Lateral Entry Into The Steel Frame

Lateral Entry Into The Steel Frame

“You will not have a united India if you do not have a good All India Service which has the independence to speak out its mind.” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel From the elite lobbies of bureaucrats sitting at the zenith of the top-notch departments to the student community dreaming of getting into the coveted services of…

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The incinerating catastrophe of Similipal

The incinerating catastrophe of Similipal

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” Gaylord Nelson Envision yourself being caught in the leaping flames of a forest fire, a predicament no one would want to get used to. Can you visualize forested hills wrapped…

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Myanmar: An Emblem of Declining Democracy

Myanmar: An Emblem of Declining Democracy

“Waking up to learn your world has been completely turned upside down overnight was not a new feeling, but a feeling that I thought that we had moved on from, and one that I never thought we’d be forced to feel again.” Myanmar’s people chose democracy, not military despotism. But the generals who had hogged…

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The Idiot Box Rewind 2020: English Series

The Idiot Box Rewind 2020: English Series

In a year where theatres endured a sustained period of closure, people all around were impelled to find means of entertainment in refuge of their humble abodes. Seemingly unfazed from the chaos unfolding outside, numerous OTTs came to our rescue serving a menu of diverse visual treats at our disposal. Looking over the drama field,…

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A fierce skirmish: US Presidential elections 2020

A fierce skirmish: US Presidential elections 2020

Back in the 1800s, 4th March was celebrated as the day ‘for commencing proceedings’ of the newly elected administration. That day the elected President took his oath of office, followed by a transfer of power by the incumbent President. With technological advancement, time of travel reduced significantly; vote tabulation and logistics became more efficient, further…

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Buon Natale: From Merriment to Masks

Buon Natale: From Merriment to Masks

“Hark! the herald angels singGlory to the new-born King!Peace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled!Joyful, all ye nations, riseJoin the triumph of the skiesWith the angelic host proclaimChrist is born in Bethlehem!” At midnight, the churches throughout the world were ablaze with lights and packed with a congregation thrilled by the wondrous majesty…

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