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With weird concoction like "Beer Yoga" getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. And as yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can't be swept under the carpet.

 

Despite adoption of several laws against child labour, the practice is widespread, particularly in rural Bangladesh, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi

 

If there's one lady whose state of health everyone in India is familiar with, it's Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian weighing half a ton. The Alexandria resident underwent weight loss treatment in Mumbai in early 2017.

 

The Indian government plans to establish 20 world-class “institutions of eminence” in India by transforming ten public and ten private universities by pumping nearly USD 1.5 billion into them, writes Sanjiv Kataria

 

The Special Forces units of the Indian Army are among the most ruthless, dangerous and determined killing machines on earth. Their physical and mental strength is beyond imagination. Just 4500 men are selected from 1.25 million army men, writes Sumit Wali

 

To recall Jawaharlal Nehru is fundamentally to recall the egalitarian democracy he inaugurated in India, to remember the support he provided to the decolonisation of Asia and Africa through the 1950s and 1960s, recalls Syed Badrul Ahsan

 

Is it the Modi magic or Modi cult propelling the BJP to new heights with the opposition pulverised and decimated by the split vote banks of these parties in large parts of India? The BJP has gained five states in the assembly elections but lost Delhi and Bihar, writes Lalit Sethi

 

The Modi government has to find ways to ensure that the growth in the economy moves in tandem with employment generation at various levels, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.

 

In last couple of years, India is boasting about its highest economic growth rate in the world, surpassing that of China

 

India should be extremely wary of any Trump involvement on the Kashmir issue because he would do anything to bring India to the table, writes Dr. Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.

 


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