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Dignity, Decency for Domestic Help
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Dignity, Decency for Domestic Help

The Union Labour Ministry on Monday disclosed the broad contents of the policy to formalise the right of domestic workers to equal and minimum wages, social security cover, skill development programme and forming Unions at par with other workers under the existing labour laws. Until not too long ago, the domestic worker, euphemistically called domestic…

Spiritual sections in Secular society
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Spiritual sections in Secular society

Although food that we consume at home in well-marked sessions during the day, everyday, and at places outside our homes on various occasions is to primarily assuage hunger, one cannot but agree with the fact that it is our eyes that get the first chance to savour the dishes, to be followed by our fingers,…

Dialogue with Diet
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Dialogue with Diet

Perhaps there is no other subject that can match food when it comes to engaging oneself in talking or thinking or enjoying or suffering or grieving either before or after two most ubiquitous event. The soliloquy To be or not to be spoken by Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s play by the same name with…

Backward Communities in a Forward Country
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Backward Communities in a Forward Country

Successive governments have been proclaiming  the country’s all round progress. Some of them also have been claiming that the country has made rapid progress even as the voices in the respective oppositions portray an opposite scenario. The opinion of the lay public about whether the country has been making progress, rapid or otherwise, depends on…

Facing flood fury
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Facing flood fury

In his famous book Essay on the Principle of Population, the British scholar Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) articulated his views regarding human population saying, “An increase in a nation’s food production improved the well-being of the populace, but the improvement was temporary because it led to population growth which in turn restored the original per…

Deepavali: Littering literati
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Deepavali: Littering literati

Next week witnesses India’s biggest festival, Deepavali, the annual event engaging, unarguably, the greatest number of revellers across the land for any festival celebrated with fervour — louder the celebration, deeper the fervour. While the festival of Ganesh Chathurti, celebrated in the month of Bhaadrapada, sees in action the participation of a major portion of…

‘3 Rs’ and beyond
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‘3 Rs’ and beyond

The term ‘3 Rs’ has been understood for long to represent the three skills reading, writing and arithmetic regarded as the fundamentals of education. Given the ubiquitous low rating bestowed upon the present education system in the land credited in a large measure to the British historian and administrator Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), one is…

Uncooperative urbanites
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Uncooperative urbanites

Good governance has been made out to be totally in the lap of governments, forgetting the extent to which the masses are indulging in various acts placing hurdles in government’s path.  The long-drawn freedom struggle, specially that part of the movement towards its closing stages, is highlighted for the leaders adhering to non-violence and non-cooperation…

Help from the helpless
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Help from the helpless

Barring the two well-known facts dating back to several centuries that Adi Shankara, the proponent of Advaitha philosophy, passed away at a very early age and Saint Ramanujacharya, credited with Vishistadvaitha philosophy, lived upto 120 years (1017-1137), we don’t hear scholars referring to the life span of most of the rishis whose names figure in…

Parallel economy
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Parallel economy

Remembering the dates relating to wars fought among the rulers of various kingdoms across the undivided sub-continent and also those in which aliens were on the other side, particularly Mughal’s and the different colonialists such as British, French, Dutch and Portuguese proved to be a bugbear for school students struggling to get pass marks in…

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