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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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Changing face of fashion: democratic, inclusive, and diverse

Fashion is changing, globally and in India. It has become democratic and more inclusive and celebrates diversity.

‘I cannot be rigid in my feminism in the film industry’

I am uncomfortable with the fact that when you are a celebrity, you are afraid to take a stand because of the possible backlash

Bhagat Singh's nationalism

Bhagat Singh, who streaked like a meteor across the anti-colonial nationalist sky, was sent to the gallows on March 23, 1931 on charges of assassinating a British police officer and throwing a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi.

Honor killings are a separate horror

V. Shankar, the young Dalit engineering student brutally murdered in full public view at Udumalpet in Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu, is a martyr in the fight against the caste system.

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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,

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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...

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