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Russia has a risky Syria policy

By Kersten Knipp / DW Russia has spent the past year openly fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops. The decision to do so is a risky one. For over five years now – but especially since Russia launched its airstrikes in 2015 – many world leaders have asked why the country continues to stand … Continue reading Russia has a risky Syria policy

How countries taking care of ageing population?

Global average life expectancy has increased from 48 years in 1950 to 68 years in 2010 and is expected to become 81 years by the end of the century. By Shobha Shukla As fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases, the proportion of people aged 60 and above is growing globally. Global average life expectancy … Continue reading How countries taking care of ageing population?

Kashmir solution lies in changing mindset

By Dr. M A Ibrahimi, IAS, (R) Despite concerted effort by centre and state government to bring peace in the region, Kashmir valley is still on the boil. The solution to the problem is as remote as it was before imposition of curfew nearly two month ago The authorities say that it is only 5% … Continue reading Kashmir solution lies in changing mindset

Why a law against “burkini” would be complicated?

The decree “anti-Burkini” has “brought a serious and manifestly illegal infringement of fundamental freedoms”. This was considered the State Council in its Order of August 26, which suspends the order of Villeneuve-Loubet (Alpes-Maritimes) against the beachwear that violate “good morals and the principle of secularism “. Several personalities of the right and extreme right opposed … Continue reading Why a law against “burkini” would be complicated?

Islam and Higher Education

By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam Ilm (knowledge) is a frequently recurring word in the Quran, which shows its significance in the Islamic scheme of things. Its variants are also abundantly found in the holy Book. That knowledge is an absolute value in Islam is clear from the very first Quranic revelation being about it. The Prophet … Continue reading Islam and Higher Education

A Tribute to Hashim Ansari

– Nirendra Dev “Kaun hamari Sunega (Who will listen to me)? (Smiles). I have said this before, Agar masjid chhor dene se aman hoti hae …. Toh chhor do, humey nahi chahihye. (If my leaving it all, we have peace. Let’s give it up). Born before 1947 – and surviving to live through tumultuous 16 … Continue reading A Tribute to Hashim Ansari

“Fat tax” : Will the Kerala govt measure check Obesity?

By Nirendra Dev One of my favourite Indian states, Kerala, made news lately with the Marxist-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government slapping “fat-tax” on junk food. Obesity is stated to be a reason for this 14.5 per cent tax. Trust you – I have mallu (Malayali) friends among journos, half-journos and super-journos — of all … Continue reading “Fat tax” : Will the Kerala govt measure check Obesity?

Didi, a new hope for Sonar Bangla !

Mamata’s victory has a pattern of Basuism -Nirendra Dev The best part of West Bengal electoral battle of 2016 is the washout of the communists – a long deserving gift from the frustrated people. The worst part is perhaps the increased strength of mercurial and secular Mamata Banerjee. One is saying so with utmost restraints and … Continue reading Didi, a new hope for Sonar Bangla !

Election results: not much to celebrate for BJP

By Dr. Javed Jamil Apparently the results in the latest Assembly elections in five states appear to be a cause of big jubilation for the votaries of BJP and of utter disappointment for the Congress supporters. The truth however is that it can neither be regarded a big victory for BJP nor a big defeat … Continue reading Election results: not much to celebrate for BJP

Money and Education

By Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor RBI Convocation speeches are meant to give you one last set of issues to ponder on before you are let loose on the world. I will actually talk about two issues – an economic point deriving from my training as an economist, and a point about private universities deriving from … Continue reading Money and Education

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