme Court had earlier ruled that non-observance of respect towards the National Anthem was a criminal offence wishes to re-visit the issue and has asked the Union Government to elaborate its contention once again. The fundamental issue that they would have to rule upon is whether an individual’s right to disrespect the national symbols […]

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Education is the Key to Reduce Child Marriage: CRY

Reading Time: 3 minutesCRY welcomes Bihar government’s move to combat child marriage and advocates that it can only be achieved by ensuring that girls get to complete higher secondary education before they reach the legally prescribed age for marriage. A report in Different Truths.       In spite of an overall decline in the rate of marriage among young girls […]

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A Critical Analysis of Human Rights with Focus on Foundational Weakness and Dual Nature of Human Rights

Reading Time: 9 minutesOur Editor-at-Large (Europe), Amit, raises questions that are of immediate relevance to international politics, as human rights are increasingly ‘mainstreamed’ into the policy framework of states. He critically reflects on the dual nature and double standard of human rights deployed by some western nations in the strategic use of human rights discourse. He also critically analyses […]

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South Indian Actors in Politics; UK Bans Uber; Jack Ma Promises Moon; Booze & Aadhar; Tim Cook on Social Issues; Faux pas by Rahul Gandhi

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere are six news last week that caught the attention of our columnist, Shail. She verses about two prominent South Indian actors rooting for Arvind Kejriwal and PM Narendra Modi. Uber is banned in the UK, Jack Ma, a Trump supporter, promises the moon to Americans. If you are in a pub in Hyderabad be […]

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Three Findings on Learning to Live with Alzheimer

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara reminds us what we need to do to ensure that elders in our family, in the neighbourhood or around us, are taken good care of to avoid one of the worst forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a special feature, on the occasion of the World Alzheimer’s Day, on Sept. 21 (Thursday), this year. […]

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Triple Talaq: Then and Now

Reading Time: 4 minutesVedatrayee, a Kolkata-based young lawyer, takes a hard look at the issue of triple talaq, with a historical perspective. Read more in her regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. October 2015 gave Shayara Bano an experience that spurred her fight against a custom disguised tyranny when her husband sends her a speed post with the […]

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Shall our Children Inherit a Future Replete with Shame, Molestation, Rape, and Murder?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEditor-in-Chief, Arindam, anguishes about the unsafe and insecure future that our children would inherit if we do not wake up to the growing crimes against children. He introduces the Special Feature, wherein Ratan Mani Lal and Vedatrayee Dutta take a hard look at this menace. He sees light in Tapati Sinha’s piece on Shantiniketan. Read […]

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Difficult Time for Those Having a School-going Child

Reading Time: 4 minutesSeveral studies and reports have indicated that children are prone to exploitation even within homes, and most of the cases of molestation are perpetrated by someone the victims have known closely. It indicates a dangerous trend related to children’s safety. There has been growing incidence of crime against children in the National Capital Region (NCR). […]

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Red Alert: Future is Dead!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent shameful cases of an International school in Gurgaon where a seven-year-old boy was brutally murdered in the toilet of the school, a famous school in Delhi where a small girl was raped by the school staff and the slapping case of a school in Noida, are skid marks in the criminal history of […]

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