posted on 05 October, 2016

Why India needs to change its attitude towards education

“Education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves for the struggle for life, which does not bring out strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy, and the courage of a lion; is it worth the name? - Swami Vivekananda." Now is probably the best ti...

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posted on 03 October, 2016

What you need to know about applying for a passport in India

Applying for a passport is all set to become easier and more convenient. The Department of Posts recently announced that it will use the network of post offices to ease the process of applying for passports. While the Government intends to issue as many passports as possible, it is struggli...

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posted on 29 September, 2016

How important is it to know how to respond to a heart attack

A person sitting next to you in a room has a heart attack, and you are the only one around. This is a situation that demands choices that are probably going to be one of the most important ones in your life. Well, if anything, it is definitely the most crucial one for the victim. The ch...

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posted on 12 September, 2016

What teachers would like to change about India’s Education System

Education in India has always been a significant part of growing up, be it education from parents and Gurus during the vedic age, or formal education in the modern age. Our education system has undergone several changes, hoping to become more inclusive and efficient, but it is far from perf...

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posted on 14 August, 2016

Acknowledging Everyday Heroes on Independence Day

Our freedom from the colonial regime was an outcome of great sacrifices by our freedom fighters. Their efforts gave us sovereignty and unity in diversity. Today, we might not realise how important and valuable this freedom is - freedom from colonisation, and also freedom to live our lives t...

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posted on 06 August, 2016

A fresh take on the real meaning of friendship on #FriendshipDay

For all of us, friendship is a blessing. Our friends are our neighbours, colleagues, classmates and sometimes, strangers who have left everlasting impressions on our lives. While friends become as close as families for many of us, do we really understand their importance.? This Friendsh...

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posted on 29 July, 2016

How do different countries take care of their senior citizens?

Most countries have laws in place that make it mandatory for children to look after their elderly parents, but often a lot of it remains just on paper. While the conditions of senior citizens in India is worrisome, let us take a look at the provisions that some other countries have in place...

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posted on 23 July, 2016

A few stats we need to know about the senior citizens in India

Every fourth Sunday of July is celebrated as ‘Parents Day’ to honour and show gratitude to the sacrifices that parents make to ensure a bright future for their children. However, the statistics about the conditions of the elderly in India look quite grim. While on one hand we ta...

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posted on 18 July, 2016

Bystander apathy and possible ways to overcome it – A conversation with experts

Bystander apathy is one of the biggest evils in our society. When we witness an accident, most of us choose to do nothing to make sure that the person receives immediate help. Statistics show that almost half the lives lost in road accidents could have been saved if bystanders had offered h...

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posted on 12 July, 2016

Stop being just a bystander!

There have been repeated instances where precious lives have been lost because people chose to do nothing to help a person in need - because they chose to remain bystanders. The infamous Nirbhaya case was just one such instance which highlighted this attitude we carry, showing public apathy...

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