Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Understanding the Predicament of Afghanistan: The Need to Look Deeply

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From fiction to news Afghanistan has always attracted public attention but given its unique political trajectory, can we understand the predicament of its people sensitively?

126 Nobel Laureates Issue Timely Warning on Crucial Issues, Fail to Address Significant...

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The article discusses the recent statement issued by several noted Nobel Laureates of the world.
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Mexico’s Difficulties in Protecting Safety of Its Food System Should Be An Eye-Opener For...

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The hardships that Mexico is facing in producing its staple crop corn shall be a reminder of the challenges that all similar economies may face in the future.

India’s crisis deepens, but vaccine sharing is yet to materialise

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As India faces a rapidly growing case count, countries around the world are donating supplies and money. However, donations of vaccines to India have been less forthcoming, despite calls for countries with high vaccination rates to share their supplies

The Pandemic, an Unfair Evaluation System and What Plagues our Educational Institutions

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The teaching-learning community is among the worst affected sections amid the pandemic, what adds to their woes is an often indifferent evaluation and assessment system. Isn't it high time we redefine education to be more sensitive and in tune with the needs of the learning community?
A coed private school classroom in Kabul, September 2019. Girls’ education is still restricted in Taliban-controlled areas. Scott Peterson/Getty Images

Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights

Outspoken critics of the Taliban’s undemocratic vision of peace have often been threatened or killed, will this continue to compromise on women's access to rights in the future?

Reforms to Play Critical Role in Effective Vaccine Strategy

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For vaccines to make their important and useful contribution, their use must be based on rationality and scientific facts as well as acceptance of short-term and longer-term public good over narrow selfish interests 

The Indian Journalistic Community is in an Unprecedented Need for Solidarity

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The article reflects on the sustained onslaught on the media and the need for an urgent and active expression against the victimisation of the journalist community in the country.
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Looking into the Political Graft of AIADMK and BJP in Tamil Nadu

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The article interestingly unfolds the complex dynamics being played out by the political graft of the BJP and the AIDMK in the politics of Tamil Nadu.
Tribal rights activist Stan Swamy

NIA Alleges Stan Swamy Participated in ‘Deep-rooted Conspiracy’, Refuses Bail Plea

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The National Investigation Agency or the NIA has gone ahead and opposed the bail plea of arrested activist and tribal rights champion Stan Swamy.

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