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 be...

International Day of People with Disability: Taking one step at a time

The 3rd of December marks as the International Day of People with disability, an annual event encouraging people to raise awareness about the rights and welfare of the disabled. More than 26 million citizens in India suffer from a form of disability. The form of disability where they a...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Leave no girl behind

When activist and youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate took a stand against the archaic mindset of treating girls as liabilities, she wasn’t standing alone. She was accompanied by her father at every step. In a society where women empowerment was often looked down upon, Malala'...

What you need to know about demonetization's effect on economic sectors

The government's decision to withdraw notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 as legal tender currencies hit everyone hard, be it the corrupt or the common man. Even though the change is being hailed by many experts as the ultimate surgical strike against black money, many are arguing if the...

International Men's day: What it means to be a man today

"Isn't every day International Men's day?" "What are we doing to celebrate? Taking away women's access to basic health care? Or, are we bragging about sexual assault?" These are two of the several arguments made against the observance of Intern...

Everything you need to know about the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 as legal tender notes

In a landmark move to curb black money, corruption and counterfeit currency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected announcement of the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 notes as legal tender, effective 8th November 2016. While many have welcomed this move, many other are appre...

Challenge yourself to do something new this Diwali

The reason behind celebrating Diwali may be different in different regions, but the thought of recognising the victory of light over darkness and good over evil remains the same, reminding us the importance of self-improvement and self-awareness. However, how often do we try and do...

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 str...

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. T...

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...

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