Citizens

Why are we a Nation of Citizens Without Conscience?

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Spread the love           Are we a nation that plays the blame game best and point fingers at others? All these are done to shirk away our own responsibilities, states Hemashri, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Within a couple of hours of joining in a new district, a university classmate called on me. I […]


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Ayushman Bharat far from Universal Healthcare

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Spread the love           PM Modi’s announcements of building toilets, Ayushman Bharat, and opening up of more AIIMS do not fulfill the requirements for universal comprehensive health care to our citizens. The social determinants of health, like supply of clean drinking water, adequate sanitation system, proper housing, nutrition and sufficient wages to meet the day to day […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna Breaks the Great Bow – LXXVII

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts a rale from the Bhagavatam about how Krishna broke the great bow of Kamsa. His men tried to catch Balarama and Krishna but they both took up a piece of the broken bow and beat up their assailants. Kamsa was worried, says the author, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different […]


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Thousands of British Citizens Trapped in High Debt: Social Care Cuts Hit Working Class Families

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Spread the love           Despite an ageing population, the social care sector is rapidly decreasing, with figures released in 2017 suggesting that as many as 49 percent of frontline care jobs have vanished since 2011. Sharon Wilde urged the need for a “clear, coherent” strategy for funding social care in order to help reverse “acute” levels of […]


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Police Fails to Prevent Honour Killing of a Dalit in Kerala

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Spread the love           Kevin Joseph, the Dalit Christian boy, was brutally murdered for daring to marry an upper caste Christian woman, Neenu Chacko, at the end of a three-year-old romance, against the wishes of her parents. Kevin was abducted and killed allegedly by Neenu’s brother and other relatives for transgressing his social status. The murder has […]


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Live Life King Size in the USA

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Spread the love            People live in green and leafy suburbs with large homes and the image is often of a very happy and content household; little do outsiders realise how demanding it is to drive at least 15 – 25 miles one way to work. It’s a credit to the American people that they manage […]


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Indian Stability Innovations get Global Recognition

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Spread the love           The result of a global research and crowdsourcing effort, the Atlas features more than sixty innovations from around the world that help individuals, households, communities, and countries continue to survive and prosper even in the face of economic volatility. A report, for Different Truths. In the last decade, India has emerged as the […]


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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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Great Chilean Musician Max Berrú Carrión Passes Away

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Spread the love           Despite not being born in Chile, Max Berrú became Chilean by choice and lived five long decades in that country and became an emblem of trans-Andean music. Together with Jorge Coulón, he joined a group that played Argentine folk music. In this period, they meet Horacio Salinas and Horacio Durán, together with whom […]


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