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How earth’s gravimagnetic field affects human mind

There is an interesting story in the Indian epic Ramayana about Shravan Kumar who carried his aged and blind parents in two baskets hanging on his shoulders, taking them to various holy places for pilgrimage, writes Anil K. Rajvanshi

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Pakistani scholar accuses BBC affiliate of exploiting his expertise

Prof. Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University has accused an affiliate of the BBC - Voltage TV Productions - of exploiting his expertise on the partition.

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Will China raise the stakes at Doklam?

India and China today find themselves in a situation that is all too familiar. Troops from both sides have previously engaged in similar standoffs, most recently in 2013, at Daulat Beg Oldi near Aksai Chin.

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Indians need to understand power play

The Doklam stand-off and a variety recent opinion pieces in magazines and newspapers draws attention to the poor state of defence policy preparedness and the lack of meaningful higher defence control in India. 

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India's cultural reach is vast beyond measure

It is just past midnight, Indian Standard Time, as I write these words. As August 15 begins, 1.25 billion of her citizens are marking 70 years since India's independence.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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