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Who’s Outraging Against The Daily Insults To The National Flag In India?

No one seems to feel insulted by the fact that scores of children only ever get to wave the flag while selling it at a traffic junction. The Indian external affairs minister set new standards in foreign affairs when she threatened a global e-commerce giant with a visa ban through …

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CPM Decides Not To Ally With Congress For 2019 Polls As Prakash Karat Wins Out Over Sitaram Yechury

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) decided not to ally with the Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The decision was made after the party’s central committee passed a resolution to this effect. The CPI(M) will have no alliance with the Congress in 2019 general elections, the party’s central …

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The ‘Y Chromosome’ Is Disappearing – What Will Happen To Men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes …

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A Job In The Corporate IT Sector: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Waking up to the alarm in the morning, running across the house to get ready and struggling in the public transport to reach office! This is what the life of most Indians typically looks like. Except for those who own businesses or are self-employed, most Indians are employed with some …

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Why Are There Still Such Few SCs, STs And OBCs At IIMs?

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) suffer from an acute social diversity deficit in their faculty composition. New data that we have obtained since we first published faculty diversity data at IIM adds even more ballast to the arguments made at the time. Out of 642 faculty members covered by …

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Rough Edges: The Motorbike, Bengal And Beyond

The motorbike has, for a long time, been both a symbol of cinematic romance and political violence in Bengal. Besotted couples in love have often romanced while riding bikes and singing songs. In a scene from the famous 1963 Bengali film Saptapadi (Seven Circles), for instance, one of the state’s …

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