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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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A state for men

No law permits temples to allow men and prevent women from entering and offering worship within the garbha griha. But no such law is needed.

Intellectual illiteracy

Bertrand Russell had conveyed the hint long ago, but it is nevertheless relevant in this day and age.

India's first trans band: 'Don't hide us away – don't keep us in a cage'

Komal Jagtap used to work as a wedding singer in India. For about 5,000 rupees (£52), she would dance and sing when people got married or wanted to celebrate a birth. But she had big dreams. She had dabbled in film and TV, before a friend on a movie set told her about auditions for a new pop group.

Why Bangladeshi TV Dramas Are Worth Watching

The underlying plot often addresses personal situations or social issues that matter. Personal situations include aspirations, expectations and realisations of the youth.
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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...