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China had no protest mechanism: Mei Fong

Mei Fong: Well the problem with force and coercion is that you might get quick results, but it comes with its side effects. And the analogy I use for this is going on a diet for weight loss; do you do it sensibly by having a balanced diet along with exercises or do you just stop eating food altogether? By the second method you see quick results but it has long-term consequences on your health. It’s the same with population control issues. Many countries have been able to lower their population by basically giving women choices....
China had no protest mechanism: Mei Fong

100% literacy in 5 years Mr Minister?

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar says that India would achieve 100 per cent literacy rate within the next five years. There is great gender and caste disparity in literacy rates in India in 2017. Can that be overcome in five years when it has not happened in the last 70 years? ‘There was a literacy rate of 18 per cent in the post independence era. Today it has gone up to 80 per cent and I guarantee that within next five years, it will be 100 per cent. There will be no illiteracy in the country, Javadekar said while speaking in Jaipur at the ‘Festival of Education...
100% literacy in 5 years Mr Minister?

Gautam Bhan’s essay on LGBT rights featured in Left, Right and Centre

There are many lines you can read again and again from the 2009 Delhi High Court judgment— commonly known as the Naz case —that decriminalised same-sex sexual relations in India. Let me give you one that has stayed with me since that day in the courtroom: For every individual, whether homosexual or not, the sense of gender and sexual orientation of the person are so embedded . . . that the individual carries this aspect of his or her identity wherever he or she goes.While recognizing the unique worth of each person...
Gautam Bhan’s essay on LGBT rights featured in Left, Right and Centre

Books on cinema

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri : For some reason, if there’s Satyajit Ray’s name on a book cover, there is a commercial viability to it.At the time I started commissioning books, all of Satyajit Ray’s books were published by Penguin.But when I reached out to..
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Secondary and Higher Education gets funding nod from Centre

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accorded its approval for creation of a nonlapsable pool in the Public Accounts of India for Secondary and Higher Education into which all...
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India’s intriguing and shady coal story

Coal may not be an attractive substance for a bibliophile, but thanks to the criminal, political and legal wrapper it got in the past few years in India, it became a highly readable stuff. In the absence of a transparent, fair and...
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Find your differently abled worker
In an endeavour to contribute Skill India Mission, Arunima Foundation under PMKVY2 is starting the first pan-India residential centre for differently abled candidates in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in coordination with SCPwD...
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7 Indians in DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 longlist

Authors Aravind Adiga and KR Meera along with five other Indian authors have made it to the longlist of the seventh DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for their books Selection Day and The Poison...
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Digital role in a publishing house & a CDO

Most people, who worked in the publishing industry long ago, forecasted the death of printed books and were counting on the rise of e-books. Publishers embraced it for they feared survival. This discussion is around bringing..
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