There has been a huge debate on whether a dress code should be imposed for women, in schools and colleges, particularly the colleges, including arts and science colleges. In fact, the Anna University, Chennai, has imposed one such dress code,...

Culture is one of the most misunderstood terms.  Even within India, there are so many cultures and sub-cultures.  Each and every State has its own culture.  And within each State there are customs, norms of behavior, language...

As Indians we have a careless attitude towards fellow Indians. We simply do not care about offending or causing inconvenience to our neighbours, fellow travelers, and others. In our turn we also accept similar offensive behavior from them. In the...

The beautiful valley of Kashmir was in splendid isolation from the mainland due to the mighty mountains surrounding it. This led to the evolution of a number of practices which are different in nature and peculiar to the valley. One such area which...

The Government of any country plays a very important role in the development of a country. Irrespective of  the type of government style, it acts as a catalyst or a dampener in the progress a country and its people make. However the...

NRI Encounters

Indians who have migrated to greener pastures abroad are popularly known as Non Resident Indians (NRI). They have removed themselves from India but have not been able to remove India from themselves. This aspect comes out in many forms when the...

The state of our society today forces us to think about its ability to move India to a position of leadership in the committee of nations. Commensurate with the size of our country, its gigantic population, its antiquity, its economic clout we...

The world's largest electoral exercise is underway at the moment in India. The largest democracy holds elections after every five years to elect a new government. A staggering number of 814.5 million of voters are registered with the election...

The corruption in India is oppressive and severely affects the poor at all stages of their living. The lower and middle class are also affected but are able to bear it. The upper middle class uses it as a weapon to get its jobs expedited and does...

The issue of corruption keeps getting highlighted especially during elections. All parties say they are committed to its eradication but in reality we find it is more of a lip service then concrete action. It can only be hoped that with increased...

Our Culture, Their Culture

We do not have to read about Indian culture, because it is not included in our course of study. So we take for granted that India had scarcely any culture. Then when some foreign pundits speak highly of India's culture, we feel greatly elated. We...

Struggle Against Dowry System

The Hindu Code Law was duly passed in the Parliament, but it could not safeguard the women from the agony and torture caused by the dowry system. Even today many women suffer for this disgraceful social practice. And when their sufferings become...

The two unfortunate riots of 1984 in Delhi and 2002 in Gujarat are haunting the Indian political space ever since they happened. In both of them there is a widely held belief that the government of the day did not take adequate and necessary steps...

No one knows the origins of the thousands of languages that are spoken all over the world. It is estimated that nearly between  to 5,000 to 6,192 languages (depending on classification) are spoken globally. When one travels out of India one...

The recent judgement of Supreme Court annulling the 2009 Delhi High Court order decriminilising the lesbian, gay,bisexual, transsexuals (LGBT), practicing their sexual orientations has created a furor in the country. There are increasing and loud...

The incidence of corruption in India is so high that one wonders from where do the people learn the art of becoming corrupt. If one wants to acquire a skill, one gets enrolled in a education institute and undergoes a course for a particular...

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JAINISM AND BUDDHISM

Introduction The prevalent Brahmanical system was based on hierarchical relations. Much importance was given to sacrifices and rituals. A desire for a simple religion which could be practiced without much difficulties in their daily life aroused...

Introduction: Determination and desire do not constitute the religion of soul, but the mind. Wisdom, happiness, sadness, desire, envy, care, theism and atheism are not the nature of soul. Salvation breeds no desire, but stops and relinquishes...

Ganesha Chaturthi is the day Lord Ganesha was born. On this day in countless Hindu homes across the country and in Maharashtra in particular idols of Ganesha are brought and worshipped. These are kept upto a period of ten days or less and are then...

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