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‘WHAT IS IN A NAME’

‘WHAT IS IN A NAME’

By: BILAL AHMAD NAIK As we were discussing the downfall of our business unit and the necessary requirements for the recovery thereof, Gull Kaak arrived on the scene. Unwelcome- everybody`s face read in reaction but he was unwilling to leave. To our satisfaction he chose to remain silent- a seemingly positive sign for all of […]

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For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

This World Book Day, we meet the people behind mobile libraries serving communities from Nigeria to the Netherlands.

BY: Charlotte Mitchell Buses in Lagos, shipping containers in the Netherlands and even a couple of Colombian donkeys are enjoying a new lease of life as bookmobiles, spreading knowledge in their communities. Travelling from place to place, mobile libraries around the world aim to bring the benefits of reading to those without access to books. […]

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Need for a Common Syllabus

Need for a Common Syllabus

BY: Bilal Ahsan Dar Indian constitution under Article 21A (Right to education) gives every child, in the age group 4 to 16, right to free and compulsory education. Whether this constitutional guarantee helps people on the ground or nor is a question to be answered by the policy makers and analysts who gather data vis-à-vis […]

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‘Society conditions women to be apologetic’

‘Society conditions women to be apologetic’

  BY: Divya Kala Bhavani A perusal of the striking cover of A Girl Like That is enough to pull readers in; a brown-skinned girl wearing a headscarf and bright pink lipstick and mirrored green shades as she observes a Middle Eastern structure; it showcases the contemporary global identity, indicating we are a signature of […]

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Providing essential healthcare

Providing essential healthcare

BY: Dr.Tasaduk Hussain Itoo INTRODUCTION Universal Health Coverage (UHC) refers to the providing of essential healthcare services to a person while ensuring that the use of these does not expose the user to financial distress. The basic objective is that every person who needs these services should get them and not only those who can […]

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Why we must not forget Robert Frost when we read modern poetry. He made the everyday extraordinary

Why we must not forget Robert Frost when we read modern poetry. He made the everyday extraordinary

Shorn of the flourish of rhetoric, treading close to prose, Frost’s poetry is a true hallmark of the undramatic modern.

The modern age beginning with the year 1880, witnessed the emergence of many great poets, writers and artists like Eliot, Pound, Rilke, Kafka, Lawrence, James, Picasso and Matisse, who all had one thing in common – they endeavoured to break existing traditions. This change was modernism, which slowly transited into postmodernism after the 1950s. Robert […]

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‘Inseparable’ Finds Pride, Indignity and Irony in the Lives of Siamese Twins Chang and Eng

‘Inseparable’ Finds Pride, Indignity and Irony in the Lives of Siamese Twins Chang and Eng

BY: JENNIFER SZALAI The 19th-century lives of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese twins,” were all the more extraordinary for how ordinary they became — at least according to what the times, and their conjoined bodies, would allow. Two boys from Siam, sharing an abdominal ligament and a liver, went from the humiliations of […]

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