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Dangerous Portends of Agenda-Driven Verdicts: Justice Must be seen to be done for Credibility

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Supreme Court verdict, dismissing the petitions seeking an independent investigation into the death of judge Loya, has everything mentioned by Chief Justice Hewart as a ground for impartiality to get compromised. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra found the petitions as an effort to scandalise the judiciary and a “veiled attempt to […]

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Is Subramanian Swamy the Enoch Powell of Indian Politics!

Reading Time: 5 minutesTwo prominent politicians, mavericks in their own rights, Enoch Powell, in the UK, and Subramanian Swamy, from India, have a lot in common. Prof. Ashoka draws an interesting parallel between them, exclusively for Different Truths. Most sovereign parliaments in a democratic polity have been known to nurture superlative debating talents. The House of Commons in Westminster […]

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Prof. Birbal Sahni: The Father Figure of Paleobotany in Asia

Reading Time: 4 minutesProfessor Birbal Sahni exemplified genuine excellence in science. It would not be hyperbolic to describe his as the father figure of paleobotany in Asia. He set up an institute in Lucknow which until a few decades ago was regarded as the Mecca of paleobotany all over the world. Here’s a tribute by Prof. Ashoka, on […]

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The Game of Life and Death…

Reading Time: 6 minutes  The concept of ‘good death’ (euthanasia) existed in the ancient world.  Medical assistance was not needed when the Homeric warrior died as a hero and was expected to accept death with resignation. Later the city-state regarded as heroes the men fallen for the cause of the community, honouring these model citizens as those who died […]

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A Felt-Need to Refound the Universities That Failed us

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndia’s colonial past gave birth to the modern education system where ‘academically trained minds’ were supposed to serve the British Empire, not to challenge them. In fact, in current times, modern Indian universities prepare students to be a ‘servant’, not a leader to lead the society towards an egalitarian, a socially just utopia, point out […]

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Are you Helping Terrorists through Stego Videos?

Reading Time: 7 minutesCyber terrorists have started exploiting Steganography as a gear to blast malicious contents beyond borders to spy on our digital habits like internet browsing history, device locations, standby timings, national secrets, critical defence strategies, banking data, personal records, telephonic conversations, SIM cards, photos and multimedia files stored in device or memory cards, social media profiles, […]

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In Defence of Euthanasia: The Right to Refuse Treatment and Die with Dignity

Reading Time: 16 minutesIn a historic and landmark judgement on Friday (March 9), the Supreme Court of India allowed passive euthanasia. A Constitution Bench, led by the CJI Dipak Misra upheld that the fundamental right to life and dignity includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity. It stated that the fundamental right to a “meaningful existence” […]

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The Glory and Valour of Sikhs and Their Profound Contributions to Many Aspects of Life

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe never say die determination and supreme dignity of labour has characterised the Sikh community. It is not without reason that we are yet to come across a Sikh with a begging bowl anywhere in the world. Their absolute belief in their capacity to redeem themselves from the seemingly most insurmountable odds propels them to not […]

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How Should a Parent Handle Teenage Tantrums?

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhen your child was young, your role was to nurture and guide him. Now, you might be finding that your relationship with your child is becoming more equal. If you want a healthy relationship with your teenager kids, you will need to treat them like adults. Here are some invaluable tips from Rina, a mother […]

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