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Almost a month has passed since the mass abduction of about 276 young schoolgirls on April 14 in Nigeria. They were just aged 12-15 years! The militant Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the kidnappings. In a video message, a leader of the group threatened to sell the schoolgirls and force them to marry. […]

Fasten your seat belt and stay blessed

The Seatbelt Crew has come out with a novel idea for spreading basic protections while driving. Through a group of beautiful, purple sari clad transgenders, dressed as air crew members broadcasting important message in their unique unforgettable fashion they are spreading the message to the motorists for fastening their seat belts while driving. The video has become viral and the […]

Are we Indians racists?

This is the sad truth that we are guilty of racism: not always but distressingly often. It’s shameful. Yet, we are blissfully unaware and unconcerned. “Racism is a mindset of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage — the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted […]

Round the world on bike — Debnath in Baghdad

Somen Debnath is in Baghdad now. He is staying at the Indian Embassy. I met him at the residence of the Indian Ambassador yesterday. I came to know of his arrival to Baghdad a few days back through Prashant. Debnath hails from West Bengal (India). He is cycling around the world and has now reached […]

A tribute to a great woman

Kadambini Ganguly (1861-1923) was the other first woman physician trained in western medicine. Born in Bhagalpur, now in present day Bihar, she was the daughter of Braja Kishore Basu, an enthusiastic Bhramo leader and a pioneer of the women’s liberation movement. In 1878, Kadambini and Sarala Das were allowed to sit for the entrance examination […]

Are the protests signs of maturing Indian democracy?

As per Wikipedia, democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. Can the public protests seen recently across the country be termed as beginning […]

Rosa Parks

On 1st December 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama an African-American civil rights activist named Rosa Louise McCauley Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and was arrested for civil disobedience. Though she did not know it at the time, her act of defiance became a catalyst to the 381-day Montgomery Bus […]

Working for Rs. 15 a month for 42 years!

The two women, Akku and Leela, have put in about four decades of service at the Government Women Teachers’ Training Institute on a monthly salary of Rs. 15 [$0.30]. Although they were promised that their services would be regularized, they did not get any benefits even after 42 years of service. After the women approached […]

3 year old girl made the brand name changed!

Sainsbury’s is the third largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a share of the UK supermarket sector of 16.5%. Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 in London. One of their product was Tiger Bread. Lily Robinson, a three year old girl thought that the Tiger Bread sold in Sainsbury’s doesn’t look like a […]

The event of the year 2011 — The Arab Spring

Young Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after he was banned from selling fruit to earn a living, a year ago on December 17, 2010. His extreme act sparked the first open protests against the Tunisian government, which in turn set off demonstrations around the Arab world. The momentum in Tunisia set off uprisings […]

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