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Saffronisation of Education

Is it a step towards integrity or textbook politics? Did you know that Madhavacharya discovered Newton’s power series, or that the Qutub Minar was built by Emperor Samudragupta and its real name was Vishnu Stambha, or that 1000 years before Copernicus – In the 5th century, Aryabhatta stated that the Earth is round, it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun, and is suspended in space, or that the Vedas are the reservoir of all wisdom of the universe, they contain the knowledge of Art, Music, Linguistics, Economics, Religion, Science,…

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Featured Society 

The Kolkata Monsoon Affair

As July slowly approaches and the page of the calendar waits for a flip, Kolkata awaits the monsoons with excitement. The rains bring relief from the sultry and scorching tropical summer and the “bheja maatir gondho” cannot be forgotten,if not craved for. Unlike other cities, the City of Joy doesn’t come to a standstill when there is a torrential downpour. Instead, the joy is doubled, because nothing beats the gastronomic delight of “gorom gorom khichudi and begun bhaja”. The rains can bring out the footballer in anyone and wet and…

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5 times the Western Media has failed to identify the ‘Terrorists’

In the wake of the assassination of the British Member of Parliament, Jo Cox, at the hands of Thomas Mair, both the conservative and liberal press have once again followed the same old trend of using different labels and language to describe attackers based on their race, religion and ethnicity. To quote an example, The Guardian— often  a favorite daily among the so-called “progressives” — published a story a day after the attack on June 17 with the headline: ”Suspect in Jo Cox’s killing described as quiet, polite and reserved.”…

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Politics 

IMMEDIATE ABOLITION OF THE SEDITION LAW IN INDIA

It was August, 1909. Lord Minto, Viceroy of India, decided it was necessary now for “ measures to be taken for the suppression of sedition”. The archived Records of the Government of India says he sent out letters to the Princely states to suppress the “disaffected people” who dared criticize the British government in India.  Over a hundred years later, the word ‘sedition’ is still doing the rounds in an elected democracy where people form the political sovereign. The British in 1870, the colonial rulers as they were, felt the need to criminalize…

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Movies 

Black Hermoine: Stupefying Racistic Barriers

Harry Potter arguably overwhelms the largest fandom in Hollywood and it’s latest upcoming west-end play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has cast it’s wizardry upon the fans around the globe already. Interestingly, in December 2015 it was announced that Noma Dumezweni had been cast to play Hermione Granger in the play. She is a Laurence Olivier Award winner, presented for excellence in professional theater in London. Although, Rowling has previously said herself multiple times that the books never indicated what skin complexion many of the characters are having, and…

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All you need to know about the “BREXIT”

What is Brexit?Have you heard about the term ‘Bremain’ or ‘Lexit’? No? Not to worry.The following article will help you get the basic understanding,even if you are a dummy. WHY IS BRITAIN EVEN HAVING A EU REFERENDUM? Back in the last general elections that was apparently projecting a Conservative defeat,the then Prime Minister David Cameron assured his countrymen that he would hold a referendum whether his country will stay within the EU or not,in case he became the Prime Minister for a second term. Why did he do so? Apparently,the…

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Culture 

Top 10 Places in Kolkata

With the torture of the sun reducing with every passing day, people coming down to this city of joy who are looking for a place to hangout, well here I am with my suggestions. Unlike the other articles showing the cultural side and the rich heritage of itellectuals hub, I am here with some off beat places to ‘chill’. 1. Dhakuria Lake One of the cleanest and freshest places in the city, this place is perfect for a romantic evening. No matter how sunny the day this, entering the gates…

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Movies 

MOVIE REVIEW: RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0

Straight from Cannes Film Festival  2016 :-  Raman Raghav 2.0 is a love story. Now, you might think, the guy is out of his mind because that is hardly a conclusion one would draw after the trailer and in-your-face-it’s-terribly-violent-film promotions. But Anurag Kashyap isn’t a man known for subtleties, so he made things obvious in the film title itself  ‘Raman Raghav’, like you know, ‘Romeo Juliet’, only this is not your ideal daily dose of romance. ‘This film is NOT about him’, says the title card at the beginning of…

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Politics Society 

Is India truly ours?

Isn’t it notable that, when we are small, our surroundings seem so big to us? Perhaps due to our short stature, our eyes imagine that our world- and the people making up our world- are big. But, with age and the series of experiences that enrich our minds, that once huge, magnificent world becomes ridiculously small, almost trivial. And the people we encounter- save those who unconditionally love us- appear to be meaner and narrow-minded in aspect. The same can be said about the attitude towards the State. As children,…

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Movies 

Lights. Camera. Cannes

 “There are two kinds of people, one who drink Espresso, and the rest!” His movie is a homage to the long gone era of Parisian Utopia. A symphonic ode to the state of existence, romantics, cinephiles, and lovers want to be in. For the cinephiles specifically, the French New Wave Era of directors has been romanticised by many, while many have drawn inspiration from it. Abhiroop Basu falls into that list. A movie abundant in Truffaut’s, Godard’s and other French directors’ references is the product of it. As a topic,…

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