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Indian Polity Moves to Peril Under Modi Rule: Economic Situation Worsening

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Spread the love           Rich are becoming richer. ‘Barclay’s Hurun India’ has published the ‘Rich list for 2018’. It is a list that carries the names of individuals with net worth exceeding Rs.1000 crore. The wealth of India’s top 100 richest people has jumped by Rs.3.08 lakh crore in 2018 to Rs.30.59 lakh crore, from Rs.27.51 lakh […]


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India Wage Report of ILO: Some Hits, Many Misses

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Spread the love           The ILO report estimates that the real average daily wages in India almost doubled between 1993–94 and 2011–12 but fails to mention that the Indian GDP quadrupled between 1991 and 2011. The report rightly highlights that average daily wages in urban areas remain more than twice as high as wages in rural areas […]


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Vajpayee Was Diametrically Opposite to Modi: Gujarat Riot in 2002 was a Dividing Line

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Spread the love           Behind the current proximity between the party and its mentor is the attitudinal difference between Vajpayee and Modi. Unlike Vajpayee, Modi has always belonged to his party’s more hawkish sections, a reputation which was highlighted by the Gujarat riots when Vajpayee had counselled the then chief minister of the state to adhere to […]


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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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The Unseemly Noise over Taj Mahal: Judges Wade into Unchartered Territory

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Spread the love           “Either we will shut down the Taj Mahal or you demolish or restore it”, a two-member bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta were reported to have said while considering a petition that called for the proper maintenance of the16th century mausoleum, which has over the years changed colour from white […]


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Opening the Door to Gay Room

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Spread the love           Gay activist Harish Iyer, in a counter to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who says homosexuality is “deviant”, insisted that homosexuality was a “variant” and that psychiatrists have said that. It was as if Iyer was announcing the discovery of a new species. An analysis, for Different Truths. The thief who has no opportunity […]


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Creamy Layer Turns Messy and Uncanny: Supreme Court Bench Skips Most Contentious Issues

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Spread the love           The decision by a vacation bench of the Supreme Court in a case about reservation in promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes last week may not have been as hilarious as Sir Roger’s, but it was in a similar vein. The court said: “We can say that you (government) can go ahead […]


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Tharoor in the Dock Kicks Up a Farrago of Emotions

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Spread the love           Here’s a humourous, fictional account of Shashi Tharoor and the pending court case against him, for Different Truths. Jocko Street cut short the overseas call. “Shashi Tharoor is in trouble, what will I tell my friends in Thiruvananthapuram? Their hearts will be broken, especially the women.” Alec Smart stabbed a finger in the […]


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Sterlite Plant Episode is a Clear Case of Violation of Laws: Tamilnadu Govt. Has to Bear Major Responsibility

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Spread the love           On 22nd May 2018, thirteen protestors were gunned down in cold blood by the Tamil Nadu police, when they were protesting against the Sterlite Copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Limited, at Thoothikudi, Tamil Nadu, and demanding its closure, owing to the plant polluting the entire area. It was on the occasion of […]


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Constitutional Crisis Post-Karnataka Election Results: Supreme Court has set Precedence

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Spread the love           Much has been written about the significance of the Karnataka developments for the wider Indian politics, and whether it signifies the coming together of the major opposition parties to take on the all-powerful might of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo. But what is of equal importance is the critical role of the Courts to […]


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