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Stone Quarries, Crushers Cause Alarming Pollution And Health Problems

Stone quarrying and crushing industries play a very significant role in the industrial and urban development programmes for the construction of roads, buildings, sheds and other similar activities. These industries are generally located around industrial and urban areas to...

Run-Up to 2019: The Leader & The Myth

Mythification is not without hazards for its subject. In an ideal world, the man and the myth should be perfectly matched. The latter is destructive when it far surpasses its subject. Reality has this unpleasant habit of ripping apart...

Run-Up To 2019: The Perils of Normalisation

Close to half-a-decade or thereabouts, India stuck a Faustian deal. Amid frenzied Delphic pronouncements of a happy future, it chose to erase a bit of its recent past. It chose demagoguery over common sense, suspended disbelief to accept sorcery...

Change Of Attitude Needed To Improve Our Education System

Education along with air, water and space is a basic need for the full flowering of man’s inherent talent that has passed on from one generation to another. With the passage of time, in modern times, education has become...

Elections 2019: Discerning Electorate Unlikely To Fall Into ‘Towering Personality’ Trap

Modi vs who? The question fits neatly into the reductive universe of binaries we have settled into. It is also in sync with the strategic design of the ruling dispensation, which has a leader to flaunt while the rivals...

Part II: Low-Cost Banking A Must In Odisha’s Rural Areas

In Odisha, the success of BCs/micro lenders is a bag of mixed stories. Replacing micro lenders has proved expensive and unviable. There is a huge mass of people without the basic banking facilities and banks alone cannot meet these...

Last Mile Banking: Odisha Aces It With A Bank For Each Panchayat By 2020

In a welcome move, the Odisha government is set to ‘bank’ the 4,597 unbanked gram panchayats (GPs) of the state. This is a great step towards financial inclusion, which simply put, is the delivery of financial services at affordable...

Smita Patil: The Actor Who Looked For ‘Arth’ In Her ‘Bhumika’

Eighteen years back I was lucky to see live the pioneer of Urdu and Hindi theatre, Habib Tanveer’s play 'Charandas Chor' by the great Habib Tanveer himself who had come to LBSNAA with his team. This play in 1975 was...

Low-Flying Case: Will Baijayant Go Scotfree?

Baijayant Panda has written to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to release his copters so that they can be used for relief work and offered to give them free of cost. It will be interesting to know how many times earlier...

Gautam Gambhir – The Unsung Hero Of 2 World Cup Wins

Gautam Gambhir is one of the best-ever opening batsmen in the history of Indian cricket. Today, on his birthday let us recapitulate some of the high points of this unassuming cricketer’s career. Successful career overall Gautam has nine 100’s and 22...
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What Determines India’s Electoral Choices? Find Here

New Delhi: The 2014 Lok Sabha polls and BJP's landslide win was viewed by many as a vote for development and inclusive growth. BJP...