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Gujarat model for madrasas

Modi and Madrasa… Sounds odd? The one an anathema to the other? That’s what the Congress, RJD, SP, BSP and other divisive parties like the TMC besides self-appointed messiahs of the Indian Muslim community would like us to believe.

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The fire rages on

The blatant disregard that Indians have for their heritage and history was evident in the image of the devastating flames that gutted the National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi.

Researching education

Almost everyone agrees that we need good research to help improve education. There are two kinds of research that can be done and have been done.

This reform must begin within

Once again the issue of triple talaq and polygamy has surfaced with Shayara Bano, a 35-year-old woman from Uttarakhand, recently filing a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Supreme Court.

Kipling's Burma and Myanmar's Kipling

The Indian Institute of Advanced Study and the UK’s Kipling Society are holding a conference in Shimla on the theme “Kipling in India: India in Kipling” on April 26-28. However, it should not be forgotten that when Rudyard Kipling was writing about the subcontinent, India included the then province of Burma. Indeed, it could be claimed that Kipling’s impact on Western perceptions of Burma, now the country known as Myanmar, was almost as great as it was on foreign images of India.

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.

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India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...

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