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Convince the student first

Convince the student first

Regulatory change won’t persuade students that they’re getting a better education

By: Raghavan Srinivasan Last year, when my son graduated, he told me that he wanted to do a postgraduate course in International Security from Sciences Po in Paris. Till then, I had heard of neither the course nor the institution, but he rattled off facts: Sciences Po was one of France’s handful of Grandes Écoles, […]

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What is shaping up the thinking of Youth in Kashmir

What is shaping up the thinking of Youth in Kashmir

Just a few decades ago, the mainstream media organisations enjoyed the status of being the only and the most authentic and reliable sources of information. With the introduction of social media platforms, very recently, the popular media culture underwent a drastic change and the introduction of user friendly applications diversified the field of news which […]

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The Making of a Moral Hero:‘The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela’

The Making of a Moral Hero:‘The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela’

By: Charlayne Hunter-Gault When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in February 1990, dozens of journalists and television camera crews from all over the world descended on South Africa and made their way to the dusty street outside his Soweto home. I was among them. We shared the same goal: to get Mandela to give […]

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SIGNIFICANCE OF Doctors IN a SOCIETY!

SIGNIFICANCE OF Doctors IN a SOCIETY!

(Researchers have found that patients who feel that their doctor has made a genuine empathetic connection- will actually experience a reduction in pain. If a patient feels they are being cared for by the right doctor who has taken an interest in their wellbeing, their body will suppress their awareness of the pain and they will experience a faster recovery. On the other side, the stress of having a bad doctor who doesn’t show an interest can actually prolong the patient’s suffering).

Indeed, doctors play a significant role in our lives. Wikipedia defines a  medical doctor, medical practitioner,  physician, or simply doctor as a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Medical practice significantly requires both a detailed knowledge of the academic disciplines (such as anatomy and physiology) underlying diseases and their treatment—the science of medicine—and also a […]

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WHAT AILS OUR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION?

WHAT AILS OUR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION?

Mushtaq Hurra A healthy seedbed can ensure a healthy crop as it supplies the saplings to be planted in a field. If the seedbed is weak and disease stricken, the future of the fields is sure to be unhealthy. Elementary educational system is like the seedbed of a nation which produces the individuals to be […]

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An afternoon in Havana

An afternoon in Havana

A hunt for Cuban art becomes a reminder of a fast disappearing world, invokes the connection between individuals and the journeys countries take.

By: Sanjay Verma We were in beautiful Havana on Friday, June 22, for President Ram Nath Kovind’s state visit. This was after the successful first-two legs of the tour in Athens, Greece and Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. President Kovind was the first Indian head of state to visit Suriname and Cuba. On Friday, after […]

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‘Dissent’ the real Freedom

‘Dissent’ the real Freedom

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion- David Eisenhower

By: Shabeer Rather, Peerzada Umer Promoting the world view that doesn’t allow the citizens, including students, to protest against the government policies, question what the teachers teach, to do critical analysis of what our religious leaders or political leaders tell or want us to follow is seriously inclining us towards slavery. Throughout the history, dissent […]

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Dirty sands of time: Review of ‘The Night of Broken Glass’ by Feroz Rather

Dirty sands of time: Review of ‘The Night of Broken Glass’ by Feroz Rather

Underneath the violence, the festering heart of Kashmiri society

By: Adil Bhat Fiction has the power to transform our perceptions about peoples and places. Feroz Rather’s The Night of Broken Glass is such a book; it hits you right in the gut. The author peeks into the dark, festering heart of Kashmiri society, while dramatising the spectacle of military violence. Recurring characters interconnect the […]

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‘The English Patient’ voted best-ever Man Booker Prize winner

‘The English Patient’ voted best-ever Man Booker Prize winner

“The English Patient” won the Booker in 1992 and was made into a 1996 movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche that won nine Academy Awards. Michael Ondaatje’s “The English Patient” was named the greatest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize at an event Sunday celebrating five decades of the prestigious literary award. The Canadian […]

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In Good Faith: The tyranny of positive thinking

In Good Faith: The tyranny of positive thinking

Self-help gurus and now governments advocate it as a solution to depression. It is no magic wand for mental health.

By: Simantini Ghosh If you have ever experienced anything remotely close to depression, chances are that you have been assailed by well meaning friends, family members and the world at large to enhance positive thinking. Everyone from Deepak Chopra, and Oprah Winfrey to the friendly next-door neighbour have been telling the world repeatedly that we […]

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