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Empowerment and Wellbeing of African Women

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Spread the love           Many cultural customs and traditions infringe on the rights of women and children by subjecting them to abuse, in keeping with Africa’s gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda, and as part of its advocacy activities. As African women receive education and are recognised with a higher legal status, they provide their households with […]


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North East Heading Towards Bitter Political Battle

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Spread the love           The way the political scenario is changing in the region is indicative of a virulent political battle on communal lines. NRC is emerging as the most important political issue that can affect the fortunes of all political parties. The sharp polarisation may trigger violence in the region, particularly during the elections. The region […]


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Human Rights Justice: Methods of Testimonial Therapy to Generate Human Rights Movement – II

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Spread the love           In the second and final part of the research article, Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) examines the methods of Testimonial Therapy (TT) to generate the human rights movement. He tells us about the four stages of TT, rehabilitation and mobilisation, and the social theories at play. These help the Dalits to move from torture […]


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Status of Childescents in India Worrying, says CRY Report

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Spread the love           The report coming out on the World Population Day, last week, highlights that there are nearly a 100million childescents between 15 and 18 years in India, and this huge population remains largely invisible as children and hence, under-addressed. A report, for Different Truths.    Highlighting the continuum of childhood and emphasising that the age-group within […]


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Bowlby: Attachment, Fears, Phobias, Death Drive from Infancy to Old Age – V

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Spread the love           Bowlby’s interpretations of children’s fears and phobias spring from the evolutionary view of attachment and entail a very different theory of explanation to that of the death drive. The new concept of instinctive behaviour, familiar to ethologists for many years, makes the traditional antithesis between innate and acquired characteristics unnecessary. Every class of behaviour […]


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Three Ways to Sustain When the Whole Caboodle Seems to be Going Wrong

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Spread the love4          4SharesRitambhara tells us three ways to tide over the many problems of our lives, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Life is no cake walk. The winner emerges to be the one who withstands the gloomiest moments in a bid to emerge as a stronger and contented rendition of them. Here […]


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Market Betting with Pension Funds Could be Risky

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Spread the love           The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) investment in equities via exchange-traded funds (ETFs) generated 17.23 percent return as of February this year. It had invested Rs 41,967.51 crore in ETFs. EPFO had sold ETFs worth Rs 2,500 crore in March. Unfortunately, stock prices have dipped since then. A report, for Different Truths. It is good to know […]


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The Model of Attachment and the Theory of Instinct by Bowlby – III

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Spread the love           Bowlby’s model of attachment is built upon a theory of instinct that is widely accepted by biologists and physiologists but differs radically from that of traditional psychoanalysis. There is disagreement not only over the kind of instincts deemed common to man—for example, instincts for sex or self-preservation— but also over the meaning of […]


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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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CAATSA a Recipe for Disaster to Security Concerns of India: US Sanction on Russia Could Boomerang

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Spread the love           CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act), is a new law in the US armoury. The law provides for sanctions against India’s arms purchase from its traditional ally Russia. It is, however, a double-edged weapon in the sense if imposed could have serious implications to India’s growing defence cooperation with the United States […]


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