Editor’s Picks

How Sick is the Banking Sector in India?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe slowdown in the economy and the resultant rise in bad loans have led to criticism of public sector banks and questioning of their raison d’être. While there was a rush to find a quick solution by merging PSBs, it would be wise to examine the ground realities closely, points out Navodita, our Associate Editor, […]

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Stop the Jingoism about Holy Cow!

Reading Time: 3 minutesBefore the gaurakhshaks cruelly lynch or hang another human being, let’s ask them to pause and ponder. Pause to ask one question, “How do they and their pious Hindu brothers look after their gau mata for whom they kill without compunction?” And ponder over the state their revered ‘holy cow’ is in these days of ardent cow worshippers, asks Dr. Amrinder, […]

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Legal and Moral Obligations of a State in War, a Collective Endeavour – II

Reading Time: 11 minutesWar, even asymmetric war, is a collective, not an individual, endeavour. Soldiers in such conflicts fight largely out of a sense of loyalty to their side, and they rely heavily on the group’s judgment about the justice of their cause. But not every non-state group that takes up arms should be able to claim war […]

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Three Things You Must Know About Epoxy Flooring

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara tells us three benefits of epoxy flooring, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Epoxy flooring, made by combining liquid hardening chemicals and a liquid polymer resin, is generally used to protect the concrete or wooden floor from disfiguring due to constant wear and tear. Nevertheless, one can opt for a floor that […]

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The Third Gender: Why Transgender Are Seen as a Different Community?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe LGBTQ community is in a cheerful mood since the petition quashing of section 377 of IPC has been considered for their good; the Supreme Court of India has ordered the petition to be reviewed by a bench. More commonly known as the Hijra community, they are often the victims of abuse and discrimination. The transgender community […]

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Adam Teasing Cannot Undo the Evils of Eve Teasing!

Reading Time: 4 minutesRina negates the counter-discourse that Adam teasing or paying back the men in their own coins, matching catcalls, comments, and ogling, is an answer to undo the evils of eve teasing. She favours a balanced approach rather than one gender edging out the other, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Men are emotionally […]

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The Sun is the Center of the Universe

Reading Time: 4 minutesProf. Ashoka tells us how Copernicus challenged a 2,000-year-old belief that the earth sat motionless at the center of the universe and that planets, sun, and stars rotated around it. His work represents the beginning point for our understanding of the universe around us and of modern astronomy. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively […]

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Lost Realm

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poem by Aishwarya that depicts the trial and tribulations of life’s journey and the final destination, for Different Truths. I feel at times I am not me Who can it be, If I am not me?    I feel at times my realm, I seek If it isn’t with me; Where else can […]

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Unemployment Likely to Become a Major Political Issue in 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutesUnemployment has been getting from bad to worse. Joblessness is even going to increase further in 2018 and 2019. As it stands today, things are set to worsen before general election 2019 to the extent that the government would find itself in a bind. Here’s a report for Different Truths.  Unemployment in India is likely […]

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Northeast States Brace for High-Stakes Polls: All Eyes on Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland

Reading Time: 3 minutesIncumbents in the three states are expecting major challenges from the BJP which is making an aggressive campaign in Tripura, as well as Christian, dominated tribal states of Nagaland and Meghalaya. Here’s a report for Different Truths. The election scenario in three Northeastern states – Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya – is extremely complex and the […]

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