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Consider these two groups of 20 words each.

11 Mar 2017

Campus violence ominously similar to pre-strife Syrian Varsity Unrest

Last year on the JNU campus, Umar Khalid had shouted slogans for the breakup of India and the slaughter of the Supreme Court judges who dared to pronounce Afzal Guru guilty.

11 Mar 2017

Archaic system behind dipping education standards in India

The Supreme Court of India cancelled admissions of 634 entrants to the medical profession as these were part of the infamous Vyapam Scam in Madhya Pradesh.

11 Mar 2017

Let us abuse to enjoy freedom of expression

It was hilarious to hear a professor of Delhi University crying hoarse that the freedom of expression in India is under threat of extinction and Narendra Modi is turning the country into Ayatollah Kho

11 Mar 2017

Education as problem solver and not a problem for India

In his historic speech in the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893, Swami Vivekananda started with these epic words “Sisters and brothers of America”.

11 Mar 2017

Battle of ballots takes backseat as campus chaos steal the show

The election campaign in Uttar Pradesh has marked a new low—the young chief minister has been unable to resist intemperate language in an effort to embarrass the prime minister.

04 Mar 2017

Wrong to presume Pakistan will renounce use of terrorism

Maulana Masood Azhar and Hafiz Muhammad Saeed have the dubious distinction of being terrorists, who are household names in India.

04 Mar 2017

Taking Trump’s silence for support, racists work to heighten hate crimes in US

Is President Donald Trump a cautious strategist in framing and execution of his policies, or whimsically inclined towards short-term tactical thrusts for temporal convenience? 

04 Mar 2017

Bullet on board ... To kill or not to kill!

Visualise a loaded pistol flying through space at 10,000 kmph with its butt end facing the direction of motion and barrel pointing backwards.

04 Mar 2017

Guidelines and hygiene go for toss amidst mid-day meal mess

The spate of food poisoning cases due to mid-day meals (MDMs) witnessed across the country in recent years had been shocking.

04 Mar 2017

Ball bearing gifts

Hey people can I make a small request? Don’t keep sending me the 12 balls problem to run. You know the one where one of them is either lighter or heavier and you have three weighings to figure it out

25 Feb 2017

General rawat’s warning to separatists and their supporters is timely

After laying a wreath at the funeral of his four men recently martyred in J&K, Gen Rawat delivered a stern warning to all separatists and their supporters.

25 Feb 2017

Real illusion: Incredible rightness of non-being

His haunting absence pervades the crowded, noisy café and renders it meaningless except as the place where Pierre is not.

25 Feb 2017

Burdensome school bags stifle joyful learning and growth

The heavy school bag has received considerable attention over the last couple of decades, but the load, somehow, has only increased over the years.

25 Feb 2017

Human callousness crosses the threshold of nature’s tolerance

A recent study published in ‘The Lancet’, based on data from 2010, says that air pollution kills two people in India every minute.

25 Feb 2017

Congress’s reaction on ‘raincoat’ jibe exposes its disturbed state of mind

It was one of those rare days when one could clearly make out what Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, was saying.

18 Feb 2017

Zig-zag a route  .... never mind the cacophony!

First let me tell you something about the word ARE that you can astound your friends with. As you can see it has only one syllable. But did you know it…

18 Feb 2017

India needs to reassess diplomatic exchanges with terror-funding and obstructionist China

Consonant with diplomatic principles, Delhi has formally issued a demarche yet again to Beijing for its sustained blocking of a combined move by the US, UK and France to proscribe an established Pakis

18 Feb 2017

China goes ballistic on India’s ballistic agni v missile test

China has generally reacted to Agni missile tests by India by either ignoring or responding in a measured manner to these tests. Tests of Agni I missile, with a range of 750 km, commenced in 1989.

18 Feb 2017

Coloured jurisprudence leaves citizens’ faith in the system shaken

By the time these lines are printed, most of the rough and tumble in the electoral fray in the states that are going to polls will be over.

18 Feb 2017

Union Budget: High pass as education is out of syllabus

A normal day’s routine to office doesn’t invite any attention and that is why an average Indian wife is never excited when her husband goes to work every day.

11 Feb 2017