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Diehard dissidents: People who took on China's iron fist

A person who strongly disagrees with and criticises their government, especially in a country where this kind of action is dangerous... this is how communist China defines the term dissident in its......

'US, NATO viewed as the new Afghan warlords'

Five years after the US invasion of Afghanistan in response to 9/11, the country is far from normal. President Hamid Karzai's writ does not extend beyond Kabul, and the Taliban is staging a violent......

'The best friend god gave me'

Mummy, my super hero!The Veda says, matrudevobhava, pitrudevobhava, acharyadevobhava, atithidevobhava in Sanskrit- mother (matru) always first. Not pita (father), not acharya (teacher), not guru,......

Poverty, footwear and cold water

Dilip D'Souza has been 'overwhelmed' by the poverty he saw during some of his recent train trips. And he's not persuaded by 'figures' pointing otherwise, especially those that compare India's......

Bangs bag Maharashtra Bhushan award

Maharashtra government's prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Award for this year has been jointly awarded to Dr Abhay Bang and Dr Rani Bang for their exemplary service in tribal areas of Gadchiroli......

'I wish to recreate an India of self-employers'

In December, some 400 youngsters aged 15 to 18 years boarded a train for the Tata Jagriti Yatra (TJY), a 9,000-km, 16-state journey of 18 days from December 24, 2010 to January 11, 2011, starting......

'Barefoot' lawyers to help the poor in AP

Andhra Pradesh sets up centres to provide legal help to the poor caught in land disputes; the model may be replicated in other states, says Sreelatha Menon. There are those who have land and those......

2 more Indian NGOs win US award

Two Indian non-government organisations are among 22 institutions to be awarded $615,000 each by the California-based Skoll Foundation for using "innovative approach" in addressing social......

Disgraced cyclist Armstrong sells Austin home

Disgraced former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has sold his sprawling home in the hills of Austin, Texas, his spokesman said on Thursday. Spokesman Mark Higgins, who spoke to Reuters, said......

How football could thrive in India

It is the season of World Cup football. A remarkable feature of the tournament is that tiny countries like Tunisia, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago appear among the participating nations, while......
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Plan to do a little bit of running after a long time to stay fit? Don't compete with anyone else around you and start with abby steps, says an... ...
Ray of hope

Suparna Gupta, who is running the Aangan Trust for Child Protection, is one of the finalists for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2015... ...
To be a mother in rural India

Everyone hopes to have a house. It is, after all, a symbol of security and stability. For the women of Jharkhand’s Bada Ulatu village too, a... ...

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