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Beware Downside Risks In ‘Economic Survey’ Of India

The Economic Survey, the blueprint for 2018 Budget, is out. It gives one a feeling that all is well. A series of major reforms undertaken over the past year will allow real GDP growth to reach 6.75 per cent this fiscal and will rise to 7 to 7.5 per cent …

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Games Politics: A Scholar’s Mantra To Boost Sports In India

Former sportspersons and professionals rather than politicians and bureaucrats should drive Indian sports federations if the country’s standards are to improve, says Geoff Schoenberg, a Research Fellow at Australia’s Deakin University, whose post-doctoral work is specifically focused on sports governance in India. “One of the common things I heard from …

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Patient With Oxygen Cylinder Dies After Getting Sucked Into MRI Machine In Mumbai Hospital

All three accused in connection with Mumbai’s Nair Hospital MRI machine death case have been detained at the Agripada police station in Mumbai. Rajesh Maru, 32-year-old, lost his life on Saturday evening after he was sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine in the hospital. The FIR has been …

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From Dabeli To Khandvi: Gujarat Is A ‘Street Food’ Paradise

During my recent visit to Gujarat, I explored the state by road — covering the Kutch region, as well as the Ahmedabad to Modhera stretch on the other side. Gujarat has always been on the international map for its art and culture, and this is topped by the hospitality and …

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In Future ‘Smart Cities’ Ajmer And Jhansi, 54% Household Septic Tanks Are Still Cleaned Manually

Open defecation, too, remains a problem in these two cities, with 13% of the slum households in Ajmer, and 8% of the slum households in Jhansi still practicing open defecation. In both the cities, the practice of manual scavenging was mainly being done by private contractors and local labourers. Credit: …

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Is Mamata Banerjee Willing To Do What It Takes To Keep BJP Out Of West Bengal?

In the fevered imagination of the Sangh parivar, West Bengal is a low-hanging ripe fruit ready for plucking. Not a bus was burnt, not a morcha was organised, nobody donned colourful headgear to prevent viewers from watching Padmaavat in West Bengal. Albeit, some students of Jadavpur University sat on a …

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Are Indians Being Fooled About The State Of Their Economy?

The ruling elite is suppressing horrifying facts and statistical data. In all of the politicking ahead of state elections in 2018, and more importantly the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the real state of the economy, irrespective of the failed demonetisation and the GST fiasco, thus far has been largely concealed …

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On 69th Republic Day, This Village In Rajasthan Is Still Waiting For A Road

Just 3km from civilisation, this place is still living in a dark age. “Can you help me get behind bars?” cried a voice from some distance as I was trying to click a picture of three men walking towards me. As they came closer, I asked the man, who had …

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InDepth Explained: What’s ‘Cooking’ In Indian Politics?

It is a fact universally known that Indians have a profound relationship with their diverse food and beverages. In the current political climate, food and beverages are often thrown into the popular political and economic discourse, puzzling citizens, and hence there is a need to understand each item and its …

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Are Weight Loss Pills Making Indians Sick?

Just because a product is available doesn’t mean that it is safe. I used to be an overweight child. In fact, I spent most of my school life being overweight. Thankfully, I’m no longer overweight (a little underweight, actually). However, back when I was in school, I honestly thought that …

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