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Does Religion Matter? Communal Violence in India

The carnage or to put it more precisely the anti Muslim violence in Delhi (February-March 2020) has shaken us all. Analysts are burning midnight oil yet again to understand the deeper causative factors of the same.

One of the neglected aspects of analysis of communal violence has been the one related to prevalent factor of Caste in Indian society....

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When fear of losing to hunger defeated fear of deadly coronavirus

New Delhi, Mar 29: "What corona? My children are hungry, they have walked from Gurugram with me do you think corona is what I fear?," Yogesh Gangwar who is salesman in a cloth showroom said as he wiped his tears.

Many others regret for not leaving the city early on.

"God knows when we will reach our hometown....

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Indian companies need to train employees to ‘work from home’, expose them to technology

While it makes perfect sense for IT employees to work from remote locations via video conferencing and collaboration tools seamlessly - especially in the case of tech giants like Google or Microsoft -- workers from the non-IT companies and small and medium enterprises (SMBs) are the worst-hit in India as most of them have little or no clue about how...

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Just a paddy field runner: Buffalo racer Gowda's modest response about comparison to Usain Bolt

Mangaluru, Feb 16: Leaving spectators awestruck, Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda ran 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds at traditional buffalo race Kambala, following which people started comparing him to former Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt.

Gowda, who is from Mudbidri town, accomplished the feat during a Kambala race in a paddy field in Kadri on February 1.

"People are comparing me...

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Children in this school in Dakshina Kannada make food stop for birds, squirrels

Mangaluru, Feb 14: In a unique initiative, students of a government school in Dakshina Kannada have made a food stop in the campus to provide water and food to birds and squirrels.

The students have hung coconut shells on trees in the school premises with food and water in it for birds and squirrels.

Speaking about the same,...

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Sycophancy in Action: Comparing Narendra Modi to Shivaji

Shivaji is a great icon in Maharashtra. Different sections of society have given him very high status, though for diverse reasons. Folklores about him abound in the state. His statues, popular songs on him are very prevalent. These folk songs (Powadas) praise his multifarious actions. So it was no surprise that when Jayabhagwan Goyal, released his book, ‘Aaj ka Shivaji:...

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CAA: Muslim workers of BJP feel cheated

The Bharatiya Janata Party workers belonging to Muslim community are bewildered over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. A considerable number of BJP’s Muslim workers have distanced themselves from the pro-CAA meetings being organised by the party in different parts of India.

There is a deep divide within members of the BJP minority wing, with many upset and angry with...

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Expectations of Education leaders for 2020

Education sector is set to witness one of the biggest changes in its history in the coming future in India. Emerging trends will help shift the curriculum from strictly marks based to one which takes into account a student’s overall development. Efforts are being made to make education more industry based as most of what students currently study is not...

Ram Puniyani

CAA Debate: Falsehoods to the Fore

Citizenship Amendment Bill, while passed in both houses of Parliament has elicited diverse and negative responses all over India. On one hand we see massive protests in North East leading to death of four people. On the other there is a sever discomfort among those upholding Indian Constitution and among the Muslim community all over the country. This Bill in...

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Farmers incur huge losses as wild elephants destroy crops in Banakal

Mudigere, Dec 14: Farmers in remote areas of Banakal hobli in the malnad district of Chikkamagaluru, who have already incurred huge losses during recent floods, have now been tasked with protecting their crops from elephants.

After the end of monsoon, wild elephants have started straying into the villages in some areas of malnad. Many herds have been entering fields...