Indian Pride & Prejudices: The 2 Glorious Medals in Rio Olympics

Indian Pride & Prejudices: The 2 Glorious Medals in Rio Olympics

When Shobha De, in her utmost moment of self righteousness, tweeted, “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.”  Little did she know that her usual banter was not to be taken lightly. From Senior Bachchan to everybody else declared war on the writer-columnist. She has […]

GST Bill passed in the Parliament, Arun Jaitley

What You Need to Know About GST Bill

The 10-year-long wait for Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel. After 7 hours, 46 minutes, 33 speeches later the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill, which was already approved by the Lok Sabha last year. In the 243 member House, 203 votes were […]

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Breastfeeding in Public: Why So Serious?

Breastfeeding is like any other natural phenomena around us. But somehow the sight of a naked breast with a child latched on it becomes the most outrageous act a woman could ever do. We all know and are well aware about this whole idea of motherhood and how it is glorified over and over again, sometimes a bit too much, […]

Neeraj Chopra

The 18 Year Old World Champion Who is Not a Cricketer!

Sports in India is a lonely battle. In this 1.2 billion people populated country, there is much more than meets the eye. But talent alone cannot win. It has to be nurtured, developed and pushed into an appropriate direction. In India other than cricket, nothing gets attention. Efforts are being made to popularise other sports too, however there is a […]

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5 Women Athletes Who Made India Proud But We Ignored Them

India is a land of dichotomies. On one side we uphold the status of women as Goddess, and on another they are subjected to atrocities and left to suffer in silence. On one hand we support “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” campaign and on the other hand thousands of dreams are crushed due to patriarchy. In spite of all these challenges, […]

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8 inspirational quotes by Indian Army soldiers

Today, 26th July is a day of victory – Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this day, India successfully took command of the outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. The infamous Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days – ended on this day, 26th July in 1999. We cleared Pakistani intruders from […]

Child labour in India, Child labour bill, Lost childhood, hindi poem on child labour, बाल श्रम पर हिन्दी कविता

ये कैसा बचपन

नन्ही आँखों की ओझल छाया में खोता बचपन, कभी धूल, तो कभी भूख की आग में सूखता बचपन. छोटे छोटे हाथों में खिलोने के बजाए भीक का तोहफा आया, गालियों की मार ने, न जाने कितनी बार उसके मासूम मन को देहलाया. दिन के शोर, तो कभी रात के सन्नाटे में तड़पता बचपन, कभी बरसात, तो कभी सर्दी में ठिठुरता […]

child labour amendment bill

The Child Labour Amendment Bill 2012 Explained

The monsoon session of Parliament has started on a very busy note. Within 3 days of the beginning of the session, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have passed 2 bills each. One of the important Bill passed by Rajya Sabha is The Child Labour Amendment Bill, 2012 which seeks to amend The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986. The […]

CRY soceer for child rights, CRY partners with Swipe

CRY Organizes ‘Soccer for Child Rights’ at Bangalore

After the stupendous success of ‘Soccer for Child Rights’ in Chennai, CRY (Child Rights and You), a leading NGO for child rights organized its first edition of ‘Soccer for Child Rights’ tournament at Bangalore on Saturday. 17 Corporate teams including Flipkart, Oracle, PwC, Infosys, Mercedes took part in the tournament, with Flipkart winning the tournament. All the teams contested against […]

Full statehood to Delhi

Should Delhi Be Given ‘Full Statehood’?

Talking about providing Delhi the status of full statehood, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently mentioned that Delhi Government will conduct an ‘opinion poll’. Earlier the AAP government had appealed for conducting a referendum but since there is no provision of it in the Indian Constitution, it will now conduct a public opinion poll and gather mass vote to support its […]