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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 nasty, brutish existence is the norm for many women in South Asia

Women fighter pilots, dynamic women entrepreneurs, a woman politician riding a Harley Davidson into the precincts of Parliament, the atmospherics were all very positive on Women’s Day.

Opening up

June 18 may become the day India’s armed forces induct women in combat roles, if one or more among cadets Bhawna Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh make the grade to become fighter pilots.

May the force be with her

March 8 is being celebrated as International Women’s Day. It has been conclusively proven human development takes place only in those countries where women have been made equal partners in planning, budgeting and implementation of diverse schemes.

Torn between work and home

The high dropout rate of a skilled female workforce from mainstream jobs, largely post-motherhood, remains unchecked

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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.


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...