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A street-fighter's democracy

Magsaysay awardee Aruna Roy tells Sreelatha Menon that she is ready to chase a new dream, a School for Democracy.At 63, she is the same age as Sonia Gandhi, but while the Congress President is......

Shadow of elections falls on nuclear deal

Democracy, one learns in school, is government of the people, by the people, for the people. Which gave birth to the old chestnut regarding Indian democracy: off the people, buy the people, far......

Eminently funny historians

All those of us who care about books should welcome the appointment, as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, of Yellapragada Sudarshan Rao. This is not because Rao has so far......

President Pranab's address to Parliament: The transcript

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday addressed the first joint sitting of Parliament as mandatorily required under the Constitution after the general elections. The address is the political,......

The Jawaharlal Nehru I knew

'Nehru is often portrayed as a visionary with his head in the clouds. But he had his feet firmly planted on the ground when it came to building and nurturing institutions and setting them on the......

Economic revival: India Inc's agenda for the Modi govt

Hailing Narendra Modi’s victory, India Inc hopes the incoming government would boost economic growth and create jobs. Here’s what corporate heads expect from the Modi government:......

India's national jobs hunt

Job scenario in India is bleak due to various political and social reasons. Every year 12 million young Indians will arrive in the job market. I am constantly surprised at how often in......

India is one of the 5 fragile economies: US official

Identifying India as one of the five fragile economies of the world, a senior US official has predicted an uncertain outlook for its future in view of the next year's general elections. "The big......

Raghuram Rajan: 'We Indians treat our economy and cricketers alike'

'We are by no means anywhere nearing having external financing difficulties or internal financing difficulties. The government’s credit is solid, there is absolutely no difficulty for the......

'Celebrate the spirit of resistance'

If you feel that the year 2012 is coming to a close on a depressing note focusing on an unusual New Year celebration in Kundankulam in Tamil Nadu might offer a glimmer of hope. There are indeed......

Gulaab Gang is a thought-provoking, masala movie

Hindi cinema seems readier than society to focus on women. It is not just rape one is talking about, though an act of rape and its consequent injustice unfolds in most narratives. Suddenly women......

Cheteshwar Pujara flies down from Abu Dhabi to cast his vote

India's star cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara specially flew down from Abu Dhabi, where was part of the Kings XI Punjab team in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to cast his vote in Rajkot......

Bahrain stages Formula One race amid protests

Protesters blocked several roads and police fired teargas at a school in Bahrain on Sunday, activists said, as the Gulf state staged a Formula One race promoted by the government as pure sport but......

Federer plays big brother to village kids at charity event

"Big brother Roger," as the village schoolteachers call him, smiles at the small children and asks them to guess which sport he plays. Most of the bright-eyed three-year-olds have no idea who their......

  People speak for school for democracy

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radhika ahuja
Q. is the word VOTE BANK used only in Indian elections ?? why so ??
Radhika Ahuja:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-the-word-vote-bank-used-only-in-indian-elections--why-so-/27315654/answers/

azam khan
Q. But the future is not so clear. Violence, narcotic addictions, divorce, alcoholism, loneliness...all these are but tangible measures of a poverty in education. Surely schools, as the institutions monopolizing the daytimes of childhood, can be called to account for this. In a democracy the final judges cannot be experts, but only the people.?
Azam Khan:  A. I have to answer this myself as no one can do it properly. ', Indians - Those who wash their *** with hands. Ha ha Thats what we are And the high...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/but-the-future-is-not-so-clear.-violence-narcotic-addictions/26733733/answers/27315661

manoj thakur
Q. My question "What democracy is this. School teachers lose their job for slapping or punishing students which they have done for maintaining discipline and those harboring terrorists and their weapons are pardoned" was removed by the moderator and 50 points deducted. I don't care about the points what I care is that I have a strong feeling that the moderator too is a supporter of terrorists.
Manoj Thakur:  A. What about spreading ignorance, darkness, blindness, etc.? Probably institutions is not providing conductive environment for these. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/my-question-what-democracy-is-this.-school-teachers-lose-the/25319088/answers/26733743

Kanai  Chakraberti
Q. Rights for calling BUNDHS, STRIKES, GHERAOS, PROCESSIONS, PUBLIC MEETINGS, RALLIES etc. are all idiotic altogether and are sure to cause inconveniences to the general public.Parties, trade-unions, schools/colleges etc. and hooliganisms inside the PARLIAMENT too M U S T not be allowed to resort to such practices, strictly under the CONSTITUTIONAL prohibitions.
Kanai Chakraberti:  A. This is too much now a days ,but at the same time the teachers also should control during punishment more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/rights-for-calling-bundhs-strikes-gheraos-processions-public/21263442/answers/25319170

  Web results for School For Democracy
Film-maker rues loss of base in Kerala for theatre

Theatre is losing base in Kerala because of the lack of socially relevant themes, noted film-maker Lenin Rajendran has said. Inaugurating the P.M.... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kozhikode/filmmaker-rues-loss-of-base-in-kerala-for-theatre/article6256772.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
lesson plan

Those concerned about the health of a modern democracy would like some clarity, perhaps, on how the new Indian State plans to align itself to some... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140728/jsp/opinion/story_18659549.jsp
Will PM Narendra Modi finally speak up

When UPA II was in power,BJP was calling Manmohan Singh a silent prime Minister but now current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism... ...

http://www.saharasamay.com/nation-news/676557809/will-pm-narendra-modi-finally-speak-up.html
MSF, JDU condemn police action

Source: The Sangai Express Imphal, July 26 2014 : Manipuri Students' Federation (MSF) has come out strongly against the brutal police crack... ...

http://e-pao.net/ge.asp?heading=13&src=270714
Ceasefire ends as Gaza death toll crosses 1,000; Thousands ignore ban in Paris to protest against Israeli offensive

Reuters Following the worst outbreak of violence along the Gaza frontier since an eight-day war in 2012, the Israeli military has stepped up... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-latest-on-israel-hamas-conflict-palestine-2003510

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